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  Prince George's County Maryland born MC, Producer and Educator,   Substantial  , first made his debut in 2000 while working with the late Japanese producer, Nujabes. Since then, his soulful and introspective brand of Hip Hop music has received critical acclaim from EBONY &   HipHopDX, his videos have appeared on MTV, VH1 and BET, he has performed around the world and collaborated with artists like Kool Herc, Oddisee & CunninLynguists while working with major brands such as Ford Motor Company, Amazon and UBER all while remaining a best kept secret.

Prince George's County Maryland born MC, Producer and Educator, Substantial, first made his debut in 2000 while working with the late Japanese producer, Nujabes. Since then, his soulful and introspective brand of Hip Hop music has received critical acclaim from EBONY & HipHopDX, his videos have appeared on MTV, VH1 and BET, he has performed around the world and collaborated with artists like Kool Herc, Oddisee & CunninLynguists while working with major brands such as Ford Motor Company, Amazon and UBER all while remaining a best kept secret.

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05.29.18 - The Garden listed as "New & Notable" on Bandcamp


05.28.18 - Featured on The Magazine's "No Words #25"


05.19.18 - Featured on Two Official Spotify Playlists

Beyond the Stage and Beyond the Stage - Instrumental were added to Monday Spin and Jazz Vibes which are two playlist curated by Spotify.


04.27.18 - Chillhop Music Premiers Substantial's Latest Single

Chillhop, a breeding ground for the best and newest in Jazzy and Lofi Hip Hop with over 1.4 million subscribers on YouTube, premiered the 3rd single from Substantial's new album The Garden.


04.24.18 - Hip-Hop Discord AMA Interview


04.04.18 - New song from Substantial featured in video game

Awesome news! Substantial has an all new song featured in a new, yet to be released video game called Renaine! Listen to full song below.


01.09.18 - 'LETS FIX THINGS' Podcast Featuring SUBSTANTIAL

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11.09.17 - FEATURED IN BANDCAMP DAILY 


09.05.17 - #SUBONWAX CAMPAIGN WAS SUCCESSFULLY FUNDED!!!


07.10.17 - LEAD CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP AT AMAZON HQ



  05.30.17 TWO PLAYLIST CURATED BY SUBSTANTIAL FEATURED ON THE FIND MAG

05.30.17 TWO PLAYLIST CURATED BY SUBSTANTIAL FEATURED ON THE FIND MAG

In these saturated times of playlists—hell, even Drake got away with the flashy marketing of calling his latest release a “playlist”—it’s a delight to find grade A selections. Enter these two playlists, curated by emcee Substantial


  04.04.17 THE LIBRARY W/ TIM EINENKEL FEATURING SUBSTANTIAL

04.04.17 THE LIBRARY W/ TIM EINENKEL FEATURING SUBSTANTIAL

"This Maryland MC has been killing it as an artist while mentoring the youth. His name is Substantial and his fourth studio album is called The Past Is Always Present In The Future."


  04.2017 BOP ALLOY EUROPE TOUR - SPRING 2017

04.2017 BOP ALLOY EUROPE TOUR - SPRING 2017


"Substantial drops the video for his song 'Black Of All Trades'."

Another brilliant one from the man."

  03.24.17 BLACK OF ALL TRADES VID ON DEADENDHIPHOP.COM

03.24.17 BLACK OF ALL TRADES VID ON DEADENDHIPHOP.COM



02.11.17 - BARNES & NOBLE IN STORE PERFORMANCE IN NC

Substantial, joined by HiPNOTT Records' label mate Greenspan, performed and gave a lecture on "The Youth Empowering Themselves Through Hip Hop". The event took place on February 11, 2017 at Barnes & Nobles in Raleigh, NC.


  02.05.17 - TPIAPITF ALBUM REVIEW BY LYTEWORK

02.05.17 - TPIAPITF ALBUM REVIEW BY LYTEWORK

"Besides having a terrific name, ‘The Past Is Always Present In The Future’ is a breathtaking showcase of thoughtful, intelligent rap music from one of the genres most underappreciated musicians. Maryland MC Substantial has been putting the work in for nearly two decades, and his longstanding career is full of gems as it is, but as we take the first steps into 2017, it’s important that lyrical, technical skill is brought back to the forefront, and Substantial certainly provides."  FULL REVIEW


01.25.17 - THE PAST IS ALWAYS PRESENT IN THE FUTURE 
#21 CMJ Hip Hop Charts


On January 22nd Substantial's album 'The Past Is Always Present In The Future'  was featured on 2DopeBoyz.com along with the first video from the album, 'The Sub Way'. 

           01.22.17 - 2DOPEBOYZ.COM               ALBUM + VIDEO FEATURE

         01.22.17 - 2DOPEBOYZ.COM
            ALBUM + VIDEO FEATURE


  01.22.17 - CHAMPAGNE IN THE LOCKER ROOM 'MADE IN MARYLAND' REVIEW

01.22.17 - CHAMPAGNE IN THE LOCKER ROOM 'MADE IN MARYLAND' REVIEW

"It is an ode to the great things that we have to offer here in PG County and in the state of Maryland. It’s an anthem for us.

Substantial’s methodical and mature lyrics pair extremely well with the driving beat for that good head-nodding tempo."


One of the great MCs of our time.
— Chuck D (1/15/17)

  01.13.17 - 'AND YOU DON'T STOP' RADIO SHOW ON 99.5 WBAI W/ CHUCK D

01.13.17 - 'AND YOU DON'T STOP' RADIO SHOW ON 99.5 WBAI W/ CHUCK D

On Friday the 13th of January 2017, Substantial's single, Made In Maryland featuring DJ Jav & Steph The Sapphic Songstress was introduced and played by the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Public Enemy MC, Chuck D on WBAI 99.5 to close this episode of the weekly show. Before playing the song Chuck D says "...the album is The Past Is Always Present In The Future, GREAT TITLE!  The label is HiPNOTT Records. Substantial doing his thing, always..."


"You can call Stan “Substantial” Robinson a “thinking man’s rapper,” but that statement doesn’t accurately capture the MC’s artistry and humility. On his fourth official solo album, The Past Is Always Present In The Future, Substantial—who has taught in Prince George’s County, Maryland—has managed to craft an album that feels like a culmination of his past work, while managing to keep its lyrical themes rooted firmly in the here and now."

                   01.12.17 - BANDCAMP INTERVIEW

                 01.12.17 - BANDCAMP INTERVIEW


  01.10.17 - ARTISTIC MANIFESTO

01.10.17 - ARTISTIC MANIFESTO

"Substantial is a seasoned veteran in hip hop’s ever changing tides of fads; a staple on one of hip hop’s most acclaimed indie labels HiPNOTT, Substantial has a new record to start 2017 off on the right foot. The Past Is Always Present In The Future aims to give clarity to tomorrow by recalling the collective black experiences in America (check “MLK 2.0”), as well as his own personal lessons (peep “In My Daughter’s Eyes”)."


"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."

       01.09.17 - THE WORD IS BOND

     01.09.17 - THE WORD IS BOND


  01.10.17 - BANDCAMP WEEKLY

01.10.17 - BANDCAMP WEEKLY

MLK 2.0 by Substantial featuring See King & Matthew Shell (Produced by The Other Guys) is featured on Bandcamp Weekly: Show 120


10.19.16 - LUPE FIASCO @ THE HOWARD THEATRE FT. SUBSTANTIAL

    

  


09.07.16 - FORD MUSIC CAMPAIGN FEATURING SUBSTANTIAL


  07.22.16 - UBER LICENSES THE SUB WAY


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