Archives for the month of: September, 2012

Peace World. Check out this remix by the homie P.R from Australia. Enjoy his take on Make Believe from Home Is Where The Art Is. Shout out to Bob42jh for uploading the joint.

Additional info below. Enjoy. Listen to the original HERE.

This is off the compilation: Woke up to Credits Rolling. Download: or if you just want the mp3 look below:
Official remix produced by P.R for one of Substantial’s new album tracks called “Make Believe”.

Free download:

Buy Substantial’s new album “Home Is Where The Art Is” here:



New heat from one my favorite rap groups, Gods’Illa! Check out Acem, Truth & Powerful in their new video ‘Crazy/Dynamics’ produced by none other than Joe.D (producer of ‘Reloaded’).


Stay in Peace.
“Believing in Gods’Illa since ’93”

Also on Vimeo

Mello Music Group & House Studio DC Present

$5 Music Video
Show Day – Substantial Album Release Party
Home Is Where The Art Is

Produced by: Mike Tolle of Mello Music Group
Directed, Edited, & Filmed by : Simon Kim

Home Is Where The Art Is: CD | Digital | Vinyl 

Late this summer, Substantial and Mello Music Group released Home Is Where The Art Is, an uncompromisingly raw and powerful collection of positive, forward-thinking hip-hop that Oddisee executive produced. The message has connected and is well received; the album has already garnered attention from places like VIBE and Ebony.

Substantial and MMG are proud to present a mini-documentary created by the good folks of House Studio. On August 23, 2012, filmmaker, Simon Kim followed Substantial as he prepared to introduce his 3rd solo album, ‘Home Is Where The Art Is’ at a live show unlike any other. The ‘Home Is Where The Art Is Album Release Event‘ took place at LIV Nightclub in Washington, DC and featured performances & DJ sets by some of the DMV’s best Hip Hop acts, such as Oddisee, yU, Uptown XO, Gods’Illa, Lyriciss, Roddy Rod & others! Hosted by Grap Luva (cousin to the late great Heavy D) the event included live graffiti art by Rei21 and showcased his work along with pieces by Demont Peekaso. Throw in a Beatdown Showcase with J $crilla, Kaimbr, & Grussle plus DJ sets by DJ RBI, Roddy Rod & DJ Jav and what you have is one unforgettable night. Thankfully, it was all captured on film for world to see.

Home Is Where The Art Is, now available on cd & digital; vinyl coming September 25th.

For a list of stores, go HERE. |

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Stay tuned…

Substantial chats with Hip Hop Authority’s Nene Wallace Reed about his new album “Home Is Where The Art Is”, working with Oddisee and more.

‘Home Is Where The Art Is’ in stores now.

Peace World. New music for you guys courtesy of my brothers, The Other GuysWhen The Music Stops feat. Substantial [Produced by The Other Guys] This is from their upcoming release, The Other Album. We’ve been collaborating since before I met Nujabes and it’s great to see them continue to grow and hopefully more of you guys will take notice. Enjoy this and head over to their Bandcamp to peep a throwback bonus cut which also features me rocking with them over the classic GFK track Run. UV for Life!

Stay in Peace.

P.S. HIWTAI drops on Vinyl, Tuesday! Pick up your copy today at UGHH or Fatbeats.

Peace World. The great press keeps rolling in. Check out Home Is Where The Art Is on (Ebony Magazine) Read the review below or click the image above to view it on their site. Stay in Peace.. oh and for the record, it’s Tonedeff.

Amidst all the ignorance and materialism that runs rampant in hip-hop, there are always those other rappers who make sure to keep their content positive. Enter Substantial. The Maryland native has been rapping and releasing music for over a decade and has gained a substantial following—no pun intended—around the world for his wordsmithery and dexterous flow. His latest project, Home is Where the Art Is, doesn’t stray from what Stan is known for. He tapped friends like Tone Def, DJ G.I. Joe and more for this project, which has turned out to be a solid effort. Standout tracks include  “Check My Resume,” where he raps over bells and heavy drums about how nice he is and even tosses in a rest in peace line to his late former collaborator Nujabes (read: The Japanese J-Dilla), “Umoja,” where he pays homage to people in his life who helped to raise him, and “Make Up Sex.” I can’t find anything wrong with the album but it’s a shame that Substantial doesn’t get as much recognition as, say, your run of the mill gun-toting teenager. Anyway, you need this in your life if you’re a lover of hip-hop.

‘Home is Where the Art Is’ is available for purchase right now.

Peace World. For those that missed it last Friday….

Hosted by GMS & LR Blitzkrieg

GUEST: Baltimore, Maryland artist SUBSTANTIAL is back with a new SOLO Album,HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS. We will feature songs off the album as well as hear from him about the making of the album, the sound and process, producers, concepts, etc.

Peep Part 1: HERE

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Home Is Where The Art Is available at on CDVinyl.

It’s like a blank canvas with a beautiful frame / No limit to what I can do with the paint.

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A day of chillaxation w/o these is incomplete. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Stay in Peace

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