With his fourth studio album, King No Crown, critically acclaimed mc/producer Blueprint has continued his constant evolution by combining the boom-bap chops of his 2014 project Respect the Architect with the genre-defying aesthetic of his 2011 album Adventures in Counter-Culture. The end result is 60-minutes of uninterrupted music that effortlessly transitions from song to song without a single moment of pause or silence. Dense and dark, optimistic and poetic, King No Crown is unlike any previous Blueprint effort. Lyrically, Blueprint provides his trademark honesty–paying tribute to hip-hop, lost loved ones, and the legacy of fallen artists Eyedea and J. Dilla–making King No Crown his most personal and conceptual project to date.
He's already teased the first single - the excellent The Talented Tenth - on soundcloud:
The album is available for pre-order at weigtless.net, including on orange vinyl.