Blueprint’s Writing & His Range Are Why He Is A King Without A Crown (Video)

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Columbus, Ohio MC/producer Blueprint just released King, No Crown on his own Weightless label. The Soul Position/Greenhouse member is one of the enduring figures of the late ’90s, early 2000s Underground Hip-Hop glory days. Still, while some of ‘Print’s close associates (RJD2, Slug) have garnered mainstream recognition and strong commercial success, the booming-voiced MC arguably has not.

The title track from the new album not only accepts this, it embraces it. Printmatic raps about his family, his city’s industry (and resulting air pollution), and the legions of MCs who feel like the veteran can be touched in competition. This wide range is all brought together swiftly and seamlessly, as Blueprint gives you his life as he lives it. The video features a celestial presentation, filled with special effects. Blueprint raps his words, but not like anything you’ve ever seen.

From 1988 to Adventures In Counter-Culture, has anybody in ‘Print’s class shown the kind of versatility he has?

Related: Blueprint Gives a Heartfelt Tribute to Eyedea (Video)