With the June release of his final album on the label, Logic officially ended his association with Def Jam.

The Maryland rapper claimed he recorded Vinyl Days in less than two weeks in order to exit his contract as quickly as possible on the most recent episode of Logan Paul’s Impulsive podcast, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t give the song his all.

On the episode of July 15, he stated, “I made that record in 12 days so I could get off Def Jam.” My best part is when I’m not signed to Def Jam. I recorded the album in order to depart, and guess what? I gave them some of the worst crap I could muster before leaving. Not that I just wiped my behind. What makes me happy? I can’t wait to live independently and pursue my interests.

I’m extremely thrilled to know that I represented and understatedly was the face of the label, one of the illest Hip Hop labels of all time, that I sold millions and millions of CDs and provided them billions and billions of streams, and that it was a good partnership, he continued. And I’m so relieved to be free of the fuck.

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In addition to his Bobby Tarantino mixtape trilogy, Logic released seven albums on Def Jam between 2014 and 2022: Under Pressure, The Incredible True Story, Everybody, YSIV, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, No Pressure, and Vinyl Days. The label, however, came under fire from the 32-year-old in the public eye over the years for not paying his collaborators and handling his releases properly.

In October 2020, he tweeted, “@defjam can you please pay my friends and musicians that have made my albums fantastic this is insane at this time.” “I shouldn’t be getting calls from close friends complaining how YOU haven’t paid them from the budget you’ve given me for this album in the middle of dinner with my Wife,” he said.

After Vinyl Days was released, Logic revealed he had earlier in July re-signed with BMG Rights Management.

He remarked in a statement at the time that the music industry was full of nonsense. I’m really happy to move on to a position where I can feel independent, recognized as an artist, and in charge of my career.