Announcements, interviews, and press
Check out his Deleted Scenes spring tour dates below. Join the Facebook event pages for your city now!
First single from the upcoming Blueprint album, Deleted Scenes, available Oct. 16th. Pre-ordering right now at https://printmatic.net
For those that missed the announcement a couple weeks ago, the kid will be joining Atmosphere & I-Self Divine for some shows in July. We will be hitting up Wichita, Little Rock, Nashville, Memphis, and Nashville. Check out the details and mark your calendars.
07.08 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion Ballroom: Buy Tickets
07.10 – Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s Cantina: Buy Tickets
07.11 – Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre: Buy Tickets
07.12 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works: Buy Tickets
From now until the end of this month we will be running a special sale on printmatic.net. There are a number of items on sale already like the $10 t-shirts and $20 Hoodies, but we are adding two big ones: The Making of Adventures in Counter-Culture book and all digital downloads. You can now get the physical copy of the book for $10 and all digital albums are setup for “fan price,” which means that you decide what you pay for digital albums. The price default of zero, and you decide how much or how little you pay. Please note that the $10 version of the book is signed, but doesn’t come with any of the extras that are available in the other packages like the sticker, t-shirt, instrumental CD, or poster.
The Making of Adventures in Counter-Culture” Book (signed copy but without the extra stuff)- $10 ADD TO CART
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Last week we ran the $10 t-shirt deal, and this week we would like to announce the $20 Hoodie Sale. Supplies and sizes are somewhat limited, so don’t sleep on this one. Each hoodie comes with a FREE CD of your choice. Check out the styles and colors HERE
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You read it right–all t-shirts are $10 the entire month of May. Plus, all shirts come with a free CD. I’ve got a few t-shirts left over from the last few tours I’ve done and it’s getting nice outside. However, please understand that sizes are limited in certain styles (especially in some of the smaller sizes), so don’t sleep. Once a particular size is gone, it’s gone.
Visit the apparel page HERE
For all my friends who have Kindles (or Ipad’s with Kindle Reader apps), the E-Book version of The Making of Adventures in Counter-Culture is now available on Amazon.com for $5.99. Click HERE or the cover to purchase. Audiobook version will be available later this month.
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After a five-year musical journey, critically acclaimed mc/producer and Soul Position frontman Blueprint, returned in 2011 with his highly-anticipated sophomore solo album Adventures in Counter-Culture. While praised by critics and considered his finest release to date, the story behind Blueprint’s musical departure went largely untold until now. The Making of Adventures in Counter-Culture sees Blueprint emerge as an author, vividly recounting the stories that inspired him to create such a unique piece of art. His writing leaves nothing unanswered – taking the reader through the creative process behind every song on the album – and describing in rich detail the circumstances that lead to his social commentary, his personal transformation, and his genre-defying album, Adventures in Counter-Culture.
Several months back I took a poll asking if people would like to see me start a discussion forum here on printmatic.net and it got a lot of positive feedback, so I’m launching it today. Please register and participate HERE
Word is blog
To all my friends in the Ohio area, I will be playing an instrumental set in Columbus on Friday Feb 10th @ Carabar (115 Parsons Ave), as a part of the J-Dilla Tribute Night being put together by my homie Zero Star. The event is Free admission and all ages are welcome. I am working on a couple instrumental projects under the name The 808 Mechanic, and this project will be my opportunity to do play some of this material out for the first time. Just to clarify, I will not be rhyming, I will be playing an instrumental/beat set.
Hope yall can make it out.
As many of my friends know, I’m a pretty big fan of Mixed-Martial Arts (MMA). I think I started watching it about four or five years ago, and have been into it pretty heavily ever since, as proven by my MMA-related tweets whenever there’s a big event on. Hell, a lot of my time in the studio is spent watching classic fights that I missed before I was a fan of the sport.
Last week when i was in Orlando, their weekly paper The Orlando Weekly did a great feature on me and Adventures in Counter-Culture.
Please check it out here: http://orlandoweekly.com/music/under-the-radar-1.1245038
Here’s an exerpt:
In 2005, Al Shepard stopped by the headquarters of Power 107.5 FM, a radio station in his hometown, Columbus, Ohio. Shepard had ties to hip-hop, and so did the station, but each had a vastly different idea of what makes the genre great. Traditionally, Shepard raps over self-made beats as Blueprint, keeping his work low on coolness and flash, and heavy on honesty. Slang doesn’t play into his verses much and he’s consistently willing to experiment with different moods and sounds in his beats. (He’s had albums issued by stately indie hip-hop label Rhymesayers.)
Hello Friends. Although it’s officially winter I would like to announce the Sunshine State of Mind Tour, a week-long headlining tour that will be brought to the sunniest of sunny places, Florida. If you live in the state of Florida, I would like to officially invite you out to one of the shows.
Thursday December 15th – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum: details & RSVP
Friday, December 16th – Orlando, FL @ The Social: details & RSVP
Saturday, December 17th – Jacksonville, FL @ The Phoenix Taproom: details and RSVP
Sunday, December 18th – Orlando, FL @ Blank Space (Producer Showcase): details and RSVP
Tuesday, December 20th – Lake Worth, FL @ Propaganda: details and RSVP
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But I do want to say this: I’m currently knee deep into working on my follow-up to Adventures in Counter-Culture.
It doesn’t have an official title yet, it doesn’t have any guest appearances on it yet, but trust me that it’s definitely underway and could possibly be finished by the end of this winter.
Starting today in Grand Rapids, MI, you can see Printmatic himself over the next week at a number of stops across the Midwestern US. The quick jaunt ends with a what’s sure to be an incredible show in Print’s hometown of Columbus, Ohio, joined by Soul Position groupmate Rjd2, as well as local artist Envelope.
BLUEPRINT TOUR DATES:
10.02 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme: RSVP
10.04 – Fairborn, OH @ One Eyed Jacks: RSVP
10.05 – Peoria, IL @ SOP’s on Main: Buy Tickets | RSVP
10.06 – Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s: Buy Tickets | RSVP
10.07 – St. Louis, MO @ Gramophone: RSVP
10.08 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s: Buy Tickets | RSVP