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Super Duty Tough Work

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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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DJ

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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

94: A Tribute to Dame Dash

12/14/2017
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You would be hard-pressed to find a more polarizing figure in hip-hop than Dame Dash, the co-founder of Roc-a-fella Records, the home of Jay-Z, Kanye West, and many other rap stars. Over the last twenty years, he's been a part of his fair share of accomplishments as well as controversies. But over the last five or so years, as the music industry has started to change, people are starting to notice that maybe Dame was right all along. As big fans of Dame Dash, we decided to dedicate to his...

Duration: 01:23:57


93: Sell Snow To An Eskimo

12/5/2017
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If there was one area most creative people all agree they struggle in, it would be in selling themselves and their ideas. Even for the best of us, it’s not easy to ask people to buy our work. Well, in this episode Blueprint interviews friend of the show and marketing professional Hubert Sawyers III. In this discussion we dive deep into what it is that makes it harder for creative people to promote themselves and their creations and how to fix it. Lots of jewels dropped in this one.

Duration: 01:05:43


92: Self-Publishing 101

11/28/2017
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If there's one item on almost everybody's bucket-list, it's writing a book. While writing a book isn't the most difficult thing to do, it certainly isn't easy either. In this episode, the most infamous podcast breakdowns Blueprint's writing process and history of self-publishing his own books to shed some light for anybody thinking about doing it.

Duration: 00:56:28


91: Why We Hate New Rappers

11/21/2017
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Every couple of months, the hip-hop press writes another story about a conflict between a veteran rapper and a new rapper, furthering their narrative that there is some sort of generational war going on inside hip-hop. Truth, however, is much different. There isn't generational war going on in hip-hop--there's a war going between dope artists and wack artists, which has been around since the beginning of hip-hop. In this episode, we dive into this and explain the real reasons why people...

Duration: 01:02:39


90: Signs You Might Have Found Your Passion

11/14/2017
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We're firm believers that life is much easier once you figure out what you would want to do with it, yet figuring out what you want to do with your life is one of the most difficult decisions to make. This week, the most infamous podcast takes on the topic of finding your passion and explains how to tell if you've found your passion or just a fleeting interest.

Duration: 01:01:22


89: Our Biggest Marketing Misses

11/7/2017
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During the course of our long careers, we've had many successful releases where everything went down as planned, but also some not so great releases where mistakes hurt our chances of success. In this episode we break down the biggest mistakes we've made in releasing our art and the lessons we've learned along the way. Shout out to our guy Ill Poetic for the topic suggestion this week.

Duration: 00:48:49


88: Choosing Yourself

10/31/2017
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If there's one thing that the music industry is full of, it's artists looking for somebody to put them on. Everybody seems to be looking for somebody who can either sign them or blow them up. But what if trying to be chosen by these people wasn't the best solution? In this episode, we discuss why it might be a better idea to choose yourself rather than get chosen by somebody else.

Duration: 00:58:12


87: Lessons From The Road

10/23/2017
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After two-weeks off, Blueprint returns to Columbus and the most infamous podcast on planet earth to discuss the latest run of his King No Crown film screening tour. In this episode he talks about the ups and downs of the film tour and breaks down six major lessons he's learned while driving around the country screening his first film in different cities.

Duration: 01:09:54


86: Who Killed the DJ?

10/2/2017
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As guys that grew up during what's often referred to as the golden era of hip-hop, we remember a time when almost every group had a DJ as one of it's members. Fast-forward twenty years and you would be hard-pressed to find any major label hip-hop group with a DJ in it, nor would you find any scratches on many major records. In this week's episode, we dive deep into what's behind the disappearance of the DJ in hip-hop.

Duration: 00:53:17


85: The Most Overused Words in Hip-Hop

9/27/2017
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While it's fair to assume that mainstream rap artists don't have the widest vocabulary in hip-hop, nothing could prepare us for the results of a new study that was just published on the topic. A new study compares the vocabulary of hundreds of rappers and breaks down which words are used the most in hip-hop. The results will probably surprise you about as much as they surprised us. In this episode of the most infamous podcast, we discuss the results of this list and what we would like to...

Duration: 01:01:02


84: The Pitfalls of Promotion

9/20/2017
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What does it take to throw a successful live event? As artists who came up in an era where we had to book our own venues and promote the majority of our own events, we've had our fair share of successes and failures in this department. In this episode of the most infamous podcast on planet earth we share the ten lessons we learned and explain what the common mistakes are so you can avoid them. That way you can get more people in the door and not lose your pants. Word!

Duration: 01:01:39


83: The Downside of Success

9/11/2017
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Although we often have conversations about what it takes to be successful, very rarely do we speak about what happens once you get there. The common belief is that success is a completely positive experience, but those who have had any level of success have seen that isn't the case. In this episode, we speak about ten bad things that come along with success that nobody will tell you when you're trying to make a name for yourself and fighting your way to the top of your field.

Duration: 01:13:48


82: Five More Rap Performance Cliches

8/29/2017
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Two weeks ago the most infamous podcast dropped an episode called "The Worst Rap Performance Cliches" where we broke down all the things rappers do on stage that used to be dope but need to be put to rest. Since that episode we realized that we forgot a few more really important ones. So we're doubling back and laying the smack down on five more cliches that rappers need to put out to pasture because we wouldn't be the most infamous podcast on planet earth if we didn't. Bang!

Duration: 00:58:22


81: The Biggest Mistakes in Building a Team

8/22/2017
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One of the most important factors in being successful is surrounding yourself with people who can help you accomplish your dream. Building a strong team isn't easy, but there is no limit to what you can accomplish with the right people in place. While we are no experts on this topic, we do have some valuable information about the mistakes we made along the way. These tips will save you a lot of time, energy, and most importantly a lot of money. Shout out to Flawed Logic on Twitter for the...

Duration: 00:53:43


80: The Worst Rap Performance Cliches

8/14/2017
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As artists who have played more shows then we can remember, it's safe to say we've seen a lot of performance trends come and go. Some of these trends stick around in high esteem, while others get used so much that they eventually become cliches. In this episode of the most infamous podcast on planet earth, we point out five performance trends that started out good but quickly got played out by rappers at their shows.

Duration: 00:51:46


79: Five Things that Happen when you Share Your Work

8/7/2017
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Like most people who create, there comes a time when you have to take your craft out of the laboratory and into the public. For many people, this sharing process causes anxiety, so they avoid it. For others, the process of sharing is the catalyst to take their art to a higher level. In this episode, we speak about why sharing your work with other people is important and the five amazing things that happen when you share your work.

Duration: 00:48:43


78: Signs of the Untrustworthy

8/3/2017
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It's impossible to go through life without getting taken advantage of, done wrong, or bamboozled somehow. While none of these situations are easy to deal with, it's even harder when the person who took advantage of you was a close friend or family member. This week we dive deep into our experience with getting done wrong by somebody we trusted and explain all the signs we ignored that came back to bite us later.

Duration: 00:59:14


77: Phrases That Steal Your Power

7/25/2017
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As children we would often say, "sticks and stone may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." This saying has always served as a reminder that words can't hurt us nearly as much as actions can. But what if we told you that your actions are being undermined by your words everyday and that using certain words and phrases is stopping you from achieving your goals? In this episode of the most infamous podcast on planet earth, we break down a long list of common phrases that take our...

Duration: 00:57:41


76: Why Rappers Don't Wanna Grow Up

7/17/2017
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If there's one thing we've noticed about Jay Z's "4:44" album it's that, love it or hate it, it's making people talk. One of the things it's making people talk about is getting older and more mature. While we like to see those kinds of things, a whole lot of rappers were personally offended by the album and felt the need to speak out. Why? Probably because they don't want to think about growing up. In this episode of the most infamous podcast on planet earth, we break down exactly why it...

Duration: 00:23:20


75: The Importance of Telling Your Story

7/11/2017
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What separates people who are able to gain and maintain the attention of the public from those who cannot? Is it technical skill? Is it great publicity? Is it connections? Those are all important, but if there's one quality that successful creative people have, it's their ability to tell their story. In this episode, we do a case study on a masterful use of story-telling from the music industry that many people may not have noticed, to show why it's so important that artists be able to...

Duration: 00:47:12

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