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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


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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.

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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.


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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.



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Click image to watch Substantial’s video on Twitter

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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 AlwaysAlways is the second of three EPs leading up to Substantial’s upcoming fourth studio album, The Past Is Always Present In The FutureAlways 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.

Always is available now via iTunesBandcamp, and all other digital outlets. Purchase now via Bandcamp and receive a free bonus mix of Substantial and Algorythm’s previous work mixed by DJ Jav. Clean version of Always is also available on Bandcamp.

By the way, Substantial & Marcus D are currently putting tour dates together for Asia in Late September, US (East Coast) in October & US (West Coast) in December. Contact Tony Caferro (tone@dtr45.comfor all serious booking inquiries.


CONNECT WITH  SUBSTANTIAL : Web Site | Artist Page | Facebook | Twitter

TWITTER HANDLES: @IamSubstantial | @Algorythmusic | @HiPNOTT

Animator/Director: CARLO-ROMAN PICASO

Last year, Substantial Marcus D (together known as Bop Alloy) released their critically acclaimed sophomore LP, Another Day in the Life of. The album, included the gem Sketches of Pain” featuring Jazz/Folk songstress Oma Pearl which Swiss animator Carlo-Roman Picaso recently brought to life with “A beautifully executed video that captures the essence of what the track is really about” says Marcus D. Carlo-Roman does a masterful job of stringing together images of police brutality, protest, various forms of mental & physical anguish with portraits of hope and perseverance.

Quote from the Director/Animator:

The inspiration to create this video was to give the artists something back. Through my studies in Animation, at work and in my private life, I always listen to their music. Everything started with Nujabes. I watched the Anime series Samurai Champloo and as young animation artist it’s natural to research who directed it and who did the soundtrack. I liked listening to Hip Hop and Jazz before and Nujabes had the perfect mix, so i started to follow his music and his collaborations with other Hip Hop artists like Substantial. After Nujabes died, I was very touched by his musician friends. This community is fantastic and I always wanted to be a small part of this nice community.


‘Another Day in the Life of…’ is available in CD, Digital & Vinyl formats:

In other news, Substantial has completed the next EP in a series of 3 leading up to his 4th solo album The Past Is Always Present In The FutureAlways [EP] is entirely produced by Algorythm (The Stuyvesants) and features GRAMMY nominated songstress Wayna, QN5 Music’s el capitan Tonedeff, soul vocalist Deborah Bond and Danish singer/songwriter FjerAlways drops July 17th.

The first EP, The Past…, is out now on HiPNOTT Records.


TWITTER HANDLES: @BopAlloy | @IamSubstantial | @MarcusD | @HiPNOTT

Home Diggin’ presents Part 1 of the interview with Substantial, Viginia based recording artist from Maryland, who is not only a great MC, but a Youth Worker, Graphic Designer and Artist, with releases on Hipnott, Mello Music Group and a classic first album with late Japanese producer Nujabes.

In Part 1 of our interview we focus on the recent incidents in Baltimore, and take a look at the overall situation. And, of course, we play music… *

Home Diggin’ – the funk, soul, jazz, hiphop radioshow
Episode 175 featuring SUBSTANTIAL
presented by Gu
Originally aired Wednesday, May 20, 2015

*The show is in German, but, of course, there is loads of music and the interview is in English.

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