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Substantial & Marcus D (Bop Alloy) 'Better To Give' Tour

SUBSTANTIAL & MARCUS D
AS BOP ALLOY

BETTER TO GIVE TOUR

In two weeks, Substantial embarks on another adventure out west with Marcus D. The Better To Give Tour starts in Seattle, WA on March 23rd and ends in Los Angeles, CA on March 30th. The guys will be joined by Seattle MC, LaRue and LA beatsmith Trebles and Blues

The theme of this tour is music and musicians with a message who back their creations and words with action. During this outing, Substantial will be volunteering and collaborating with Today's Future Sound at Encinal High School in Alameda, CA for a writing and production workshop. 

 3/23 - Rendezvous - Seattle, WA
3/24 - 1230 Room - Olympia, WA

3/26 - Honey Hive Gallery - San Francisco, CA
3/27 - 924 Gilman - Berkeley, CA
3/28 - Encinal High School - Alameda, CA* 
*Private Event
3/30 - Lock & Key - Los Angeles, CA

 This tour will also feature exclusive merchandise. Check out the official Bop Alloy Snapback below! The lid features cover art from their debut album Substantial and Marcus D are Bop Alloy. This will exclusively be available at each of the events starting March 23rd. Show up and grab yours while supplies last.

Need another reason to attend? Of course not, but here you go... Sub and Marcus will also be performing new music from their new EP Present which drops next month on HiPNOTT Records. Pre-orders will be available VERY soon so stay tuned.

TWITTER HANDLES: @iamsubstantial | @marcusd | @bopalloy | @HiPNOTT

Substantial"s True EOW Stories: Pt. 2 (Sub in NYC 2/28)

In late 2003 or early 2004, EOW gave me my first solo feature at the Dub to promote my first mixtape, 'Substantial Evidence'. By this point I had parted ways with Hyde Out Productions and I was eager to shine on my own while simultaneously showing what the team (UV Ink) I had put together had to offer. I wanted to do something that hadn't been done before so with the help of my big bro, Cyra Unique a.k.a. Mr. Francois, we turned the Dub into a courtroom that night. Cyra dressed in a suit and brought his briefcase and presented 'Substantial Evidence' to show why I was Hip Hop's Best Kept Secret. I was even escorted to the stage in handcuffs... shit was epic LOL. 
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Over the next few weeks I'll share a few other memorable moments from End Of the Weak, leading up to my show. In the meantime, enjoy the music. Here's a random verse I thru over a beat by one of best fans/supporters the NYC underground ever had, Jersey's own Big True aka John Wellington!

End of the Weak Presents Substantial
Sunday, February 28 - 8PM
@ The Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY 10003


See you guys soon. PEACE
Sub/Stan

Substantial"s True EOW Stories: Pt. 1 (Sub in NYC 2/28)

In the early 2000s I first started hitting up EOW and participating in their open mic ciphers and world renowned MC Challenge. On this particular day in 2001, I was on my way back from my home state of Maryland and got stuck in traffic for 7 hours, instead of my typical 4 hour trip. I roll up in The Pyramid drained, but I mustered up enough energy to place 5th in the challenge.

Afterward, I walk outside for air, a little disappointed about my performance but happy nonetheless to be amongst friends. I bump into my dude Rok One, fellow Pratt Institute Alum, who just got back from Japan and we do some catching up. The first thing he tells me is "Yo, you're everywhere!!! I was in Tokyo and saw your poster in every record store, clothing store, you name it." Instant ego boost! LOL The disappointment faded and regardless, Zoo and the fam showed love.

I get home that night, and a physical copy of my 1st album, linked below was waiting for me at the door. It was the day I knew things were about to change forever. 
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Over the next few weeks I'll share a few other memorable moments from End Of the Weak, leading up to my show. In the meantime, enjoy the music. I sound super young on this joint. RIP Nujabes & DJ Deckstream Official (the album's producers).

End of the Weak Presents Substantial
Sunday, February 28 - 8PM
@ The Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY 10003


See you guys soon. PEACE
Sub/Stan

[SHOW] 2012/11/23 (fri) Substantial & Marcus D = Bop Alloy の来日イベント開催 | tribe

For my fam & fans in Tokyo. See you soon...2012/11/23(fri) Substantial & Marcus D = Bop Alloyの来日イベント開催 | tribe. --- 昨年2011年は渋谷のDeceoでやったSubstantialとMarcus D

そしてその仲間達によるイベントが今年もやる事になり

僕もDJで参加します。

去年のイベントまでSubstantialとは、イベントやお店で顔を合わせることは

あってもすれ違いが多く、軽く挨拶する程度だったのですが、前回で

初めて同じ現場で一晩まるまる過ごし色々と話したり乾杯したりしました。

とてもポジティブで前向きなSubstantial、繊細で生真面目なMarcus D

そしてドープで幅広いプレイを繰り広げる彼らの仲間のDJ陣達とも

音楽を通じてとても楽しい時間を過ごすことができたのが印象的でした。

まず、今年も彼らとまた再会できるのが嬉しいです。

今年は去年とは違う渋谷のGameというクラブでの開催です。

前回同様、元ギネスレコーズのMana-Bu君と今回はTSU君も一緒にやります。

そして何よりも楽しみなのは、普段なかなか顔を合わせたり話したり

することができないtribeのお客さんとまた会って話せることです。

実はこの間のイベントのMemory Laneでもtribeのブログを見て

何人かのお客さんが来てくれました。

とてもビックリしましたが本当に嬉しかったです。CDも渡せて良かった。

今回のイベントも皆さんに会うのを楽しみにしていますね。

FK

[SHOWS] More B.A.R.K. Japan Tour 2012 ft. Bop Alloy

A VACATION CONCERT TOUR PACKAGE TO TOKYO & KYOTO, JAPAN FEATURING BOP ALLOY (SUBSTANTIAL & MARCUS D), M.I.Z, DJ ASU ROCK, DJ YUKIJIRUSHI, FK, DJ MARA-BU, DJ TSU, KENICHIRO NISHIHARA, SNIPE, RAKABEE, YAMAO THE 12, YOUNG YAZZY, GROW, DJ YOSSY

*NOV 21 – NOV 26, 2012 *(Departing Nov 21, 2012) 6 DAYS 4 NIGHTS – 2 CONCERTS, 2 CITIES, ONE AWESOME EXPERIENCE!

Embark on one of the most groundbreaking live concert tours ever and spend face-time with some of Jazz-Hop’s greatest entertainers in the incredible country of JAPAN!!

Fans will visit beautiful Japan for 6 days and 4 nights alongside Bop Alloy (Substantial and Marcus D), Random and K-Murdock, Japanese based artist M.I.Z, DJ Asu Rock and other popular local Japanese DJ’s and artists as they perform one of a kind concerts in Japan’s most popular and historic destinations – Tokyo and Kyoto!

Sparked by Bop Alloy’s Substantial so his fans from all over the world could come along and personally experience the wonders, sights and sounds of Japan – What Substantial calls his second home and a place that has influenced a great deal of his music – Toramaru Entertainment, and JTB, USA, Inc of Washington DC – a division of Japan’s largest travel agency, has developed a low cost perk filled tour package so everyone can experience Japan’s beauty and an awesome musical tour experience all in one.

PRICE: ONLY $1280 + AIR (Single occupancy rooms)

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

ADMISSION TO 2 CONCERTS (One per city): Concerts featuring Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D), Random, K-Murdock, Japan based artist, M.I.Z, DJ Asu Rock and other popular Japanese DJ’s and artists  – with all the celebrity friends that each act has, you never know who may also be dropping by!

VISITING 2 OF JAPAN’S POPULAR & HISTORIC CITIES: Tokyo: Japan’s Capital city and home of the new Tokyo Sky Tree tower, Akihabara, Japan’s pop culture scene and more, & Kyoto: Home of the Geisha, Historic Temples and the home base of the Shin Shin Gumi

HANG TIME WITH THE ENTERTAINERS: Tour attendees will spend the entire tour in Japan traveling side by side, hanging out and partying with featured entertainers all tour long and become a key element of one of the most unique concert tours around.

FREE “YOU” EXPLORATION TIME: We will be spending a great amount of time in each city giving everyone plenty of time to spend on shopping, relaxing, or taking tours of each visited city when not being entertained at the concerts.

HOTELS: Each hotel we stay at is placed in the heart of the action of each city giving access to local metro rails and shopping.

JR RAIL PASS: Most local ground travel in Japan will be easily taken care of by JR RAIL – one of the world’s most efficient rail transportation system!

EXPERIENCE CITY TO CITY TRAVEL ON JAPAN’S WORLD FAMOUS HIGH SPEED SHINKANSEN (JAPANESE BULLET TRAIN): Utilizing High Speed Rail we’ll cover the awe inspiring landscape between the two cities of Tokyo and Kyoto in record time!

DIRECT JTB COSTUMER SERVICE: Got questions on Reservations, Booking flights or just wanting to better your experience – the offices of JTB USA welcome your questions and inquiries even while on tour: dc@jtbusa.com or toll free at 1-800-926-7274.

BONUS: You can contact JTB if you would like to arrive early, extend your stay, travel to an extra destination or take part in any extra featured guided tour.

TOUR ITINERARY (Subject to change)

Date

Tour itinerary (Subject to Change)

11/21 (Wed)

Depart U.S. for Japan

11/22 (Thurs)

Arrive at the Narita International Airport

Take a JR train to downtown TokyoCheck in the hotel

11/23(Fri)

Tokyo 

Morning and Afternoon:  Personal free time or you can join a JTB optional tour to explore Tokyo. For detailed information, please contact JTB at dc@jtbusa.com or toll free at 1-800-926-7274.Chisan HotelEvening: MORE B.A.R.K LESS BITIN’ CONCERT

11/24(Sat)

Kyoto

Morning: Check out the hotel and move to Kyoto by Shinkansen train.Afternoon: Check in the hotel and personal free time.Evening:  MORE B.A.R.K LESS BITIN’ CONCERT

11/25(Sun)

Tokyo 

Morning: Check out the hotel and move to Tokyo by Shinkansen train.Afternoon: Check in the hotel and personal free time

11/26(Mon)

Morning:Check out of hotel and transfer to Narita Airport by JR train.

Depart Tokyo for USA.

Toramaru Entertainment: www.toramaruentertainment.com JTB USA, Inc. http://www.jtbusa.com/en/sp/s-dc.asp Substantial: http://substantialmusic.wordpress.com/