Super Duty Tough Work – EP 17: When Keeping it Fake Goes Wrong

We’ve all seen what can happen when a rapper’s attempt at keeping it REAL goes wrong, but this week we’ve seen a new phenomenon in hip-hop–when keeping it FAKE goes wrong! This week the most infamous hip-hop podcast goes into depth about how It seems to be getting more and more difficult to fake the funk these days. Blueprint and co-host Illogic dive in deep on this one.

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Super Duty Tough Work Podcast – Episode 16: The Brilliance of A Tribe Called Quest and Phife Dawg

Hip-hoppers worldwide were saddened to hear the news that rapper Phife Dawg of the group A Tribe Called Quest passed away today at just 45 years old. Instead of being sad, we decided to dedicate this episode to speaking in depth about what exactly made Phife Dawg and A Tribe Called Quest so special and revered in hip-hop. From our favorite Phife verses, to ranking their albums, to their technical innovations–Blueprint and co-host Illogic dive deep on this one.

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Super Duty Tough Work Podcast – Episode 15: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Side of Rappers Endorsing Politicians

As this election year gets into full swing, more and more rappers seem to be endorsing politicians than ever before. In this episode, the most infamous podcast goes into detail about the various types of endorsements and what it means for hip-hop. Blueprint and co-host Illogic dive deep on this one.

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Super Duty Tough Work Podcast – Episode 14: Watch Out For The Tidal Wave

In this episode, we dive deep into the multiple stories that have been in the news this week regarding TIDAL, the streaming music service owned by Jay-Z. Don’t let the mess of unrelated news stories fool you–there’s something deliberate going on and we offer our unique and entertaining theory as to what exactly that is.

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Super Duty Tough Work Podcast – Episode 13: Five Examples That Rappers Don’t Understand Money

In this episode, we discuss the latest epidemic in hip-hop–rappers going broke! From lawsuits, to spending a million dollars on Uber, to selling wack products to the hip-hop fanbase, we go deep into the behavior that led them there. The result is an in-depth (but funny) conversation that nobody in hip-hop is having right now. As usual, no punches are pulled and nobody is safe!

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Super Duty Tough Work Podcast – Episode 12: The Ten Best and Worst Contributions of Kanye West

Just as we did last week, we decided to change the format this weeks episode of Super Duty Tough Work. Instead of talking about what almost every hip-hop news outlet is talking about–Kanye West’s new album The Life of Pablo–we decided to take a step back and speak about Kanye West’s impact in a different way. Specifically, his ten best and worst contributions to hip-hop. The results are a bit unexpected, but entertaining and informative as usual.

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Super Duty Tough Work Podcast – Episode 11: Top Ten Music Industry Changes of Last Ten Years

After realizing how drastically the music industry has transformed over the last ten years, Blueprint and co-host Illogic decide to change up the format and create a top ten list of these fascinating changes (many of which have gone almost unnoticed). The result is an informative and entertaining look at not only the past but the future of this thing called hip-hop.

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Super Duty Tough Work Podcast – Episode 10: Weave Attack

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Super Duty Tough Work – Episode 09

This week the most infamous podcast in hip-hop, Super Duty Tough Work, addresses the recent rash of odd hip-hop beefs, how beef has changed historically, and the new role of corporations in all of it. Illogic is the special guest co-host.

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Super Duty Tough Work – Episode 08

The most infamous hip-hop podcast on planet earth is back again with this week’s episode of Super Duty Tough Work. My brother Illogic is the guest co-host again and brings the crazy topics.  In this episode we discuss fake drug addicts, retiring vs quitting, blowfly stories, what happened to my car, and more.  I also added a new segment at the end where I answer questions for independent artists that were submitted to me via twitter.

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Super Duty Tough Work Podcast: Episode 07 “The KickStarter Blues”

After a brief hiatus, the most infamous podcast on planet earth, Super Duty Tough Work is back on the scene! This week Blueprint is joined by special guest co-host and indie rap phenom, Illogic. As always, the co-host brings the topics and this week Illogic brought topics that ranged from Computers taking over rap, Rappers Getting Sued over Kickstarter, hip-hop being blamed when rappers get shot, and much more. The results, as usual, are insightful and hilarious.

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Beat of the Week: The Police Flip

I think I’m going to start posting beats every week.  Mostly stuff with familiar samples, since it’s easier for people to really follow how it was flipped.  This week is a beat I made using “Roxanne” by The Police.  Enjoy.

 The Police “Roxanne” Beat by BLUEPRINT

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Now Available: Blueprint “Weightless Radio” Album

Last year when Adventures in Counter-Culture was released I created an exclusive instrumental album to be given away free with all pre-orders that were sold through Fifth Element.  The name of the album was Weightless Radio: A Collection of Blueprint Instrumentals and, outside of the people who pre-ordered the album on Fifth Element, it hasn’t been available anywhere else prior to today.  In fact, there’s a lot of people who had no idea that this record even existed.  Therefore, I have decided to make this album available here on Printmatic.net for the first time.   Check it out:

http://printmatic.bandcamp.com/album/weightless-radio-a-collection-of-blueprint-instrumentals

It it only available in digital format at this time and it is also available on Amazon.com

At an hour-long and 27 tracks in length, I believe Weightless Radio is a very dope record.

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AUDIO: Chapter Three “Automatic” from The Making of Adventures in Counter-Culture

Here’s the audio recording for chapter three “Automatic” from my upcoming book The Making of Adventures in Counter-Culture, pre-ordering right now on http://printmatic.net

The Making of Adventures in Counter-Culture: Chapter 03 “Automatic” by BLUEPRINT

 

AUDIO: Chapter 10 “Radio-Inactive” from “The Making of Adventures in Counter-Culture” Book

Last week, when I mentioned I was going to post a chapter of my upcoming book The Making of Adventures in Counter-Culture, there was a lot of interest in an audio version of it.  Well, the people have spoken!  Here's the audio-version of Chapter 10 “Radio-Inactive.”  The audiobook version will be available to download on Monday April 16th as well.  Pre-order the book HERE

The Making of Adventures in Counter-Culture: Chapter 10 “Radio-Inactive” by BLUEPRINT

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AUDIO: Blueprint guest appearance on MMA Uncensored Show (1/16)


For all my MMA fans out there, I did my second guest appearance on the MMA Uncensored show last night.  We talked about UFC on Fuel and the upcoming UFC 144 Fight card.  If you missed me last night during the broadcast, I’ve attached the audio of the program last night.  Check me out:

http://www.divshare.com/direct/16817130-01d.mp3

Shout outs to Chi Town Luke and the crew for having me on again.