Archives for the month of: August, 2010

Click cover to listen to “Jazzmatic” (Photo by: Sawyer Purman)

Peace World.  It’s Tuesday, and we’re officially one week away from the release of Substantial & Marcus D are Bop Alloy (Deluxe Edition). So, just in case you are one of many who has not discovered the elusive Japan Import Version of SMDABA, we present the album opener, Jazzmatic (ft. Steph the Sapphic Songstress). Just like the rest of the album, it is produced by none another than, Seattle based producer, Marcus D. Jazzmatic, is an upbeat, melodic, feel good song that is sure to have you singing along while two stepping in your seat.  It also breaks down the mission of Bop Alloy.

“This is the soundtrack for the everyday fellow / Hella laid back, super smooth, way mellow…
Ain’t come here lookin’ for comp to outdo / Just want fans to know, we can’t do it without you / Ain’t s**t without y’all, we give it our all / With a soundscape cooler than the middle of Fall!” – Substantial

This is the album that you’ve been waiting for if you’ve been a fan of songs like, “Day in the Life”, I’m Here, Enjoy Yourself & “U Were There (Marcus D Remix)”.  In fact, MD & I plan to release the SMDABA instrumentals, along with an EP, prePAIRED, of our past collaborations, which also includes the instrumentals. After giving y’all all of that great music, all that is really left for us to say is… “You’re welcome!”

Mark your calendars folks, Substantial & Marcus D are Bop Alloy (Deluxe Edition) available September 7, 2010 exclusively at

Stay in Peace

PS Check out my man Kokayi’s new single Roxtar, dropping at today. And if you’re in the DMV Area tonite, then come to his “Roxtar Unleashed Party”. RSVP on Facebook. See you there!!!


Peace World,

As some of you know, besides being an MC, I am also a Youth Worker.  While hard at work finishing up my joint venture, Bop Alloy, with Red Bull’s Big Tune Beat Battle (Seattle) Winner, Marcus D,  I have been keeping busy doing Youth Work/Hip-Hop education in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County, Maryland and in Southeast, D.C. with Baltimore City Public SchoolsCovenant House Washington, and Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission (MNCPPC). So, needless to say, I was thrilled to hear that MNCPPC wanted him to perform at an event for teens & the community called Cafe Groove.  Details are listed below.  Be sure to come by and show your support and if you know of any teen performers/visual artists, please bring them!

Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission Presents…

Substantial Live @ Cafe Groove
Friday, September 3, 2010
Tickets: $3
Doors open @ 7PM
Show starts @ 7:30PM

Oakcrest Community Center
1300 Capital Heights Blvd.
Capitol Heights, MD 20743

Info: 301-446-3232
TTY: 301-446-6802

Open Mic & Visual Arts Contest with cash prizes!
Hip-Hop | Poetry | Visual Art

See you there.

Stay in Peace

PS: In case you’ve missed the 1st three installments of “Substantial in Japan 2010”, you can peep them here:

Welcome to my new blog. Unfortunately, I have to shut down my Ning site and this is a much better look. Any assistance you all are willing to offer is appreciated. Never claimed to be the best at these type of things, my aim is to keep you engaged, entertain and most importantly… educated.

Basically I’ll be sharing my music, videos, thoughts, advice, likes, dislikes, etc.  Enjoy. Stay in Peace.

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