Peace World. Substantial's debut album, To This Union A Sun Was Born, featuring production from the late great Nujabes, and Monorisick, now known as DJ Deckstream now available on Youtube for your streaming pleasure. This deluxe edition features 3 bonus tracks, including the DJ Kiyo remix and Live Version of If I Was Your Mic, and a never heard before remix of Ain't No Happy Endings by Nujabes.
A few FUN FACTS:
This album turned 13 this past Sunday 10/19/2014
There were an album's worth of additional songs recorded and later cut from this album. Most of which were produced by Nujabes.
After this album dropped, I met a fan in Boston that thought there were 3 dudes named Substantial. 1 from Brooklyn (where I lived at the time), 1 from Maryland (where I'm from) & 1 from Japan (where I recorded the album). Sorry bro, same guy. :)
If I Was Your Mic* & Remembering Dave were written when I was 17.
*IIWYM was a concept my friend and former rhyme parter J. Cash came up with when we were in high school. That's why I shout him out in the beginning.
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Happy Throwback Thursday.