Illogic

Unforeseen Shadows

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Illogic is an MC from Columbus, OH and Unforeseen Shadows is his debut album. All the production is done by Blueprint of Greenhouse Effect. Although all the beats are done by one man, the beats don't sound the same. "My Favorite Things" is their take on the song of the same name from the movie The Sound of Music. It features a great beat, and while it used the original song as a model it went its own imaginative direction and sounds great. "Illogistics" features a funky guitar sample, and the beat on "Tales of a Griot" has an orchestral feel to it that works really well. Illogic is impressive on the mic; he has a creative flow and good lyrics. On "Check It Out," Blueprint tells Illogic the true test of an MC is his versatility. Illogic shows his versatility throughout Unforeseen Shadows. From the personal "Angel" to the battle rhymes of "Me Vs Myself," he is even able to change his flow to follow the beat at the end of "Illogistics," which speeds up and gets more choppy. Unforeseen Shadows is an impressive debut album.

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