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  • Summary: The fourth and final installment of the Maryland rapper's Young Sinatra series features guest appearances from Big Lenbo, Cappadonna, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Jackpot Scotty Wotty, KAjo, John Lindahl, Masta Killa, Method Man, Raekwon, RZA, Lucy Rose & The RattPack, Slaydro, JadenThe fourth and final installment of the Maryland rapper's Young Sinatra series features guest appearances from Big Lenbo, Cappadonna, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Jackpot Scotty Wotty, KAjo, John Lindahl, Masta Killa, Method Man, Raekwon, RZA, Lucy Rose & The RattPack, Slaydro, Jaden Smith, Hailee Steinfeld, Ryan Tedder, U-God, and Wale. Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 80
    YSIV--the conclusion of his Young Sinatra series of mixtapes--is his most confident and accomplished release to date, shaking off some of the awkwardness that has long peppered his music.
  2. Oct 3, 2018
    80
    Overall, Bobby has bars for days--and days--and as a consistent top to bottom play, YSIV has vibrant energy.
  3. Oct 3, 2018
    80
    YSIV succeeds when it forgoes pretentious views on what hip-hop should be and instead focuses on what makes the self-proclaimed Young Sinatra unique. The trio of “Everybody Dies,” “The Return,” and “The Glorious Five” feature the Everybody MC at his most fluid and nimble.
  4. Oct 3, 2018
    80
    This is Logic at his best: making music that makes him happy. His comfort zone is infectious. If YSIV doesn't sell you on Logic, nothing will.
  5. Oct 8, 2018
    70
    In a way, with all its emphasis on over-achievement and a continuous supply of re-recounted autobiographical content, YSIV can be as mind-numbing as the mumble rap Logic rails against, but the proficiency and fervor are indisputable.
  6. Oct 4, 2018
    60
    Logic rhymes in exciting ways, but the meanings can be a little strained.
  7. Oct 4, 2018
    55
    Logic’s lyrical prowess continues to get in his way on songs like “The Return,” which sounds like a motivational song made for a late night Nike ad.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Nov 13, 2018
    9
    One of the best album for this year, for me its reinvent a lot of styles and ways. Some singles remind me Linkin Park / Bleed it out, otherOne of the best album for this year, for me its reinvent a lot of styles and ways. Some singles remind me Linkin Park / Bleed it out, other also looks familiar and fresh in same time. Expand
  2. Oct 24, 2018
    8
    Logic has had himself a couple of changes. After the commercial success of The Incredible True Story, he officially split from the undergroundLogic has had himself a couple of changes. After the commercial success of The Incredible True Story, he officially split from the underground and came out with a far more commercialized project in Everybody, something that ended up as merely decent when compared to his overwhelming discography. His exposure has lead to universal recognition and admiration, and even though the lead single was an awkward public service announcement on suicide...

    (Who can relate? Whoo!!!)

    ...he still had plenty of gain. Now comes YSIV, the final installment of a nostalgic Young Sinatra series and the continuation of a new period. First of all, the production in this album in general is outstanding. It started as a tribute to boom-bap, and it ended up implementing an enjoyable hybrid of superb 90's beats with relevant messages. Thank You is the victory lap for Logic, and Everybody Dies is the fast-paced homage to his older works, where he raps about his comeuppance in an onimous and shadow-lurking sound. Wu-Tang Forever was a very enjoyable track involving the reunion of the Wu-Tang Clan, but it was a little awkward hearing each member try to enter a modern Logic beat. Legacy is in my opinion a perfectly crafted rap song courtesy of Logic, where he ponders a frightening and a pessimistic future over a set of guitar strums and the distant female vocals that beautifully mix together to create an emotional roller-coaster ride of a track. It closes out strong with the title track integrating many samples including Nas' Life's a B****, closing out with a shoutout to the late Mac Miller.

    It delivered on plenty on aspects, so much so that it is impossible to call him out on how "corny" he is. Aside from plenty of filler verses and some awkward moments in the album, it well exceeded my standards. Give the entire album a try, because it doesn't hurt to take something away from Logic's brilliance.
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  3. Dec 5, 2018
    8
    This album brought a lot to the table. With that said, the singles released before the album did a phenomenal job at previewing what we wereThis album brought a lot to the table. With that said, the singles released before the album did a phenomenal job at previewing what we were gonna hear in the actual album. Logic's philosophy has been to make all kinds of music so that no one can ever say that he changed, and both the singles and the album really portrayed that. The tracks One Day and Ordinary Day had a pop flavor while the rest of them had the Young Sinatra vibe that the title promises. Now for the features, Logic went above and beyond including the whole Wu Tang Clan, Jaden Smith and Big Lenbo among others. This is quite a feat for an artist like Logic, but in the end it really worked out, bringing up the album's value by a lot. The only thing that was slightly disappointing was that Jaden Smith's part was very short and he didn't actually go any further than just saying one sentence. Furthermore, Logic didn't take the perfect chance to use Jaden in a better way and the whole Iconic track ended up seeming like a ripoff of Jaden's Icon track. However, aside from all that, the album should be considered a success, because it was in fact, that. Expand
  4. Oct 4, 2018
    8
    PITCHFORK HAS BEEN TRIPPIN LATELY! (Iridescence, Die Lit, YSIV, KSG, etc.)They either don't know his story, don't care, or did't listen to thePITCHFORK HAS BEEN TRIPPIN LATELY! (Iridescence, Die Lit, YSIV, KSG, etc.)They either don't know his story, don't care, or did't listen to the album because this is a solid project. It's like they're giving albums scores just to try and appease the public and it's getting pathetic. It's not his best or his worst but it's nice. I haven't heard him spit like this in a minute so I appreciate the delivery. The album is truly in the 7.5 range but I rounded up. From the first song to the end, Logis is telling the story of Logic through story telling and showing the emotions he felt in those stories. Last Call is one of the better outros of the year even though it's a copy of Kanye's. The production is undeniably solid throughout and 6ix has again showed that he meshes so well with Logic. This is the Logic that many of his older fans, including myself, have missed. It's a good continuation of the YS series. Sweet and surprisingly nostalgic. Expand
  5. jmo
    Oct 5, 2018
    8
    The Fourth and Final Logic Project under the "Young Sinatra" alter ego has landed, even with a few recycled bars YSIV seems to be anotherThe Fourth and Final Logic Project under the "Young Sinatra" alter ego has landed, even with a few recycled bars YSIV seems to be another excellent entry into Logic's excellent Discography. The Album starts off with a continuation of Logic's last Studio Album, with two characters stating that In fact this is not Logic's last album, just the last Young Sinatra project, this transitions to the Track "Thank You." Although the tracks Idea is pretty cool, Thanking the dedicated fans and showing some voicemails the fans sent him. Unfortunately the execution of this track is sub-par as the voicemail section of track is uncomfortably too long. Even with that issue Logic drops a few quick witty bars on a classic boom bap beat. A big highlight for me is "The Glorious Five". The song feels happy, uplifting, and the beat and especially the lyrics feel inspiring. The Hook uses a touch of auto tune but it feels almost heavenly and fits the vibe. If were talking about Inspirational Logic Tracks "The Glorious Five is great, so good I feel like the next Track "One Day" feels a little monotonous and repetitive since everything Logic says on "One Day" seems to be done in a better more sonically pleasing method on "The Glorious Five" The Next track is definitely necessary as it is a absolute banger featuring not one, not two but everyone from the Legendary Wu Tang Clan. This 11 Verse Classic hip-hop is one of my favourite tracks on the album. I could go on for hours about this album, but I'm not and Im gonna say this, Check it out!

    Favourite Tracks: Wu Tang Forever, Everybody Dies, The Glorious Five, ICONIC, YSIV

    Worst Tracks: Thank You, One Day

    Lyrics: 9/10
    Production: 8/10
    Vocals: 7.5/10
    Features: 8/10

    Overall Rating: 8/10
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  6. Oct 8, 2018
    7
    A more focus and aggressive , bringing back the boom bap logic makes what could be arguably the best project of his career.

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    A more focus and aggressive , bringing back the boom bap logic makes what could be arguably the best project of his career.

    From the great samples to his rhyme schemes, amazing quick flow and lyrics he looks sharper than ever. Not being a fan of his recent album 'Everybody' he lets go of his common themes to attack this current generation of so called Mumble Rappers. Royce, Eminem and Even Denzel Curry have took their time to do the same this year.

    This album might not 'wow' a lot of people, but i say it is a necessary album, for the generation we're in

    Favorite Tracks:The Return, Wu Tang Forever, 100 miles and running, ICONIC
    Least Favorite Tracks: , Ordinary Day, Street Dreams II, Adventures of Stoney Bob
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  7. Oct 4, 2018
    3
    ehh very disappointed with this album a lot of the production is bland and the subjects are tired while the're are a few decent track theyehh very disappointed with this album a lot of the production is bland and the subjects are tired while the're are a few decent track they don't save this boring album Expand

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