From the album: Blame It On The Music (HiPNOTT Records), shipping on CD.
Song produced by: JSOUL

Fay Grim uses elements of jazz, gospel, hip hop, future soul, haus, afrobeat, spoken word and electronic music to visit topics such as abortion, race relations, friendships, self-doubt, depression, betrayal, domestic violence, alcoholism, love, hope, religion, victory and ultimately self-acceptance. Arguably the “New African-American” or the “New Black” has become an auxiliary to the “New Negro” presented in the 1920’s as we reach the Centennial celebration of the Harlem Renaissance in 2020.

Intimate and laid back, this newly released contemporary hip-hop gem features visceral beats and cunning lyrics that enlighten and inspire. New songs and new arrangements of earlier songs from his recent EPs, taking listeners on a journey through the past, present and future. The Past Is Always Present In The Future cements Substantial’s musical legacy as one of Maryland’s proudest and most prolific sons. TPIAPITF includes production from DC producer, Oddisee, Seattle producer and 1/2 of Bop Alloy, Marcus D, Mello Music Group producer, Gensu Dean, label mates The Other Guys & JSOUL, Algorythm of The Stuyvesants and Good Compny Drummer, Jon Laine. Substantial’s fourth solo album also features guest appearances by QN5 Music’s Tonedeff, fellow Nujabes collaborators Cise Starr of CYNE and Uyama Hiroto, GRAMMY nominated singer/ songwriter Wayna and more.

From the album: The Past Is Always The Present In The Future (HiPNOTT Records), Gold Cassette and CD available for pre-order.
Song produced by: Marcus D

From the album: Quiet As Kept (HiPNOTT Records), shipping on CD.
Song produced by: Danny Diggs

From the album: Ahead Of Schedule (HiPNOTT Records), Yellow Cassette and CD shipping.
Song produced by: AEON

From the album: Life In Analog (HiPNOTT Records), shipping on CD.
Song produced by: The Other Guys (Isaiah & Mighty Joe)

From the album: Life In Analog (HiPNOTT Records), shipping on CD.
Song produced by: The Other Guys (Isaiah & Mighty Joe)

From the album: Ahead Of Schedule (HiPNOTT Records), Cassette Yellow and CD shipping.
Song produced by: Brickbeats

MarQ Spekt & Blockhead return with the follow up to their 2014 album JustPlayWitIt. Produced entirely by NYC producer Blockhead, Keep Playin’ continues where JustPlayWitIt left off. Raw, grilchy lyrics over hardcore, boom bap production.