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Dope Lyricist, Rapper Blueprint Taking Over Limelight

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WEIGHTLESS RECORDINGS
  • Weightless Recordings
The first time I heard Blueprint was around 2003, when the Columbus, Ohio, rapper appeared on the Mars iLL track “Planes and Trains.”

“I was born at a time when you earned respect / for the rhyme and the way you made words connect / not the money that you made or the girls you sexed / a concept you obviously haven’t heard of yet.”

Blueprint rapped over the laid-back mid-tempo beat. With a tone in his voice like he was rapping directly to me, it was in that moment that I understood that Blueprint was a real lyricist, not just some rapper spouting bars to hear himself talk. There was a lesson, a story and a conviction to make sure his point was clearly articulated. To hear a great lyricist, don’t miss this show.

$10, Sat Jun 16, 9pm, Limelight, 2718 N. St. Mary’s St., thelimelightsa.com.

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