Logic has found a new label to call home after leaving Def Jam earlier in 2022. BMG announced on Friday (July 1) that the Vinyl Days rapper had signed with them, writing the partnership would allow Logic to own his masters for the first time in his career. The move to BMG is his first label switch-up since dropping his Def Jam debut Under Pressure in 2014.
“There’s a lot of bullshit in the music industry,” Logic added in a statement. “I’m just glad to move on to a place where I can be independent and respected as an artist, and feel like I’m in control of my career.”
“As an artist, creator and entrepreneur, Logic is the perfect fit for BMG and we are excited to join forces,” said BMG’s Senior VP of Repertoire and Marketing Tim Reid. “He has a unique authenticity that has consistently enabled him to remain among the best in the business.”
Logic openly implied on multiple occasions in recent months that he was unhappy with his deal at Def Jam/UMG. He explicitly declared his departure on the song “See You Space Cowboy.”
“We actually out here recording this album/It’s going to be my last studio album on Def Jam,” he rapped.
He added on Vinyl Days closer “Sayonara” that he had signed to BMG, rapping, “Independent now, won’t double back, I rep the BMG.”
The signing comes after Logic dropped his latest album Vinyl Days on June 24, which featured appearances from Action Bronson, Curren$y, Russ, RZA, AZ, The Game, Royce Da 5’9″ and Wiz Khalifa, among others.
Logic is hitting the road with Khalifa on The Vinyl Verse Tour starting on July 27 in Irvine, California at the FivePoint Amphitheatre. The North American trek will end on September 2 at the Hollywood Casio Amphitheatre in St. Louis, Missouri. Logic will also be bringing along 24kGoldn, DJ Drama, Fedd The God and C Dot Castro for the joint venture, with Berner and Rubi Rose set to perform on select dates.
Listen to Vinyl Days below.