On The Rise: Substantial & Marcus D (Bop Alloy) Set To Drop New EP “Present”

by Raheem Karim

Maryland born MC Stan B. Rob substantial aka Substantial has set the bar high with his sharp rhythmic style with substance. His stage name has many meanings, mostly positive. Real, strong, essential, influential, so he has to come strong. He understands the power of words and they can be helpful in creating a movement of positively. Substantial has put in work and has collaborated with many heavy hitters.

His 2nd album and QN5 Music debut, Sacrifice, also well received, landed him on major networks MTV, BET & VH1. He has collaborated with a long list of artists which includes names like the legendary Godfather of Hip Hop, Kool Herc, Bootsy Collins, all-star rockers Gene Simmons & Bruce Kulick of KISS, Oddisee, CunninLynguists, GRAMMY nominated singer/songwriterCarolyn Malachi, Marcus D & electronic music producers Chew Fu & Ferry Corsten to name a few.

For his forth studio album “Present” he collaborated with Marcus D for the production. The track Party With Purpose is classic hip hop with jazz tune and Steph the Sapphic Songstress singing the hook. You can preview the track off the upcoming EP below. Be sure to pre-order the album which set to release May 27 at www.substantial.bandcamp.com. Also check out the video for Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D) – Sketches of Pain ft. Oma Pearl. The lyrics and visuals speak about the times we currently live in.

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