Marcel P Black is preparing for the release of his next project titled Cry Freedom, which will be dropped on Grand Union Media Group this Spring. The entire album is produced by Baton Rouge producer Joe on the Track. While we await for the LP, Marcel drops some visuals for the debut track from it. “Where I Stay” features North Carolina native, Substantial, and a dope Pimp C vocal sample. The beat is funky, like really funky, like the kind of funky you would play for someone and their face would stay scrunched up the entire time they listen. Marcel’s signature street meets educator meets historian style is on full display here. While Substantial provides an excellent balance with his laid back and seamless rhyming patterns. Now, join me in eager anticipation for Cry Freedom to drop.
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As Substantial’s Mello Music Group debut Home Is Where The Art Is nears release, the DMV MC can’t contain his excitement. In anticipation of the release, Substantial joins indie powerhouse Homeboy Sandman and up-and-coming DMV wordsmith Javier Starks for the high-energy track “ReLOADED”.
The track doesn’t appear on Substantial’s own album but is instead a bonus cut from Javier Starks’ upcoming EP, executive produced by Substizzle. and produced by Joe.D, (the main producer for Gods’Illa). The cut packs a punch in the instrumental alone. The MC’s spit accordingly, the always amazing Homeboy Sandman references a wide array of 80’s video games in the opening bars and Javier Starks hits the track running with the flow of a veteran. Substantial might take the cake though, combining the technical efficiency of his peers with a substance few else achieve, name checking Steve Bitko and the streets of Baltimore a few bars apart.
If you’re on the eastern seaboard, this Thursday, August 23rd, Substantial will be celebrating the release of Home Is Where The Art Is at Liv in DC. The star-studded affair will feature appearances from album executive producer Oddisee as well as XO, Gods’illa, yU, Javier Starks, DJ Roddy Rod, Grap Luva and more. Don’t miss the chance to witness one of world’s finest underground MC’s live and in his element. Home Is Where The Art Is drops September 4th on Mello Music Group.
In anticipation of his DMV resident, Substantial drops a quick “Akapelah” while in China. His album, Home is Where the Art Is, drops on September 4th, via Mello Music Group. Look for witty rhymes and catchy hooks similar to his work, as really the lyrical force, in Fanomm. You can pre-order the album via various places online