Substantial - Best New Songs, Albums, & Features

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Featuring: The Other Guys
The Past… is the first of three EPs leading up to the fourth studio album from prolific indie emcee Substantial. This time around, the veteran wordsmith has partnered with HiPNOTT Records production duo and fellow Maryland... More
Posted 2 months ago
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Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous dream of equality may not have come to fruition quite yet, as recent racial incidents have sadly illustrated, but that doesn’t add up to a failure in Substantial’s book. In fact, it’s... More
Posted about 3 months ago
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Recently, Bop Alloy member and 13-year hip-hop veteran Substantial was signed to HiPNOTT Records—a decision which label owner Kevin Nottingham referred to as a “no-brainer.” If you’re not sure what all the fuss is... More
Posted 8 months ago
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Editor's Pick
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Artist: Fjer
Featuring: Substantial | DJ JS-1
Since I had to look it up, I’ll give y’all a hint right off the top: Fjer is pronounced like “fear,” not “fuh-jer,” and it’s Danish for “feather.” The moniker definitely fits, judging by the... More
Posted 9 months ago
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Artist: Bop Alloy
Featuring: Substantial
While touring the U.S. this past spring, emcee Substantial and beatsmith Marcus D. managed to step into the studio together for the first time since releasing Another Day in the Life Of…, their sophomore album under the... More
Posted 11 months ago
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Editor's Pick
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Artist: LEEHAHN
Featuring: Substantial
You know a Booth debut has made a big impression when our editors remember it a year later. Such is the case with LHA‘s Now or Never. Though LEEHAHN is on his own this time, Shoulders of Giants is just as memorable as... More
Posted one year ago
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Editor's Pick
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Featuring: Sha Stimuli | Substantial
Natti, a Kentucky rhymesayer best known for his work as one-third of the Cunninlynguists, is getting ready to launch his solo career with the release of debut independent full-length Still Motion. Coming on the heels of the... More
Posted one year ago
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Artist: P.R
Featuring: Skyzoo | Substantial
In the grand scheme of things, a month between a first and second Booth feature ain’t long at all—some artists spend years away from our pages before making a repeat visit. Nonetheless, in light of the tremendously... More
Posted one year ago
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Back in 2013, while recovering from a preventative surgery for cancer, Baltimore emcee Substantial was inspired to begin work on a tribute to Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Jill Scott, one of his foremost artistic... More
Posted 2 years ago
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Editor's Pick
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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an emcee? On Movin’ Alright, Substantial, joined by fellow DMV emcee yU, gives us a glimpse into this world. While some like to present a grandiose lifestyle, this duo... More
Posted 2 years ago
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