Announcements, interviews, and press

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    Blueprint July Tour Dates with Atmosphere & I-Self Divine

    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

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    End of Month Sale at Books & MP3s

     From now until the end of this month we will be running a special sale on  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


    Thanks for the support.

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    $10 T-Shirt Sale at

    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

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    Blueprint Announces the Release of New Book “The Making of Adventures in Counter-Culture”

    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.

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    Playing J Dilla Tribute In Columbus on Feb 10th

    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.


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    Talking MMA tonight on MMA Uncensored show 8pm Mountain Time / 10pm EST

    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.

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    Blueprint feature in the Orlando Weekly

    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:

    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.)

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    Blueprint announces the “Sunshine State of Mind” Tour


    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.

    Blueprint Tour Dates:

    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

    Thanks for the support,


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    I’m working on a new album


    It’s been a while since I’ve blogged, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have anything to say.  In fact it’s the opposite.  I’ve had a lot to say, I just haven’t had the time to sit down and say it.

    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. 

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    Blueprint midwest tour dates announcement

    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.

    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