You yourself know best when it’s time to move on to greener pastures. And though it might often be laden with uncertainty, if there’s a will, there’s certainly a way. And maybe with a few dollars on top. For Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, more famously known as Logic, calling it quits on his music career to start a gaming one only feels natural.
The 30-year-old American rapper announced his retirement from making music on his social media, and recently revealed to The Verge that he signed an exclusive deal to stream games on Twitch. The deal enclosed, The Verge reports, was projected to amount to about seven figures.
“I announced my retirement from music because it came to a point where I felt forced, like I had to do certain things,” Hall explained. “And it’s not that the label made me feel that way. I was doing it to myself, because I’m such a businessman, and I was pushing myself to the brink of insanity.”
“I’m not this rapper guy, man.. I’m just a nerd. I love video games.”
Hall’s words couldn’t have rung more true. He was a gamer long before a musician, and his passion for video games has bled into his music. With song titles like “Super Mario World” and “Contra”, and countless references to the likes of Uncharted, Call of Duty and Metal Gear Solid, it’s only fitting that he makes the jump to the world’s most popular streaming service.
Granted, Hall has been streaming on Twitch long before this announcement, but the deal essentially ties him to the service, and also is a statement of intent to start a proper video game streaming career. Also, it’s an assured way of interacting with longtime fans and attracting new ones.
Though Logic hasn’t exactly scheduled anything concrete on his Twitch channel at the time of writing, we can certainly expect him to start sometime soon, or maybe after the launch of his final (for now) studio album, No Pressure, scheduled to release on 21 July (22 July in Singapore).
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.