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The DMV gets another one as Maryland rapper Logic has signed to Def Jam. The rapper, who was recently featured as one of WKYS’ Hottest Local Music Artists in 2012 and XXL Magazine’s Freshman 10 cover, has had whirlwind of a year lately.

“I’m excited to take this next step in my career,” said Logic in a statement. “It’s incredible for Def Jam and Visionary Music Group to work together and the opportunity to collaborate with a living legend like NO I.D. is priceless. I’m very humbled to be apart of the most iconic hip hop label of all time.”

With his videos such as “The Spotlight” and “All I Do”  already getting millions of views on Youtube and a new mixtape and national tour on the horizon this is great news for the area’s rap scene.

Logic will release his new and highly anticipated (fourth) mixtape, Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever in May and below is the tour dates for his upcoming “VMG Welcome To Forever Tour”.

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Date                City                             Venue
May     14        Atlanta, GA                 Terminal West
16        Dallas, TX                   House of Blues
17        San Antonio, TX          White Rabbit
18        Austin, TX                   Stubb’s Jr.
19        Houston, TX                House of Blues
21        New York, NY            Best Buy Theater
(XXL Freshman)
23        Boulder, CO                Fox Theatre
24        Fort Collins, CO          Aggie Theatre
25        Colorado Spgs., CO     The Black Sheep
26        Albuquerque, NM        Sunshine
28        Tucson, AZ                  Rock
29        Scottsdale, AZ            Martini Ranch
30        San Diego, CA             House of Blues
31        Los Angeles, CA         House of Blues

June    1          San Francisco, CA        The Fillmore
3          Santa Barbara, CA       Velvet Jones
4          Sacramento, CA           Ace of Spades
6          Portland, OR               Peter’s Room
7          Vancouver, B.C.         Fortune Sound Club
8          Seattle, WA                 The Crocodile
10        Salt Lake City, UT      The Complex
11        Denver, CO                The Summit Music Hall
12        Lawrence, KS             Granada Theater
14        Minneapolis, MN         Varsity
15        Milwaukee, WI            The Rave II (Downstairs)
16        Detroit, MI                   Shelter
18        Cleveland, OH             HOB Cambridge Room
19        Chicago, IL                  House of Blues
21        Boston, MA                 Paradise
22        New York, NY            Irving Plaza
23        Silver Spring, MD        Fillmore
24        Philadelphia, PA          Theatre of Living Arts (TLA)
26        Toronto, Ont.               Mod Club

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