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Substantial | Interview

From Landover, MD, Substantial has been emceeing for over 20 years. As a member of Extended Famm, The Plague, Dominion, Bop Alloy, and QN5 Music, Substantial has become successful as an independent artist. The Maryland native was struggling to balance school with a music career, was homeless at times, and still reeling from having buried more than ten friends and family members. Substantial’s debut album, To This Union A Sun Was Born, was released in 2001, and has earned international critical acclaim and a devoted following in Japan, where it was recorded and distributed. Substantial has since released a number of albums, singles, and EPs until officially joining QN5 Music in 2007, whose artists are both close friends and frequent collaborators.

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