Thug Life…Is It Everything Its Advertised To Be?

From what I can tell being a thug just isn’t what it used to be. It seems that its harder on a thug more than any other time in history.

I mean, what if your life consisted of nothing but shootouts and fights on a daily basis?  For most people having to deal with an overbearing boss is enough to make you wanna figure-four leg-lock someone.  Imagine the kinda mental stress you must go through everyday if you wake up like, “well this could be my last day here on earth, but fuck it let it do what it do.”  I dunno if that’s a lifestyle I’m equipped to deal with.  Imagine being in and outta jail sometimes for days, other times months, or even years.   But, this is your whole lifestyle we’re talking about, not just a one time thing when you were 20 years old.

One thing I don’t think most people realize about most thugs is that they’re mostly broke.  Now, you may be saying to yourself “I thought they sold drugs?” That’s a common misconception about thugs.  Most drug dealers are not thugs, and most thugs are not drug dealers.  There’s a difference.  This is why they’re always trying to rob people–because they’re broke.  Most thugs go to jail for assault and robbery. Continue Reading →

“Columbus or Bust” Double CD edition is 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

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Download “Smokey Part Two” by Latimore Platz now!

The second release, Smokey Part 2, by Columbus hip-hop producer Latimore Platz is now available on Weightless Recordings. If you’re a fan of hip-hop production, do yourself a big favor and click on the above cover image and download the goodness.

Direct link: http://www.divshare.com/direct/13124250-8ad.zip

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Latimore Platz “Close to You” MP3

Due to Latimore being in medical school and having finals this week we decided to push the release of his second EP back until next week, but here’s the first official leak from the Smokey Part 2, titled “Close to You”

Direct link: http://www.divshare.com/direct/13052241-47b.mp3

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Blueprint “Pain” Lyrics

“Pain” from Blueprint Who EP

I don’t let the drums dictate the way what I spit lay
or if the rhythm of it’s what makes it great
I listen to it, then when I hit play
my mind drift into a place 50 years away
I see what would’ve been if i let the pen lay
the Old Me got so many things to say
But nobody listens cause his beard is gray
So he tells me to get back here and seize the day
See, I don’t need peace and quiet
I really don’t like it, it really aint the way
Cool concept,
but hardly inspiring when peace is the only thing you see every day
Now I don’t think we need riots
or all types of violence for things to be ok
But in terms of environment, we need something to fight against
cause most great art can’t exist without pain Continue Reading →

New Blueprint interview on ClapCowards.com

New interview posted today on Clapcowards.com. Peep the exerpt:

1. At what point did you realize music was what you wanted to do? I’m not sure if there was ever really a conscious decision about wanting to do music forever or anything like that. I come from a musical family and church, so music was always a part of my life in one way or another. When I started actually releasing music in the form of Greenhouse cassette tapes it was really only because I felt like we had to have something for sale before we actually played a show. At the time, I never really thought we would make any significant money off of it and I definitely never thought it would end up being a career for me. I just kind of went with the flow. Continue Reading →

Blueprint Who EP is now available!

The latest Blueprint project, titled Blueprint Who is now available. It’s 25-minute EP , and it will only be sold on tour and here at printmatic.net. It will not be available on i-tunes, so get your digital fix here!

There are THREE versions available. Pick your poison:

#1. CD VERSION

The Blueprint Who CD version is $4.99 plus shipping. It starts shipping on Tuesday Sept 7th and comes with a FREE 11×17 poster (see below poster image) and the instrumentals to all songs. Use the add to cart button to pick it up.

#2. DELUXE DIGITAL VERSION:

The Deluxe Digital Version of Blueprint Who will come with 1) all instrumentals, 2) a PDF file of the artwork, and 3) the music video for the song “Dream Big”. This version is also $4.99. To order the delux digital version just select the “BUY NOW” button from the below audio player:


#3. FREE DIGITAL VERSION

The Free Digital Version of Blueprint Who will not include any of the extra stuff above, and the price is determined by what you decide to pay for it. You can pay $0, $1, $2.75, $5, $10, etc. It’s up to you. There will be a price field that defaults to zero, and whatever price you enter will be the price paid for it. The file is still encoded at 320 kbps and the download process is exactly the same. To order this version just click the “Download” button on the audio player below:

Here’s the pics of the Blueprint Who artwork:

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Blueprint Who CD Now Pre-Ordering

We are now officially taking orders on weightlessmerchandise.com for the Blueprint Who CD. Here’s the details:

CD VERSION:

  • The Blueprint Who CD version is $4.99 plus shipping and pre-ordering now. It ships on Tuesday Sept 7th with a FREE 11×17 poster and instrumentals to all songs. CLICK HERE or use the below add to cart button to order the Delux CD version:

DIGITAL VERSION:

  • There will be two digital versions of Blueprint Who; the standard (i.e. free) digital version and deluxe digital version. Both will be available to download on Wednesday September 8th. The deluxe version will come with the instrumentals, a PDF of the artwork, and the music video for the song “Dream Big”. I will post details on the morning of Wednesday Sept 8th with download details.

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