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MCMI REPORT: SUBSTANTIAL ‘SEEDS’ EP

MCMI REPORT: SUBSTANTIAL ‘SEEDS’ EP

MCMI REPORT: SUBSTANTIAL ‘SEEDS’ EP is an instrumental project produced by SUBSTANTIAL, available now on BANDCAMP and available everywhere else on Dec 29th, 2017.

Happy Holidays from Substantial! Here’s a little something he’s been been keeping quiet for a long time: not only is he an amazing MC, he makes beats!  

I produced my first beat when I was 15 years old and never looked back. But even though I have been making instrumentals virtually nonstop for two decades, these days, I have only really shared them with my students and officially released even less. – Substantial

Fast forward to 2017. With a boatload of beats, more than he has written songs to, Stan decided to embark on a mission to produce his first official instrumental album, entitled, The Garden (out in 2018). But before there can be a garden, we need seeds to plant.

MCMI REPORT: SUBSTANTIAL 'SEEDS' EP

Enters the 8 track EP, Seeds featuring seven instrumentals and one remix. The project consist of several older beats Substantial produced, plus a few new ones and an insane remix of Tonedeff’s song Moment. 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Listen. Enjoy. Share.

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MCMI REPORT: SUBSTANTIAL ‘SEEDS’ EP

Substantial: Nujabes & DJ Deckstream Tribute (Paris) + Tour Dates

Substantial: Nujabes & DJ Deckstream Tribute (Paris) + Tour Dates

Substantial: Nujabes & DJ Deckstream Tribute (Paris) + Tour Dates

In case you haven’t been fortunate enough to catch Substantial live on THE SUBWAY TOUR, we know fans of Substantial, Nujabes and Deckstream would appreciate this tribute Sub and his BOP ALLOY partner Marcus D performed, in Paris last Spring, filmed at Le Pop-Up du Label by Kahlex. The BOP ALLOY duo closed their set with a tribute to Substantial’s late producers, Nujabes and DJ Deckstream, performing classics such as Home Sweet HomeHikari and Blessing It.

The DMV MC is currently on back in the States on the West Coast. Check his remaining tour dates below.

Substantial: Nujabes & DJ Deckstream Tribute (Paris) + Tour Dates

THE SUB WAY TOUR (WEST COAST)

07.03.2017  Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp TICKETS | INFO
07.06.2017  SF Bay Area, CA @ Bottom of the Hill TICKETS | INFO
07.08.2017  Seattle, WA @ Everyday Music TICKETS | INFO
07.09.2017  Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Back Bar TICKETS | INFO
07.11.2017  San Diego, CA @ Kava Lounge TICKETS | INFO
07.12.2017  Los Angeles, CA @ Union TICKETS | INFO
07.14.2017  SF Bay Area, CA @ 924 Gilman TICKETS | INFO

We also want to mention that his latest solo release THE PAST IS ALWAYS PRESENT IN THE FUTURE is now available on vinyl, as well as other formats.

Substantial: Nujabes & DJ Deckstream Tribute (Paris) + Tour Dates

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Substantial: Nujabes & DJ Deckstream Tribute (Paris) + Tour Dates

Substantial: Black Of All Trades (V2) – NPR Tiny Desk Submission [Video]

Substantial: Black Of All Trades (V2) – [NPR Tiny Desk Submission Video]

Substantial: Black Of All Trades points to the fact that there many Black Americans go unrecognized for their numerous talents and achievements. Take Substantial for example, he raps, yes, but he also is a visual artist, both with pencils and brushes and as a graphic artist with the computer. He is also an educator and an A&R at his label. And he does all of those things WELL! Black of All Trades.

In the single’s liner notes on BandCamp, Substantial includes a quote from Hill Harper, an American film, television and stage actor, and author, who says

“I believe we all have the capacity to be masters of many things, and there’s nothing that we can’t do. You can be a great actor and also be a great writer. There’s so many things that all of us have the capacity to do. But somehow, life tries to convince us that we’d be lucky to do even one thing well, and I disagree.” ― Hill Harper

The video, featuring DJ JAV is a submission for NPR’s Tiny Desk contest. It was filmed and edited by CAMCAMTV, at Substantial’s desk at Oxon Hill Middle School where he works with 12 to 14 year olds as a Student Advocate and teaches music production afterschool.

The song, produced by THE OTHER GUYS, is off the recently released LP, THE PAST IS ALWAYS PRESENT IN THE FUTUREavailable on COMPACT DISC, & CASSETTE as well as digital download from

iTUNES | BANDCAMP | SPOTIFY | GOOGLE | AMAZON

Substantial: Black Of All Trades (V2)Substantial: Black Of All Trades (V2) – [NPR Tiny Desk Submission Video]

SUBSTANTIAL – MADE IN MARYLAND (produced by ODDISEE)

SUBSTANTIAL – MADE IN MARYLAND (produced by ODDISEE)

featuring Steph the Sapphic Songstress & DJ Jav

SUBSTANTIAL - MADE IN MARYLAND (produced by ODDISEE)

Plague-member and MCMI affiliate MC Substantial teams up with Mello Music Group’s fellow DMV native, the producer Oddisee for Made In Maryland, the first official single off his long awaited album, The Past Is Always Present In The Future. While Substantial spent a lot of time in New York early in his career , the song is an ode to Maryland, where he once again resides since he returned to his home state several years ago. If you are a Substantial fan then you must know Steph the Sapphic Songstress and DJ Jav, who are frequent collaborators with the prolific MC. Avoiding samples, the scratches and cuts you hear are off of vocals from Joe.D.

When ef@mm member QN5 Music’s Tonedeff heard the song, he was quoted as saying “S#!t so hard, I’m about to move there!” (Sidenote: Stan please make more hard s#!t like this so Tone can move, lol. Thanks.)

Pre-orders for The Past Is Always Present In The Future – iTunes & Bandcamp
Release Date:  January 6, 2017. CD’s ship January 13, 2017 Cassettes & vinyl on the way!
SUBSTANTIAL - MADE IN MARYLAND (produced by ODDISEE)

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MCMI Report: Watch Substantial Perform in the 2017 Ford Fusion (Commercial)

MCMI Report: Watch Substantial Perform in the 2017 Ford Fusion (Commercial)

MCMI Report: This just in! Mid Atlantic Ford Dealers got MCMI affiliated rapper Substantial into one of their new vehicles and he made magic! Okay, this is taking “spittin’ in the whip” to the next level. Et first I was like “Oh cool. The homie Substantial (member of The Plague, Fanomm, Bop Alloy & Ef@mm) did a FORD commercial. But when I watch it, it’s more like Ford did a Substantial commercial! It’s all about him, growin’ up in DC and Baltimore, his daughter and his career as an artist. And he does spit a verse, all while driving around in a Ford Fusion.

MCMI Report: Watch Substantial Perform in the 2017 Ford Fusion

Earlier this summer, Substantial’s song The Sub Way was chosen by UBER for their #UberSummerSeries campaignThey used the beat and hook to promote the second installment of the Uber Summer Concert Series, presented by Perrier and Hotel Indigo, but the video was of a rooftop concert featuring the artist Yuna (big up to her).

MCMI Report: Watch Substantial Perform in the 2017 Ford Fusion

Now FORD is using The Sub Way in their commercial. The commercial and the full song are featured prominently on FordMusic.com. I’m thinking with TWO billion dollar companies wanting to use this song, it obviously strikes a chord with them and with the public.

This is a great look for Substantial who just released the Present [EP] with producer Marcus D, available on iTunes and Bandcamp [Explicit] & [Clean]. You can stream both on Spotify.

He also has a new shirt out, called the Eclipse #BackToLyrics T-shirt from Substantial & HiPNOTT Records, featuring artwork that includes lyrics from Nujabes‘ song ‘Eclipse‘ featuring Substantial from the 2005 album ‘Modal Soul‘. The digital artwork was designed by Substantial himself. Shirts availabe here. Modal Soul album here.

With so much going on, you might want to sign up for updates on Stan’s new Fanbridge Action Page, where you can ask him questions (and he actually answers them!), connect with him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Soundcloud, Spotify and more.

MCMI Report: Watch Substantial Perform in the 2017 Ford Fusion

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MCMI Report: Watch Substantial Perform in the 2017 Ford Fusion (Commercial)