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MCMI REPORT: Tokyo Cigar x Substantial – “Constant” (feat. Tanya Denise) [Video]

Tokyo Cigar x Substantial - "Constant"

Producer extraordinaire, MD’s own Tokyo Cigar, presents “Constant,” featuring Substantial and Irish vocalist Tanya Denise. This international collaboration crafted by Tokyo Cigar is dedicated to true love, set over a laid back jazzy beat. Tokyo Cogar, you got some fire. Please send us a beat for our upcoming Plague project! :D

*Ahem* Back to the review …

Lyrically, Substantial lays it down with his super laid back, yet strong, confident delivery. When the chorus comes in the vocals are so sweet, they make you shudder.

The video is directed by Garrett Lynam and Tokyo Cigar, who filmed in both Maryland and Ireland, and is a visual representation of people from all around the world coming together to make some great art.

This song is truly a gem. It will force you to move your head up and down with a smile on your face for Hip Hop. This is a must add to your playlist. Get it now on iTunes.

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MCMI REPORT: Mastering with Substantial

MCMI Report: Mastering with Substantial

MCMI’s own GMS dropped in on Substantial at his Maryland studio and they discussed mastering of your song before release of the record. The prolific MC who is part of The Plague collective explained that you can master your songs yourself, if you know what you are doing. As A&R of HIPNOTT Records one of his responsibilities is coaching and mentoring other artists on the label. As an educator he schools young minds on how to achieve their dreams and goals. In this video, he schools me on the settings he uses to get that extra punch out of his mixes.

The song being worked on is Follow the Master, off of The PAST … [EP] which is available right now at IAmSubstantial.com and other digital outlets. All of the songs pack heat. You should definitely download that.

The PAST EP Cover


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Substantial & Algorythm: Always [EP] (Stream Full Album)

Substantial & Algorythm: Always [EP]

00:00 Lasting Impression (feat. Wayna)
04:08 Black of All Trades
08:04 Tony Stanza (feat. Tonedeff & Marcus D)
13:10 Cool Mornings (feat. Deborah Bond)
16:47 Always (feat. Fjer)

Sub2-By_Tattiana_HowardSubstantial & Algorythm: Always EP dropped a few weeks ago on HipNOTT Records and it is BANGIN’! Always one to “show and prove” Substantial offers you a chance to listen to the new EP in its entirety right on his Youtube Channel. You can choose your level of support, if you’re feeling the music, be it Amazon, Google Play, iTunes & Spotify, referring to friends, liking and commenting on Youtube, etc.

More about the project:

‘Always’ is the second of three EPs leading up to Substantial’s upcoming fourth studio album, The Past Is Always Present In The Future. Always features GRAMMY nominated, Ethiopian-born, singer/songwriter Wayna, QN5 founder and emcee Tonedeff, DC based singer/songwriter Deborah Bond, Danish singer/songwriter/producer Fjer, and Seattle based Bop Alloy producer Marcus D. Musically, Algorythm provides the perfect soundscape for Substantial’s witty and thought provoking lyrics which are sharp as ever.

Clean VersionBandcamp
Website: IamSubstantial.com

Substantial’s full length album The Past Is Always Present In The Future drops fourth quarter 2015. Drop a comment and let me know if you’re feeling this project as much as I am.

* SUBSTANTIAL will be rocking with The PLAGUE at the PH MEMORIAL TRIBUTE CONCERT, at SANTOS, in NYC, this Wednesday, August 5th, along with IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE, PHAROAHE MONCH, JEAN GRAE, SEAN PRICE, ROCKNESS, SMIF N WESSUN and many other stellar artists. #ripPH

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Substantial & Algorythm ‘Lasting Impression’ f. Wayna [NEW EP Pre Order]


Check out the new single “Lasting Impression” from emcee Substantial (ef@mm/The Plague/Fanomm/Bop Alloyand producer Algorythm  (The Stuyvesants), featuring GRAMMY nominated, Ethiopian-born singer/songwriter Wayna, off of the new EP Always, produced entirely by Algorythm.

Always, the second of three EPs leading up to Substantial’s fourth studio album, The Past Is Always Present In The Future, drops July 17th, but you can stream it and download it now when you pre-order the EP from Bandcamp

Substantial photo By_Elgin_Smith


Besides Wayna, the album will also feature Tonedeff (QN5), DC based singer/songwriter Deborah Bond, Danish singer/songwriter/producer Fjer, and Marcus D, from Bop Alloy. All this combined with Substantial’s thought provoking lyrics and Algorhythm’s amazing production should make for a pretty slammin’ album!

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Substantial & The Other Guys – No Turning Back [MUSIC VIDEO]


Brought to you on HiPNOTT Records, No Turning Back, by Substantial and The Other Guys, is about ”those who continue to live in the past while Substantial looks to move forward.“ Dedicated to his friend and former producer Nujabes, and those who try to exploit his legacy, after his passing. The Past… EP is available now via all digital outlets. You can stream it on Youtube here.


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Website: iamsubstantial.com