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Bop Alloy ‘Another Day in the Life of…’ [Album]

BOP ALLOY cover webBop Alloy ‘Another Day in the Life of…’

Coming off his recent release of remixes for Home Is Where the Art Is, entitled “Art is Where the Home Is”, Substantial has teamed up again with Marcus D, his partner in Bop Alloy, who handles all of the beats. The DMV duo have released their second full-length collaboration, Another Day in the Life Of… 

While Marcus D handles the production, Substantial, part of the Hip Hop crew ThePLAGUE and 1/4 of QN5′s Efamm, spits about everything from his marriage proposal to letters from prison. The lead single “Count On Us,” features Grammy Nominated vocalist Carolyn Malachi. Other features on the album include Cise Starr (of CYNE), Justis, Oma Pearl (of Conjure Woman), Pismo and Steph the Sapphic Songstress.

Bop Alloy is on a West Coast tour right now, on CunninLynguists’ Strange Universe Tour with J-Live, Sadistik & Nemo Achida, with some other dates added as well.  Click here for TOUR DATES.

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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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SUBSTANTIAL on “Golden Lady” & Jill Scott tribute album (Exclusive Interview)


Baltimore artist SUBSTANTIAL prepares to release a Jill Scott tribute project, entitled “Jackin’ Jill”, built by “Jackin” music from various Jill Scott releases. I call him an artist, not just an MC, because besides working well with words, ‘Substizzle‘ also drew the sketch which is the cover art. Intrigued by this new project based entirely on the work of Jill Scott, I had to get at my Plague brother and ask him a few questions.

GMS: How did the idea of a Jill Scott Tribute album come about?

SUBSTANTIAL: Back in 2011 when I had the cancer scare, I decided to work on a tribute album to Jill Scott. I figure, celebrate people while they are still here, you know? Jill Scott has always been one of my favorite artists. It’s been about two years since I had the preventative surgery and I’m ready to put out the music, as a free download of course.

GMS: What is the song “Golden Lady” about?

SUBSTANTIAL: It basically tells the story of how I was first introduced to Jill Scott’s music, and how it influenced me over the years.

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Tonedeff – ‘Glutton’ EP (Polymer 1/4) [Download + Tracklisting + Artwork]



I have known Tonedeff for years. An MC with incredible technical ability, style and delivery, as well as a great producer, graphic artist, animator and web designer, he has been killing verses and producing tracks with my crew The PLAGUE for the past decade, from the efamm album, to songs like “Most High”,  “Alive” and the classic Plague anthem “Drugz”.  On the verge of releasing 4 EP’s, which will combine like Voltron to form his sophomore album “Polymer“, the first installment, “Glutton” is available above. If you are new to the QN5 movement, read on for some background on the man behind the ‘curtains’, QN5 Music founder Tonedeff

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MCMI RADIO: “End of Days” Episode (12.21.12)

MCMI RADIO End of Days Ep

Every Friday, hosts GMS and LR BLITZKRIEG play new and classic music, interview special guests featured on MCMIreport.com, while listeners join in on the “real talk”, by calling 646-478-3599.

THIS Friday, December 21, 2012, will be our special “END OF DAYS” Episode. We know, the MAYANS predicted the world would end today, so you are all in your bunkers, with  nothing to do but wait and play on your computer, so why not enjoy some top quality online radio?

Today’s show will be broadcast live from 6pm to 8pm and be available on demand afterwards. Click the logo to get to the show.

We will be playing some brand new Hip Hop, like Big Sean’s “100″ ft. Kendrik Lamar + Royce 5’9, plus classics that go with our “END OF DAYS” theme, like PH’s “Anthem for the End of the World” ft Jean Grae, “24 Hours to Live” by The Lox, DMX, Black Rob and Ma$e, and so on.

We will also unveil the brand new PLAGUE song, TWELVE“ ft. HYDRA (GMS, LR BLITZKRIEG, WILDCHILD) x DOMINION (PACKFM, SUBSTANTIAL, MRMECC), which was recorded on 12.12.12 and dropped today, December 21st, 2012, at 12noon, simultaneously on MCMI Records & QN5 Music

Whether the world comes to an end or not, this will be the last MCMI RADIO of2012, as we will either be gone … or will be on vacation until the new year. If all goes well (with the world), we will return to the airwaves January 4th 2013, to talk New Year’s resolutions and play MCMI’s top 12 artists, top 12 songs and top 12 artists of 2012. Until then …

MCMI RADIO: Real Hip Hop. Real Talk.

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