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Peace World. Last month, Marcus D & I headed to Japan for 2 shows. The 1st was is Tokyo and the 2nd took place in Kyoto, where we were special guests at the homie M.I.Z.’s album release party.

This is video footage from the event which includes M.I.Z’s set and brief shots of the performers including our folks DJ Asu, Rakabee, DJ Yossy and many more. My man K.I.C.E. even dropped in to perform our joint Redemption Song! Definitely a night to remember.

Enjoy the footage and see how folks get down in the land of the rising sun!

Stay in Peace.


Peace World. It’s here, folks! The debut single from FANOMM (Chew Fu, J-Cast, & Substantial), entitled #1 Spot featuring Funk Legend & Icon, Bootsy Collins! Check out the video above with Bootsy introducing the single on Youtube, then click the cover below the excerpt to pick up #1 Spot on iTunes.

Taken from the official press release…

Produced by CHEW FU#1 SPOT features J-CAST’S rock-driven vocals and lyrical stylings,SUBSTANTIAL’S ferocious multi-tempo flow, and the legendary BOOTSY COLLINS on bass and additional vocals #1 SPOT epitomizes our concept of Future-Perfect music by fusing into a singular hotness, the best elements of all our favorite genres from Hip-Hop, Rock, Soul, and Dance to Electronic and Funk,” says Youngstar mbc founding principal, JOHN FRAZIER. “The fusion of genres and the extremely high level of musicianship exhibited on #1 SPOT lets you know that FANOMM is all about the music,” says J-CAST, “a point made clear by our name.”SUBSTANTIAL continues,  “When we were trying to come up with a name our collective response was, we’re all about the music, F#ck A Name…and a name was born. F.A.NOMM is French for F#ck a Name.”

Like us:
Twitter: @FANOMM
iTunes: #1 SpotSweet Dreams

Stay tuned for more releases/news from FANOMM & PURE CREATIVE GROUP/

FANOMM is just one of many projects I’m working on this year. Here’s a brief list of SOME of what you have to look forward to from me in 2012…

  • My 3rd LP, Home Is Where The Art Is
  • Bop Alloy’s 2nd official album
  • The MIXTAPE I’ve been keeping a secret since May of last year
  • New collabs with some of your favorite artists and new comers
  • B.A.R.K. Tour 2 in Japan this November

“No excuses, just productivity.” Stay in Peace

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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. 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

[Click flier/or link to enlarge the image]

Peace World. A week ago, I asked on the Bop Alloy FB page if you all were interested in a Cover Art Contest and a a lot you responded “Yes” or “Hell Yeah!”. So here’s your chance!

Bop Alloy is pleased to announce its The R & RCover Art Contest. Fans inspired by our music are encouraged to submit artwork representing their interpretation of our sound. The winner’s artwork will be featured on the cover of our 1st ever remix project, The R & R (Remixes & Revisions), to be released December 2012. The winning artist will be listed in the album credits and his or her’s online portfolio will promoted across the internet via our official site’s and blogs. In addition, the winner will receive a cash prize of $300, autographed copies of the new release & debut album,early digital copy of The R & R,Bop Alloy T-Shirt, & free admission into a future Bop Alloy show.

  • The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 4, 2011.
  • Final artwork specifications are: 5.5″ x 5″ (Resolution: 300 dpi). File format should be compatible with Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator CS5.
  • Download our logo & reference photos*. (Right click & save) *Final artwork has to include our logo. Remember you don’t have to use the actual photos, just the colors in them.
  • Email submissions to BopAlloy[at]gmail[dot]com. Initial submission can be low resolution. But if selected you must submit final art in specifications listed above.
  • Runner up receives an early digital copy + autographed copies of the new release & debut album.
  • Any questions should be directed to BopAlloy[at]gmail[dot]com.

Thanks for the continued support and good luck! Don’t forget to spread the word.

FAQ (Updated Daily)
Can I submit more than one work of art?
Yes, you can.

Is there a limit to how many I can submit?

Should I include the title on the cover?
It would be nice. But, if the cover art works well without it, then it may not be necessary.

I am having trouble downloading the logo/photos. Is there a different link I can try?
Sure is. Try this:

If I win, when and how will I get paid?
You will be paid $300 by December 4, 2011 or sooner via paypal or certified check. Just in time for Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa.

Stay in Peace

P.S. Don’t miss your chance to go on tour with Bop Alloy in Japan this December. Sign up for the More B.A.R.K. Less Bitin’ Tour today!

Pop Show Japan, Toramu Entertainment & JTB USA, Inc Present The More B.A.R.K. Less Bitin’ Tour


*DEC 7 – DEC 13, 2011 *(Departing Dec 7) 7 DAYS, 5 NIGHTS – 3 SHOWS, 3 CITIES, ONE COUNTRY!!

Prepare to embark on one of the most unique live concert tours of the year as you spend face-time with some of Jazz-Hop’s greatest entertainers in the incredible land of JAPAN!

Spend 7 days and 5 nights alongside Bop Alloy (Substantial and Marcus D), Random and K-Murdock with DJ Asu Rock as they visit and perform one of a kind concerts in three of Japan’s most popular and historic destinations – Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto!

*(Double occupancy rooms – single rooms available at additional cost)
Deadline to register: 10/31/11

Whether you are able to attend or not, please help us continue to spread the word by visiting: and clicking the “Like” button.

Show Dates
12/09 – TBA – Tokyo, JP
12/10 – Drum & Bass Records/Club Stereo – Osaka, JP
12/11 – Silver Wings – Kyoto, JP 

For more information click the flier at the top and fill out an application. You can also call toll free (800) 926-7274 or (202) 833-4370 If you or your company is interested in being a sponsor, please contact Substantial or Asu Rock and request a sponsor packet and additional information.

Peace World. Don’t miss Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D) performing live in San Diego for the first time ever!  Pick up your tickets today and we hope to see ALL OF OUR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FANS there!


Thanks and stay in peace.

P.S. Friends, Fam, & Fans, don’t forget to sign up to join the More B.A.R.K. Less Bitin’ Tour with Bop AlloyRandom & K-Murdock in Japan sponsored by JTB. Also don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube Channel. Remember 1200 Subscribers by Friday = A new song next Tuesday!

Peace World. If you haven’t already, please subscribe to my Youtube Channel. Help me reach 1200 subscribers by Friday and I’ll leak a FREE, new or unreleased song next Tuesday 9/27/2011.

On another note, if you plan on attending the More B.A.R.K. Less Bitin’ Tour with Bop Alloy, Random & K-Murdock in Japan, then visit our tour sponsor JTB and register today to receive more information. Remember, this tour isn’t limited to just folks in the US or Japan but everyone worldwide. In other words, the closer you are to Japan, the cheaper it’ll be for you!

Thanks and stay in peace.

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