‘The Past…’ is the first of three EPs leading up to the fourth studio album from prolific, indie MC, Substantial. This time around, the veteran wordsmith has partnered with HiPNOTT Records producer duo & fellow Maryland natives, The Other Guys for his latest release.
Substantial’s musical past, pre-Hyde Out Productions, included many collaborations with Isaiah (of TOG), which makes their project’s title quite fitting. ‘The Past…’ features Von Pea (of Tanya Morgan), Substantial’s protegé See King, cuts from DJ Jav, & plenty of that soulful boom bap The Other Guys have been known to provide. Lyrically, Substantial is as sharp as ever and covers subjects such as the dying art of MCing, dreams limited by stereotypes, and the exploitation of his former producer, Nujabes.
Substantial’s full length album ‘The Past Is Always Present In The Future’ drops fourth quarter 2015. Until then, enjoy this appetizer & look forward to more flavorful Hip Hop music to feed your soul. The first single from The Past… is “MLK (Dream Big)” featuring See King. Stream it below & pre-order the EP today. Pre-orders on Bandcamp will get an immediate download of this new single.
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