After being selected by Ebony Magazine as one of the hottest releases of the week along with Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Big Sean, itunes picked Substantial’s “Grateful” as one of their hot tracks. Today we are giving away Substantial’s emotive banger produced by Australia’s M-Phazes: Grateful feat. Kenn Starr & Kokayi.
To kick things off, Kenn Starr re-emerges back from the ashes, born again back from the past tense, to reflect on the fulfilment of his dreams, while Grammy nominated vocalist Kokayi carries the chorus to soaring heights. Finally, Substantial jumps in for a reflective verse filled with meaningful word play: “Last words to my daughter would be learn baby learn.”
To top it all off, Substantial will also have an acoustic concert at The Smithsonian Sunday, November 4, 2012, 1:30 – 3:30 pm.
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
2011 is almost over and with it comes plans for a banner MMG 2012! In addition to the many new albums, Mello Music Group is introducing a new Instrumental Series for 2012, as well as a 7″ Series, and unique Botique Series. Today, MMG is offering a non-album bonus track from Dallas producer Gensu Dean titled “On & On (featuring 7even Thirty).”
The House Shoes “Daily Bread Mixtape” features a variety of Hassaan Mackey & Apollo Brown’s past tracks, collaborations, features, rare and unreleased tracks, along with new material including a sneak peak at the track “Weak Won’t Do” from the upcoming Daily Bread album, and the Apollo Brown Troubled Waters Remix of The Trenches featuring Sean Born. Other mix guests include Invincible, Nick Tha 1Da, Danny Brown, Black Milk, Diamond District, Kenn Starr, The Left, Elzhi and more.