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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Episode 214: Dame Dash Was Right

    We recently realized that it’s been five years since Dame Dash’s iconic interview on The Breakfast Club. In this interview he introduced the hip-hop world to several concepts and philosophies that are routinely ignored by large media platforms like entrepreneurship, ownership mentality, sticking together, and hustling for your last name so your children can have it better than you did.  Although he was met with a lot of initial resistance for his approach and blunt…

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    Episode 185: What Nobody Tells You About Leadership

    We live in a society where those who are leaders–whether that be in business, entertainment, or in politics—are put on a pedestal.  In many instances, we think that their position as a leader is without consequences, which causes us to romanticize it.  In other instances, we see those in leadership positions fail publicly and believe it isn’t worth the risk. In this episode, we break down the risks and rewards of being a leader that…

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    The Importance of Ownership

    Blueprint is joined on his Super Duty Tough Work podcast this week by Supastition to talk about The Importance of Ownership: Although the discussion of art in the media tends to center around the quality of the art itself, very rarely is the topic of ownership brought up. Well, this week the most infamous podcast on planet earth dives deep into the importance of ownership, especially as it relates to creative people. We give you…

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    How to Approach People You Want to Work With

    Here is the latest episode of Blueprint and Illogic’s podcast, Super Duty Tough Work: Whether it’s somebody with a household name or a local celebrity, we all come across people we want to meet and work with. The problem, is how do we approach them without making a fool out of ourselves? In this episode of the most infamous podcast on planet earth we dive deep and give you some rock solid rules for approaching…

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