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Substantial – “Home Is Where The Art Is” [Album]

A Hip Hop album so authentic and raw it is being released on Vinyl as well as CD and digital formats. The Baltimore MC’s last album Sacricice spawned 2 singles which made it to MTV, BET, & VH1. Having also recently toured Japan, released new music with his groups Bop Alloy and Fanomm, Substantial has been garnering a ton of positive press and the time is just right for his next solo release. The cover art was done by Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze

Substantial’s Home Is Where The Art Is features vocal collaborations with Kokayi, Steph, The Sapphic Songstress, Deacon The Villain (of CunninLynguists), Ken Starr, and Acem (of Gods’Illa). Released on QN5 Music (vinyl through Mello Music Group). PRe-order now or click more for Tracklisting.

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Niggaz With Latitude (NWL) – “Final Call” – (Official Video)


NWL
is a group consisting of Deacon the Villain (of CunninLynguists) and Sheisty Khrist. Deacon handles most of the production, assisted by his CL partner Kno and label mate Kokayi. They dropped a self-titled album last year (Niggaz With Latitude) that was as dope as it was slept on. Of course CunninLynguist fans and QN5-ers around the world ate it up. It’s time for the rest of y’all to catch up.

For those that snoozed, check out their hilarious original introduction video and then this new video which marks the one year anniversary of the original release.

 

Stream the entire project @ NiggazWithLatitude.com or purchase at your own price until the new year.

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QN5 Evolution Documentary [complete] – “Past, Present, Future”

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At the QN5 Megashows it has become a tradition to play a hilarious animated video during the show. between performances. Every year QN5 has produced amazing videos that have helped build the foundation of their brand. Do some research if you haven’t been to all of the MegaShows. Look up the videos on youtube. You will die laughing at all of them.

Well, this year they really outdid themsleves! The greatest humor comes from making fun of your self and in this video “documentary”, the artists on the label make light of their own idiosyncrasies. The results are equally revealing of QN5‘s history as it is of their dark twisted, slf-depreciating sense of humor, which we have all come to know and love. After all, how can you not like someone who pokes fun at themself? Our flaws make us human. Ability to laugh at yourself can make you invincible (Eminem’s career is based on that).

(Part 1 of 3) After famed documentarian Ken Burns, shot an in-depth film about QN5‘s decade-strong history for the 2011 QN5 Megashow, Evolution, he accidentally sent the final video as an audio CD — and the label was forced to recreate the footage on a shoestring budget in time for the show. Here’s what they came up with.

CREDITS: Written By: Tonedeff & PackFM // Directed By: Tonedeff // Puppeteers: PackFM & Mrs. Deff // ©2011 QN5 Inc. All Rights Reserved

Parts 2 & 3 after the jump! (more…)

QN5 MEGASHOW 2011 – Highline Ballroom, New York City

QN5 Megashow flyer

QN5 MEGASHOW 2011: EVOLUTION
2011’s Megashow marks a pivotal turning for us, as we celebrate a decade-plus of musical independence and multiple critically acclaimed releases. To mark this occasion, this year’s theme is Evolution. Eschewing the traditional ‘one by one’ line-up of previous years, the collective will be performing a ‘history of QN5’ in a collaborative format – year by year – that reaches for a peek into the future as well. Along the way, there will be plenty of special guests, special treats, and energy that have made the QN5 Megashow THE Hip Hop showcase of the year.


QN5 MEGASHOW 2011: EVOLUTION
Friday, August 19, 2011

THE ENTIRE QN5 ROSTER LIVE ON STAGE PERFORMING ‘A HISTORY OF QN5’:
CUNNINLYNGUISTS // TONEDEFF // PACKFM // SUBSTANTIAL // MR. SOS // KOKAYI // DJ JS-1 + SPECIAL GUESTS

@ HIGHLINE BALLROOM
431 W. 16th St, NYC // 7 PM
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QN5 Megashow flyer

QN5 Megashow 2011: Evolution (Flyer & Trailer)

QN5 MEGASHOW 2011 FLYER
Friday, Aug 19, 2011 9:00 PM (7:00 PM Doors)
HighLine Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St, New York, NY

The QN5 MEGASHOW is an annual destination event thrown exclusively by NYC’s independent hip hop label, QN5 Music, for their fans. It is the only time the entire label’s roster (Tonedeff, CunninLynguists, PackFM, Substantial, Mr. SOS & Kokayi) converges on the same stage on the same night.

QN5 fans (ie. Blue Schoolers) from all over the world make their pilgrimage to this event to celebrate all things baby blue and see one of the most energetic and entertaining shows in Hip Hop. This event has torn down legendary spots such as CBGBs, BB Kings, The Roxy (LA) and now makes its second visit to NYC’s Highline Ballroom. As usual, there will be no photography or videotaping of this event permitted, so you’ll just have to be there to see for yourself.

THE DETAILS:
QN5 MEGASHOW 2011: EVOLUTION
Friday, August 19, 2011

THE ENTIRE QN5 ROSTER LIVE ON STAGE PERFORMING ‘A HISTORY OF QN5’:
CUNNINLYNGUISTS // TONEDEFF // PACKFM // SUBSTANTIAL // MR. SOS // KOKAYI // DJ JS-1
+ SPECIAL GUESTS


BUY TICKETS

General Admission: $15