331: Projects We Were Too Scared to Release
Super Duty Tough Work Podcast
by Blueprint
5d ago
Once you reach a certain number of releases in your catalog, people tend to judge you by those projects and how successful they were. But most artists know that they had several projects that they never released because they were too scared to share them. In this episode, Blueprint and Illogic break down three projects that they never released due to fear but wish they would have. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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330: Making Your Own Samples with Rob Viktum
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by Blueprint
3w ago
Since we speak about the pros and cons of making sample-based music on this show quite often, it's only right that we invite a producer on the show who has been on both sides. Aside for producing tracks for Conway, Murs, Ras Kass, and Brother Ali, Texas producer Rob Viktum is a composer and sound designer who makes samples that are used by other producers. In this episode, we speak to him about his start in music and his journey into being sampled by other artists. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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328: Knowing When to Call it Quits
Super Duty Tough Work Podcast
by Blueprint
2M ago
Everybody can talk about success, but not many can talk about dealing with failure. This week Blueprint discusses the events that led him to shut down his trucking company to focus on music again and how he's been dealing with the feeling of failure associated with not achieving his end goal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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327: Album Reviews
Super Duty Tough Work Podcast
by Blueprint
2M ago
The long-awaited return of album reviews by the Super Duty Tough Work crew. In this episode, they review recent albums from Dibiase & Raz Fresco, Planet Asia & Midaz the Beast, Blockhead, and Larry June & The Alchemist. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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326: Little Brother Documentary Review
Super Duty Tough Work Podcast
by Blueprint
3M ago
Over the last couple of months, Hip-hop fans have been talking about how the brand new documentary about hip-hop group Little Brother, "May the Lord Watch." The documentary tells the story of Little Brother and goes deep into what broke the group up and what brought them back together. In this episode, Blueprint and Illogic review the film and break down six big lessons that every artist should take away from it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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324: New Year New Beginnings
Super Duty Tough Work Podcast
by Blueprint
3M ago
With the new year comes time to reflect on the previous year and make plans for the next. In this episode, Blueprint and Illogic break down what they did wrong in 2023 and how they plan on fixing it in 2024. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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323: Was KRS-One Right to Boycott the Grammys?
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by Blueprint
4M ago
Although many people were happy to see the Grammys pay tribute to hip-hop turn 50 years old, not all artists were on the same page. Most notably, hip-hop pioneer and icon KRS-ONE was very public about why I turned down his invitation to participate in the tribute, sparking debates in hip-hop circles worldwide. In this episode, Blueprint and Illogic debate whether or not KRS-ONE made the right decision to boycott the event. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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322: Why Artists Struggle to Increase Their Prices
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by Blueprint
4M ago
If there is one factor that influences every facet of American life, it's inflation. Things that were once cheap become expensive and things that were already expensive become even more expensive. These increasing costs impact artists and force them to evaluate what they're charging for their art. In this episode, Blueprint and Illogic dive deep into why so many artists struggle with raising their prices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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321: How to Fix a Broken Song
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by Blueprint
5M ago
With Blueprint and Illogic both putting the finishing touches on their next set of albums to be released next year, they've been knee deep in the post-production process. This week, they talk about how they evaluate songs their on the fence about and the process the follow to fix a song that isn't quite working. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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320: Why Rap Sales Are Down 40%
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by Blueprint
6M ago
Rapper Juicy J made news this week when he pointed out that sales of rap music have dropped 40% in the last year, calling for a meeting of the minds to fix it. In this episode, Blueprint and Illogic break down why we think rap music sales are in a slump and our solutions for how to fix it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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