Ah, the sophomore album. Tricky little bugger, ain’t it? For every ‘Nevermind’ there’s a ‘Second Coming’, for every ‘Nation of Millions’ there’s an ‘It Was Written’. There’s something about maintaining standards previously set while displaying evidence of progression as an artist that can be notoriously elusive. This may partly explain the five year gap between Blueprint’s well-received debut solo album ’1988′ and his current offering ‘Adventures In Counter-Culture’. However the time ‘Print has spent in the lab has clearly been used to good effect, turning out an intensely personal record that he uses essentially as a soapbox – not only for his views, but also for a kaleidoscope of musical influences.
After a 5 year wait, one of Rhymesayers’ most loved emcees (and one half of Soul Position along with RJD2), Blueprint is set to drop his sophomore album: ‘Adventure’s In Counter Culture’. The follow up to ’1988′, the new album “touches on Blueprint’s cynicism with the world, his disdain for pop culture, the state of politics and an apathetic, uninspired society”, according to Rhymesayers.