I grew increasingly attentive when the musician spoke of Mark Twain.
Logic Ali had a grandfather who was well known in both the United States and Mexico for being a welterweight boxer in the 1950’s and went on to be one of the first Mexican champions in our Nation. His mother was born in Mexico and his father was born in the United States. Born in California, Logic Ali grew up in Los Angeles and later attended college at UCLA. He dropped out of college during his senior year with only 8 classes to go because he wanted to pursue music. Instinct told him he would end up being a teacher if he graduated so he decided to pursue his dream in music instead.
Logic Ali has been creating music since 15 years of age. His inspiration comes from the likes of (not limited to) Jim Morrison, The Doors, Beatles, Al Green to the Wu-Tang Clan. His favorite instrument is the key board and he can make approximately 10-15 songs every 2-3 days. His goal is to become one of the greats as a Hip Hop DJ/Producer. He wants to help bring Hip Hop to its roots by taking all the great artists, using 2 turn tables and looping vinyl records while putting a twist from every genre imaginable and adding bass to it.
Logic Ali wrote songs about life at 16 but it was not enough in the creative outlet he wanted to dive into. He is involved in a number of projects using different pseudonyms allowing him to think differently and out of the box as he dives deeper into the genre he is pursuing. There are no rules in music, and his goal is to write from many different perspectives and view points other people may have. Some writers regularly write in more than one genre and they use different pen names for each. According to the Mark Twain Institute, “Twain used different pen names (pseudonyms or “noms de plume”) before deciding on “Mark Twain”. He signed humorous and imaginative sketches “Josh” until 1863. Additionally, he used the pen name “Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass” for a series of humorous letters.”
Very few appearances are made by Logic Ali, but he will be making an appearance on April 5, 2013, during First Friday in Phoenix where thousands of people will be visiting art galleries and enjoying culture. He will also be playing with “Vas Aver” – a band that capitalizes on love songs and integrating the female audience. Vas Aver includes Jonny Diina, a guitarist, co-vocalist and producer while Logic Ali is the rapper/producer component.
Logic Ali featuring Adolfo Salazar created a brand new song for the Tequila Party Immigration CD called “We’re All Neighbors Sin Papeles” and it is about how some people and politicians hate our neighbors to the south. The inspiration behind this track is Joaquin Luna and the DREAM Act. Adolfo Salazar was deeply affected by Joaquin Luna’s suicide so he helped the grieving family with their funeral expenses. DREAM Act student, Joaquin Luna, was one of ours who took his life because he felt as an undocumented immigrant he had nowhere to go. He relied and was hoping for the passage of the DREAM Act in December 2010 that could have been passed with only a handful more Senate votes.
Perhaps there is a little bit of Mark Twain in DJ Rapper/Producer Logic Ali featuring DJ/Producer Adolfo Salazar – after all, Twain once wrote that “slavery dehumanized the slave and made monsters of the slave owner” in that era. Now we see songs being written in the current era with regard to the dehumanization of immigrants and the horrible consequences of it.
Logic Ali is an artist to follow with regard to the songs he writes bringing about social awareness.