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Substantial: Home Is Where The Art Is

4.6 Stars (33 customer reviews)
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The DMV rapper Substantial has been ripping mics for years. Starting with the self made label U.V. Ink, he began making his mark on the game. His debut solo did well everywhere but particularly in Japan where he hit the Top 10. This success set off a career touring Asia that led the emcee to touch down in Taiwan, China, Japan and more - not to mention Europe and almost all of North America. As things began to get busier he linked with QN5 to focus solely on artistic creation. His collaborations have been equally profound including work with the legendary DJ Kool Herc, Bootsy Collins, Chew Fu, Cunninlynguists, and even an appearance on Bruce Kulick's (of KISS) album alongside all-star rocker Gene Simmons. His videos have appeared on MTV, BET, and VH1, while his music has made it to the second round of Grammy voting in 3 categories. Even the renowned car company Bentley reached out to have Substantial create a song for them and perform in China at their car show. Vogue Magazine included his music in a recent playlist. Not bad for the PG County rapper who has also contributed heavily to his community's well being by way of building recording studios for disadvantaged youth in conjunction with the Covenant House and raising money for school music programs in VH1's Save The Music Series. For his newest album "Home Is Where The Art Is" (Mello Music Group) Substantial enlisted the help of executive producer Oddisee who also arranged & mixed the record and contributed a large portion of the production. And that's just the start, no wonder they call him Substantial.

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1. Spilled Milk
Producer: Slopfunkdust
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2. See Hear
featuring Steph, The Sapphic Songstress
Producer: Algorythm (of the Stuyvesants)
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3. Mr. Consistent
Producer: Street Orchestra
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4. Neighborhood Watch
featuring Acem (of Gods'lla)
Producer: Algorythm (of the Stuyvesants)
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5. Resilient
Producer: Eric Lau
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6. Check My Resume
featuring DJ Jav
Producer: Oddisee
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7. Make Believe
Producer: Oddisee
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8. Make Up Sex
featuring Olivier Daysoul; Deacon The Villain (of CunninLynguists)
Producer: Surock
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9. Shit On My Lawn
featuring DJ G.I. Joe
Producer: Oddisee
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10. The Verge
featuring Steph, The Sapphic Songstress
Producer: M-Phazes
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11. Umoja
Producer: Oddisee
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12. Grateful
featuring Kenn Starr; Kokayi
Producer: M-Phazes
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4.6 Stars (4.6 Stars )
Total Comments: 33
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/17/2014 1:40:00 PM; Partial IP: 235.70.172)
Location: Skidegate, Canada
Comment: Great album throughout. All tracks bang and a take on positivity make this a must have for hip hop heads.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/4/2014 6:55:00 PM; Partial IP: .201.65.74)
Location: az/ hell
Comment: this cd puts the R in realness, this is reality rap at it's best!!
Name: (Posted: 10/13/2013 1:12:00 AM; Partial IP: 160.54.116)
Location: college park md
Comment: since when do cats in the city have a down south accent when they spit? looks like the industry standard these days....pretty lame if you ask me. try that shit in in nyc and you look like a dummy
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/18/2012 4:51:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: New Jersey
Comment: Very dope album from start to finish. I never heard of this MC until recently and I'm glad I discovered his music. I'll definitely be on the look out for future projects from him.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/15/2012 11:16:00 PM; Partial IP: 27.219.207)
Location: Houston, TX
Comment: Straight forward dope rap over equally dope production. All good tracks, but Check My Resume is the highlight.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/7/2012 1:31:00 PM; Partial IP: 22.125.132)
Location: Queens
Comment: mcc1333, check your needles or connections, or maybe just a bad piece - cause mine actually sounds really crisp on wax - both pairs I picked up.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/1/2012 4:06:00 PM; Partial IP: 24.111.157)
Location: Leicester UK
Comment: With Oddisee in the exec producer's chair, this lp was always going to be on point. Loses one star for the vinyl pressing being such awful quality. Did you rush this out MMG?
Name: (Posted: 10/27/2012 5:11:00 PM; Partial IP: 126.170.61)
Location: Bay
Comment: proud a you man...bless
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/20/2012 9:55:00 PM; Partial IP: 49.101.253)
Location: Rockville, MD
Comment: This brother never disappoints.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/19/2012 3:56:00 PM; Partial IP: 101.184.14)
Location: Diggaville
Comment: The thought behind the lyrics is what makes this. Each listen gets better.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/8/2012 9:57:00 PM; Partial IP: .22.240.17)
Location: Maryland
Comment: Real Rap and Solid Beats.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/7/2012 1:36:00 PM; Partial IP: .111.105.2)
Location: Ridgeland, MS
Comment: Yeah, I'm on my Mello Music right now and this is ill. Straight MCing on this. Good guy rap but with an eye that still knows the streets. Positive tracks here.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/6/2012 1:22:00 AM; Partial IP: 85.109.237)
Location: Malta
Comment: Raw Hip-Hop Album. Substantial is a lyrical great - true vet in the game. Oddisee did a great job on picking beats with Substantial too.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/2/2012 11:32:00 AM; Partial IP: .44.108.86)
Location: jerzey
Comment: I think maybe I came into this with it's gonna sound like some QN5 shit. I was wrong, I wish I wasn't. pretty boring
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/25/2012 1:54:00 PM; Partial IP: 19.150.123)
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Comment: very soulful & laidback, arrangements are classy and SUB has a tight delivery.
Name: (Posted: 9/23/2012 1:27:00 AM; Partial IP: 228.200.19)
Location: Boston
Comment: Softest beat I beard from Surock haha still very dope. Great album
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/22/2012 4:50:00 AM; Partial IP: .10.81.199)
Location: Germany-Franconia-NBG
Comment: listening to this for 2 weeks and its getting better each time... one of the best nowadays
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/18/2012 2:02:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Albany, GA
Comment: Anything Oddisee is involved with is going to be great.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/18/2012 11:31:00 AM; Partial IP: 19.185.183)
Location: hk
Comment: Not a bad album but not to the same standard iv come to expect from mmg. Found it a tad bland
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/14/2012 4:05:00 PM; Partial IP: 34.238.184)
Location: Worthington
Comment: Finally real music! The best of Hip-Hop/Rap (mc, beats, etc) combined with a musicality that's missing on so many other projects. Plus a positive message without avoiding the dark. Really feeling this.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/7/2012 1:11:00 PM; Partial IP: .57.141.50)
Location: Benztown, Germany
Comment: In the mist of all that trash ass drakewayneross hip pop bullshit, real hip hop is stil alive as long as albums as dope as this get released!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/6/2012 10:15:00 PM; Partial IP: .128.46.18)
Location: 413
Comment: Keef this is dope as hell ..thats why it gets 5 stars. perfect? nope but dope. on a side note I think it'd be cool to have a rating scale 1-10 ..We could be more honest
Name: (Posted: 9/6/2012 1:13:00 PM; Partial IP: 18.115.235)
Location: london
Comment: 5stars... really?.. you do realise that makes it a perfect album!? I thought it was more like a 3er. oh well, to each his own
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/6/2012 12:55:00 PM; Partial IP: 24.177.209)
Location: St Louis
Comment: One of the harder hitting positive albums I've heard in a while. Some solid tracks: Spilled Milk, Check My Resume, Grateful, Umoja...
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/6/2012 8:56:00 AM; Partial IP: .71.123.36)
Location: North Carolina
Comment: Substantial got a banging album in his hands. Mello Music Group never disappoint us.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/4/2012 10:42:00 PM; Partial IP: 02.159.136)
Location: Kissimmee
Comment: I Love Substantial music. Substantial Is and always will be a soulful artist. Be blessed from the most high.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/4/2012 10:15:00 AM; Partial IP: .95.83.177)
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Comment: If you're not familar with Substantial, then you will learn that his flow is top notch. The prodcutions on this album is top notch. The whole damn project is top notch. 5 stars easy. If you're looking for a feature from your favorite Young Money rapper, you're in the wrong spot. This is Hip Hop not Pop Hop.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/1/2012 12:00:00 PM; Partial IP: 168.78.116)
Location: Ok
Comment: If there's a Supernatural, why not a Substantial, too?
Name: (Posted: 8/27/2012 1:02:00 PM; Partial IP: 106.251.75)
Location: Baltimore
Comment: Looking forward to it, had it pre-ordered for weeks!
Name: (Posted: 8/14/2012 12:29:00 PM; Partial IP: .128.46.18)
Location: 413
Comment: Looks like a bad ass lineup - can't wait to hear some snippets
Name: (Posted: 8/1/2012 10:20:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Maryland, USA
Comment: Album is going to be beast.
Name: (Posted: 7/29/2012 6:56:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Cleveland
Comment: Substantial over an M-Phazes beat?? And Slopfunk! This is gonna be dope.
Name: (Posted: 7/14/2012 5:38:00 PM; Partial IP: 86.192.126)
Location: Evansville
Comment: Really excited for this release. Mello Music Group and Qn5 are imo the two best labels out today, and Substantial never dissapoints... and he has some Oddisee beats?.... don't sleep on this one kids!
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