Following up his latest EP with The Other Guys, Maryland emcee Substantial joins forces with Algorythm (1/2 of the BK production duo The Stuyvesants) for AlwaysAlways is the second of three EPs leading up to Substantial’s upcoming fourth studio album, The Past Is Always Present In The FutureAlways 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. Always is a collection of songs about legacy, life and being present in the moment that will be remembered as the soundtrack to the summer of 2015.

Substantial’s full length album The Past Is Always Present In The Future drops fourth quarter 2015.

Always is available now via iTunesBandcamp, and all other digital outlets. Purchase now via Bandcamp and receive a free bonus mix of Substantial and Algorythm’s previous work mixed by DJ Jav. Clean version of Always is also available on Bandcamp.

By the way, Substantial & Marcus D are currently putting tour dates together for Asia in Late September, US (East Coast) in October & US (West Coast) in December. Contact Tony Caferro (tone@dtr45.comfor all serious booking inquiries.


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The Past… is the first of three EPs leading up to the fourth studio album from prolific, Indie MC, Substantial. This time around the veteran wordsmith has partnered with HiPNOTT Records producer duo and fellow Maryland natives, The Other Guys for his latest release. Substantial’s musical past, pre-Hyde Out Productions, included many collaborations with Isaiah of TOG, which makes their project’s title quite fitting. The Past… features Von Pea of Tanya Morgan, Substantial’s protegé, See King, cuts from DJ Jav and plenty of that soulful boom bap The Other Guys have been known to provide. Lyrically, Substantial is as sharp as ever and covers subjects such as the dying art of MCing, dreams limited by stereotypes, and the exploitation of his former producer, Nujabes.

Substantial’s full length album The Past Is Always Present In The Future drops fourth quarter 2015. Until then, enjoy this appetizer and look forward to more flavorful Hip Hop music to feed your soul.

Staying true to The Past… theme, those who purchase the album on Bandcamp will receive a bonus download of Substantial’s 1999 demo tape entitled Before Sunrise: Pre-Hyde Out Demo ’99.  This 5 song bonus track includes songs recorded which would give Substantial the opportunity to work with legendary producer Nujabes. Substantial provides commentary on each track as well. Details below.




Substantial est de retour avec un nouveau projet en compagnie de son partenaire de toujours Marcus D, ils nous livrent le fabuleux “Present” EP . Interviewé pour l’occasion voici ce qu’il nous racontait: (interview intégrale dans le prochain Hip Hop Breath magazine / full interview on Hip Hop Breath magazine next issue).

Present is the third and final EP before the release of my fourth studio album, The Past Is Always Present In The Future. Each EP is produced by a producer I’ve worked with regularly.  I worked with The Other Guys and Algorythm for the first two EPs. It was only right that I would include my Bop Alloy partner, Marcus D, for the last one. The title Present not only represents our present times and where we stand in them but the forces and people present in our lives and how they influence us.

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