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    Blueprint @ SXSW Music Conference


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    Blueprint will be playing two shows at the South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, TX:

    Weds March 16th @ Mohawks Patio – 8pm set time

    Friday March 18th @ Emos Main Room – 9:30 set time

    The set times are exact, so please get there on time to catch the set!

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    Atmosphere announces The Family tour featuring Blueprint, Grieves, Dj Abilities, etc..

    This April, Atmosphere will embark on their 21 date US and Canadian “The Family Tour”. Atmosphere will be joined by Rhymesayers family member Blueprint, Grieves with Budo, Sab The Artist & DJ Abilities. The largest show on the tour will be held at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA and will see the addition of Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic & DJ Big Wiz. “The Family Tour” will directly support Atmosphere’s April 12th release The Family Sign.

    A limited amount of fan pre-sale tickets will be available at 3:00PM Wednesday, February 16th. Be sure to follow Atmosphere on Facebook & Twitter for the fan pre-sale password. National ticket on-sale begins Friday, February 18th. These shows will sell out quick so make sure you take advantage of the fan pre-sale and get your tickets early!

    Grieves with Budo
    Sab The Artist
    DJ Abilities

    04.20.11 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall – RSVP

  • News,  Video

    Blueprint “Radio-Inactive” video & single

    “Radio-inactive” is the first official single from the forthcoming Blueprint album Adventures in Counter-Culture, to be released April 5th, 2011.

    Shot, edited, & directed by Bangland Media

    Buy it now at iTunes: Explicit | Clean | Instrumental

    Critically acclaimed mc/producer and Soul Position frontman Blueprint, returns with his highly anticipated sophomore solo release Adventures in Counter-Culture. Experimenting with synths, keyboards, and drum machines, Adventures in Counter-Culture touches on Blueprint’s cynicism with the world, his disdain for pop culture, the state of politics and an apathetic, uninspired society. The album encompasses every facet of music Blueprint knows. It blurs genre lines and connects his hip hop pedigree with his early days in the church choir, to the R&B bands he was a part of in high school, to his new found interest in rock and electronic music.

    After a five year musical journey, Blueprint has emerged with his greatest effort to date. A culmination of self discovery and societal critique, Adventures in Counter-Culture is just that. The adventure begins March 1st, 2011.

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    Christmas Sale

    From now until the day after Christmas we’re having a 20% off sale in the store.  All you have to do is enter “20OFF” in the cart in the discount code field, and you’re good to go.

    Happy Holidays!

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    “Columbus or Bust” double CD edition now available

    Out of print since 2005, the Greenhouse Effect album Columbus or Bust is now available again for the first time. It is now a double-cd that includes the instrumentals to the album. Now shipping for $8

    Columbus or Bust is the third release from the Greenhouse Effect crew and the follow-up to their debut full-length album Life Sentences. Produced entirely by Blueprint, with guest appearances by Murs and Jakki the Motormouth. Rhymes by Blueprint & Fess. Written and recorded during the same time period as 1988, and released the same year

    CD Version: $8 Add To Cart

    Digital Version: $5 Add To Cart

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    Greenhouse hoodies are back in stock

    As old man winter continues to strengthen his hold on our collective asses, the good people at Weightless Recordings have decided to bring back one of the most popular merch items, the Greenhouse hooded sweatshirt.  These have been out of stock since Greenhouse‘s spring tour with Killah Priest, but they are officially back and in two colors; Black w/ Silver print and Green with white print.   If you slept last time around, you should probably wake up and pick up one this time around.  Any hoodie ships with a free greenhouse CD of your choice.  Choose size and title in the checkout cart.

    Greenhouse Hoodie + Free CD: $25 Add to cart

    Thanks for the support!

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    The on-line store is back!!

    Here’s some unexpected things that you can expect to find:

    1. Digital & physical goods – however you want it, we got it. we ship everywhere

    2. Back catalog – everything I’ve released since 1999 will be up in either digital format, physical format, or both.  For those that have been with me since the beginning you probably have all that old stuff, but for the people who have just learned about me, I will have my entire discography available, listed by year of release.

    3. Free CDs with Apparel purchases – that’s right, buy a shirt or a hoody and get a free CD from the back catalog with it.

    4. Low Prices – CDs are either $5 or $8 each, and we will have a bunch of t-shirts going for only $10.

    Thanks for the support!

  • News

    Daft Punk to score the new Tron:Legacy movie

    I’ll admit that this is news that probably excites me more than most, but Daft Punk is doing the score for the entire new Tron: Legacy movie, due out in December.  This excites me for two reasons: first, Tron is an 80s cult-classic and second because it’s fucking Daft Punk for crying out loud!

    Truth be told I never really sat down with a Daft Punk record until about 3-4 years ago.  I was trying to learn more about synths and electronic based music, and realized that I should probably start at the source and check out the two pioneering groups: Daft Punk & Kraftwerk.  Since pretty much everything else that came after them was influenced by them it seemed like a safe place to start.  I would highly recommend the same thing for all the hip-hop producers reading this, you won’t regret it.

    At any rate, they’re making a big return to the scene by scoring the Tron: Legacy movie.  It’s a perfect fit because the movie is some futuristic shit anyways, so props to whoever chose them to do the soundtrack.  Every now and then Hollywood makes a damn good decision.  Peep the trailer for the movie their music after the jump that features a heavy dose of their music:

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    Blueprint’s Thanksgiving Takeover tour dates

    Between overdosing on turkey, college football being on television for 24 hours a day, and family members stressing you out, Thanksgiving can be a stressful holiday.  We know you want to chill with your family and take some time off work, but we also know that feeling wears off fast and it’s not soon before you’re threatening a family member with a drumstick.  For these stressful holiday times, Blueprint has invented The Thanksgiving Takeover Tour featuring Blueprint & DJ Raregroove, Akrobatik, and special guests Mane Rock & Deejay Tense.  Designed to give you and your friends a place to go so you don’t have to slap your cousin silly for refusing to turn the channel from MTV.   After you break bread with your family, break bread with us.

    Here’s the dates and cities:

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    Blueprint interview on

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    Audible Hype is really good blog.  I was put onto it maybe 9-10 months ago and read it faithfully.  Naturally, it’s a huge compliment for me to be featured on the website and contribute to its main focus, which is to provide tools and insight for independent artists.  Please check it out the interview, and if you’re an independent artist of any sort it wouldn’t be bad move to subscribe to the site via RSS.  In fact, it would be a good move.

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