FROM TOY COLLECTOR TO TOY DESIGNER | EP #239 feat Rocom and Blueprint – YouTube

Some great business jewels dropped here… makes me wanna start a toy line for collectors….

This week on the podcast we are joined by hip-hop artist and toy designer, Rocom. He and Blueprint sit down to talk about his journey from doing graphic design to designing his own toy line Rocom Toys that has seen massive support. He also breaks down the keys to launching several successful kickstarter campaigns where he far exceeded his goals. His story truly illustrates that anything is possible when you set your mind to it. Lots of jewels in this one folks!

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10 CHEAP THINGS EVERY ARTIST NEEDS | EP #238 feat Blueprint & Illogic

Great show with a lot of good info

As artists we often tell ourselves that the solution to our problems is money. And while money would definitely help us reach many of our goals faster, viewing things that way causes us to overlook the simple and cheap things that are right under our noses and can help us perform our jobs better. In this episode, Blueprint and Illogic break down 10 cheap things that every artist needs to have.

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THE GENIUS MARKETING OF MF DOOM | EP #235 feat Blueprint & Illogic – YouTube

Great show!!! I was buggin when Blueprint broke down how DOOM was jacking hiphop basslines for songs…. I did recognize most of the melodic samples before hand like Jeffrey Osbourne…. Illogica kinda pissed me cuz he couldn’t fathom DOOM coming up with the persona bit w/o reading 48 Laws of Power… hell RZA, GZA & Kool Keith had already done it so it wasn’t even new when DOOM did it… I’ve seen ppl say he got the idea from Kool Keith…. yeah gotta finish this next MF DOOM inspired ep of LR Radio..

The hip-hop community was dealt a big blow with the passing of iconic rapper MF DOOM last week. And while MF DOOM was one of the dopest rappers and lyricists of his era, there was a lot more that went into his success than his talent. In fact, his marketing was one of the biggest factors in his success. In this episode of the most infamous podcast on planet earth, Blueprint and Illogic break down the genius marketing behind the amazing career of MF DOOM. 

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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

FRIENDSHIP KILLERS | EP #217 feat Blueprint & Illogic – YouTube

Great topic of discussion

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 Continue reading

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

THE COUNT BASS D CHEAT CODE – PART ONE | EP #199 feat Blueprint & Count Bass D

This week on Super Duty Tough Work, we’re joined by none other than “the rapper with the most chords” himself, Count Bass D. On the heels of his brand new album “CBD” that was released this week, Blueprint and Count Bass D sit down for a dope conversation about being signed during the golden era of hip-hop, how he learned production, and the musicality that’s played such a huge role in his career. This is just the first part of this interview that we will be breaking up over the next several weeks. Let’s go!

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WHY RAPPERS LIE SO MUCH | Super Duty Tough Work EP #194 feat Blueprint & Illogic

This was a good show although I don’t think they should let a 17 year old from Britain off the hook for not knowing domestic hiphop culture like that….

Last week there was a lot of commotion on social media when pop singer Billie Eilish featured a quote of her pointing out that she personally knows a lot of rappers constantly who lie about their lives and having things they don’t really own. Many people were upset about her statement, firing back at her. In this episode we give our reaction to her statement and breakdown ten reasons why rappers lie so much in hip-hop. Let’s go!

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