When I originally decided to review this song I fully planned to use my best King’s English. But once I got into the song, that went out the window. “Made in Maryland” got me siced! As a proud PG County resident, I’m always looking to support people from our area in their endeavors. I’m particularly excited about this project because it is an ode to my hometown. It is an ode to the great things that we have to offer here in PG County and in the state of Maryland. It’s an anthem for us.
Substantial’s methodical and mature lyrics pair extremely well with the driving beat for that good head-nodding tempo. You can already picture me riding around to it with the windows down.
I expect to hear this on all the radio stations in the DMV area and I expect us to support this brother. Substantial is a graduate of Suitland High School and was born and raised in PG County. He’s been an hip hop artist for over 15 years and has performed across the United States and internationally.
Let’s show him some hometown love and support this project. His new album, “The Past is Always Present in the Future” is available for download on iTunes and Amazon. You can order CD’s from Bandcamp.
Want to see Substantial perform live? Catch him at one of his upcoming album release parties this month!
PG County Album Release Party: 1/28/17 at PGAAMCC
Baltimore Album Release Party: 1/31/17 at The Wind Up Space
Check out Made in Maryland!
Prince George’s County Maryland born MC, Producer and Youth Advocate, Substantial, first made his debut in 2000 while working with the late Japanese producer, Nujabes. Since then his soulful and introspective brand of Hip Hop music has received critical acclaim from HipHopDX.com & Ebony Magazine, his videos have appeared on MTV, VH1 and BET, he has performed around the world and collaborated artists like Kool Herc, Oddisee & CunninLynguists while working with major brands such as Ford Motor Company, Amazon and UBER all while remaining somewhat of a “best kept secret”. Adding a new chapter to his quietly impressive career, Substantial returns with with his fourth solo album, The Past Is Always Present In The Future. The new LP feature production from Oddisee, Gensu Dean, Marcus D, Algorythm (of The Stuyvesants), The Other Guys & more.