Lessons From Our Fathers

While we both have amazing mothers who have played incredible roles in our development as men, we very rarely speak about our fathers on this show. In fact, we’ve found it very rare for fathers to get their just due at all. So in this episode, we breakdown ten critical lessons we learned from our fathers that have shaped who we are and made us the men that we are today. Let’s go!

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Blogging Has Changed

Ten years ago, blogging was one of my favorite things to do and one of the best ways to connect to my fans.  Sure, I’m a musician and creating music is my primary means of communicating ideas, but once I saw how blogging was connecting with people, it quickly became a favorite tool in my toolbox.

From 2008, when I first started blogging to now, I always made it a priority and tried to write here at least once a week to communicate with my fans.  Unfortunately, as most people can see, things have changed a bit.  I recently just had my longest break from updating this site in my career, which was a couple months.  It’s not that I didn’t have anything going on, but more that blogging has changed over the last few years. Continue reading

How to Survive A Recession

Anyone who has worked in this country understands how trying it can be to find a job, let alone keep a job you already have. Even for those who are model employees, circumstances beyond your control can leave you jobless and unsure where your next paycheck is going to come from. In this episode, we take on a listener suggested topic and talk about how to survive a recession, so you can stay on top even when times get tough.

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The Carnage Cheat Code

If you’ve paid attention to the Minneapolis hip-hop scene as long as we have, then have probably heard of MC and Beatboxer Carnage the Executioner. A close friend and collaborator with Eyedea, and a part of the extended Rhymesayers crew, Carnage has been tearing up stages for a long time. This week on the most infamous podcast on planet earth, we dive deep into his history, and breakdown the traits that have made Carnage successful. Lets go!

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The J-Zone Cheat Code

If you’ve been a fan of underground hip-hop as long as we have, then you probably know who MC/Producer J-Zone is. After releasing his 2011 book, Root for the Villain, which detailed the collapse of his rap career, he began his transition from a hip-hop artist into a full-time drummer.  This week on the most infamous podcast on planet earth, we dive deep into his journey and breakdown the traits that have made J-Zone successful. This is one for the books. Lets go!

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The Problem with New Gear

Any artist who’s been practicing their craft for a while understands the constant temptation to buy new gear. Every year, new things come out that can help us do our jobs better. But is it worth it? Many artists have fallen victim to gear lust, buying the latest and greatest, but have never released their creations. In this episode, we dive into the temptation to buy new gear and give you ten things that are more important, so that you can make a better decision before you make the move.

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The Problem With Just Enough

We have recently discovered a disease that is responsible for quietly killing the dreams of millions of people–it is the disease of “just enough.” This disease is characterized by a person who is talented enough to go above and beyond, settling for just enough in all aspects of their life. After doing just enough for a long time, it becomes normal causing a slew of side effects. In this episode, we dive deep into the problem with just enough and why it may be hurting you more than you think.
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Turning the Podcast into a Video Show

For the last year or so, there have been rumblings from the fans of my podcast Super Duty Tough Work, asking us about a video version of the podcast. At the beginning, I dismissed it because it seemed like something that would very difficult to pull off and because I wasn’t sure there was enough interest in it to justify the effort. But over the last couple of months, my thoughts have changed on it. Continue reading

Investing in Yourself

No matter how long you’ve been doing something, there comes a time when you have to get more serious about it. And part of getting more serious means investing in yourself. From money, to time, to skill building–investing in yourself is a must. In this episode we break down why investing in yourself is so important and what happens when you don’t.

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The Four Pillars of Discipline

In a world where creating goals is much easier than achieving them, people who are disciplined tend to be the most successful. Thankfully, discipline isn’t something people are born with, which means that even if you don’t have it now you can start developing it at any time. This episode is about developing discipline and to make sure that the goals you have set lend themselves to a higher degree of discipline.

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The Best Free Gifts

Under normal circumstances, the most infamous podcast would take this week off, but this year we decided to drop a Christmas-themed episode. Since it’s the season for giving, we are talking about the best free gifts this week. How to give to the people you care about without spending a dime. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our listeners across the globe.

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Why You Can’t Sleep

As the seasons change and the days get shorter and shorter, we’ve now entered the time of year when people’s sleeping patterns take a turn for the worse. This will wreck your productivity if you don’t get it in control. In this episode, the most infamous podcast on planet earth breaks down why you can’t sleep because we are tired of people complaining about it! Get it together, folks!

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Why Moving to a Bigger City Rarely Works

If you grew up in anywhere that’s not a major city and have been active in your art scene for while, you will inevitably reach a point where you are thinking about relocating to a bigger city to “make it.” We have seen dozens of artists fail at this and a handful succeed. In this episode, we break down why moving to a new city is rarely successful for artists. Lets go!

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What Drives You?

No matter what your passion is, there will be times when you question whether the time you put into it is worth it. During those moments of doubt, it’s best to revisit exactly what it is that drives your passion. In this episode, we break down the importance of having a “why” and how to figure out what yours is if you haven’t already. Let’s go!

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What We’ve Learned From The Podcast

We’ve come a long way on this podcast in the last two years. So far that sometimes we don’t take a second back and reflect on what we’ve learned. Well, thankfully friend of the podcast and former guest, Hubert Sawyers, asked us to speak about what doing this podcast has changed our perspective on the music industry and what the long-term plan is for the podcast. We let a lot of cats out the bag in this episode. Dive in!

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Weeding Out People Who Aren’t Serious

No matter what business you’re in, you will inevitably run into people who aren’t serious about supporting your product or service. These people waste your time, money, and energy. The solution is to develop a methodology for weeding them out, so that you can spend your valuable time with those who are serious. In this episode we breakdown four techniques for weeding out people who aren’t serious. Let’s go!

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Advice to Writers

No matter what medium you may express yourself on, writing is a skill at the core of it all. The better you can write, the more effective you will be in expressing yourself and your vision. In this episode, we share ten big lessons we’ve learned about writing that we wish someone would have told us when we started out. Dive in!

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Celebrating Success

We speak about working more effectively and professionally quite a bit on this podcast, but one aspect of that we haven’t covered is what to do after you achieve your goals. While most driven people are no strangers to hard work, they are often strangers to taking the proper time to celebrate their successes. In this episode, we break down what prevents us from celebrating our successes and how to do it properly. Let’s go!

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