Late this summer, Substantial and Mello Music Group released Home Is Where The Art Is, an uncompromisingly raw and powerful collection of positive, forward-thinking hip-hop that Oddisee executive produced. The message has connected and is well received; the album has already garnered attention from places like VIBE and Ebony.
Substantial and MMG are proud to present a mini-documentary created by the good folks of House Studios. On August 23, 2012, filmmaker, Simon Kim followed Substantial as he prepared to introduce his 3rd solo album, 'Home Is Where The Art Is' at a live show unlike any other. The 'Home Is Where The Art Is Album Release Event' took place at LIV Nightclub in Washington, DC and featured performances & DJ sets by some of the DMV's best Hip Hop acts, such as Oddisee, yU, Uptown XO, Gods'Illa, Lyriciss, Roddy Rod & others! Hosted by Grap Luva (cousin to the late great Heavy D) the event included live graffiti art by Rei21 and showcased his work along with pieces by Demont Peekaso. Throw in a Beatdown Showcase with J $crilla, Kaimbr, & Grussle plus DJ sets by DJ RBI, Roddy & DJ Jav and what you have is one unforgettable night. Thankfully, it was all captured on film for world to see.
Home Is Where The Art Is, now available on cd & digital; vinyl coming September 25th.