Archives for the month of: January, 2012

Peace World. Check out “Don’t Hold Your Breath” ft. Funky DL, the latest track from my man & 1/2 of Bop Alloy, Marcus D‘s upcoming solo album Melancholy Hopeful.

Enjoy and pass it!

Stay in Peace

P.S. Catch me, Javier Starks, Gods’Illa and many more live in DC this Thursday night at the Faces of Change Concert. For more details, click HERE.

P.P.S. Pick up Bop Alloy‘s The R & R HERE.


Peace World. Check out Bop Alloy‘s 1st Music Video, Chillaxation. Watch on Youtube or Vimeo.

Listen/Download the song HERE
Listen/Download the remix HERE

Enjoy & pass it on.

Peace World. Be sure to tune in to EliteDC Radio at 11AM today to hear me on the air live. They’ll be interviewing me and playing a few tracks from the new Bop Alloy project, The R & R (Remixes & Revisions). Also, tune in using your mobile device to tune in:

Don’t miss it! Stay in Peace.

P.S.  Don’t forget to pick up your copy of The R & R (Remixes & Revisions)

Peace World. Here’s the latest Bop Alloy news…

We are still working diligently to ship out the rest of your orders. We apologize for the delay and we just want to take a second to let you know what’s going on.

  • “I haven’t received my package .” There are several potential reasons your package could be delayed. 1) We still haven’t received your T-Shirt size via email. 2) We had to ship some of the merchandise after the new year from East to West Coast to get the last of it signed by the both of us. 3) Because of the amount of T-Shirt perks purchased we didn’t have enough of certain sizes to meet all of the orders. We placed a new order with the good folks at Delicately Made Printing Inc. who have been great to us but regrettably informed that us their “wholesaler is out of stock” and that “we’ll have to wait for the 13th of January for the re-stock.” If you ordered a Large or Medium Men’s T-shirt and haven’t received your order yet, then this may apply you. Sorry for the inconvenience.
  • “Haven’t received your Skype call yet! S’up wit that?!” Well, of the 6 contributors eligible to receive that perk, only 1 has replied to us with their Skype username. Please make sure you send it to us ASAP.

Big up to our brothers CYNE for supporting our IndieGoGo campaign and also had this to say about The R & R“The record is excellent.” – CYNE   Be sure to check out their recent release, Wasteland Vol. 1


  • Feb. 18 – Richmond, VA (Details coming soon)

*Note: We are currently booking our Spring 2012 Tour & spot dates. If you are interested in booking Bop Alloy, please contact us @ bopalloy[at]gmail[dot]com

Shout out to the good folks at Access Music in San Diego for picking up copies of our new project, The R & R. Stop by and pick up a copy and get a free poster or you can order it online. They also are the only store in the US that you can walk into and pick up our 1st album as well.

For a full list of stores that carry our album, click HERE. Interested in carrying our album, please contact us @ bopalloy[at]gmail[dot]com

This weekend, we plan to finally unveil the never seen before Official Music Video for Chillaxation. Subscribe to our Youtube Channel so that you are notified immediately when it goes live. Take a look at the screen caps, if you missed them before.

That’s all for now. Stay tuned for more updates by adding us on Facebook | Google+Twitter

Sub/Stan (1/2 of Bop Alloy)

Peace World. Peep the official new music video from my brothers, Gods’Illa, Sal’s PizzeriaDirected by Chop N Shoot Films. If you haven’t peeped their project, The CPR Blendtape hosted by Erykah Badu then you’re f**kin’ up!!!

Download Sal’s Pizzeria
AmazonBandcamp | iTunes | Myspace | Reverbnation

Also, if you haven’t heard Bop Alloy’s The R & R (Remixes & Revisions), then it’s highly likely you missed  their guest spot on Lead the Followers Part 2, which also features yU (Diamond District & The 78ers), Kokayi, & Wordsmith. The sequel is produced by Gods’Illa super producer Joe.D (Dirty Water).  I know what you’re thinking and it’s okay, we all make mistakes. Just don’t make another one and continue to sleep on my brothers.

Enjoy and always stay in peace.

Peace World. A month ago, Marcus D & I hit the road for our Bop Alloy Asia Tour. Here’s a little taste of what you missed. This footage (taken by ) is from our packed show in Taipei, Taiwan! Check us out as we rock Fresh Preserves from Marcus D’s 2010 release, Shoshin.

We’re happy to announce that we’re in the process of setting up our next tour (Spring 2012) with a few spot dates here and there. Stay tuned for more details.

Also, be sure to checkout a sneak preview of Marcus D’s new single, Don’t Hold Your Breath and pick up our new project, The R & R (Remixes & Revisions) while you’re at it.

Stay in Peace

P.S. For more information on our new release, The R & R, click HERE.

[Click to purchase your tickets & a copy Javier Starks new project]

Peace World. A few folks have been inquiring about my 1st performance of the year. Well, now you know!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE!

About Faces Of Change: Faces Of Change is a collaborative collection of music from some of the top artist in the DMV. The project was put together by Javier Starks as a way to showcase both himself and his peers. The event will feature artist from the project performing songs from current and past projects for a great cause. Donations from the Event will go to Powell House Project 501©(3) and the Community organization DC Or Nothing. Come out and meet a few great artists, people, and give back to the Washington, D.C. community.

“But Substantial, who the hell is Javier Starks?!” Well besides being one of the nicer human beings you’ll meet and a darn good skater, he’s arguably one of the nicest up & coming MCs the DMV has to offer. But don’t take my word for it. The man is more than capable  of speaking for himself. Peep verse 2 of Cloud 9 (Part 2).

Music: Cloud 9 (Part 2) ft. Justis, Nate Vibez & Javier Starks
Listen on: Bandcamp | iTunes | Soundcloud

Enjoy and see you in 2 weeks!

P.S. Bop Alloy – The R & R (Remixes & Revisions) AVAILABLE NOW!

Peace World. I just found out today that last month, I was featured on The Ki Anime Report (Season 2: Episode 5). They mentioned me while sharing the #4 item on their Christmas list (15:33), which happened to be Nujabes’ 3rd album, Spiritual State.

Shout out to Ki and the crew and if you’re a lover of anime like me, be sure to subscribe to their channel.

Stay in Peace

P.S. I’ll have to pick up Eden of the East. Looks pretty damn good.

P.P.S. Have you picked up The R & R yet? If not, what are you waiting on?!

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