Logic has affirmed that he has signed a restrictive seven-figure deal with streaming giant, Twitch.
The Maryland rapper broke the news in an exclusive interview with The Verge only days after he declared that he will be retiring from music following the release of his last album, ‘No Pressure’, later this week.
In the interview, Logic uncovered that the deal is worth seven figures, and was simply the ideal fit for the self-professed nerd. “I’m not this rapper guy, man,” he said. “I’m just a nerd. I love video games. I’m blessed enough to have millions of fans and followers. So it is a great partnership.”
“I think it’s a powerful platform that allows me to connect with my fans in the best way possible. And the safest way possible for someone in my position,” he included, alluding to Twitch’s moderation system that would block any undesirable hate.
He likewise said that in spite of the fact that he’s retiring from music, he’ll generally be a musician and that he’ll keep on making music for himself. “I’m not fooling myself. I’m a musician, I’ll always be one. I’m still gonna, like, rap on songs that probably won’t come out,” Logic commented.
While the deal between Logic and Twitch is new, the rapper has been streaming on the platform since 2016. He has amassed more than 73,000 followers and more than 1.5 million views.
As The Verge noticed, this is Twitch’s first official exclusive partnership with a musician. Different musicians have been connected to Twitch on numerous times, however they’ve never been offered exclusive deals.
Logic has likewise frequently joined video game references into his music. His 2016 album ‘Bobby Tarantino’ incorporated a song called ‘Super Mario World’ that additionally featured a shoutout to Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4.