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.
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 â€œMost Highâ€, Â â€œAliveâ€ and the classic Plague anthem â€œDrugzâ€. Â On the verge of releasing 4 EPâ€™s, which will combine like Voltron to form his sophomore album â€œPolymerâ€œ, 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 …
â€œTWELVEâ€, a joint venture betweenÂ MCMIÂ Records and QN5 Music, featuresÂ DOMINIONÂ (PackFM, Substantial, MrMecc) andÂ HYDRAÂ (GMS, LR Blitzkrieg, WildChild), who met 12 years ago and joined forces as part of the Hip hop crew
The title track of Dub MD’s forthcoming album ‘The Requiem: EP‘, features New Jersey’sÂ Vandalyzm (of St. Joe Louis), Maryland’sÂ Substantial (ef@mm/The Plague/Fanomm/Bop Alloy), Queen’s K-SISE and Brooklyn’s Kel Spencer over some hard hitting production from Detroit producer Black Bethoven.
JumpOffTV contributor and MCMI affiliate Mr.Mecc Just dropped his new video #JBF From the upcoming album “I Can Explain..!” The video for the debut single features porn star Aryana Starr, The Company Man, Combat Jack, MC’s Nova Rockafeller, Pack FM, L.R. Blitzkrieg and more…. #JBF is available on iTunes