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    Episode 272: Making a Career Pivot

    One of the biggest casualties of the pandemic has been the music industry. Between venues closing, tours being cancelled, and vinyl manufacturing times being delayed, every artist has felt the effects. In this episode, Blueprint breaks down what he saw that made him decide to get his CDL and shares some funny stories and lessons about the process.  Hit the link to watch/listen to episode 272 of the Super Duty Tough Work podcast, Making a…

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    Huge Black Friday Sale This Weekend

    We’re having a huge Black Friday Sale this weekend on weightless.net.  From now until Sunday at midnight, all CDs are 50% off, all Apparel is 40% off, all Vinyl is 25% off, and all Books are 25% off!  If you’ve had your eyes on something on the store this year, now is the perfect time to snatch it up at a massive discount. Head on over to our store page to take advantage of this…

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    Episode 271: Why Do Rappers Keep Getting Shot?

    When Memphis rapper Young Dolf was killed this week, it reminded us of the huge violence problem that exists in certain segments of hip-hop.  In short, too many rappers are losing their lives too soon.  This week, Blueprint and Illogic break down ten reasons why this is happening and their ideas on how to fix it.  Hit the link to listen/watch episode 271 of Super Duty Tough Work, “Why Do Rappers Keep Getting Shot?”:

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    Episode 270: Should Hip-Hop Artists Unionize?

    Every month or two a story circulates that reveals a bad deal that a hip-hop artist signed in hopes of getting an opportunity in the industry. As bad as these deals are, most people have no idea how to prevent these types of things from happening. In this episode, Blueprint and Illogic discuss the idea of what a hip-hop union would look like and what the benefits would be if it came to fruition.  Hit…

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    Episode 269: Before You Go All-In

    This week, the Wall Street Journal shared an article about the struggle that the vast majority of content creators have in making money.  While sobering, the article offers many great lessons to any creative.  In this episode, Blueprint and Illogic break down six things you must understand before you go all in to pursue your craft. Hit the link to watch/listen to episode 268 BEFORE YOU GO ALL-IN:

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    Episode 268: Album Reviews Four

    It’s been almost a year since we’ve done an album reviews episode, so we decided to bring it back. This week Blueprint and Illogic review new albums from Kanye West, Curly Castro, Common, Nas, and Cesar Comanche & Poe Mack.  Hit the link to listen/watch Episode 268: Album Reviews Four:

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    30% Off Sale on Vinyl This Weekend

    To celebrate the release of Blueprint’s new “Watch it Burn” 7-inch single, we’ve decided to have a big vinyl sale.  This weekend, all vinyl is 30% OFF.  From old to new, take advantage of this sale before it ends on Sunday at midnight!  No need for any coupon, the original prices crossed out and the updated Shop at https://bit.ly/3zFzK3F

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    Episode 267: Should You Mix and Master Your Own Music?

    One of the biggest things technology has done to the music industry is making software for recording, mixing, and mastering more affordable and accessible.  Once upon a time, the only people mixing and mastering were trained engineers, but now everyone can dabble in it.  In this episode, Blueprint and Illogic speak about the pros and cons of mixing and mastering your own music and whether it’s a good idea to take on.

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    266: The Artist Advice Hour Episode Two

    Last week, we did our second installment of our youtube live stream show, The Artist Advice Hour, where we invite our listeners to ask Blueprint questions via email, youtube, or call in. Since we didn’t record a new episode of the show this week, we decided to upload the audio from this so our listeners would have something to listen to this week. Enjoy!

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    Episode 265: Pursuing Art With a Full-Time Job

    One of the most sensitive topics for artists is working a full-time job. On one hand we all agree they are necessary to make money, but on the other hand they sap the time and energy you could be putting into your art. In this episode, we break down ten things that an artist must understand to maximize their time working a full time job if they ever want to make the transition to becoming…

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    Episode 264: People You Should Never Follow On Social Media

    Although we’ve spoken about social media many times on this podcast, we’ve never spoken about how who to follow and who to not follow on social media.  In this episode, we break down the ten types of people you should never follow on social media and why.  Let’s go!   Super Duty Tough Work · 264: Ten People You Should Never Follow On Social Media Support the podcast by picking up the copy of Blueprint’s…

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    Huge CD Sale This Weekend

    This weekend we’re having a huge sale on our CDs.  Between now and Sunday at Midnight you can get 40% off all of our CD titles.  From new titles to back catalog, all CDs are 40% this weekend, so don’t sleep!  No coupon needed as the marked down prices are shown on the store page. If you would like your copies signed, just add a note in the “special instructions” box at checkout.  Shop HERE…

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    Episode 263: The Mr Dibiase Cheat Code

    The Low End Theory weekly event in Los Angeles shed light into one of the most important and influential movements that hip-hop production has ever seen. Their podcast rose to the top of iTunes and their sold out weekly event sparked a worldwide movement. Los Angeles producer Dibiase’s forward-thinking sampling and unmistakable drum swing made him an integral part of the movement along with names like Flying Lotus, Gaslamp Killer, Ras G, and Samiyam. In…

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    Episode 262: How To Become a Better Music Producer

    Making beats is one of the most rewarding musical endeavors, but also one of the most challenging, especially at the beginning stages. In this episode, Blueprint and Illogic break down ten tips for music producers they wished somebody told them when they first started out.  Hit the link to watch/listen to episode 262 of Super Duty Tough Work, “How to Become a Better Music Producer”:

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    Labor Day Vinyl Sale – Take 20% Off All Vinyl Releases

    This Labor Day weekend we’re having a big sale on all of our vinyl releases.  From today until Monday at midnight, all of our vinyl releases are available for 20% off.  Considering we’ve just repressed many of our most popular projects, this is great news for vinyl lovers.  LPs that were previously $25 are now just $20 this weekend.  Even the brand new “Watch it Burn” 7-inch is marked down to just $8 this weekend. …

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