Substantial strings a conceptual string through the past, present and future on his new effort titled “The Past Is Always Present In The Future”. As per usual, substantial delivers yet another emotionally powerful body of work, mixing his life experiences, current events and much more with that oomph that makes his style unique. On this 17 track project he teams up with producers  Oddisee, Seattle producer and 1/2 of Bop Alloy, Marcus D, Mello Music Group producer, Gensu Dean, label mates The Other Guys & JSOULAlgorythm of The Stuyvesants and Good Compny Drummer, Jon Laine. The features includes guest appearances by QN5 Music’s Tonedeff, fellow Nujabes collaborators Cise Starr of CYNE and Uyama Hiroto, GRAMMY nominated singer/songwriter Wayna and more.

Check it out right away.

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 is available now via all digital retailers. Compact Discs have arrived early and are shipping now through BandcampCassettes and vinyl will be announced real soon!


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