FAME VERSUS OWNERSHIP | EP #223 feat Blueprint & Illogic – YouTube

Great show explaining the business of 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 of his music due to the nature of his contract. As with most things, Kanye was a little over the top in his presentation, but the truth couldn’t be ignored: record labels have deals in place that are highly in their favor and should be talked about. In this episode, we have a discussion about fame versus ownership, why Kanye is in the position he is in, and why an artists like the late Nipsey Hussle went the opposite route.

FAME VERSUS OWNERSHIP | EP #223 feat Blueprint & Illogic – YouTube

PHARAOHE MONCH VERSUS O.C. CATALOG BATTLE | EP #221 feat Blueprint & Illogic

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, and determine a winner at the end. As fans of both artists, this was one of the more fun episodes we’ve done in a while. Let’s go!! 06:06 Top Three Albums 16:20 Top Singles 22:04 Collaborations 27:34 Career Arc/Longevity 33:42 Conclusion

PHARAOHE MONCH VERSUS O.C. CATALOG BATTLE | EP #221 feat Blueprint & Illogic – YouTube

ANNOYING THINGS MUSIC PRODUCERS DO | EP #215 feat Blueprint & Illogic

Another good show… and funny too..

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. Continue reading

DAME DASH WAS RIGHT | EP # 214 feat Blueprint & Illogic

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 honesty, time has revealed the truth in his words. In this episode we discuss how Dame Dash was right all along. Continue reading