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Blueprint feat. Steddy P + DJ Mahf, Brett Gretzky, Belligerent

Mojos Presents

Blueprint feat. Steddy P + DJ Mahf, Brett Gretzky, Belligerent

Steddy P + DJ Mahf, Brett Gretzky, Belligerent

Sat, December 1, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$8 in Advance $10 Day of Show

This event is all ages

MINORS: Please be prepared to pay a $2 surcharge at the door in addition to the purchase price of the ticket.

Blueprint
Blueprint
First trained in his church choir, Print played in R&B bands in high school and later developed a rep as a standout rapper. Here, he experiments with the synths, keyboards, and drum machines that connected the musical dots of those early days.

Print began pursing his career as a musician in 2001, working on several hip hop projects including his collaborative project Soul Position with DJ/Producer RJD2. Releasing The Unlimited EP & 8,000,000 Stories on Rhymesayers Entertainment with RJ, Blueprint began work in 2004 on what would become his first solo album, 1988. The success of that album allowed him to tour extensively throughout North America and Europe, before returning home to focus on writing and recording his next album.

When he sat down to work on this sophomore effort, Print began with the dark, soulful and sample heavy hip hop of the early 90's, but soon found himself hitting a creative wall. What shook him loose was a new mission: to create an album that encompassed every facet of music he knew, blurring genre lines and bringing it back home as one cohesive listening experience. The more he worked to pair new found interest in rock & electronic music with his love of hip hop,the more he was able to break down that creative barrier.

Thus began his Adventures in Counter Culture, a monumental undertaking that would involve reinventing himself as a musician and person. His growing cynicism with the world, his disdain for pop culture, the state of politics, and an apathetic, uninspired society, all worked as fuel to inspire this sophomore album. Moved by the impact that sampling lawsuits were having on the music community, Blueprint also decided return to his roots and began writing and producing his own original content.
Steddy P + DJ Mahf
Steddy P + DJ Mahf
Brett Gretzky
Brett Gretzky
Belligerent
Belligerent
He's just a man who grew up listening to all types of music; Hip Hop, Jazz, Funk, Pop, Country, R&B and everything else in between. The only music that captured his attention the most was of course Hip-Hop. Growing up in a suburban town (Edwardsville, IL) he was always told that going through the educational system was the best way to achieve happiness. Graduate high school, and then college; after that everything will be fine. He graduated high school and felt a void that only music could fill. He opted to follow his dreams and focus on being an emcee with something to say. He couldn't pinpoint a single artist that inspires his sound, but here are a few that have helped. Jay-Z for his ability to paint a picture with words, Lupe Fiasco and common for their ability to bring consciousness into mainstream music and still be well respected, The Beatles, Commodores, The O' Jays, Marvin Gaye, the list could go on forever with who has influenced him, but we'll just let the music speak for itself and you can decide who it reminds you of!
Venue Information:
Mojo's
1013 Park Ave.
Columbia, MO, 65201