The Wexner Center premieres the local rapper's first film, a self-portrait documentary made in the run-up to 2015 album 'King No Crown'
Local rapper Blueprint got his first video camera in 2011 because he needed a new hobby after getting sober. He tried to make his first movie in 2013, but it didn't work out. “It was way too ambitious,” 'Print said by phone recently. But before the release of his 2015 album, King No Crown, the rapper began shooting more footage with a friend. “The theme of the album was something I felt I could expand upon [in a film],” he said.
Mining the hours of material and creating a compelling, cohesive film proved even more challenging than Blueprint anticipated. “I edited all of it, scored it, did the color correction — all that,” he said. “Making a film will give you a whole new respect for filmmaking. I'm sitting there like, ‘Yo, do I give up?' You make one change, and you have to go back and redo three weeks of work.”
But Blueprint stuck with it, and on Wednesday, Nov. 1, the Wexner Center will premiere his self-portrait documentary, “King No Crown.” “Music is just one thing I do,” he said. “This is more complicated than doing music. But I'm glad I did it because now I have the confidence to do more.” (Don't miss it)