SUBSTANTIAL & THE OTHER GUYS “THE PAST…” EP
PLUS SUBSTANTIAL’S UNRELEASED DEMO TAPE FROM ’99
EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE WITH BANDCAMP PURCHASE
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.
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Home Diggin’ presents Part 1 of the interview with Substantial, Viginia based recording artist from Maryland, who is not only a great MC, but a Youth Worker, Graphic Designer and Artist, with releases on Hipnott, Mello Music Group and a classic first album with late Japanese producer Nujabes.
In Part 1 of our interview we focus on the recent incidents in Baltimore, and take a look at the overall situation. And, of course, we play music… *
Home Diggin’ – the funk, soul, jazz, hiphop radioshow
Episode 175 featuring SUBSTANTIAL
presented by Gu
Originally aired Wednesday, May 20, 2015
*The show is in German, but, of course, there is loads of music and the interview is in English.
Album: BELIEVE IN GODS’ILLA
Label: HiPNOTT Records
Director: Langston for Chop N Shoot Films.
With just two weeks left until the release of the highly anticipated album from DMV Hip Hop trio Gods’Illa; Acem, Truth, and Powerful give us their visuals to the Joe.D produced first single “ForestReal”.
Believe In Gods’Illa is available now for pre-order on Bandcamp or iTunes; UGHH and Fat Beats for compact disc. Pre-order the album on Bandcamp and receive an immediate download of “ForestReal” Believe In Gods’Illa drops on June 2nd!
ABOUT THE ALBUM:
Gods’Illa returns to the forefront with their highly anticipated Believe In Gods’Illa LP. Following up their critically-acclaimed CPR BlendTape hosted by Erykah Badu, the trio resurfaces with a 16-track album that not only picks up where they left off with gritty, in-your-face boom bap beats and thoughtful lyrics but also brings the listener up to speed on what the 3 brothers have been doing since their last release.
The album features appearances by Stic Man of Dead Prez, J. Ivy (Kanye West “Never Let Me Down”), Laz (of Clear Soul Forces), yU (of Diamond District) & more. Most production is handled by in-house producer Joe.D(“Glaciers”, “Saviours & Punishers”) with additional production by Praise.
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