One of the more enlightening and interesting conversations I’ve had with any musician was an all-too-brief chat with Columbus, Ohio-based emcee Blueprint when the Paid Dues Festival hit Arizona in 2007.
If you’re not familiar with his work, you have no excuse now: Blueprint put together a 17-song best-of collection, which he’s made available as a free download. The collection pulls from his solo work and collaborative efforts, including Soul Position with RJD2.
Once you’ve digested that, you can move on to another project he just released, Blueprint Who, an EP that pays homage to/samples The Who.
Below you’ll find two tracks off the best-of compilation, which you can download in full here, and a video for Dream Big off the Blueprint Who EP.
- Blueprint | Lo-Fi Funk (from 1988)
- Blueprint | No Gimmicks (from Soul Position’s Things Go Better With Rj And Al)