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Substantial & KDFoxx

Prince George’s County, Maryland-born MC, producer, artist, and educator, Substantial, debuted in 2000 collaborating with the late Japanese producer, known for his work on Samurai Champloo. Legendary rapper/activist, of 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,,, and His music videos have appeared on MTV, VH1, and BET.

Substantial has performed in nearly 20 countries and has collaborated with artists such as , , Funky DL, and more. In 2021, Substantial was featured on an original song for PUBG Mobile’s short film The Growth and again later in the year on the song, Evolve (PUBG Mobile and Tesla Collaboration Theme Song). In 2020, Substantial featured on The Real Folk Blues COVID-19 relief cover with , the , , , and 40 other artists for an official Cowboy Bebop charity track in collaboration with FUNIMATION and Sunrise which reached #6 on Billboard for “World Digital Sales”.

For his next album, Substantial teams up with Queens, NY native, illustrator, and writer, Kenya “KDFoxx” Danino to produce a mostly instrumental project inspired by her manga, Animal Arithmetic. ​​Animal Arithmetic, Vol. 1 releases in February 2022 on all digital streaming platforms along with a limited vinyl release.