St. John’s Antigua- “I burn hotter than a perm gone bad,” Logiq Pryce raps on his head-bopping, rapid fire single Fire. While he may not have first-hand experience with that particular sensation, the point is well made, as not only has he remained atop the local hip hop scene for quite some time now, he’s heating things up again.
Logiq has been in the kitchen cooking, literally and figuratively. As for the literal, the restaurant he dreams of some day owning may be a way off yet, but the new tunes that have been simmering are getting set to hit the market and fans can likely get a preview at two high profile weekend events.
There’s the Hype Party at Abracadabra this tonight where he’s teamed up with DJ Nigel G for an offering of “the finest hip hop & R & B”, followed Saturday by The View at Shirley Heights Lookout which he is co-producing with Pasha.
Soon after that, fans can expect his new mix tape, The Salute, to hit the market meanwhile samples can be heard online. On it, he mixes it up with a bevy of talents including Drastic, Kenne Blessin, Arianne Whyte, Flo – a Guadeloupe/Miami MC, Tha Shya, and others including a well-known local soca artiste whose name he’s reserving for the moment as a surprise for the fans.
The fans will receive a treat as some 100 free downloads of the ‘tape’ will be available via riddimstream.com before hitting the online and physical stores.
He also plans a New York tour, participation in Heels and Wheels in June, as well as production of an Open Mic series beginning May 9 in collaboration with D’Cups. He also name drops Marla Maples and Deepak Chopra with whom he says he recently recorded House of Love, a Torsten Stenzel-produced track.
Coming soon is the Lawson Lewis directed/Wadadli Studios produced video for the J-Krunk produced song Fire, on which he boasts, in the spirit of the genre, “No longer your Highness, Call me Your Fireness.”
There’s no missing that the long toiling rapper is feeling in the zone right now. “It actually feels like it’s heating up,” he said of the trajectory of his career.
With initiatives like the Open Mic designed to shine the spotlight on other up and comers, anyone with a talent to share, he clearly hopes to use his own momentum to help ignite the local arts scene. Our young artists, he said, need an avenue, a platform.