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Peace World. So I checked my draft folder today and what do I see… this dope remix by my brother, Sean-Touré that I hadn’t posted. (Retweets & Tweets don’t count!) Check it out and pass it on and remember his remix album drops on October 29th. Meanwhile, I’m busy wrapping up the remix version of ‘Home Is Where The Art Is’ which also features this track and is called… wait for it…

‘ART IS WHERE THE HOME IS’ 😉 See what I did there?

Stay tuned. Credits below

Remix produced by Sean-Touré
Video RE:Edit by Todd “The Big La” Kelley

Original song produced by Algorythm of The Stuyvesants
Original video directed by Rel

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


Late last year, Substantial was invited by The Luce Foundation Center for American Art in the Smithsonian American Art Museum for an Art Talk & performance. It proved to be an amazing evening filled with great art music, art, emotion and an awesome audience.

In this video, directed by Thomas Artist, you get a glimpse of the show and a brief interview with Substantial. Enjoy and be prepared to see a side of Sub most have never seen before.

Don’t forget, Substantial’s critically acclaimed 3rd solo album, ‘Home Is Where The Art Is’ is now on sale for the low price of $7.99 (CD) or $10.99 (Vinyl) PLUS you receive a FREE copy of his recent tribute tribute to Jill Scott, Jackin Jill (Mix CD): BUY NOW

An Njama Production
Directed by: Thomas Artis
Shot by Thomas Artis & Jaemin Cuevas

Peace World. As mentioned last month, me, Sound of the City, DJ Jav & Steph, The Sapphic Songstress appeared on AXS Live performing See Hear Check My Resume from my album Home Is Where The Art Is. It was a great experience and the footage from the appearance is available for you to check out in case you missed it. If you saw it when it aired, feel free to pass it on to your folks.

For those of you still don’t own HIWTAI or a physical copy of the Jackin’ Jill Mix CD, or know others who don’t, you can now pick it up for the low price or $7.99 on CD or $10.99 on VINYL for a limited time only.

Enjoy and be sure to pass it on.

Stay in Peace.




Baltimore emcee Substantial released his Oddisee executive produced album Home Is Where The Art Is late last year and quickly garnered acccolades from his strong worldwide fan base.  Since then, Substantial has toured with yU (of Diamond District), seen the vinyl release of his record, performed at the Smithsonian in DC, and released a wildly successful tribute album to Jill Scott titled Jackin’ Jill.  Today, Substantial wanted to share the entire collection of instrumentals from Home Is Where The Art Is with his fans.  The complete instrumentals will be free for a week before heading up on itunes, so be sure and grab them now.  Beats byOddisee, Eric Lau, M-Phazes, Algorythm, and more!

Enjoy, post, and share!

For more Substantial,
Home Is Where The Art Is
executive produced by Oddisee
Vinyl  CD  iTunes  Amazon

And don’t forget, you can still pick up Jackin’ Jillfor free HERE or on CD for free with your purchase of Home Is Where The Art Is.

Stay in Peace


Peace World. The wait is over!

In 2011 Baltimore emcee Substantial was facing the possibility of cancer.  He ended up having preventive surgery and while laid up, decided to start working on a tribute album to Jill Scott, one of his biggest influences.  It was his was of staying busy while healing, and at the same time to give people their roses while they could still smell them.  The result is a free project Substantial calls “Jackin’ Jill” – a tribute project from built by “Jackin” music from various Jill Scott releases. This collection of reworks and remixes of her work blended by DJ Jav form a cohesive pseudo collaboration focused on life, love & music.  Even the cover art was a labor of love, hand drawn by Substantial himself.

Today, as Substantial is releasing the entire 17 track tribute project for free!

And if fans are really feeling it, they can get a free promotional copy on cd when they pick up Substantial’s album “Home Is Where The Art Is” on CD or Vinyl

For more Substantial, pick up his most recent album “Home Is Where The Art Is” executive produced by Oddisee!
CD + FREE MIX CD | 2xLP + Free Mix CD | Mp3

  1. Blessed (Unofficial Remix) 
  2. Warmed Up feat. Dominion
  3. Be Ready (Unofficial Remix)
  4. Intrepid feat. Serenity
  5. Hate On Me
  6. BBQ (Family Reunion Remix) feat. Jsoul
  7. ohSea
    [Prod. Substantial]
  8. Jsoul’s Jill Story feat. Jsoul  [Interlude]
    [Prod. Zo!]
  9. Would You Be Mine [Love Rain Remix] feat. Jsoul & Wealth
  10. Cross My Mind feat. Jsoul
  11. Bedda At Home (U Ain’t Fly)
  12. Talk 2 Me feat. The Real Jay Mills
    [Prod. Substantial
  13. Whenever You’re Around (Unofficial Remix) feat. Javier Starks
  14. Especially Different feat. Illumenous
    [Prod. Cosmo]
  15. Golden Lady feat. Steph, The Sapphic Songstress
    [Prod. Marcus D]
  16. Would You Be Mine feat. Jsoul – BONUS TRACK
    [Prod. DJ FlipFlop]
  17. Make Up Sex [DTV Remix] feat. Deacon The Villain & Chew Fu on Sax – BONUS TRACK
    [Prod. Deacon The Villain]


Peace World. Substantial sits down with The Scene DMV to talk about ‘Home Is Where The Art Is’, his career, youth work and more.

“We all question whether or not we’re doing the right thing. But if it feel right to you… if it’s just constantly this thing that’s just eating away at you, then do it. Don’t make any excuses… do it. When you get to that point where you feel like you’ve accomplish your goal, you’ll be surprised at how many people you’ve inspired along the way.”

Stay in Peace.

P.S. Jackin’ Jill drops 4/9/13Home Is Where The Art Is in stores NOW.

 Substantial “Resilient (Marcus D Remix)
Also Available On: Soundcloud | ReverbNation | Youtube
Substantial - Paul Abraham

Substantial “Home Is Where The Art Is” continues to grace speakers domestically and internationally after having gained critical acclaim a few months back.  Since releasing the Oddisee executive produced album, Substantial has done a quick tour with Diamond District emcee yU, dropped a few bonus tracks with Oddisee,Homeboy Sandman, and others, and even was invited to do an akapelah show at the Smithsonian in DC.

“Speak about it, Then I be about it.”

For the album cut “Resilient” Substantial brings on Seattle producer and Bop Alloypartner Marcus D to provide a smoothed out, jazz infused remix.  The track, originally produced by Eric Lau, is a testament to the strength it takes to claim your identity and walk your own path.  The Marcus D jazz remix is a perfect fit for the reflective & uplifting declarations of Substantial.  

Enjoy and feel free to share!

Pick up Substantial “Home Is Where The Art Is” Vinyl | CD | Mp3

Photo: Paul Abraham

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Peace World. This is my last post of the year and your last chance to pick up HIWTAI or any other great releases from Mello Music Group as apart of their Christmas Clearance Promotion. Sale ends later today! Don’t miss out. (Click the image above to visit the clearance page.)

Thanks for another amazing year. You guys are the best. 🙂

Stay in Peace.

P.S. Happy Kwanzaa! Habari Gani? Kuumba, which means Creativity. To do as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it. 

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