Archives for category: News


Substantial est de retour avec un nouveau projet en compagnie de son partenaire de toujours Marcus D, ils nous livrent le fabuleux “Present” EP . Interviewé pour l’occasion voici ce qu’il nous racontait: (interview intégrale dans le prochain Hip Hop Breath magazine / full interview on Hip Hop Breath magazine next issue).

Present is the third and final EP before the release of my fourth studio album, The Past Is Always Present In The Future. Each EP is produced by a producer I’ve worked with regularly.  I worked with The Other Guys and Algorythm for the first two EPs. It was only right that I would include my Bop Alloy partner, Marcus D, for the last one. The title Present not only represents our present times and where we stand in them but the forces and people present in our lives and how they influence us.

View original post

Shout out to my big bro, DJ RBI for having me come out to the show. Had a great time. Enjoy the show.

New episode of Ill Street Grooves ft. special in-studio guest, Substantial, new music, and an underground mix dedicated to our no-show, the legendary Redman. Barring the sound-tech issues which occurred with our feed into Adobe Audition, we’re still left with a remarkable listening experience that should keep the excitement levels peaking (no pun intended :-D).

1) Crusaders – Message From the Inner City
2) Nas – We March As Millions
3) Cornel West Theory – GOD ft. Mumia Abu Jamal
4) Akil Nadir – Sixteen
5) Substantial – Home Sweet Home
6) Substantial – MLK (Dream Big)
7) Dirt Disciples – Panoramic ft. Torae
8) Magnif – The Last
9) DJ Create – Let’s Go ft. Masta Ace
10) DJ J Hart – Barzini ft. Sean Price & Rim
11) P.R. – Set The Scene ft. Skyzoo & Substantial
12) Redman – Dopeman ft. StresMatic
13) DJ Soko – Stand Up ft. Guilty Simpson & Hassan Mackey
14) Substantial – That Damn Good
15) Czarface – Junkyard Dogs [Instrumental]
16) Substantial & Algorhythm – Tony Stanza ft. Tonedeff & Marcus D
17) Redman – We Run NY ft. Hurricane G
18) Hurricane G – Milky ft. Redman & Erick Sermon
19) Redman – I Get Down Like That
20) Def Squad – Check’N Me Out
21) EPMD – Hardcore
22) MC Eiht – Nuthin’ But The Gangsta ft. Spice 1 & Redman
23) Redman – Rockafella
24) Keith Murray – How’s That ft. Redman & Erick Sermon
25) Erick Sermon – Open Fire ft. Redman & Keith Murray
26) D’Angelo – Me & Those Dreamin’ Eyes Of Mine [Remix] ft. Redman
27) Boyz II Men – Vibin’ ft. Def Squad
28) Puff Daddy – Reverse ft. Redman
29) De La Soul – OOoH! ft. Redman
30) 2Pac – Got My Mind Made Up ft. Tha Dogg Pound, Method Man, Redman & Inspectah Deck
31) Substantial & The Other Guys – No Turning Back
32) L’Orange & Kool Keith – Dr. Bipolar [Instrumental]
33) Substantial & The Other Guys – Priceless
34) Blackalicious – Blacka
35) Manny Garcia & Termanology – Latino Unification
36) Ghostface Killah – Daily News
37) MentPlus – Stormy Nights
38) Apollo Brown – Yes Man Sh*t ft. Sean Price

Substantial lays the vocals of his track “Black of All Trades” over the the instrumental “Time Cards”from The Other Guys for a mash up that works so well, you would think it was done on purpose! Substantial’s Always EP is out now, as well as The Other Guys’ After The 9 To 5.


Both artists will be performing live this Saturday at A3C. If you’re in the Atlanta area, stop by and check em out. Details here.

The Underground Arsenal Show is every SUNDAY 3pm-5pm Est on DelCity Radio w/ DJ Fatal Skills, Lebronx, M-80 & Guess Tha Lostnative
TUNE IN anytime, we got Real Hip-Hop playing 24/7
Click here or
Get the Live365 app for Iphone/ipad/Android and search Delcity
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @DelCityRadio
& Facebook…

This week we got special guest Substantial on the show to talk about his new EP “Always” with producer Algorythm which is out now…





Origu & HiPNOTT Records present the funky “Follow The Master” and the relaxing grooves of “Cool Mornings” featuring some soulful vocals from Deborah Bond on limited edition 7″ vinyl.  “Follow The Master”, produced by The Other Guys, was originally released on The Past… EP, whereas “Cool Mornings” can be found on Substantial & Algorhytm’s Always EP.

Pre-order the vinyl single now at Origu, get a signed copy on Bandcamp, and watch Substantial talk about this release on Youtube. The vinyl single drops October 9th!


As an added bonus, we’re also happy to announce that Substantial has partnered with Distancer & Link6 in South Korea to present the official Substantial Snapback. It is available for purchase on Bandcamp and directly from Distancer in South Korea.


Official Web Site | Artist Page | Facebook | Twitter

Peace World. Peep the latest from my QN5 brethren, Deacon The Villain. As some of you may know, Deac has been apart of my last two solo albums and has laced me with stellar production in the past. This here just shows why I always hit him up for certified awesomeness. Peep the deets below.

In anticipation of Deacon The Villain’s solo debut, Peace or Power, he has decided to release a FREE (ie. name your own price) series of instrumental records that showcase the instrumental versions of songs he has produced over the years. The first release features instrumentals fromNatti’s Still Motion, Niggaz With Latitude, JustMe, PackFM & The Remnant as well as an original sung intro and two unreleased instrumentals! Visit right now to claim your free download! What other DTV produced joints would you like to see featured in this series? Let us know below.

Once you’re rightfully excited for more, you can go ahead and pre-order Peace or Power right now via the handy link It’s gonna be awesome, and you’re gonna want a physical copy of it, so don’t miss out.

There are 3 editions available:
1) $10 digital or CD release + sticker,
2) $30 VILLAIN pack (as seen here).


Also, in case you missed it…
[PRE-ORDER] Deacon The Villain – Peace or Power [LP] + Announcement Trailer

After announcing its release a month ago, fans can now download the new EP from New York emcee P.SO the Earth Tone King and producers 2 Hungry Bros.  Featuring the singles “Headphone Diaries” and “Go Nuts” with Tanya Morgan and Substantial, Feast of Legend is the first collabortive effort from P.SO and the 2 Hungry Bros. But it won’t be the last!

Feast of Legend  is available now via iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, and all other digital retailers.



P.SO and the 2 Hungry Bros are more than your typical New York based MC/Producer group. Vintage vinyl fiends and food enthusiasts, the 2 Hungry Bros select only the finest samples for production in the same way a chef uses prime ingredients for his meal.

P.SO (the Earth Tone King) borrows his name from the famous painter Picasso, with the intention of creating pieces of art with every new song. Together, these long time collaborators have worked on dozens of records over the past 7 years but now are ready to release their debut EP.

Prolific beats, creative lyrics and features from Tanya MorganSubstantialLikwuid and more, Feast of Legend will prove to be a fundamental addition to any Hip-Hop catalogue. Save room for dinner, the Feast is upon us.



For the second single off their new EP Always, Maryland emcee Substantial and Brooklyn producer Algorythm link with QN5’s Tonedeff and Bop Alloy producer Marcus D for the fan favorite, “Tony Stanza”.

Following up his latest EP with The Other Guys, Maryland emcee Substantial joins forces with Algorythm (1/2 of the BK production duo The Stuyvesants) for Always. Always is the second of three EPs leading up to Substantial’s upcoming fourth studio album, The Past Is Always Present In The Future. Always features GRAMMY nominated, Ethiopian-born, singer/songwriter Wayna, QN5 founder and emcee Tonedeff, DC based singer/songwriter Deborah Bond, Danish singer/songwriter/producer Fjer, and Seattle based Bop Alloy producer Marcus D. Musically, Algorythm provides the perfect soundscape for Substantial’s witty and thought provoking lyrics which are sharp as ever. Always is a collection of songs about legacy, life and being present in the moment that will be remembered as the soundtrack to the summer of 2015.

Substantial’s full length album The Past Is Always Present In The Future drops fourth quarter 2015.



Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 10.05.15 AM

Click image to watch Substantial’s video on Twitter

Peace family. Need your help! If you’re on twitter, please retweet my above tweet and make sure you respond on Twitter with what you would add to your Summer playlist. No twitter account, no worries. Drop your song suggestion in the comment section below.

This is for a little something I’m currently working on with Amazon. Yep, that Amazon! 😉 Thanks in advance for your help!

Stay in Peace.

%d bloggers like this: