Logic takes the stage at Drai’s

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Logic might have endeared himself to Las Vegas on April 11, when he performed a free concert—to be exact, four songs: “Fade Away,” “Contra,” “Everyday” and “44 More”—at Toshiba Plaza hours before the Vegas Golden Knights claimed their historic, first-ever playoff victory over the LA Kings. If you watched the game on TV, you missed his rhymes; portions of the set were aired during NBC’s coverage of the Pittsburgh-Philly and Minnesota-Winnipeg games.

So you had to be there. If you were, you might have dipped into Park MGM to buy tickets for the July 21 stop of his Bobby Tarantino vs. Everybody tour at Park Theater. Or, if that’s too long to wait, you can hit Drai’s Friday night for Logic’s first performance at the Cromwell club in more than three years.

Last time he played there, he wasn’t anywhere near the phenomenon he is today, and that’s mostly due to 11 numbers. “1-800-273-8255,” the third single from last year’s Everybody, became Logic’s first international Top 10 hit and reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. With notable vocal contributions from fellow rising stars Alessia Cara and Khalid (who also co-wrote the track with Logic, producer 6ix and The Chainsmokers’ Andrew Taggart), the song was nominated for two Grammys and resonated with all different audiences thanks to its positive message generating awareness for suicide prevention efforts.

The Maryland-born 28-year-old MC followed Everybody with March’s mixtape Bobby Tarantino II, featuring appearances by Drai’s resident artists Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean and 2 Chainz, along with Logic’s alter ego, Young Sinatra. Marshmello produced its most memorable track, “Everyday,” but Logic’s recent exposure has reached beyond the charts. He was featured in an episode of the Netflix series Rapture, produced by Def Jam and Mass Appeal and also focusing on Nas, T.I., 2 Chainz and other rappers.

Logic is also reported to have a comedy film, two novels and plenty of music in the works this year, in addition to his biggest tour yet. “I have several albums that are finished,” he recently told Power 106 in LA. “The reason I have all that done in advance is because of the films and novels ... and all the stuff I’m starring in, writing in and the record label. I want to make sure everything gets its proper time.”

LOGIC June 1, 10:30 p.m., $40-$60. Drai’s, 702-777-3800.

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