Name: Adam Bernard Home: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States About Me: Entertainment journalist with 15+ years of experience. Supporter of indie music. Lover of day baseball, fringe movies, & chicken shawarma. Part time ninja. Nerdy, but awesome. See my complete profile
It’s been a little while since I’ve posted something from Substantial, and I think it’s time to right that. Substantial is an emcee who commands a listener’s attention, not through aggressiveness, but through his deep vocals, and masterful flow. There’s a Guru-like smoothness to his tone, and delivery. In fact, it wouldn’t be hard to imagine Substantial fitting in well in that era of hip-hop, in rotation alongside the likes of Gang Starr. Thankfully for current hip-hop fans, he’s in our era, and “See Hear,” off of his 2012 release, Home Is Where The Art Is, is a perfect example of everything he can do. It’s music that matters, that you’ll also want to listen to, as Substantial continues make music with substance and soul.