My hometown has been hit with a rash of recent violence, along with the rest of the country it seems. Everybody gets so wrapped up in the issues (gun control) and the cause (stop the violence), that the victims are often forgotten. This song is dedicated to those that lost their lives too soon and the responsibility we all have to have a positive impact on the youth so we can save more of these young boys & girls from a premature death..
This is the 3rd single off my upcoming FREE album, “No Child Left Behind” dropping late June.
In 2011 Baltimore emcee Substantial was facing the possibility of cancer. He ended up having preventive surgery and while laid up, decided to start working on a tribute album to Jill Scott, one of his biggest influences. It was his was of staying busy while healing, and at the same time to give people their roses while they could still smell them. The result is a free project Substantial calls “Jackin’ Jill” – a tribute project from built by “Jackin” music from various Jill Scott releases. This collection of reworks and remixes of her work blended by DJ Jav form a cohesive pseudo collaboration focused on life, love & music. Even the cover art was a labor of love, hand drawn by Substantial himself.
JustMe shares, “Knob Creek didn’t start off as a song about racism, but when you try to do a song about Kentucky, it’s liable to come up. It may manifest itself in less aggressive ways, but it’s still alive and kickin’. If I may propose a toast…to finding unity in diversity!”
The single is from JustMe’s album “Full Disclosure” available now on Illect Recordings.
In conjunction with Mello Music Group, QN5 Music is proud to announce Home Is Where The Art Is, the forthcoming third studio album by Baltimore’s own, Substantial.
After touring the globe in support of his critically acclaimed sophomore album, Sacricice – which saw 2 singles hit the airwaves of MTV, BET, VH1 along with a gang of national press coverage – the ‘Invisible Man’ brings his famous staccato baritone back over choice production by Oddisee, Algorythm, M-Phazes, Slopfunkdust and others on this soulfully crate-laced 12-track neck-snapper.
Home Is Where The Art Is features vocal collaborations with Kokayi, Steph, The Sapphic Songstress, Deacon The Villain (of CunninLynguists), Ken Starr, Acem (of Gods’Illa) and will be released on September 4, 2012.
1. Spilled Milk | Producer: Slopfonkdust
2. See Hear feat. Steph, The Sapphic Songstress | Producer: Algorythm
3. Mr. Consistent | Producer: Street Orchestra
4. Neighborhood Watch feat. Acem (of Gods’Illa) | Producer: Algorythm
5. Resilient | Producer: Eric Lau
6. Check My Resume feat. DJ Jav |Producer: Oddisee
7. Make Believe | Producer: Oddisee
8. Make Up Sex feat. Olivier Daysoul & Deacon The Villain (of CunninLynguists) | Producer: Surrock
9. Shit On My Lawn feat. DJ G.I. Joe | Producer: Oddisee
10. The Verge feat. Steph, The Sapphic Songstress | Producer: M-Phazes
11. Umoja | Producer: Oddisee
12. Grateful feat. Kenn Starr & Kokayi | Producer: M-Phazes
MarQ Spekt and Deacon the Villain (of CunninLynguists) met while Spekt was working on last years critically acclaimed, MacheteVision, with Kno (of CunninLynguists). This track was banged out within 30 minutes of that initial meeting and they’ve decided to let loose of it today! Enjoy!