I ask Blueprint a bunch of specific questions, so to give you some context before you listen to this podcast, go over to Blueprint’s Bandcamp page to check out his project Vigilante Genesis. It’s the concept album of all concept albums.

On a style tip, what separates this rap album from most is that it has zero hooks, which brings the listener’s focus directly to the story telling. And dayum, how the characters develop and the tensions build. It’s set in a comic book world where drones talk and revenge is real, where the lines of morality blur and vendettas become obsessions. In this world, doing the right thing just might get you killed. The post-apocalyptic world of Vigilante Genesis is so futuristic yet so present day and so relevant right now. And if that’s not enough icing on the cake to make you bite down, the entire album is produced by the legendary, Aesop Rock.

In this episode, Blueprint and I talk about so many things. But some of the highlights are:

  • Releasing a record on Rhymesayers Entertainment vs. releasing it yourself
  • The race to the bottom in the music economy
  • The genius of Lonzo Ball’s marketing strategy
  • Amanda Palmer, Seth Godin, Michael Hyatt’s Platform
  • POS from Doomtree

Ohhhh… and we talk about:

  • How to stay focused with regards to song writing
  • How to tour in markets that will respond to your art
  • How to get good at something you’re not already
  • How to develop a weekly campaign for a project release
  • How to think like an entrepreneur

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