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Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D) Count On Us / Writing My Wrongs [MUSIC VIDEO]

Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D) Count On Us / Writing My Wrongs [MUSIC VIDEO]

Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D) Count On Us / Writing My Wrongs [MUSIC VIDEO]

Earlier this year, after a brief tour in Japan honoring the late Nujabes, Substantial & Marcus D, together known as Bop Alloy filmed a new music video. Directed by Robert Lewis and edited by Robert Lewis the video includes clips shot by Cameron Ross, Stan Robinson & Ramzey Staples. 

Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D) Count On Us / Writing My Wrongs [MUSIC VIDEO]

Count On Us / Writing My Wrongs was filmed mostly in Tokyo, Japan, but also in the USin Baltimore, MD, Seattle, WA and Oregon, and features our dapper duo switching from Blackjack to seeking therapy. Both songs are standout tracks from the group’s 2014 sophomore album Another Day in the Life of… available on CD, Vinyl and streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and BandCamp. 

LYRICS COU: https://genius.com/Bop-alloy-count-on… | WMR: https://genius.com/Bop-alloy-writing-…

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Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D) Count On Us / Writing My Wrongs [MUSIC VIDEO]

New EP: Bishop Nehru Releases “Nehruvia: The Nehruivan EP” + Video for “Users”


Coming off of the success of NehruvianDOOM, Mass Appeal’s very own Bishop Nehru releases his new project Nehruvia: The Nehruvian EP — now available for download HERE. To accompany the 8-track EP, the New York MC has also released a brand new visual for “Users” — as he takes a pensive journey through the lush landscapes of Japan.

Some old, some new. Just too raw sonically for the album & I wanted to put more music out,” as Bishop Nehru describe the new project. 

Later this year, Bishop Nehru will be dropping an album executive produced by Nas. Check out the EP & video and let us know what you think. Thanks! 

MCMI Report: Keith ‘WildChild’ Middleton – Transitions (Interview)

MCMI’s own Keith ‘WildChild’ Middleton (STOMP/HYDRA/ThePLAGUE) gives us an exclusive interview on the set of his video shoot for his song “Feels Good”!

Keith MCMI LogoEven though he is a my brother from another mother and fellow recording artist on MCMI Records, it is hard to catch up with Keith ‘WildChild’ Middleton these days!! When he is in New York, he is locked in the studio, creating, recording, mixing almost 24/7. Between back and forth trips to Japan to promote his album, video and photo shoots – the man stays busy! So at a recent video shoot for his song “Feels Good,” off of his upcoming album “TRANSITIONS“, I asked him some questions, to give the fans some info on his music, his life and his new project. Here is a snippet of it. Click “Read More” to go to the full interview.

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GMS: Most people know you from STOMP, the musical, producing and rapping for HYDRA and The PLAGUE, but you are working on this incredible Spoken Word album now, that many people did not even know about. How did that come about?

Keith: I always kept my poetry on the low. It’s private. I had played with blending it with my original music for years with aspirations of completing an album but never went further than the thought. Jan 15th 2008 12:15pm was the car wreck that became the game changer. From my Hospital bed I vowed to complete my album and live my life to the fullest! Thank Goodness for the second chance.

GMS: This album is being simultaneously released in the US and overseas in Japan. You’ve been getting a lot of support from Japanese radio and been doing performances in Japan. How did you develop your Japanese audience?

Keith: A great friend of mine / manager in Japan, Ayumi Hoshikawa, has been instrumental in introducing me to radio stations, musicians, venues, festivals and just good people in general. She’s awesome.

GMS: Having been an MC and cast member of STOMP for many years, you are no stranger to the stage or the mic, but this time you are performing your poetry. Does it feel different? How does that compare with your past experiences?

Keith: It’s more frightening because in STOMP there are no words and it’s an ensemble. Now it’s just me sharing my truths. So I am literally exposed and leaving myself open. (more…)

Substantial – ‘Art Is Where The Home Is’ (HIWTAI Remixes)

Substantial‘Art Is Where The Home Is’ (HIWTAI Remixes) is a collection of remixes & live versions of songs from his critically acclaimed Mello Music Group debut, ‘Home Is Where The Art Is’. If you loved the original, executive produced by producer Oddisee, you will want to check out this somewhat more mellow version, featuring production by Bop Alloy’s Marcus D, Japanese beatsmith Haruka NakamuraDeacon The Villain from  CunninLynguists, DMV producers, Sean Toure’, Jsoul & The Other Guys, Jazz Hop production team A June & J Beat & Jackson, and Mississippi’s 5-D.

unnamedThere are also some tracks featuring DC area’s live band Sound of the City, who jazz up the singles ‘See Hear’ and ‘Check My Resume’. One new song on the project is the previously unreleased ‘Lost Lost’ featuring Jsoul, produced by yU of Diamond District.

A CD of the Remixes is only available as an import on the Japanese boutique label Rockwell Product Shop. But you can get it digitally from Substantial’s own Bandcamp page and listen to or download the original album from Mell0 Music Group

Substantial is currently on tour with Marcus D (as the group Bop Alloy). For tour info, check http://www.bopalloy.com/showdates and click Another Day In The Life Of…‘ to hear their 2nd album.

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[MUSIC VIDEO] Bop Alloy – Chillaxation


For those that don’t know, Bop Alloy is a musical collaboration between producer Marcus D and MC Substantial. They recently created an album The R & R (Remixes & Revisions), which is in stores now. The pair dropped their debut album Substantial & Marcus D are Bop Alloy, on a Japanese label and are now using this remix album to take it to the rest of the world.

The R & R, features remixes of many of the songs from their debut album. It features remixes by veteran producers, Funky DL, K-Murdock (of Panacea), & Joe.D, while also including remixes from up & coming producers such as LASTorder, Bolo, J-zen and Substantial himself. Guest appearances include: yU (of Diamond District), Gods’Illa, Wordsmith, Kokayi, Steph the Sapphic Songstress, Javier Starks, Justis, Nate Vibez, & Peter Lee Johnson.

After recently touring Japan and Taiwan to promote the album and satisfy their Japanese fans, Bop Alloy dropped this music video produced by a talented crew of professionals known as Altrac Productions. Check the credits below the video.

You can find the original album, the R & R version and the Instrumentals at bopalloy.bandcamp.com

Click the “more” button for the full lyrics to the song.
Bop Alloy – Chillaxation

Altrac Productions
Director: Arch Stanton | Director of Photography: Sawyer Purman |Editor: Ben Anderson | Producer: Ryan Legallet | Gaffer: Brett Drolet | Assistant Cameraman: Joesph Weiler | Special Thanks to Nick Stevens for the Crane

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