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    Episode 226: The 90 Days of Discipline Challenge

    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 projects that we finished during that first challenge. So we decided to…

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    Free T-Shirt Offer with Preorders of Blueprint’s New Book

    We’re running a special offer for Blueprint’s upcoming book, The 10 Traits of Successful Hip-Hop Artists, this weekend on our store.  In collaboration with hip-hop artist and graffiti writer Bukue One, he has created a “Relentless Work Ethic” t-shirt, inspired by one of the chapters in the book.  We’ll be giving away this t-shirt for free with the next 50 preorders of the book.  Here’s all you need to is:

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    Episode 224: How Much Does it Cost To Release An Album

    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, Blueprint and Illogic dive deep into the actual costs associated with producing and releasing an album independently, using Illogic’s upcoming album Auto-Pilot as a case-study.  If you’ve ever wondered what was behind the curtain, then this…

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    Episode 223: Fame Versus Ownership

    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 though he is now a billionaire, there is no way for him to ever get ownership…

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    Episode 222 – Did Nas Finally Get It Right

    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 addressed all of our past criticisms and finally gotten it right.  In…

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    Episode 221: Pharoahe Monch Versus O.C. Catalog Battle

    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 winner, we break down the competition into four categories, assign points to each,…

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    Blueprint’s New Book is Finally Here!

    Over the last year, Blueprint has dropped hints to his fans about a brand new book that he was writing.  And while he never spoke about when it would be released, he’s been telling the listeners of his Super Duty Tough Work podcast know that the book was very close to being complete.  Well, we at Weightless Recordings are proud to announce that Blueprint’s brand new book The 10 Traits of Successful Hip-Hop Artists will…

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    Episode 220: The Book Announcement Episode

    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. The book is finally done and preordering HERE.  In this episode, Illogic interviews Blueprint about the new book and gives our listeners a sneak peak into what to expect from Blueprint’s latest offering.  Episode 220 of Super Duty Tough Work is THE BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT EPISODE.  Hit the link to watch or…

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    25% Off All Apparel – End of Summer Sale

    We’re having an End of Summer Sale this week on our store.  This week only, all apparel is 25% off!  All hoodies, 25% off!  All t-shirts, 25% off!  If you’ve had your eye on some apparel but hadn’t pulled the trigger yet, this is the perfect time.  This sale starts today (Tuesday August 18th) and ends Sunday August 23rd.  Take a look at what we’ve got for sale right HERE. Thanks for your support, Weightless…

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    Episode 219: The Traps of Young Adulthood

    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 episode, Blueprint and Illogic break down seven traps that young adults…

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    Episode 218: How To Make Friends

    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 made making friends difficult for many. So in this episode, we…

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    Episode 217: Friendship Killers

    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 friendships so you can know where you’re going wrong and protect yourself from so-called friends…

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    Episode 216: How To Fix Artistic Anxiety

    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 work will be more fun and productive.  Episode 216 of Super Duty Tough…

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    Get Two Blueprint Vinyl LPs For Just $30

    For a limited time, we’re running a sale on two of Blueprint’s most popular albums, King No Crown and Vigilante Genesis (produced by Aesop Rock).  Both of these LPs would normally cost $45 total, but this week you can get both on vinyl for just $30 total. There are also options to have free stickers and a signature added to your copies. Order your copies HERE Thanks for your support, Weightless Recordings

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    The Last Copy of Chamber Music Vinyl in Existence

    I was going through some old boxes in my basement and stumbled upon a piece of vinyl that I haven’t seen in a long time, my 2004 Chamber Music instrumental album.  Chamber Music is one of the most bugged out albums I’ve ever done, but one that I think still holds up to this day. 

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    Episode 215: Annoying Things Music Producers Do

    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 to listen to their music. In many ways, they are shooting themselves in the foot before people even get a chance…

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