Super Duty Tough Work – EP 32: How to Avoid Social Media Burnout

For better or worse, social media has forever changed the world that we live in. In fact, having a social media presence on at least one of the popular platforms has become almost a requirement for any business, artists, or regular Joe. The positive side is that it gives us more access to people and information than ever, but the negative side is that too much (or the wrong kinds) of it can make you want to delete your profile! In this episode, the most infamous hip-hop podcast dives deep into the topic of Social Media Burnout, and tells you how to avoid it.

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Super Duty Tough Work Podcast – EP 31: Ten Ways to Promote Your Music Without Shooting Yourself in the Face

A couple weeks back, a story surfaced about an aspiring rapper from Indiana shooting himself in the face live on Facebook as an attempt to bring attention to his music. We wouldn’t be the most infamous podcast on planet earth if we didn’t discuss this unprecedented level of fuckery. But instead of just making fun of this guy for his awful decision-making and attention-whoring, we decided to provide ten ways that an artist can promote their music without having to shoot themselves in the face. These techniques are all time-tested, proven, and more importantly, not dangerous! Ignore those guys, and listen to us.

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Super Duty Tough Work Podcast – EP 28: The Dark Side of the Club

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For better or worse, the night club has become the epicenter of modern hip-hop; a place that you hear referenced in the majority of hip-hop songs. And although most mainstream rappers would have you believe the club is the most amazing place on earth, the stories we’ve seen in the news this week let’s us know that somebody isn’t telling the whole story. This week, the most infamous podcast on planet earth talks about the club. We’ve all been there. Let’s dive deep.

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Super Duty Tough Work Episode 25: Thinking With Your Own Mind

After missing last week due to Blueprint being at the Soundset festival, the most infamous podcast on planet earth returns. This week we chop it up with co-host Illogic about his upcoming album “A Man Who Thinks With His Own Mind” and chop it up about originality in hip-hop and how its importance has changed over the years. Back on the block!

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Super Duty Tough Work Podcast – EP 24: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

In this week’s episode of Super Duty Tough Work, the most infamous podcast on planet earth tackles a topic that’s rarely discussed by the hip-hop media–responsibility. Is it just entertainment, or are entertainers responsible for their words and actions? And is it ok for us to hold entertainers to a higher level of accountability? There are no easy answers here but, as always, we dive deep and make sense of it all.

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Super Duty Tough Work Podcast – EP 20: A Tribute to the Art of Hip-Hop Storytelling

Yesterday Blueprint announced that his latest release, the Vigilante Genesis EP, will be released on May 27th and is produced entirely by Aesop Rock. One of the details Blueprint has dropped about the record is that it is a heavily conceptual, story album. So we decided to spend this episode speaking about storytelling. First, Illogic interviews Blueprint about Vigilante Genesis and then we lay down our thoughts on the Top Five Storytellers in hip-hop. If you want to support the Vigilante Genesis project, preorder bit.ly/VGpreorder

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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 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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Shot Composition As It Relates to Music Videos

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Although I’ve been pretty active with the camera in the last couple of years, it’s been a while since I entered the music video realm. Well, I’m officially back.

The first music video I shot was for “10 Stone” for my good friend and fellow artist, Latimore Platz back in the winter of 2010.  The fact that I volunteered for the job didn’t stop me from being any less nervous about it. Continue reading

Greenhouse “Hello World” (Deconstructed) Video

A few months back when we released Electric Purgatory Part Two I went on facebook and asked if anybody would be interested in us putting together some videos where we talk about the creative process and the making of the project.  Pretty much everybody was in favor of it, so Illogic and I started shooting.  Now that I’m home from tour I finally I was able to put the first video together.

Our goal is to do one for each song on the EP assuming people like it or find it informative and/or entertaining.  If you haven’t checked out the EP yet, listen here: Continue reading

Song Lyrics: The Spin Cycle

“The Spin Cycle” – from Electric Purgatory Part Two by Greenhouse

A dollar’s hard to earn
The drama’s hard to kill
Even if you got God you gotta guard your grill
Times is hard
With or without a job it’s ill
People standing outside like it’s a fire drill
Just a consequence of living in a modern world
Cash rules so people bow to the dollar bill
Might stab you in the back
holler at your girl
They rap about make-believe, package it, then call it real
Major labels crying foul
Saying nothing sells Continue reading

Greenhouse “Only You” – featuring Toki Wright & Angelica Lee

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Here’s the latest leak from the upcoming Greenhouse release Electric Purgatory Part Two, to be released next week! Listen, download, enjoy!

http://greenhousecrew.bandcamp.com/track/only-you-featuring-toki-wright-angelica-lee

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Sat. July 24th – Electric Purgatory Part 2 CD Release Party

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If you live in Columbus or the surrounding areas, please mark your calendars! The CD release party for Electric Purgatory Part Two will be held next weekend

Date: Saturday July 24th, 2010
City:
Columbus, OH
Venue:
Skullys
Address: 1151 N. High Street
Ages: 18+
Lineup: Greenhouse (Blueprint & Illogic), Toki Wright (Rhymesyers), Zero Star, & StoneCraft

Hope to see everybody out!!!