Louis Logic

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Louis Logic
Birth name Louis Dorley
Born Brooklyn, New York, United States
Genres hip-hop
Occupations emcee
Years active 2000-present
Labels Fake Four Inc.
Associated acts The Demigodz
The Odd Couple

Louis Dorley, better known as Louis Logic, is a Brooklyn, New York based underground hip-hop emcee. He is a former member of the Demigodz, appearing on a number of tracks on album. He has also released albums as a solo artist, and as The Odd Couple with Jay Love. He has recently made his arrangement with longtime producer J.J. Brown official; his most recent album was released under the artist name "louis logic & J.J. Brown."[1][2]

History[edit]

He first became interested in hip-hop at the age of eleven when he was exposed to U.T.F.O.'s hit "Roxanne, Roxanne". By his own admission, lyrical talent did not come naturally to him, and he has cited Vinnie Paz (formerly Ikon the Verbal Hologram) of Jedi Mind Tricks for the name which has become Logic's moniker, 'The Drunken Dragon.' In 2002, the Demigodz The Godz Must Be Crazy EP was released, featuring Logic on a number of tracks.

Louis Logic's solo career took off in 2003 with the release of Sin-A-Matic, which was met with critical acclaim and widespread underground success. In 2004 he withdrew from the Demigodz, citing that his association with the group was overshadowing his solo career, and the fact that his music was developing in a very different direction from the style which made him comfortable with the Godz, who generally value traditional battle-style rhyming over innovation. However, in 2005 Louis Logic made an appearance on long time Demigodz affiliate Majik Most's debut album "Molesting HipHop (released on Domination Recordings). The song entitled "Chicks Don't Mind" was produced by JJ Brown - Logic's primary producer and close friend.

Although he released Alcohol/Ism later that year as The Odd Couple with Jay Love, his departure from the Demigodz also marked a retreat from collaborative work. His 2006 album with J.J. Brown, Misery Loves Comedy features no cameos at all by other rappers, although a singer was brought in for one track. Misery Loves Comedy was Logic's first release on his new label, Fatbeats Records.

In September 2006, Louis and J.J. released their first music video for the single "The Great Divide." The video was directed by Jed I. Rosenberg.

Logic is now working on a project with new producers entitled "Spork Kills". It is a total departure from his previous work, as he has expressed his displeasure with the "undergound" hip-hop scene and labels. Spork Kills' first single was "Night of the Hip N Dead." The video was directed by Donlee Brussel. It premiered on mtvU.

He revealed he is working on his first new hip-hop album since Misery Loves Comedy in Copenhagen. The album is called Look on the Blight Side and is scheduled for release in October 2013. This new project is completely self produced, featuring several artists on various instruments.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
Collaborations
  • Alcohol/Ism (Brick, 2004) (with Jay Love, as The Odd Couple)
  • Beaches Love Us [EP] (See the CHeetah!, 2009) (with Spork Kills)
Compilations & mixtapes
  • Music to Drink By: A Collection of Loosies & Exclusives (2000)
  • Debacle in a Bottle: A Not Album (2002)
  • Blame It on the Hooch (2004)
  • Blame It on the Hooch .2 (2005)
  • Me & Everyone You Know (2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mason, Stewart. "Louis Logic biography". allmusic.com. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Mason, Stewart. "Misery Loves Comedy - Louis Logic | Review". allmusic.com. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 

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