Slave II
Logic Lyrics


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East side, west side, we ride, we die, everyone knows
Everyone knows, everyone knows
East side, west side, we ride, we die, everyone knows
Everyone knows, everyone knows

Tell me what you know about forty days, forty nights, no lights, all for this
Tell me what you know about sleeping outside, no ride in the wintertime all for this
Tell me what you know about commas in the bank
Lookin' in the mirror, yeah, I did all of this
Ex you out, get solved with this, everybody know I

I'm a slave
I'm a slave
You a slave (yeah)
You a slave (alright)
I'm a slave for this shit
I'm a slave (yeah)
You a slave (alright)
I'm a slave
You got to slave for this shit

Walk inside of Def Jam
Step on the president table and dap 'em up with the left hand
'Cause I'm countin' money with the right
In a different city every night
And I'm sellin' records like it's white
It's another day, another flight
Paris in the morning, what elegant night
What a beautiful sight
Now tell me who be fuckin' with me, alright?
Everybody know I'm livin' this life
Everyone know that I got the baddest wife
This shit right here, everybody gonna like
Hold up, I know, I know what I like
Tell me why everybody in the pipe
'Cause I'm the only one doin' it right
I'm a Rap Genius like Rob Markman
Spent a couple of million on my new apartment
Down in Manhattan, that's a multi-million dollar view
And I got it from rappin'
Damn near everyone nabbin' on the boy, heh, shit
I'm not a mad rapper, but what?
I'm angrier than Kanye
Angrier than Kanye when he talkin' about clothes
That's a fashion line
And my last album went number one
So what that mean?
I did better than you, you, you
Sold way more than that pop bitch
And I dare Def Jam to drop this
I just drop hits
Check the Instagram fam
I got fifty-thousand people in the crowd, singin' out loud
Every word, that's every lyric
You can hate, shit, just stop actin' like you don't hear it
This shit right here for the party
That album that comin', that's shit for the spirit, woo





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Overall Meaning

In Logic's song Slave II, he explores the theme of the music industry and the price one has to pay to succeed in it. He talks about the sacrifices he had to make and the struggles he had to go through to get to where he is. The chorus repeats the phrase "East side, west side, we ride, we die, everyone knows" emphasizing that this is a common story for many in the music industry, where people are willing to do what it takes to make it.


In the first verse, Logic addresses those who question his dedication to music, asking them what they know about the forty days and forty nights he spent working on his craft, with no lights and no end in sight. He talks about how he slept outside in the wintertime, sacrificing comfort for the sake of his dream. He also mentions his success and the money he has made, but emphasizes that he has paid a price for it, calling himself a slave for this shit.


In the second verse, Logic talks about his success, bragging about how he walks into Def Jam and steps on the president's table with confidence, knowing that he has sold records and made a name for himself. He talks about the glamorous life he lives, performing in different cities every night and enjoying the fruits of his labor. He also addresses his haters, daring Def Jam to drop him, confident in his abilities as an artist.


Overall, the song Slave II is a commentary on the music industry and the sacrifices one has to make to succeed. Logic paints a picture of himself as a hardworking and dedicated artist who has earned his success through hard work, sacrifice, and dedication to his craft.


Line by Line Meaning

East side, west side, we ride, we die, everyone knows
No matter where you are from, this lifestyle is universal and known to all


Everyone knows, everyone knows
The lifestyle and mindset of hustling and making it big is common knowledge


Tell me what you know about forty days, forty nights, no lights, all for this
The artist has endured extreme hardships and done whatever it takes to succeed


Tell me what you know about sleeping outside, no ride in the wintertime all for this
The artist has been homeless and forced to sleep outdoors in order to chase their dreams


Tell me what you know about commas in the bank
The artist has achieved significant financial success and has a great deal of money


Lookin' in the mirror, yeah, I did all of this
The artist is proud of their accomplishments and is not afraid to acknowledge their success


Ex you out, get solved with this, everybody know I
The artist is confident in their ability to outshine and surpass others in the industry


I'm a slave
The artist feels enslaved by their passion for making music and the lifestyle that comes with it


You a slave (yeah)
The artist is addressing others in the industry and suggesting that they too are slaves to their passion for music


You a slave (alright)
The artist is reinforcing the idea that others are also enslaved by their desire to succeed in music


I'm a slave for this shit
The artist is indicating that they are willing to sacrifice everything to pursue their passion for music


Walk inside of Def Jam
The artist is referencing the record label, Def Jam, which they are associated with


Step on the president table and dap 'em up with the left hand
The artist is showing their confidence and status within the industry by greeting the president of the record label with ease


'Cause I'm countin' money with the right
The artist is suggesting that they are always making money and working towards their financial goals


In a different city every night
The artist is constantly working and traveling for their music career


And I'm sellin' records like it's white
The artist is referencing the stereotype that white people are the primary consumers of music


It's another day, another flight
The artist's life is a constant cycle of traveling, performing, and making music


Paris in the morning, what elegant night
The artist has had the opportunity to travel to luxurious locations and experience a glamorous lifestyle


What a beautiful sight
The artist is enjoying the fruits of their labor and is appreciative of their success


Now tell me who be fuckin' with me, alright?
The artist is challenging their competitors and asserting their dominance within the industry


Everybody know I'm livin' this life
The artist is acknowledging that their lifestyle is enviable and well-known to others in music


Everyone know that I got the baddest wife
The artist is showing off their partner and their lifestyle, implying that they are able to attract the best of the best


This shit right here, everybody gonna like
The artist is confident in their music and believes that it will appeal to a wide audience


Hold up, I know, I know what I like
The artist is confident in their musical choices and vision


Tell me why everybody in the pipe
The artist is questioning why everyone is copying their style and approach to music


'Cause I'm the only one doin' it right
The artist believes that they are the only one doing music the correct way, and everyone else is just following their lead


I'm a Rap Genius like Rob Markman
The artist is comparing themselves to Rob Markman, a respected music journalist and critic, implying that they are as knowledgeable about rap as he is


Spent a couple of million on my new apartment
The artist is showing off their wealth and success by referencing the expensive apartment they recently purchased


Down in Manhattan, that's a multi-million dollar view
The artist's apartment has a beautiful and expensive view of Manhattan


And I got it from rappin'
The artist acquired their wealth and success through their music career


Damn near everyone nabbin' on the boy, heh, shit
The artist has faced a lot of criticism and hate from others in the industry for their success


I'm not a mad rapper, but what?
The artist is suggesting that they are not angry or upset about the criticism they receive, but are still defensive about their success


I'm angrier than Kanye
The artist is comparing themselves to Kanye West, who is known for his anger and outbursts


Angrier than Kanye when he talkin' about clothes
The artist is specifically referencing Kanye's tendency to get angry when discussing fashion and clothing


That's a fashion line
The artist is referencing their own clothing line, implying that they are as involved in fashion as Kanye is


And my last album went number one
The artist's most recent album was a commercial success and reached the number one spot on music charts


So what that mean?
The artist is questioning why others would criticize them given their commercial success


I did better than you, you, you
The artist is asserting that they have achieved more success than their critics and detractors


Sold way more than that pop bitch
The artist is claiming to have sold more albums than a popular pop singer


And I dare Def Jam to drop this
The artist feels confident that their music is strong and successful enough that their record label, Def Jam, would not dare drop them


I just drop hits
The artist believes that their music is consistently good and successful


Check the Instagram fam
The artist is directing their audience to their Instagram page to see for themselves the level of success and fame they have achieved


I got fifty-thousand people in the crowd, singin' out loud
The artist is referencing a large concert they performed at, implying that they were able to draw a massive crowd and get them engaged with their music


Every word, that's every lyric
The artist is suggesting that their fans know every word and lyric to their music, indicating the level of popularity and devotion they have achieved


You can hate, shit, just stop actin' like you don't hear it
The artist acknowledges that some people may dislike their music, but are unable to ignore its presence and popularity


This shit right here for the party
The artist's music is intended to be played and enjoyed at parties and social events


That album that comin', that's shit for the spirit, woo
The artist is referencing a new upcoming album that will be more introspective and emotional, rather than focused on party anthems


Five-oh triple oh
This line is unclear, as it could be a reference to a specific location or a random phrase used to end the song




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC,
Written by: ROBERT BRYSON HALL II

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@Bigmeep69

We all know the music is fucking great, but whoever made to cover art deserves a fucking award it's so detailed!!!

@dxminichughes

It's the same guy that did EVERY LOGIC ALBUM COVER (not old mix tapes tho) his name is Sam Spratt

@Bigmeep69

Dominic Hughes lol you don't need all caps, chill. I could tell it was the same guy based off of the style. I was just commending his talent.

@dxminichughes

+big meech lol last night I was just hyped about everything

@thommyboy2742

Sam Spratt

@ian_panganiban

lovin the profile pic man, reppin the speck and packy

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@ax543tuu8

If anyone is reading this please and I mean please with all your heart read the whole message it's for robert(bobby) I've been a fan since psychological.. And I was saved through his music. I sent him a message on his like page about sleeping in banks in the winter and outside(homeless etc) this made me cried.. So I'm not to sure if this was directed to me or him or both but it's not even the fact if its about that. Just glad and inspired to anyone who can relate to his word and musical melody on the side of it. Amazing art Robert. I was about to commit sucidie your words & music keeps me motivated and to persevere throughout the world & some of its malice. Very grateful to the nights where I almost froze to death, being in shelters. You inspired me to write but unfortunately I'm independent in this world my father is dead and my mother dosent want anything to do with me. All I wanted in life was to make music but I can't afford it.. despite that fact.. I just am grateful you came in my life. Your music, talent, art, words as powerful. Thank you for your logic. :)

@Zenlenis

Realist comment of them all. Like & share this shit.

@Eraxii

Jesus, repect bro...

@ax543tuu8

+Eraxii thanks man & logics fanbase you individuals are real shit. I'll carry that to my grave as well.

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