With his upcoming album, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, right around the corner, Logic took to Twitter to air out frustrations with the sample clearance process.
"Just want to take a moment and say, Fuck sample clearence [sic]," he wrote. "Fuck clearing samples. Fuck people taking all a producers money for not doing shit and fuck the companies that say no just cuz. This is hip hop. I’m tired of replaying shit. Fuck the money. This why mixtapes was so good."
If we recall, last year his producer 6ix explained that he sacrifices publishing splits when working with Logic for the sake of the song. So, these frustrations are not new.
Logic's anger is as justified as it isn't. While sampling is a backbone of hip-hop, and while there are companies that are needlessly withholding, we must also respect the musicians whose music is being sampled.
As a final note, this tweet is a reminder to Logic fans that his mixtapes will never be on streaming services. The clearances would be either impossible to obtain, or too steep to account for. While the tapes contain some of Logic's best work, that's why we have the Datpiff local player.
To better under the sample clearance process, read our interview with 25-year veteran sample clearance agent Deborah Mannis-Gardner.
Update: Logic has shared additional thoughts on the sample clearance process: