• News

    Adventures in Counter-Culture Album Release Party in Columbus 4/9














    If you live in Columbus, OH or the surrounding area then you won’t wanna miss this event.  The official release party for the new Blueprint album Adventures in Counter-Culture will be going down Saturday April 9th in Columbus, OH at Carabar (115 Parsons).  Doors open at 9pm, all ages are invited, and the admission is FREE.  Performers include Blueprint, Bottom Brick.  The music will be provided by DJ True Skills, and there will be a bboy battle from 9pm-1030pm from some of the freshest breakers in our city.  Please come through to check out the show and pick up the new album.

    Thanks for the support!


  • News

    “So Alive” deluxe single available from Printmatic.net NOW!

    Single “so alive” from the album Adventures in Counter-Culture available on limited edition, RED vinyl.  Only 500 singles pressed and all individually hand-numbered.  Remixes by Budo & X:144 as well as all instrumentals.  Also includes a digital download card so you don’t have to encode the songs to MP3s yourself!  No excuse to not scoop it up!  Support the movement!

    $10 Add To Cart

  • Blog

    Blueprint, MTV, and “Selling Out”

    The Adventure

    I started working on Adventures in Counter-Culture 5 years ago.  At the time I started working on it I was fed up with everything around me; television and its stereotypical and harmful images, commercial radio, the stagnation of the music (even in the hip-hop scene that I’m a part of), and society in general.  To me, there had become too many rules, too much routine, too much recycling of ideas and concepts.  So as far as I was concerned I didn’t want to be a part of of that anymore, even if it meant that I had to challenge even the things that I’m known best for as an artist.

    That’s what counter-culture is.

    So as I took on this task of trying to destroy everything I knew musically and socially, I immediately realized that there would be risk involved, but I made the journey primarily for me so I didn’t care.  I had to do it for myself.  Make the music that I wanted to make, become the person I wanted to be, free of expectations and rules, so that I would know that I’m not just another artist playing it safe like everybody else, making the same boring record over and over again just because it makes them money.

    When this entire scene that I’m a part of began to pop off in the early 2000s, it was because the music was different and progressive.  It expanded and inspired many.  Unfortunately, there came a point where it began to recycle itself and became stagnant, depending on the same ideas, styles, and concepts to stay successful, but not growing.  That’s what I’m fighting against.  I realize that everybody may not be with me on that, or even understand my desire to distance my music from what I consider to be formulaic and boring, but there’s no turning back for me.

  • 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.

    Word is blog

  • Pictures

    More pics from “Radioinactive” video shoot

    Well, we finally wrapped up shooting for the “Radioinactive” music video on Monday night.  My job as a rapper is done, and now it is the hands of Bangland media to turn our vision into a reality, then turn that reality over to the good folks at Rhymesayers Entertainment.  Here’s some a few more pics from the last part of the shoot for you all to check out.  I’m pretty excited about this one getting finished.

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    Word is blog

  • Blog



    My apologies for the lack of blogging over the past 4-6 weeks.  Its not that I dont have things to blog about that i don’t think are interesting, its more that lately all the stuff i want to write about is about music. It’s very rare that i really wanna write about music and share perspectives or philosophy.  I tend to think that me blogging about music can come off pretentious or arrogant.

    And the entire reason i have been wanting to talk about music so much is because over the past 6-7 weeks i feel more dedicated to music than i have the entire 7 years that this has been my job.  I literally have been doing almost nothing but music, and have been more happy about doing it than ever.  I honestly feel like such a lucky person just to have the chance to do this job, that when i put things into perspective it made me feel like i hadn’t been working hard enough. 

    And as wild as this may seem I can honestly say that for the first time in my career, I want to be great.  I want to do great music.  Not just be dope, have fun, get pussy, make money and all that shit that comes along with doing it for a living.  I really want to commit myself to it, and take it as far as my talent can take me.  But with that ambition comes a LOT of commitment, which is where i am now.