Logic’s Supermarket is a New York Times Best Seller
As I was searching the World Wide Web for news, I came across a weird but most intriguing title, “LOGIC IS THE FIRST RAPPER TO TOP NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS LIST WITH DEBUT NOVEL.”
Now, the reason I was weirded out by this title was that I had no idea rapper Logic had released a book for some reason, not to mention a novel that became a New York Times Best seller. So, naturally, the story caught my attention.
Digging deeper, I discovered that Logic had indeed released a book titled Supermarket and the book has high ratings on Amazon and is an NYT Best Seller. The novel is apparently the result of Logic’s one week spent “binge-reading novels for the first time in my life in my midtwenties.” So Logic hadn’t read a book before and when he did, he wrote one. The rapper had been promoting Supermarket heavily, even releasing an album under the same name to push the novel further.
Unlike the book, the album, which was released on March 26, didn’t get much appreciation according to Pitchfork’s Reed Jackson;
“From clumsy stadium rock to unacceptable ska, Logic’s overly ambitious album is a painful slog.”
Now back to the book; Supermarket follows the adventures of Flynn, a 24-year-old guy going through a life crisis and getting a job at a supermarket. The book is a book inside of a book as we see Flynn writing his own version of what’s happening in the supermarket… I won’t discuss more about the plot as I don’t want to reveal too much especially that I haven’t personally read it.
Logic revealed in a Tweet his gratefulness to the fans for getting the book to NYT best seller status.
Humbled. Thank YOU all. pic.twitter.com/AaPjZxKhEu
— Bobby Bestseller (@Logic301) April 3, 2019
The Fader’s Stephanie Wang noted on more than one occasion after reading the book that it must definitely have instances or conversations that Logic had in real life;
“Has Logic had this exact conversation in real life? Probably.”
In addition to the fact that most specific things named in the book like Toro Y Moi’s What For, Salad Days by Mac DeMarco, Tame Impala’s Currents, Rick and Morty, are tattooed on Logic’s body;
“This is not to say What For doesn’t deserve to be a favorite album. Toro Y Moi is great and so is What For. But there is something odd about reading the name in a novel, like it’s just a bit too specific. There are other name drops that elicit this sensation: Salad Days by Mac DeMarco, Tame Impala’s Currents, Rick and Morty, etc. After doing some googling, I figured out why — turns out Logic has nearly half of those selections tattooed on his actual body.”
Grammy nominated Logic will definitely be pushing the book further after this achievement and honestly, I’m really interested in reading it. Hoping that I find it in Lebanon.
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