Archives for the month of: November, 2011

Make a contribution to The R & R Campaign when you purchase a T-Shirt from Dylated Clothing and enter the discount code: BOPALLOY

Peace World. Dylated Clothing has been a partner/sponsor of mine for years. Providing me with most of the one-of-a-kind t-shirts you’ve seen me rocking on stage, or in my videos, over the years.

More recently, you might have caught hip hop legend, DJ Premier rocking their Assemble Your Hustle Tee during the BET CyphersTheir also the printers of the ever elusive, Bop Alloy T-Shirt. So, I was excited when their owner, Peter Yip, contacted me with an idea on how Dylated could contribute to our R & R Campaign (ONLY 17 DAYS LEFT).

So, here’s how it works:

  1. Click on: Dylated Clothing
  2. Click on the image of the T-shirt you wish to purchase.
  3. Select the size & color, then click “add to cart”.
  4. Select your country
  5. Enter: BOPALLOY  for the discount code*
  6. Click check out to complete your payment and you’re done
*Offer ends when our campaign concludes in 17 days.

You save 25% on your total purchase and then Dylated contributes 25% of those sales to help fund our new release, The R & R.  All while helping you look fresh, while rocking fresh music!

Visit their online store to view all of their designs:
All Bop Alloy & Dylated Clothing T-shirts are printed by:

Thanks! Stay in Peace.

P.S. Check out our new single Ocean Dance [Arrival]


Peace World. It’s hard to believe that it’s almost here! Are you ready for the More B.A.R.K. Less Bitin’ 2011 Tour?! Even though the registration deadline passed several weeks ago, additional fans have signed up since and more and more people are showing interest everyday. Are you one them?! If so, contact our official tour sponsor, JTB for more info. Or click the new flier below.

See you in Japan!!! Stay in Peace

Peace World. New music featuring yours truly, produced by up & coming Chinese producer, 14?When the Luster Fades is a new single released by elevation. Here’s what they had to say:

Substantial, East Coast rapper from Baltimore meets another producer from the far east.. no not Japan.. this time from Guangzhou, China! The producer,”14?” an up and coming talent from the underground Hip Hop scene in China, creates a beautiful beat which has a wonderful Chinese taste to it. East meets West at it’s best!!

Shout out to Bob42jh for posting this. Enjoy and pass it on!

P.S. 1/2 off on digital releases at or until 11:59PM tonight!

P.P.S. Don’t forget to contribute to The R & R Campaign (18 days left)

Peace World. New Music from Bop Alloy!!!

Ocean Dance [Arrival]
Produced by: Marcus D
Album: The R & R (Remixes & Revisions)
Listen & Download on: Bandcamp | SoundCloud | MyspaceReverbNation | Youtube

Ocean Dance [Arrival], produced by curator of the signature Bop Alloy sound, Marcus D, is an eargasmic collage of cool drums, smothered in warm bass, subtle keys and baritone vocals by Substantial. Vibrant horns & background vocals by Kokayi put the icing on this little slice of heaven, which Substantial describes as “70’s porn spliced with the best elevator music you’ve heard in your life.” He delivers rhymes about the affair we all share with the ocean when we’re in desperate need of a getaway. Describing his mistress with lyrics like: “You taste like tears, smell like freedom / Could’ve brought my cares and worries here but I don’t need em…” and “I like the way she move (move – move) / So I stop to say “Hey!” (Hey – Hey) / ‘Cause even though she’s blue (blue – blue) / She’s sweet enough to wave (wave – wave)”.

Enjoy and let the “R & R” commence!

P.S. Make a contribution to the Bop Alloy IndieGoGo Campaign to help us raise fund for The R & R. 24 Days left!!!

Peace World. We’re 29 days away from bringing Bop Alloy’s The R & R Campaign to a close! Thus far, we’ve raised $2,839.00!!! Which means, thanks to you guys, we’re only $2,161.00 away from reaching our goal! So here’s a quick status update on “The little project that could”.

Above is a look at our Limited Edition R & R Poster, which is available with every contribution of $25 or more to our IndieGoGo Campaign. It includes the cover art, a list of the features & gives you a peak at some of the online retailers who will be carrying our project, including Bop Alloy supporters,  Here’s a quote they shared with us after listening to our new release:

“Bop Alloy’s blend of classic hip-hop, jazz and soul is bringing an organic sound back to hip-hop that’s far too good to hide behind swag.”

The R & R will be available for purchase on, who will also have an exclusive mixtape version of the project, available as a FREE DOWNLOAD, for those who’d like to preview the project before purchasing it.

Lastly, we/re expecting the finished master of the album, from K-Murdock of Panacea today! We’ve also received a rough cut of the Chillaxation video and it’s looking pretty awesome so far.

Stay tuned for more great news and please continue to help us spread the word so we can reach our goal: Bop Alloy’s The R & R IndieGoGo Campaign

Stay in Peace

12/09 – Tokyo, Japan | Shibuya Deseo*
12/10 – Osaka, Japan | Drum & Bass Records/Club Stereo*
12/11 – Kyoto, Japan | Silver Wings*
12/16 – Taipei, Taiwan | Pipe

*More B.A.R.K. Less Bitin’ Tour

Background Music: Ocean Dance (Arrival)
Cover Art by: Jelle Smid (

Peace World. Check out The R & R (Remixes and Revisions) cover art and track listing (below)! Congrats to our winner, Jelle Smid (Twitter: @silkyndsmooth) for lacing us with this amazing cover art. Special shout out to our runner up, Christopher Michael Lugo, for also lacing us with a very clever piece which we will be sharing at a later date. Thanks to the 14 artist that submitted over 40 wonderful pieces of art!!!

  1. Ocean Dance [Arrival]  | Prod. by: Marcus D
  2. Jazzmatic (LASTorder Remix) | Prod. by: LASTorder
  3. Why the World Weeps (Bolo Remix) f. Mello-D & Steph the Sapphic Songstress | Prod. by: Bolo
  4. Get Up & Move [Interlude] | Prod. by: Marcus D
  5. Chillaxation (Marcus D Remix) | Prod. by: Marcus D
  6. The Boy With No Name (Funky DL Remix) | Prod. by: Funky DL
  7. If I Was Your Mic 5.0 (Marcus D Remix) | Prod. by: Marcus D
  8. Tokyo Twilight (Neoson Ichiban Remix) | Prod. by: K-Murdock
  9. Cloud 9 (Part 2) f. Justis, Nate Vibez & Javier Starks | Prod. by: Marcus D
  10. Universe Works (J-zen Remix) f. Wordslave of RootWord | Prod. by: J-zen
  11. StarChild (Subtracktion Remix) f. Kayo Charles | Prod. by: Substantial
  12. Lead the Followers (Part 2) f. yU, Kokayi, Gods’Illa & Wordsmith | Prod. by: Joe.D
  13. What Dreams May Come [Departure] | Prod. by: Marcus D
  14. Still Think Different (Acoustic Version) f. Peter Lee Johnson & Steph the Sapphic Songstress | Prod. by: Marcus D

Pre-order The R & R by contributing to our IndieGoGo Campaign. For more music: HERE.

Thanks for the overwhelming support. We’re nothing without y’all!

12/09 – Tokyo, Japan | Shibuya Deseo*
12/10 – Osaka, Japan | Drum & Bass Records/Club Stereo*
12/11 – Kyoto, Japan | Silver Wings*
12/16 – Taipei, Taiwan | Pipe

*More B.A.R.K. Less Bitin’ Tour

Peace World. I am proud to announce the details of our 1st ever show date in Taiwan! More details below and check out the promotional video above.

RSVP on Facebook: HERE

GLP501 x Useless Brotherhood x Pipe Music Present…
Substantial and Marcus D are Bop Alloy
Live @ PIPE
Siyuan Street, Taipei, Taiwan (02) 23648198

With guest DJs
DoSoul (Taiwan)
+ DJ Chicano (Taiwan)
+ DJ Sosa (US)

And special guest VJ
+ Chimerik (Taiwan)

Date: 12/16
Time: 23:00 to 4:00 (11PM to 4AM)
Price: 500 TWD  in advance | 700 TWD @ the door

We will have copies of our debut album available at the show and possibly our new release, The R & R (make a contribution today). Our elusive Bop Alloy T-Shirts will be available as well and much more. Stay tuned for updates and check out our entire tour schedule below.

12/09 – Tokyo, Japan | Shibuya Deseo*
12/10 – Osaka, Japan | Drum & Bass Records/Club Stereo*
12/11 –  Kyoto, Japan | Silver Wings*
12/16 – Taipei, Taiwan | Pipe

*These dates are all apart of the More B.A.R.K. Less Bitin’ Tour with Random, K-Murdock & DJ Asu. Sign up to join us HERE!

Stay in Peace

1. Today’s the last day to submit for the Bop Alloy Cover Art Contest”. You have until 11:59PM tonight

2. Please make a contribution to “”The R & R Campaign and pre-order a copy of our new project: MORE INFO HERE

3. Check out my new leak from my upcoming FREE MIXTAPE! ohSea (Instrumental) Produced by: Substantial

Peace World. So, I promised on facebook that I’d switch it up, now here it is. The second leak from my upcoming FREE MIXTAPE is a self-produced instrumental entitled, ohSea.

ohSea (Instrumental)
Produced by: Substantial
Listen & Download on: Bandcamp | SoundCloud | ReverbNation | Youtube

Stay tuned for more updates on the new mixtape, which will be released this November. Enjoy and pass it on!

P.S. Make a contribution to the Bop Alloy IndieGoGo Campaign to help us raise fund for our remix project entitled, The R & R.

P.P.S. [REMINDER] “Bop Alloy Cover Art Contest” Final day for submissions is tomorrow, Nov. 4, 2011

I know it’s a lot to keep up with but I need you guys to do your best and I’ll continue to do mine. 😉 

Peace World. Marcus D and I are planning to release our new project, The R & R, next month (December 20th to be exact), digitally first and then hard copy. The challenge is, by paying for our upcoming Japan Tour ourselves we don’t have the budget to do both simultaneously without doing a campaign or pre-orders. So that’s where you all come in. To show our appreciation, we have a nice list of perks to offer you all. Ranging from online shout outs and new music, to Executive Producer credit & a possible song with us, plus much, MUCH MORE!

For more information [CLICK HERE]. We have 45 days to make it happen!

From the bottom of our hearts, thanks for the continued support!

Stay in Peace

P.S. [REMINDER] “Bop Alloy Cover Art Contest” ends this Friday:

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