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Super Duty Tough Work is a hip-hop podcast featuring MC/Producer Blueprint and Dj Rare Groove where we offer our unique (and usually funny) perspective on current events in hip-hop. No shuckin', no jivin', and no bullshit. Subscribe, bitches.

Super Duty Tough Work is a hip-hop podcast featuring MC/Producer Blueprint and Dj Rare Groove where we offer our unique (and usually funny) perspective on current events in hip-hop. No shuckin', no jivin', and no bullshit. Subscribe, bitches.
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Columbus, OH

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Super Duty Tough Work is a hip-hop podcast featuring MC/Producer Blueprint and Dj Rare Groove where we offer our unique (and usually funny) perspective on current events in hip-hop. No shuckin', no jivin', and no bullshit. Subscribe, bitches.

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English


Episodes

120: The Two-Headed Monster Tour Awards Show

8/14/2018
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Now that the ten-week Two-Headed Monster tour has come to an end, we have decided to give all of our listeners a recap of what went on in the most interesting way possible--an awards show. In this episode, Blueprint and DJ Detox break down experiences on the tour and give out awards for the best and worst things they saw on the road.

Duration:01:31:53

119: Being Signed vs Being Independent

7/26/2018
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One of the huge benefits of the internet is that it has leveled the playing field for independent artists, as they attempt to compete with major label artists for attention in the crowded music marketplace. Along with this change has come more and more success stories from unsigned artists, as well as more artists using their independent platform to get signed to major labels. But, what are the benefits of each situation? In this episode, we break down the benefits of being signed and...

Duration:00:46:04

118: How Touring Has Changed

7/11/2018
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One benefit of having a touring career that has lasted almost two decades is that we've gotten to see many changes in the touring landscape first hand. From positive changes to negative changes, we've seen a lot. And while some may think these changes are all bad they've actually helped us become more adaptable in how we approach things. In this episode we break down how being on the road has changed over the years and how those changes have impacted us as artists trying to carve out...

Duration:00:58:43

117: How to Know When Something is Finished

6/26/2018
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Often times, one of the most difficult things for most creative people to master isn't creation itself, it's how to know when something they created is finished. If you've ever spent weeks, months, or years debating with yourself about whether or not something we made is ready for the public.

Duration:00:45:16

116: The Lost Art of Artist Development

6/20/2018
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In the early days of the music industry, artist development was one of the most important activities of a record label, often times allowing an artist to develop their artistry and image behind the scenes for years before finally emerging in the public's eye. However, the emergence of the internet has almost ended this practice. Instead, artists are now pushed to develop publicly and share everything they do in order to feed the social media beasts. In this episode, Blueprint sits down...

Duration:01:19:29

115: Unpopular Basketball Opinions

6/14/2018
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Although this podcast focuses primarily on topics centered around hip-hop and being better artists, we are also basketball fans. In this short episode, that was recorded before the NBA playoffs ended, we discuss our most unpopular and controversial opinions about basketball. The result is one of the funniest episodes we've recorded in a while, even if you aren't a basketball fan.

Duration:00:28:49

114: Throwing Quality Live Events

6/5/2018
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As artists who have both thrown events and been booked to play on events, we've been a part of a wide range of shows. From the most organized shows with amazing performances, to the most unorganized shows with terrible performers--we've seen it all. And from those experiences, we've identified some bulletproof ways to make sure the event you throw is successful on every level. If you've been thinking about throwing a live event, this episode will show you how to make sure it's quality!

Duration:00:58:22

113: The Benefits of Minimalism

5/23/2018
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During last weeks intro, we briefly spoke about the huge benefits that simplifying your wardrobe can bring to a person's life. Although that conversation may have appeared to be just about clothing, it was really about the larger topic of minimalism and how it can be applied to our lives. In this episode, we break down the three areas of our lives that we can apply a minimalistic approach and talk about the benefits of each. Let's go!

Duration:01:02:22

111: Banning Hip-Hop

5/10/2018
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One of the most controversial stories involving hip-hop on a global level was the country of China banning hip-hop culture from television and all mainstream outlets. What may seem unthinkable in a country like America has actually happened. Was it the right thing to do? In this episode, Blueprint and Illogic choose opposites sides and debate China's hip-hop ban. Let's go!

Duration:01:01:44

109: How to be a Better Artist

4/25/2018
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In the previous episode of the most infamous podcast on planet earth, we spoke on things that fans can do to make things easier for artists by becoming better fans. In this episode, we break down ten things that artists can do to become better artists and make things easier for their fans. Let's go!

Duration:00:57:51

108: How to be a Better Fan

4/18/2018
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As artists, we're often asked by our fans what are the most effective ways to support our art. Over the years, we've noticed that it isn't about the big things-- like expecting people to buy all of our albums--it's actually about really small things that most fans might not think are very important. In this episode, we dive into seven small actions fans can make that have a huge impact.

Duration:00:57:22

107: Wearing Multiple Hats

3/28/2018
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Whether you're trying to or not, there will always be times when you have to take on multiple responsibilities in order to get things done. In this episode, we dive deep into what Blueprint has had to do over the last fifteen years to stay on top of his art and business in a way that is very rare nowadays. We also give you all seven tips that will help you become better at wearing multiple hats. Let's go!

Duration:01:01:32

106: The Money Episode

3/20/2018
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If there's one topic that's present in the majority of popular hip-hop it's money. Unfortunately, most of the conversations rappers have about money only involves how they spend it, reinforcing the wrong kind of behavior. In this episode, we discuss how one of the least likely rappers is changing the conversations about money in hip-hop and give some book recommendations for those who are trying to get their money right! Let's go!

Duration:00:53:28

105: Finding 1000 True Fans

3/13/2018
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No matter what type of creative work you do, there will come a point where you think you need to blow up to be successful. But what is lost along the way is the little known fact that there are many artists who have never blown up, but make a good living from their art. And in many instances they are right under our noses making their art for a small but loyal number of fans who are willing to support them. In this episode, we discuss the theory of "1,000 True Fans" and the breakdown how...

Duration:00:52:18

104: Why Wackness is Tolerated

3/6/2018
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As long as there's been hip-hop music, there's been wack artists making wack songs. And even though they've always existed, their presence seems to be more pronounced than ever. Are there more wack artists now or do we just have more tolerance for them? In this episode of the most infamous podcast on planet earth, we dive deep into the surprising reasons why wackness is tolerated in hip-hop.

Duration:01:04:11

103: Knowing When to Let a Project Go

2/27/2018
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If you're ambitious and active in your creative endeavors, then you will reach the point where you are involved in several different projects, all vying for your time and energy. And while this feels great at first, there will always be a point when you have to let go of certain projects in order to focus on those that will have a bigger impact. In this episode, we discuss two project that Blueprint had to give up and what was behind these decisions. This is a real one, folks. Let's go!

Duration:00:53:09

102: What Makes A Show Special

2/20/2018
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If you've been alive long enough, you've either witnessed or been a part of an amazing show in your life. While these special nights aren't very common, they do share some common qualities. In this episode, we break down the common traits that all special shows share, what our favorite show moments were, and break down how to use these traits to make your own performances better. Let's go!

Duration:01:06:09

101: How Having Kids Impacts Creativity

2/14/2018
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Although it's a well-known fact that Illogic is a parent, very rarely do we really dive deep into what that means and how it impacts his creative life. But being a parent is a profound experience that changes everything about the decisions creative people make. In this episode we dive deep into how having children impacts a person's creativity. Special guest and Columbus MC Speak Williams joins us this week. Special shout out to our loyal listener Hubert Sawyers for the topic suggestion.

Duration:01:13:56

100: Fan Questions

1/30/2018
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After putting in consistent work for the last couple of years, the most infamous podcast on planet earth has finally made it to a large milestone in podcasting, the one hundredth episode! To celebrate, we decided to get our listeners involved and asked them to leave a message or question on our voice mail. In this episode, we play back your messages and answer all of your questions. One hundred down, one hundred more to go!

Duration:01:34:03

99: Why You Should Never Sit on Good Material

1/24/2018
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Any creative person will inevitably have a great deal of unused and unreleased material lying around at various points in their career. One one hand it's good to know that you've created so much material that you can access at any time but, on the other hand, sitting on good material is one of the most risky things you can do. In this episode, we discuss why you should never sit on good material and what happens when you do.

Duration:00:53:30