Rapper Logic had a big year. The hit single off his 2017 album Everybody, "1-800-273-8255" featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid, earned the Maryland native his first two career GRAMMY nominations at the 60th GRAMMY Awards for Song Of The Year and Best Music Video. But more than that, "1-800-273-8255" — the phone number of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline — has sparked a more open conversation about difficult topics such as mental health and suicide, and that's exactly what Logic hoped his music might do.
"I was so scared for so long to say that because society has lead me to believe that my anxiety is stupid and shouldn't be talked about, or that suicide, 'Who cares, who's weak enough to kill themselves?' Which is the most terrible, disgusting, ugly thing somebody can say," Logic said. "That's why I decided to write about these topics."