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Substantial & The Other Guys: The Past… [EP]

If you haven’t heard the most recent Substantial project The Past … [EP] produced by The Other Guys, it’s really bangin’! I don’t know if you are more into previewing individual tracks, or if you are a ‘youtube’ person, so here’s both.

The Past… is the first of three EPs from Substantial, produced by HiPNOTT Records producer duo and fellow Maryland natives, The Other Guys, which will lead up to his leading up to his fourth full length album, The Past Is Always Present In The Future, dropping fourth quarter 2015. Besides The Other Guys’ production, the EP features Von Pea of Tanya Morgan, Substantial’s protegé, See King and cuts from DJ Jav.

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You can get The Past… [EP] on the usual iTunes, Spotify, DJBooth, etc. BUT purchase the album on Bandcamp and you get a bonus download of Substantial’s 1999 demo tape entitled Before Sunrise: Pre-Hyde Out Demo ’99!  That’s 5 songs on The Past… + 5 songs on the Pre-Hyde Out Demo, for only $5. You can’t beat that.

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Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D) – Autumn Leaves f. PISMO


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Bop Alloy, a group made up of lyricist Substantial & producer Marcus D, officially release their latest single, Autumn Leaves, with vocals by Pismo, off the album Another Day in the Life of… .

Inspired by Gordon Park’s book To Smile In Autumn, Substantial talks about “setting new goals” after reaching those from his youth as his life “approaches the Autumn years.” I don’t know about “Autumn Years“, lol, Stan is in his 30′s. That’s not too old. I guess if you are counting in Hip Hop years, it could be. Then again, more than half of my favorite rappers are over 40 (Jay Z, Naz, Eminem, BustaRhymes, Mos Def, Common, etc) and still going strong. But I understand his sentiment. As we mature our outlook on life changes. We accomplish many goals, discard some, as we realize we don’t want the same things in life as we did when we were teenagers. We progress. We grow. At least that’s how it’s supposed to be.

 

SubstantialIt’s like I reached that point where many folk lives get froze

Instead I’m busy living most of my childhood goals

Never stagnant, forever I’ll strive for more

This elevator’s barely above the bottom floor – Substantial

Autumn Leaves is from Bop Alloy’s critically acclaimed 2nd album, Another Day in the Life of… available as a Limited Edition EP version on 12″ vinyl.

Also available on CD, iTunes, & Spotify.

The Winter Breaks  Digital-Only EP drops this December 2014. Stay tuned.

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Substantial – Neighborhood Watch (The Other Guys Remix) ft. Acem of Gods’Illa [VIDEO]

Substantial - “Neighborhood Watch (The Other Guys Remix)” ft. Acem of Gods’Illa is produced AND directed by The Other Guys, also known as Joe and Isaiah. (This same team also did a remix of ‘Home Is Where The Art Is’).

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The black and white video shows Substantial and Acem looking through the blinds on their window, talking about all the neighborhood ills you have to watch out for, from the old lady who hangs out of her window all day being in everyone’s business, to religious zealots and Jehovah’s witnesses, misguided youth turned thieves and drug dealers and even gentrification.

This is off the remix Album “Art Is Where The Home Is” available here: CD | Digital
The original “Home Is Where The Art Is” is available here: CD | Digital | Vinyl

* SUBSTANTIAL is currently on tour with BOP ALLOY, promoting their album Another Day in the Life of… UPCOMING TOUR DATES

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

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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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