Saturday, August 2, 2008

Artist Spotlight: Substantial

Stan Robinson, better known by his stage name Substantial, is an African-American rapper from Prince George's County, Maryland. He released his debut album, "To This Union A Sun Was Born", in 2001 as a collaboration with Japanese producer Nujabes. After gaining significant popularity in Japan, Substantial began work on his sophomore album, Sacrifice, which he planned to release under his Underground Vinyl, Ink label. However, longtime friends and colleagues QN5 Music secured a firm distribution route, and signed Substantial in mid-2006. The album saw release in early 2008, to critical acclaim. The video for "It's You (I Think)" has sparked a significant rise in popularity, appearing on MTV and in other major media outlets.

Substantial- It's You (I Think)

Nujabes feat Substantial- Eclipse

Saw V Trailer

Wish Me Luck!

So, I'm stuck in the hospital.

I'm still keeping active though. Today, I submitted some of my music to the iStandard music producer showcase competition in NYC. I've done this competition once before and though I had a good showing, I didn't place. It was a great learning experience for me and since that time, I've grown musically and creatively. I decided I'd try again and hopefully I can pull out a win. It would be validating for me in a lot of ways.

Hopefully, the organizers will hear something with potential and invite me back again. I'll definitely keep you all updated as developments arise. In the meantime, you can show some support by hitting up my MySpace music page and clicking on the tunes available. Leave comments and or critiques as you see fit. Click the logo below to jump.

Friday, August 1, 2008

R-E -U-P G-A-N-G!!

Racism: A History - 3 pt. BBC Documentary

The homie Jason sent this link to me an in an e-mail. You already know that the BBC puts it down with class, tact and honesty. Definitely check this out. Click the links below to watch.

Part 1 - The Colour of Money

Part 2 - Fatal Impacts

Part 3 - A Savage Legacy

* Part 3 is broken up into several bits on YouTube.

Kanye West's Glow In The Dark Tour Returns to NY

Stadium status, as 'Ye would say. The self proclaimed Louis Vuitton Don will be back at Madison Square Garden for two dates; August 5th and 6th. For the true Kanye West fanatics, you can hit up I Love All Access for VIP packages that can score you a backstage tour, pre-show party ticket, preferred seating, a Kanye West gift bag and more! For regular tickets, check

Availability is likely pretty low on these so hop to it if you want to go. Otherwise, scalpers shall have your hides!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Ludacris - Obama Is Here

Ludacris is kicking up dust for the Obama campaign. How much will this song rattle voters on the fence about Obama?

FOX News blames Obama for New Ludacris song

SLY FOX at it again....

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Young Jinsu on 'Spit Yo Game' Rap City TODAY!

Tune in your boob tubes to BET's Rap City at 5pm today and catch the homie Young Jinsu on the 'Spit Yo Game' segment. Jinsu, a growing friend of mine, is the next teen king of Hip-Hop. From tearing down 106 & Park to heating up stages with Li'l Wayne, he's quite poised to make his mark on the game and make it EARLY!


Lesson number one in how to make things go BOOM! Check out this video of a man firing the AA-12 Shotgun with Frag-12 grenade ammo. BROLIC!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Monday, July 28, 2008

Old Nike Ad - My Butt

This is advertisement is so fly on so many levels. Not sure what year it's from exactly, but I had it saved on my drive and thought I'd share it for those of you who may not have seen it before.

Nike does not make them like this anymore.....

Bubble Wrap!

There's something to be said for simplicity. It doesn't get much more simple that the free Bubble Wrap application for iPhone and iPod Touch. You have 45 seconds to pop as many bubbles as you can. Popped bubbles regenerate themselves at random intervals so that you can keep the poppin'....uhh...poppin'.

I can't tell you how much time I've spent playing this game. It's a perfect quick distraction. My high score thus far is 108. Who wants some?

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Rock The Bells! August 3rd, 2008

The list of artists performing at Rock The Bells is just off the charts for '08. From A Tribe Called Quest, Nas and Rakim to new blood Wale, Spank Rock and Santogold, it promises to be an incredible experience.

Book tickets NOW!

Prices range from $24.75 to $125.00. The event will be starting at noon at the Nikon Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY.

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Brother Ali - FREE Concert! - August 1st, 2008

Rhymesayers' own Brother Ali will be performing at South Street Seaport in Manhattan on August 1st at Fulton & South Streets. The show is scheduled to kick off at 7 pm.

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Erykah Badu - FREE Concert! - August 4th, 2008

The 26th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series performances are held Monday nights
7:30 pm
Wingate Field,
entrances on
Brooklyn Avenue
(Rutland Road
Winthrop Street.)

By Car:

From Manhattan:

Take Manhattan bridge to Flatbush Avenue. Drive straight on Flatbush Avenue, approx. 3 miles, until you reach Rutland Road. At Rutland Road take a left. Continue straight on Rutland Road until you reach Brooklyn Avenue. The park and field are on your right.

From Long Island & South Brooklyn:

Take Belt Parkway to Exit 6N. Flatbush Avenue North. Take Flatbush Avenue approx. 5 miles to Rutland Road. At Rutland Road take a right. Continue straight on Rutland Road until you reach Brooklyn Avenue. The park and field are on your right.


Privately operated lot available at Kings County Hospital on Winthrop Street between Albany and Brooklyn Avenues.

By Mass Transit:


Take the number "2" or "5" trains to Winthrop Street. "5" runs rush hour only. Walk 2 blocks east.

By Bus:

B12 on Clarkson Avenue to New York Avenue. Walk north.

B44 on Nostrand Avenue and New York Avenues to Winthrop Street. Walk east.