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    Episode 293: The 90 Days Of Discipline Results Show

    Three months ago, we started our annual 90 days of discipline challenge, where we choose three goals and try work at them for 90 days straight. This week, Blueprint and Illogic break down their results and play the voice mail messages from listeners who participated in the challenge.  Hit the link to watch/listen to episode 293 of Super Duty Tough Work, The 90 Days of Discipline Results Show:

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    Episode 292: Why You Need a Crew

    In this era where being successful locally isn’t a requirement for success and many artists can get a lot done by themselves, the temptation is to go it alone. In this episode, Blueprint and Illogic break down the benefits of a crew and why being in one might be key to your success.  Hit the link to watch/listen to episode 292 of Super Duty Tough Work, “Why You Need a Crew”:

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    Episode 291: The Difference Between Fans and Followers

    No matter what kind of art you create, you will likely have to use social media to bring awareness about it. It is there that you will run into some of the most confusing behavior you’ve ever witnessed from people.  Some are crazy and vocal about your art, while others follow you silently.  In this episode, Blueprint and Illogic break down the biggest differences between fans and followers so you can move properly out here! …

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    Episode 290: The Problem with Computers and Music

    In a recent interview with The Guardian, Kraftwerk drummer surprised many stating that the same technology that made the group so popular ruined their creativity. With technology playing a larger role in music than ever, we decided to break down what artists can do to stop computers from ruining the beauty of music.  Hit the link to watch or listen to Super duty Tough Work episode 290 The Problem With Computers and Music out now:

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    Episode 289: Bonus Tips for Music Producers

    Due to the strong feedback on last week’s episode on song composition, Blueprint and Illogic decided to do a follow-up episode with more content for music producers. In this week’s episode, they break down 8 more tips for music producers to speed up their workflow and quality of their production.  Hit the link to watch or listen to Super Duty Tough Work episode 289 Bonus Tips for Music Producers:

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    Episode 287: How Flexible Are Your Dreams?

    No matter what your dreams are, there will be moments when things appear to go off track, and where it appears that you failed. But what if you hadn’t actually failed and your dreams just look a little different than you planned? In this episode, Blueprint and Illogic break down the importance of being flexible in chasing your dreams and why you may have already achieved many of them without know it.  Hit the link…

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    Episode 286: The 90 Days of Discipline Challenge

    It’s that time of the year again, where we challenge ourselves and our listeners to set goals and focusing on achieving them for 90 days. In this episode, Blueprint and Illogic share their goals for the challenge and give instructions for how listeners can participate in the challenge and results show.  Hit the link to watch/listen to Super Duty Tough Work episode 286 The 90 Days of Discipline Challenge:

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    Episode 285: The Force is With You

    Having a special talent can be a great blessing, but it can also cause stress if a person doesn’t have any outlet for their talents. This often results in them thinking they need to blend into society. In this episode, Blueprint and Illogic break down what many artists have in common with the new Obi-Wan Kenobi mini-series and how they can turn things around.  Hit the link to watch/listen to episode 285 of Super Duty…

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    Episode 284: Hitting The Rookie Wall

    In sports, the “rookie wall” refers to the plateau that a first year player hits after showing a lot of promise.  Whenever we take on a new endeavor, hitting the rookie wall is almost inevitable.  In this episode, Blueprint and Illogic break down how to recognize the point where our performances slip and we start to regress so that we can push through it.  Hit the link to watch/listen to episode 284 “Hitting The Rookie…

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    Episode 283: Winter Storm Hood Tales

    For people who have been a fan of the show for many years, you remember the original hood tales. This episode is simply that–Blueprint telling a story about a wild winter storm.  Hit the link to watch/listen to Super Duty Tough Work episode 283:

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    Episode 282: Losing Your Creative Rhythm

    No matter how long you’ve been doing something or how skilled you are, there comes a time when you lose your rhythm and fall out of it. In this episode, Blueprint and Illogic speak about why people lose their creative rhythm and how to get it back!  Hit the link to watch/listen to Super Duty Tough Work episode 282 “Losing Your Creative Rhythm”:

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    Episode 281: Why Making it in Music Is So Difficult

    Anyone who has spent any time in or around the music industry knows how difficult it is for artists to break through.  For every one artists that finds success, thousands fail.  In this episode, Blueprint and Illogic break down eight dynamics that are specific to the music industry that make it difficult for artists to break through.  Hit the link to listen/watch episode 281 of Super Duty Tough Work, Why Making it in Music is…

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    Episode 280: Bandcamp Friday Burnout

    During the pandemic, Bandcamp Fridays became a great way for artists to promote their work and for fans to support artists. But while it helped provide a much needed boost to artists, it wasn’t without it’s challenges and pitfalls. In this episode, Blueprint and Illogic talk about the unspoken downside of Bandcamp Fridays that has many artists concerned and burned out.  Hit the link to watch or listen to episode 280 of Super Duty Tough…

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    Episode 279: Greener Grass Syndrome

    No matter what your profession or passion is, there comes a point where you look at your peers and think that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence.  These comparison’s lead to undervaluing what we’re doing and blindly following their lead.  In this week’s episode, Blueprint and Illogic discuss greener grass syndrome and the questions you should be asking yourself whenever you start to feel that way.  Hit the link to…

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    Episode 278: The Truth About Natural Talent

    While the majority of the world views natural talent as a guarantee for success, being in the music industry has shown us otherwise.  After seeing dozens of naturally talented artists fail to reach their goals, we know that it takes much more to be successful.  In this episode, Blueprint and Illogic break down the gift and curse of being naturally talented.  Hit the link to watch/listen to episode 278 The Truth About Natural Talent:

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    Episode 277: Why Nas and Hit-Boy Succeeded

    As lifetime fans (and sometimes critics) of Nas, we were both excited when he dropped his brand new album “Magic” on Christmas Eve. The project was his third consecutive with producer Hit-Boy and forced us to admit that the Nas and Hit-Boy pairing has been a huge success. In this episode, Blueprint and Illogic use interview clips from Nas and Hit-Boy to break down exactly why their collaboration has been so successful thus far.  Hit…

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