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[LP] Substantial - The Garden
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10.27.18 - Beyond the Stage hits 1 Million Plays on Spotify
10.23.18 - Indie 101 Workshop in Baltimore with Substantial
10.10.18 - Hip-Hop Discord AMA Interview
09.21.18 - Substantial on Live @ 5 on WPFW 89.3FM
08.11.18 - Substantial joins NPC Collective for Anime VS Hip Hop Panel @ Otakon
07.2018 - Substantial Interviews MegaRan @ Blerdcon
07.03.18 - Substantial featured in the PG Sentinel
06.15.18 - Substantial performs at Anime Mid-Atlantic
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.
03.19.18 - Substantial funded his 5th Crowdfunding Campaign
01.09.18 - 'LETS FIX THINGS' Podcast Featuring SUBSTANTIAL
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
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.
"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."
"Substantial drops the video for his song 'Black Of All Trades'."
Another brilliant one from the man."
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.
"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'.
"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."
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."
"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."