Beats & Rhymes
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.
Thanks for listening!
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.
After many demos and some experimentation, I am proud to announce the debut of me and DJ Rare Groove’s brand new podcast, Super Duty Tough Work, where we speak about current events in hip-hop but with a grown man perspective. Check out this episode:
First single from the upcoming Blueprint album, Deleted Scenes, available Oct. 16th. Pre-ordering right now at https://printmatic.net
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.
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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:
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 of chapter one, “Five Years Ago” from the new book The Making of Adventures in Counter-Culture.
The Making of Adventures in Counter-Culture: Chapter 01 “Five Years Ago” by BLUEPRINT
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 https://printmatic.net
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
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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:
Shout outs to Chi Town Luke and the crew for having me on again.
A fresh “keep bouncing” remix done several months ago. If you’re on Soundcloud, follow the kid. Enjoy.
Alternate link: http://soundcloud.com/printmatic/keep-bouncing-remix
Every time Kanye West puts out a new record people rush to expose all the samples he uses. At this point I’m not sure if the purpose of publishing these lists is to discredit him, demystify the production process, or to give him props. All I know is that every time the list is revealed I’m always impressed by how eclectic his music selection is. Even for a hip-hop producer the range of what he listens to is pretty impressive, particularly in regards to the time periods. He’s one of the rare cats that is equally aware of both new and old music.
While there’s a youtube video floating around that details all the samples on Kanye West’s new album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, I noticed that there was one song missing from it. This song is called “Woods” and it’s by Bon Iver. Posting a song that somebody sampled in itself is kind of boring to me, unless the song is really dope, and this song is really dope. In fact, I can honestly say I’ve never heard a song that sounds like “Woods”. It’s some one-of-a-kind shit:
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The second release Smokey Part 2 by producer Columbus hip-hop producer Latimore Platz is now available on Weightless Recordings. If you’re a fan of hip-hop production, do yourself a big favor and click on the above cover image and download the goodness.
Direct link: http://www.divshare.com/direct/13124250-8ad.zip
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I’ve had this album for a while, maybe since 2002 or so, but recently rediscovered it. The record is by Mike Hankinson and it’s called The Unusual Classical Synthesizer. It was released in 1972, which was back when synthesizers were the new thing to experiment with, and everything on this record is a synth version of a classical song. For those that dig for records you know these types of records aren’t really hard to find once you find them, but this one is cool to me because the very first song on it was sampled by J Dilla like 2-3 times. Even with him hitting it up so many times, it’s still got a ton of parts that can be used.
Check it out. Download it if you like it.
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My latest project, titled Blueprint Who is now available. It is an EP that’s about 25 minutes in length, and it will only be sold on tour and here at printmatic.net. It will not be available on i-tunes or anything like that due to me not wanted to be sued out of house and home for sampling what I want to sample. Plus, i-tunes takes out too high of a percentage anyways, but that’s another story altogether.
There are THREE versions available. Pick your poison:
#1. CD VERSION
The Blueprint Who CD version is $4.99 plus shipping. It starts shipping on Tuesday Sept 7th and comes with a FREE 11×17 poster (see below poster image) and the instrumentals to all songs. Use the add to cart button to pick it up.
#2. DELUXE DIGITAL VERSION:
The Deluxe Digital Version of Blueprint Who will come with 1) all instrumentals, 2) a PDF file of the artwork, and 3) the music video for the song “Dream Big”. This version is also $4.99. To order the delux digital version just select the “BUY NOW” button from the below audio player:
#3. FREE DIGITAL VERSION
The Free Digital Version of Blueprint Who will not include any of the extra stuff above, and the price is determined by what you decide to pay for it. You can pay $0, $1, $2.75, $5, $10, etc. It’s up to you. There will be a price field that defaults to zero, and whatever price you enter will be the price paid for it. The file is still encoded at 320 kbps and the download process is exactly the same. To order this version just click the “Download” button on the audio player below:
Here’s the pics of the Blueprint Who artwork:
As always, thanks for the support!!