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The hip-hop community was dealt a big blow with the passing of iconic rapper MF DOOM last week. And while MF DOOM was one of the dopest rappers and lyricists of his era, there was a lot more that went into his success than his talent. In fact, his marketing was one of the biggest factors in his success. In this episode of the most infamous podcast …
 
If you've been paying attention to the show, then you know we started another 90 Days of Discipline Challenge to ourselves in October. We also invited our listeners to join in on this challenge, where we choose a goal and focus on it for 90 days to see how far along we can get. In this episode, Blueprint and Illogic play the calls from our listener…
 
While we often speak about the need to be as ambitious as possible when it comes to achieving your goals, we've rarely spoken about what happens after you do. One unfortunate thing that can happen is feeling burnt out and that is where we find ourselves this week as we push into the final few weeks of our 90-Days of Discipline Challenge. In this ep…
 
If there's one thing that this year has shown us, it's that the future is uncertain and unpredictable. Along with that unpredictable nature comes a lot of ups and downs. Good situations and bad situations. But how we view to those bad situations plays a big part in how we handle them. In this episode of the most infamous podcast on planet earth, Bl…
 
One of our most popular episodes in the last two years was one titled "Dating Uncreative People." In that episode, we laid out all the challenges that creative people face when dating people who aren't involved in the creative arts. This time around we're speaking about what it's like to date ambitious people, why it's so different from dating regu…
 
Although we've had legendary underground MC Mr. Lif appear on the show before during our real estate episode, we haven't had a chance to chop it up with him about music. That changes this week, when Blueprint and Mr Lif sit down to speak about his brand new collaborative album Vangarde with producer Stu Bangas. It's been a long time since we've don…
 
For most artists, one of the things we look the most forward to is releasing our creations to the public. As a result, release day is right up there with birthdays and holidays for us. Unfortunately, the excitement of that day doesn't last forever. Eventually, the buzz that we had around our project starts to fade. And when it does the inevitable q…
 
One of the most difficult things artists struggle with is setting their price. Half the time we feel like we are charging too much and half the time we feel like we're not charging enough. In this episode of the most infamous podcast on planet earth, we break down six guidelines that should help you the next time you're trying to figure out what to…
 
While attention to detail is a positive trait for an artist to have, it isn't without it's drawbacks. One of the biggest being the constant need to chase perfection in everything we create. Many of us put incredible amounts of time and resources into creating full productions that we hope have a big impact. But other artists aren't so hung up on pe…
 
One year ago, we challenged ourselves to lock in on our art and commit more heavily for 30 days. At the end of that challenge, which we invited our listeners to participate in, we reported back with our results and played voice messages from other people who participated in the challenge. It's been a year since then and we are now releasing the pro…
 
As two independent hip-hop artists, the topic of investing in yourself frequently comes up on this podcast. And while we have spoken about how important it is, we have never gotten into the specific numbers. In this week's episode, we dive deep into the actual costs associated with producing and releasing an album independently, using Illogic's upc…
 
Because we do speak about ownership quite often on this podcast, it is always refreshing to see the conversation happen on bigger platforms. This week that happened courtesy of some viral tweets by Kanye West, who took to twitter to voice his dissatisfaction with his recording contract. He posted his contract for all to see, pointing out that even …
 
While we've done our fair share of criticizing Nas for his hit-or-miss albums, it always comes from a place of love because we know what he's capable of making some great music. With the release of his latest album King's Disease, Nas has once again got our attention, but this time for the right reasons. In one album, it appears that Nas has addres…
 
While it's very common for hip-hop fans to debate about who the best rapper or producer are, it's very rare for them to restrict those debates to only the artists catalogs. In this episode, we decided to debate which artist has the better catalog--Pharaohe Monch or O.C.? But instead of making it a barbershop debate where there is no score and no wi…
 
If you've been listening to this podcast for the past year or so, then you know Blueprint has been finishing up his next book. Well, the new book is finally done and preordering on weightless.net. In this episode, Illogic interviews Blueprint about the book and gives our listeners a sneak peak into what to expect from Blueprint's latest offering. L…
 
Although we are both grown men who seem to have our stuff together, it wasn't always that way. We had a lot of rough patches along the way, most of which occurred during young adulthood, due to some unsound decisions we made. Looking back now, we have realized that there are tons of traps for young adults that are disguised as rewards. In this epis…
 
While last week's episode about friendship killers got a great response from our listeners, it also made us realize that we may have overlooked a very important topic, which is how to make friends. It may seem simple to those who have always had plenty of friends, but one of the consequences of living in this new social media age is that it has mad…
 
As they say, good friends are hard to come by. Unfortunately, many of us have had no problems making friends, but keeping them is a completely different story. Sometimes we lose friends due to their actions and other times we lose friends due to our own mistakes. In this episode, Blueprint and Illogic break down the biggest things that kill friends…
 
Whether it's starting a new project or releasing something you just finished, there is a lot of uncertainty when it comes to art. This uncertainty about whether its good, whether people will like it, and whether it will be successful can cause a lot of anxiety for artists. In this episode, we break down how to deal with artistic anxiety, so your wo…
 
As rappers and producers, we have had the fortunate opportunity to collaborate with other artists, sometimes producing for other rappers and sometimes rapping on other producers tracks. During our experiences in working with other producers, we've noticed many things that they do that are counter-productive to their end goal, which is to get people…
 
We recently realized that it's been five years since Dame Dash's iconic interview on The Breakfast Club. In this interview he introduced the hip-hop world to several concepts and philosophies that are routinely ignored by large media platforms like entrepreneurship, ownership mentality, sticking together, and hustling for your last name so your chi…
 
Listeners of this podcast know that we are both into making beats and digging for records. But what most don't know is how many wack records you have to buy before you really learn how to find good records consistently. As a result, we've got more wack records in our collection than we would ever care to admit. However, there is a silver lining in …
 
In our last episode, we spoke about things that producers could learn from rappers that would help them in their careers. This week we're doing the follow-up to that topic and speaking about the things that rappers could learn from producers. Although they're completely different, there's a lot that could be learned. Let's go! Learn more about your…
 
As two guys who have been able to participate in hip-hop culture as both rappers and producers, we've been able to see the creative process from two opposite angles. As vocalists, we've been in the spotlight dealing with people. As producers, we've had to play the background and spend countless hours alone. In this episode, we decided to have a con…
 
When people think about hip-hop music's contribution to society, one of the first things they speak about is how it brings people together, enabling them to learn more about each other. And while we have definitely gotten that from hip-hop, we've also gotten a lot more from it. In fact, we've been able to pick up many skills that we otherwise would…
 
Although we've spoken about various books over the years that have helped us as artists, we've never done an episode compiling all of our favorites over the years. In this episode, we do exactly that. We break down ten books that have helped us over the years artistically and why we recommend you read them. Interestingly enough, none of these books…
 
When it comes to our chosen craft, we all know the importance of improving our skill level. However, when it comes to the soft skills that enable us to navigate the world outside of our creative spaces, many of us fall short. Artists in general have to be particularly careful about not developing their soft skills because they have to spend so much…
 
Over the last month, the internet has been abuzz with conversation about the "Last Dance" documentary, which chronicles Michael Jordan's final championship run with the Chicago Bulls. One of the biggest conversations has been about Jordans relentless will to win and his drive to push everybody around him to their fullest potential. Some have praise…
 
Any fan of hip-hop understands that bragging and boasting has been a part of the art form since the beginning. From Special Ed bragging about owning Islands on "I Got It Made" to Puff Daddy bragging about having cars he hasn't even driven yet, bragging and boasting is accepted as normal. However, over the years we've noticed that there are also rap…
 
Since the onset of this pandemic, one of the reoccurring conversations that we've been having with other members of the creative community is about how different the landscape will be once this ends. It will be very different, if and when, things return to normal, and this will require us to focus our attention on developing a different skillset th…
 
Due to the fallout of the corona virus, we are living in a very special time. A time where people are spending more time at home than ever and where online content is being consumed more than ever. On the heels of the DJ Premier vs the Rza battle, live-streaming has captured artist and fans attention and now more artists are going live to broadcast…
 
While we have both had successful careers as independent artists, there have certainly been a lot of ups and downs along the way. There were also many situations and realities that we probably could have avoided or handled much better if we had an OG to pull our coattails and put us up on game earlier. In this episode, we pull all you newer artists…
 
This week on Super Duty Tough Work, we bring the second part of Blueprint's conversation with the "rapper with the most chords", none other than Count Bass D! Since the first part of our interview got so much love and we reviewed his new album "CBD" on last week's episode, it felt like the perfect time to drop the second half of this conversation. …
 
After doing our first album reviews episode a few months back, we were told by our listeners that they would like to see us doing them more frequently. Well, the most infamous podcast on planet earth is back again with more album reviews. In this episode we review the new albums from Royce the 5'9, Jay Electronica, Count Bass D, Boldy James, and Mi…
 
Considering the events taking place around the world in relation to the corona virus and all the fear and uncertainty that already exists, we decided to go the opposite direction. This week, we will be talking about the silver lining in all of this. We believe that there are actually a good number of positives to come out of this that many people a…
 
This week on Super Duty Tough Work, we're joined by none other than "the rapper with the most chords" himself, Count Bass D. On the heels of his brand new album "CBD" that was released this week, Blueprint and Count Bass D sit down for a dope conversation about being signed during the golden era of hip-hop, how he learned production, and the musica…
 
Since our recent episode about branding received so much positive feedback that we figured it's time to talk about the next logical step, which is making money. What many people fail to understand is that it's much easier to make money when your brand is built. So this episode is for those who understand the concepts we presented in Episode #196 Th…
 
In this era of social media and its constant distractions, most people have a very difficult time focusing on what needs to be done. This is because all the competition for our attention has left our minds all over the place, divided amongst too many different things to ever work effectively. In this episode we talk about how to quiet your mind so …
 
If there were one concept that has become cliche in the music industry and hip-hop artists, its the word brand. Once only a concept spoken about only be marketers and salesmen, the concept of branding has now been adopted into the lexicon, leaving artists and publications always talking about their "brands." Naturally, most artists are annoyed by t…
 
Everyone knows what it's like to have creative passion that you care deeply about and a job that you don't particularly care about. In most instances, these jobs drain our creative energy until our desire to pursue our craft outside of work is completely gone. To avoid this we must allow our art to help push us through these down periods so we can …
 
Last week there was a lot of commotion on social media when pop singer Billie Eilish featured a quote of her pointing out that she personally knows a lot of rappers constantly who lie about their lives and having things they don't really own. Many people were upset about her statement, firing back at her. In this episode we give our reaction to her…
 
Although New York producer Blockhead originally emerged on the hip-hop scene as one of Aesop Rock's main collaborators, he has since established his own career as an instrumentalist, releasing albums on legendary label Ninja Tune and many others. While on tour in Columbus, promoting his new album Bubble Bath, Blockhead stopped by the Super Duty stu…
 
Although we've had artist managers on the show before, we've never really went into depth about the pluses and minuses of having a manager. In this episode of the most infamous podcast on planet earth, we break down how managers help and hurt artists, so that anybody thinking about procuring one can know the best case and worst case scenarios ahead…
 
No matter how perfect we strive to be as humans, there will be times in our lives when we feel insecure about where we are in life. It is at these moments that we are visited by the green-eyed monster, jealousy. And even if we don't feel it towards others, we are on the receiving end of it. In this episode, we break down ways to deal with jealousy,…
 
One of the most fascinating and frustrating careers in hip-hop is the career of Queens rapper Nas. While his debut album Illmatic was considered one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time, his fans have been routinely disappointed by his subsequent albums, and wondered why he wouldn't just go back to the style he employed on Illmatic. In this e…
 
In November, with several creative projects unfinished, we decided to create the 30 Days of Discipline Challenge, in hopes of locking in and getting more done. We also invited our listeners to participate in this challenge and call in with their results a the end of the year. In this week's episode, we share our results, and play the calls of our l…
 
In this episode of the most infamous podcast on planet earth, Blueprint sits down for an interview with hip-hop artist and professional illustrator Adam "Illus" Wallenta. Adam has done artwork for a who's who of hip-hop artists like Public Enemy and Craig G, published award winning Children's books, as well as illustrating all three of Blueprint's …
 
Being producers and MCs ourselves, we are always excited about hearing well-produced hip-hop albums. But as fans, we've had to admit that some of our favorite MCs have often released albums where the production didn't match their level of rhyming. In fact, some of the best rappers have frequently had some of the worst production. In this episode we…
 
On our journey to create great art there will inevitably come points where we lose our momentum. It is at these moments when our level of anticipation takes a huge hit and we are no longer excited about our next step in the process. In this episode, we break down the three phases of the artistic journey and explain the points where you should be ab…
 
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