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Logic: From Gaithersburg to Def Jam and Hollywood
Logic: From Gaithersburg to Def Jam and Hollywood

When "XXL" revealed the cover of its March "Freshman Class" issue — the hip-hop magazine's annual anointment of rising rappers most poised for major success — there was a fresh-faced, parka-wearing kid in the bottom-right corner, throwing a peace sign as a couple of gold chains hung from his neck. It was Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, better known as Logic, a 23-year-old rapper born and raised in Gaithersburg. Less than a month after the "XXL" cover was announced, Logic, who headlines the Fillmore Silver Spring on Sunday, signed to Def Jam Recordings, a label that has been synonymous with hip-hop prestige since producer Rick Rubin founded it in...

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