Substantial & The Other Guys - The Past… EP

Posted March 17, 2015

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 natives The Other Guys.

Substantial’s musical past, pre-Hyde Out Productions, included many collaborations with Isaiah of TOG, making his latest project’s title quite fitting. The Past… features guest appearances from Von Pea of Tanya Morgan, Substantial’s protegé, See King, cuts from DJ Jav and plenty of The Other Guys' signature boom-bap production. Lyrically, Substantial is as sharp as ever and covers subjects such as the dying art of emceeing, dreams limited by stereotypes, and the exploitation of his former producer, Nujabes.

Substantial’s next studio album, The Past Is Always Present in the Future, drops in the fourth quarter of 2015. Until then, enjoy this appetizer and look forward to more flavorful hip-hop music to feed your soul.

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Posted March 17, 2015
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