Brooklyn resident "Substantial", originally from Maryland, is an emcee in the truest sense of the word. He has spent the last several years developing his skill as an outstanding lyricist and upholding the art of beat boxing (which he feels is a lost element of hip-hop). Like most hip-hop artist, his surroundings influenced his music as he began to come of age. But not in the way that it has influenced most. Instead, Substantial chooses to illustrate through his music how no matter what the obstacle you can over come. "If reality sucks, why would you want to "keep it real", when we can make it better! Life is what we make it."

Rakim, Krs 1, Big Daddy Kane, and Common are some of Substantial's major influences in the category of MC'ing. As far as beat boxing Buffy (R.I.P.), Doug E. Fresh, and Rahzel have inspired him to keep the art alive. Yet his talents do not end there, he uses his ear for music to create his own unique style of production under the name ""Subtracktion"". In the future he plans on becoming equally respected as a lyricist and producer. He made his debut as a producer on his solo release ""Substantial Evidence"". He is currently focusing on production for artists such as Nuyorican slam poets Ana Caona & The Marxman, Insanate (pronounced Insanity), U.V. & many more.

Substantial has released numerous singles since 2000 ("Lyrical Terrorists" w/ L-Universe, "Home Sweet Home"", "Remembering Dave"", "Kalitwutchawon2", "If I Was Your Mic", and Invisible Man). All of which combined have sold close to 20,000 copies worldwide (Each single was only released on vinyl with the exception of "Invisible Man"). His debut LP "...to this union a sun was born" sold 2,000 copies in 2 weeks after it's released in Japan by Hyde Out Productions/Dimid Recordings (Oct.2001). The LP also remained in the top 10 for record sells two months in a row at the Virgin Megastore in the town of Ikebukuro in Tokyo, Japan. In the month of November, it actually out sold artist such as Ja Rule, DMX, Jermaine Dupri, Faith Evans, and Angie Stone. The LP's U.S. release date was January 2001. To this day "To This Union…" has received critical acclaim around the world and Substantial's new release Substantial Evidence is headed on the same path. It has received rave reviews from magazines and websites alike such as React Magazine, Beautiful Decay, Import Tuner and Cellarnoise.com.

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Fluid (ft. G.C. of Soul Mafia)
This is a track where Substantial showcases impeccable flow over the trademark sound of his hometown (MD/DC Area): Go-Go Music. The soulful Sax provided by G.C. and the flawless word play by Substantial make Fluid a fun track to listen to.



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Dr. Thinkinriem
Imagine you could you build the perfect rapper by taking the traits that made your favorites great and combined them in one artist. Now that you have the idea take a listen.
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BBQ (ft. rnb)
This is the summertime cookout anthem. Amsterdam's own Chew Fu-Phat provides the soulful instrumentation while Substantial & soul vocalist, rnb paint a vivid picture of their favorite summer gathering.



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My Mza My Man
This is a dedication track to his closest friends who he's known most of his life. The funky bassline and break beat gives this song a refreshing throwback feel. Good mellow vibes and positive lyrics.



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Let Me Stay
A mellow, witty song. Has a similar feel to the material he works on with his group Extended Famm.
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Some More
When you team Substantial with up and coming producer Algorythm, the result is quality Hip-Hop. The beat thumps and the sarcastic lyrics will have you grinning all the way through.
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What I Love
A melodic song where Substantial take times to describe what he loves and what motivates him.
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I Own You
A bouncy track with a lot of thump and a bit of chop screwed flavor. Substantial shows just how "substantial" his flow really is over this Flip One produced track.
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Hammered (ft. Mr. S.O.S.)
This is a very dark song where Substantial & Mr. S.O.S. (formerly of the critically acclaimed rap trio, Cunninlyguists) trade off razor sharp lyrics and display effortless flow. Production by jack of trades, Tonedeff, Hammered should be played on your way to the nearest brawl.
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Opium
A very dark ride with production that has a little Dr. Dre influence. Another top notch lyrical performance from Substantial, comparing his music to rare drug while ridiculing his fellow rap artists for their lack of substance.
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What U Want
A melodic, almost hypnotic, song where Substantial questions people, and offers a little advice, about the paths we're on and our priorities.
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Big Foot (ft. Fresh Daily)
Sometimes people need to get a foot in their ass before they get the point. And that's exactly the message Substantial gets across (w/ a little help from newcomer Fresh Daily) on this vicious, no holds barred rhymefest. J. Johnson provides a fitting track that feels almost like theme music.
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The Starving Artist
This is what the kids call "A Certified Banger". Suede Jury's production is a driving force that easily becomes the perfect foundation for this new age anthem for independent Hip-hop artists.
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Child's Play
A jazzy/playful song that displays more of Substantial's amazing punchline ability.



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DMD Compact Disc Online
Sacrificial Lambs
“Sacrificial Lambs” is a compilation of songs cut from the highly anticipated new album “Sacrifice”. Substantial first started work on “Sacrifice” in 2001 so, these songs span 5 years. Not every song on this release was cut because of what it lacked, some were cut because of issues between Substantial and the producer(s) and other issues that came about

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