It's only been a week since Substantial released his fourth solo album, The Past Is Always Present In The Future, yet the album has received so much praise from fans and media outlets alike. It's currently the #1 best selling Rap album on Bandcamp.
"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." - TheWordIsBond.com
"Substantial has gifted listeners many insights into his artistry and personal experiences for over a decade, and with this release it's breathtaking to hear just how far he has come. Substantial seems to effortlessly supply introspective and powerful lyrics over smooth, soulful, and mesmerizing production." - knowar, fan
"A beautiful, thoughtful, and powerful work of art crafted to impact you with skillful lyrics, amazing features, exceptional beats and stunning production. Substantial marvelously connects the message that your past, present and future are all closely tied and is always with you." - Calvin Williams, fan
Bandcamp also featured the album on their front page along with an indepth interview with Substantial. You can read that here.
Today we announce the release of Substantial's new album on cassette tape. It's the very first album Substantial has released on cassette... and it's limited to only 100 copies. So get your copy of #TheGoldenTape before they run out! The Past Is Always Present In The Future is also available on Compact Disc and as a mp3 download. The album is currently being pressed on vinyl; release date to be announced soon!
Catch Substantial LIVE with Precious Joubert & DJ Jav, January 28th in North Brentwood, Maryland at The Prince George's African American Museum & Cultural Center. This event is an album release party in P.G. County where Substantial was raised and is also a fundraiser for the museum. The $20 admission covers a $10 donation to the museum and a copy of the new album, The Past Is Always Present In The Future. | Tickets Available Now
If you're in Baltimore, MD, you can catch Substantial at The Wind Up Space on January 31st for the Baltimore Album Release Party featuring HiPNOTT Records labelmates, Greenspan & Jsoul. | Tickets Available Now
ABOUT THE ALBUM:
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.