Rules That Hurt Producers

Last week Illogic posed a question on Twitter about whether or not producers should use kits from other people to make beats that started some interesting discussions about the unspoken rules of production and whether or not they should be followed. This week, the most infamous podcast discusses how many of these unspoken rules actually hurt producers more than they help them. We challenge ten of these rules and explain why producers should stop following them. If you’re a beginner or a veteran, get ready to dive deep and challenge many of your long-standing beliefs about beat-making and production.

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The Benefits of Sobriety

On the day that Blueprint celebrates being seven years sober, the most infamous podcast decided to talk about what life looks like once you cut alcohol out of your life. Instead of discussing all the bad things that can happen when you drink too much, we decided to speak about the ten benefits of sobriety. Some are more obvious than others, but as usual the conversation is pretty entertaining.

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Everybody Hates Print

As with most things in life, the internet has it’s ups and downs–not only in terms of content, but also in terms of the way people are treated. Blueprint himself learned this first hand after one of his tweets about mainstream hip-hop artist Wale started a back and forth between the two artists, causing Wale to send his twitter followers after Blueprint. People learn a lot when millions of twitter followers are unleashed on them in attempts to make their lives miserable. In this episode we find out what happens why Everybody Hates Print and how he bounced back.

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The Power of An Apology

Being the imperfect human beings we are, it’s inevitable that we get into conflict with each other from time to time. But after the smoke clears and the beef has ended, the first order of business is figuring out who will apologize and start the reconciliation process. This week we dive deep into when and why apologies are so powerful and necessary. The spirit of reconciliation is in the air. Bask in it, folks!

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Life After Losing Your Creative Catalog

One of the worst feelings any artist can experience is losing their entire creative catalog due to circumstances beyond their control. Whether it’s a hard-drive crash, a fire or flood, or burglary–losing what we’ve created is heart-breaking. But after the smoke clears and we accept that we will never see our creations again, how do we bounce back? That’s what this episode is about.

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Dating Uncreative People

While dating in this day and age is not easy for anybody, it’s even more complicated for creative people. The trouble lies in the fact that creative people tend to be quirky and see the world differently than most of the non-creative people they date. Take it from us, small differences can lead to a lot of misunderstandings and heartache. This week we speak about ten problems creative people have when dating non-creative people and how to resolve them so you don’t end up ruining a good thing!

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Finding Inspiration Outside of Music

While music can be an amazing source of inspiration for all of us, there are many times when it fails to deliver on the type of consistent inspiration we need in our lives. In fact, some of the subject matter in music can sometimes be down right depressing. So in this episode, the most infamous podcast on planet earth decided to speak on ten sources of constant inspiration that are not related to music at all. This week’s episode topic was suggested to us on Twitter by one of our listeners, @JayIsALetter. Thanks for your suggestion, brother.

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The Best Hip-Hop in Hollywood

Sparked by Blueprint announcing that he is putting the finishing touches on his first movie, a conversation about the relationship between hip-hop and Hollywood was a must. Especially since so many veteran hip-hop artists have been able to transition into successful careers as actors, writers, and producers. In this episode of the most infamous podcast on planet earth, we dive deep into the relationship between hip-hop and Hollywood to speak about which artists have done it the best. We even give out some awards.

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Why Hip-Hop Needs Adult Rappers

How old is too old to be involved in hip-hop? If you let the hip-hop press tell it, anything over 25 years old is probably considered over the hill. But considering the big year that old school artists like A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul have had in the last year, it’s clear that older artists have a spot in hip-hop. In this episode of the most infamous podcast, we dig deep into ageism and why hip-hop needs the adult rappers and the older generation.

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Ten Reasons Rappers Have Bad Performances

If you’ve been to a rap show, then chances are you’ve probably been to a bad rap show. It seems as though no matter how far we advance in terms of knowledge, the level of showmanship in rap shows is always inconsistent. This week was no different when news broke of of Lil Yachty almost getting into a fight with a fan who told him his stage show sucked. This week we list the ten most common ways rappers ruin their own shows. This week’s topic was submitted to us by our guy Cesar Comanche from North Carolina a couple weeks ago and I’m glad we finally get to talk about it.

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Was Chance the Rappers Million Dollar Donation a Mistake?

Last week, news emerged of Chicago rapper making a 1 million dollar donation to Chicago Public Schools. People everywhere were unanimously excited about it, but we wouldn’t be the most infamous podcast if we didn’t discuss whether or not he made the right decision. In this episode, Illogic and Blueprint debate five reasons why it his donation was a great move and five reasons why it may have been a mistake. This one gets pretty deep.

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The Violent Side of Online Beef

In most instances, most people don’t take the words, threats, or insults from people on-line seriously in this day and age. But there are occasions where what’s said online will escalate and spill out into the streets. After hearing a news story about two young men from St. Augustine, Florida who killed each other after they met up to resolve their internet beef, we had to have a frank conversation about it internet beef and how to avoid it’s sometimes fatal consequences.

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How To Lose a Rap Battle

This past weekend, Remy Ma released an intense diss record aimed at Nicki Minaj. The seven-minute track took over the internet and has gotten almost 3 million plays in just two days on Soundcloud alone. Although it’s still early, nobody has heard a peep from Nicki Minaj and it appears she wont respond. With Remy Ma’s track getting that much attention, it’s hard to not call this a L for Nicki Minaj. This week we break down why Nicki Minaj is wearing this loss and how it could have been avoided.

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Why College is a Scam and Why You Should Still Go

Is college worth it? For centuries that question has remained one of the most complicated in human existence. What started as just a casual conversation about how Illogic’s college classes were going turned into one of our funniest impromptu conversations to date. Regardless of how you feel about college, there’s something in this one for you. We give you ten reasons why it’s a scam and five reasons why you should still go!

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Is Speaking on Social Issues Worth it?

On the heels of one of the biggest upsets in political history, there is understandably more public conversation about politics and social issues than usual right now. Every week, another corporation is either boycotted or praised for their political allegiance. Many artists are finding that speaking out on issues is more complicated and not sure what to do, if anything. This week, the most infamous podcast dives into the question, “is it worth it?” As an added treat, our long-time friend and fellow artist Slug of Atmosphere joins us this week. Let’s go!

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The Birth of A Salesman

If there’s one thing creative people love to do, it’s creating things. And if there’s one thing creative people hate to do, it’s selling what they created. For many, the fear of selling themselves and their ideas to other people seems to rank right up there with the fear of public speaking. And while it’s the part of the process that causes the most anxiety, we can all become better at selling with a few solid tips. In this episode, Blueprint breaks down what he’s learned from some sales books he’s been reading into Ten Lessons that anybody should be able to run with. If you fear or suck at sales, like most of us do, don’t sleep on this episode.

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The Past, Present, and Future of Hip-Hop Fisticuffs

To tell the truth, we’ve been trying to avoid talking about the news of Chris Brown and Soulja Boy agreeing to have a pay-per-view fight for a couple of weeks now, but another week has gone by with this story dominating the hip-hop news cycle. Even worse, more rappers are piling on and trying to follow their lead. What most people don’t remember is that this is not the first time this has happened in hip-hop. In this episode, we talk about the past, the present, and what we think is the future of rappers actually wanting to put on gloves and fight each other for money. Continue reading