Bobby Tarantino is the fifth mixtape by American hip hop recording artist Logic. It was released on July 1, 2016, by Visionary Music Group and Def Jam Recordings. It was released to various digital platforms without prior announcement. Bobby Tarantino serves as Logic's first mixtape since Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever (2013). The mixtape and its production was handled primarily by Logic and 6ix, with the duo focusing on a similar style to that of their previous independent projects, working on reinstating previous elements considered missing from Logic's commercial releases. The mixtape was preceded by the release of "Flexicution" and "Wrist", each released ten days apart from one another from the mixtape.
Bobby Tarantino received generally positive reviews from critics, with particular attention being drawn to its production and varied nature, as well as Logic's newly found braggadocio. Criticism was directed at basic lyricism and a lack of depth that was associated with Logic's preceding releases. It was labeled the "perfect fill in for his junior album".
Upon the conclusion of "The Incredible World Tour" in early 2016, Logic announced future tours of the United States alongside G-Eazy. Dubbed the "Endless Summer Tour", it would feature Yo Gotti and YG as opening acts, with other special guests. The group are expected to appear at 22 confirmed shows across the United States, with a singular show expected in Toronto.
Preceding the announcement of the summer tour, Logic suffered a panic attack when waiting to view Star Wars: The Force Awakens. After being rushed to a nearby hospital, Logic deemphasized the impact of his attack by attributing it to attacks he would receive as a child. Remaining insistent to continue the tour, Logic's health deteriorated further, eventually inducing him into a state of derealization. Doctors attributed his poor state of health due to the consistent touring, performing and high pressure situations associated with music and its live environment. Logic soon took time off, and detailed its rationale in an interview, stating: " gone my my entire life, especially the last seven years, professionally, without a break. Literally, I got married and a week later, I jumped on a tour bus instead of taking my wife to an awesome exotic place my fans, over the span of two weeks, over the entire country, playing my album before it came out, for the fans. I put the fans before my health, the music before my health, and the work ethic before my health. There was so much on my shoulders that it really began to weigh down, and ."
In his home country of United States, Bobby Tarantino debuted at number 16 on the Billboard 200, with 19,000 album-equivalent units, marking the third highest debut of the week. The album sold 8,000 copies in its first week. In its third week, the album jump to number 12 on the Billboard 200, with 26,000 album-equivalent units. It was the eighth best-selling album and second best-selling digital album of the week, selling 16,000 copies in the week.
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