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The Garden

Substantial

The Garden - An instrumental album by Substantial

Substantial defines "The Garden", his debut instrumental LP, as a photo album. A collection of self produced instrumentals and photography. This is a new chapter in his nearly 20 year career by bringing his other talents to the forefront to give a more complete picture of his artistry.

Substantial attended Suitland High School's Center for Visual & Performing Arts. During his time there, is where he began producing beats using two gemini DJ samplers and an old cassette deck. After graduating, he attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY where he began making a name for himself as a MC while producing, so he would have original tracks to rhyme to. Over the years, working with producers such as Nujabes, Oddisee, M-Phazes, Kno of Cunninlynguists and others, he has become known not only for his introspective lyrics but his ear for beats. After working on production in the shadows and teaching music production to teens for years, Substantial is ready to bring his beats into the light and debut as a producer.

Visually, The Garden's album art is centered around photos of flowers captured mostly at the Bronx Botanical Garden over a two year period. Each flower is coupled with an instrumental, symbolizing his growth as an artist and his diverse creativity.

Sonically, the vibe ranges from upbeat, bass heavy melodies to mellow, jazzy rhythms. The album is reminiscent of classic Hip Hop and neo-soul at times with some modern elements. Substantial sums the project up as "Fresh picks and fresh pics from The Garden".

*Note: Other album tracks will become available as singles are releases and on the official release date.

Substantial defines "The Garden", his debut instrumental LP, as a photo album. A collection of self produced instrumentals and photography. This is a new chapter in his nearly 20 year career by bringing his other talents to the forefront to give a more complete picture of his artistry.

Substantial attended Suitland High School's Center for Visual & Performing Arts. During his time there, is where he began producing beats using two gemini DJ samplers and an old cassette deck. After graduating, he attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY where he began making a name for himself as a MC while producing, so he would have original tracks to rhyme to. Over the years, working with producers such as Nujabes, Oddisee, M-Phazes, Kno of Cunninlynguists and others, he has become known not only for his introspective lyrics but his ear for beats. After working on production in the shadows and teaching music production to teens for years, Substantial is ready to bring his beats into the light and debut as a producer.

Visually, The Garden's album art is centered around photos of flowers captured mostly at the Bronx Botanical Garden over a two year period. Each flower is coupled with an instrumental, symbolizing his growth as an artist and his diverse creativity.

Sonically, the vibe ranges from upbeat, bass heavy melodies to mellow, jazzy rhythms. The album is reminiscent of classic Hip Hop and neo-soul at times with some modern elements. Substantial sums the project up as "Fresh picks and fresh pics from The Garden".

*Note: Other album tracks will become available as singles are releases and on the official release date.

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Crowdfunding
$ 20.00
Finished
121/100
Back now
Format
12” Black heavy vinyl (33 rpm)
Caution: Vinyl mockups and specs may differ from the final product. Qrates is not responsible if the final product does not match expectations.
Digital download bonus
This project has no digital download bonus.
Crowdfunding project
This funding project accepts orders during its project period and you will be charged once the project succeeds. The project period may be shortened or extended depending on the situation.
Project duration
Feb 16 2018 ~ Mar 19 2018 00:00 UTC
Estimated shipping date
Records are shipped typically 2-3 months from the project’s end date once after the project has successfully ended.
* Please note that the schedule is subject to change depending on any schedule changes at the pressing plant and the artist’s ability to submit production assets.
Shipping
Ship from London/UK
Shipping fee to United States: $ 9.99 ~
Tax

A Side

1.
Show Up & Show Off
Substantial
02:09
2.
Nostalgia
Substantial
02:31
3.
Beyond The Stage - Instrumental ft. Uyama Hiroto
Substantial
02:31
4.
The Haunting ft. Malcolm Jackson
Substantial
02:33
5.
Old Flame
Substantial
03:11
6.
Faux Nina
Substantial
02:22
7.
Stroll With Me
Substantial
03:49

B Side

1.
Full Bloom (V2)
Substantial
02:39
2.
Some Life Left In Me ft. Malcolm Jackson
Substantial
02:37
3.
Out of the City, Into the Wild
Substantial
02:45
4.
Always On Point
Substantial
02:40
5.
Effortless ft. Malcolm Jackson
Substantial
03:02
6.
Beyond The Stage ft. Uyama Hiroto & Stephanie Gayle
Substantial
03:43
Crowdfunding
$ 20.00
Finished
121/100
Back now
Format
12” Black heavy vinyl (33 rpm)
Caution: Vinyl mockups and specs may differ from the final product. Qrates is not responsible if the final product does not match expectations.
Digital download bonus
This project has no digital download bonus.
Crowdfunding project
This funding project accepts orders during its project period and you will be charged once the project succeeds. The project period may be shortened or extended depending on the situation.
Project duration
Feb 16 2018 ~ Mar 19 2018 00:00 UTC
Estimated shipping date
Records are shipped typically 2-3 months from the project’s end date once after the project has successfully ended.
* Please note that the schedule is subject to change depending on any schedule changes at the pressing plant and the artist’s ability to submit production assets.
Shipping
Ship from London/UK
Shipping fee to United States: $ 9.99 ~
Tax
Alexandria, VA
2Projects
Prince George’s County, Maryland born MC, producer, artist, and educator, Substantial, debuted in 2000 collaborating with the late Japanese producer, Nujabes, known for his work on Samurai Champloo. Legendary rapper/activist, Chuck D of Public Enemy referred to Substantial as “One of the great MCs of our time.” His soulful and introspective brand of rap has received critical acclaim from The Source, HipHopDX, Ebony.com, DJBooth.net, and Okayplayer.com. His music videos have appeared on MTV, VH1, and BET.

Substantial has performed in nearly 20 countries and has collaborated with artists such as Kool Herc, Verbal (M-Flo), Oddisee, Jeff Bernat, and more. Substantial has licensed music to major brands such as Ford Motor Company, Amazon and UBER and also had his music featured in films and television shows such as Kevin Hart’s Laugh at My Pain, Kill Me 3 Times starring Simon Pegg, Daytime Emmy nominated show Tough Love and it’s spin-off series Pillow Talk. Substantial appeared in the documentaries, Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme and Give Back. In 2019, Substantial wrote and produced music for the video game Renaine, and the South Korean online game Tree of Savior. And in 2020, he co-wrote and performed music for the game Arknights and featured on The Real Folk Blues cover with Yoko Kanno, The Seatbelts, Mason Lieberman, Mega Ran, and over 40 other artists for an official Cowboy Bebop charity track in collaboration with FUNIMATION and Sunrise for COVID-19 relief.

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