Substantial - The Past Is Always Present In The Future

Substantial - The Past Is Always Present In The Future

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Intimate and laid back, this newly released contemporary hip-hop gem features visceral beats and cunning lyrics that enlighten and inspire. New songs and new arrangements of earlier songs from his recent EPs, taking listeners on a journey through the past, present and future. The Past Is Always Present In The Future cements Substantial's musical legacy as one of Maryland's proudest and most prolific sons.  

TPIAPITF includes production from Oddisee, Marcus D, Mello Music Group producer, Gensu Dean, label mates The Other Guys and JSOUL, Algorythm of The Stuyvesants and Good Compny Drummer, Jon Laine. Substantial's fourth solo album also features guest appearances by QN5 Music's Tonedeff, fellow Nujabes collaborators Cise Starr of CYNE and Uyama Hiroto, GRAMMY nominated singer/songwriter Wayna and more. 

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“The great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history is literally present in all that we do.” ― James Baldwin 

1. Exposition (prod. JSOUL) 

2. Made In Maryland (prod. Oddisee) 
3. No Turning Back (prod. The Other Guys) 
4. MLK (Dream Big) (prod. The Other Guys) 
5. Follow The Master (prod. The Other Guys) 

6. The Sub Way (prod. Marcus D) 
7. Party With Purpose (prod. Marcus D) 
8. Black of All Trades (V2) (prod. The Other Guys) 
9. No Better Time(prod. Marcus D) 

10. PTXD (prod. Jon Laine) 
11. In My Daughter's Eyes (prod. Jon Laine) 
11. It Could Happen (prod. Gensu Dean) 
13. The 4our Fors (prod. Oddisee) 

ALWAYS (All tracks produced by Algorythm) 
14. Tony Stanza 
15. Lasting Impression 
16. Wish U Were Here 
17. Always 

Released January 6, 2017 

Executive Producers: Substantial & Kevin Nottingham. Recorded, mixed, arranged and mastered by Stan 'Substantial' Robinson at Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood Studio 3.0 in Alexandria, VA. Cover art and photography by Substantial