Social consciousness, inclusion, spirituality, and general wokeness feature prominently on Logic’s just-released third album. Everybody owes a sonic and thematic debt to recent hip hop masterworks like To Pimp A Butterfly and The Life Of Pablo.

Everybody has an interesting backstory. Logic originally titled the album AfricAryan to reference his own bi-racial background while making a larger statement about culture and ethnicity. The controversial album title eventually changed (with “AfricAryan” now an album-closing anchor), but that original concept remains largely intact. On top of that, we also hear a young dead man speak with God (as played by astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson). Everybody contains the dense conceptual gravity of a black hole. Credit Logic’s vision and his production team’s assistance in crafting 13 songs that don’t implode under such massive ideas.