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Substantial :: Official ‘Jackin’ Jill’ Anticipation Thread ::

Woah! Great news! From MMG Facebook:

http://mellomusicgroup.bandcamp.com/track/golden-lady-f-steph-the-sapphic-songstress

Back in 2011 Baltimore emcee Substantial was facing the possibility of cancer. He ended up having preventive surgery and while laid up, decided to start working on a tribute album to Jill Scott, one of his biggest influences. It was his was of staying busy while healing, and at the same time to give the people their roses while they can still smell them. The result is a free project Substantial calls “Jackin’ Jill” - a tribute project from Substantial built by “Jackin” music from various Jill Scott releases. This collection of reworks and remixes of her work blended by DJ Jav form a cohesive pseudo collaboration focused on life, love & music.

Today, as Substantial heads back into the doctor’s for a follow up examine 2 years later, we are unveiling the cover art (drawn by Substantial himself) from the 17 track project, plus a taste of what’s to come with the track “Golden Lady” a reworking of the amazing Stevie Wonder track from “Innervisions” that Substantial uses to play off the track Golden from Jill Scott’s Beautifully Human album (the last song Kool Herc played at Substantial’s wedding). Substantial adds to this Marcus D produced tribute track the gorgeous vocals of Steph The Sappic Songstress. Be sure to listen to Marcus D on piano throughout as well. The result is a richly layered, beautiful new track from one of Baltimore’s most thoughtful and talented artists, Substantial.

Enjoy and feel free to share!”

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I enjoyed the first track. Seems like a very soulful project! Awesome drawing skills by Stan on the cover too.

Presented by MMG and Qn5.. that’s dope.

Was just about to post this. The first track is pretty damn great. Can’t wait to hear the rest.

Plus 17 tracks all sampling Jill Scott? I’m well happy with that.

The lack of love for Substantial on this forum is really starting to disappoint me.

Damn, that Golden Lady song is beautiful. I can’t wait for this project to drop. I also have to agree with Scott. Substantial dropped what I believe was the best album of 2012 and it barely got talked about. He deserves just as much love as any other QN5 artist.

on one of the forum’s here about best album of 2012, myself among several others did list hiwtai as being one of the best….
that being said, i’ll start to be more vocal then cuz substantial is one of my favourite mcs, if not THE favourite…. he’s the reason i came to this site in the first place.
really looking forward to the rest of the jill scott tracks. love the illo, clever title too Wink (don’t think the writeup needed to define it, but whatevs hahaha…)

I diggs this! Love the vibe on the first single..

Loved this song when I heard it on Bop Alloy’s “The R & R”. Can’t wait to hear the rest of the project.
Really dope cover art too.

Substantial always makes music that’s perfect for just driving around. Looking forward to more music, even though it feels like HIWTAI just came out.

houstonz said:Looking forward to more music, even though it feels like HIWTAI just came out.

I feel you fam. Just keeping folks interested and trust me we’re not done with HIWTAI. More videos, remixes, etc. are on their way. Stay tuned.

Just so you guys know, Jackin Jill drops 4/9/13 in case you missed it. Also, peep this recent interview where I: http://www.mcmireport.com/mcmi-report/mcmi-interviews-substantial-on-golden-lady-jill-scott-tribute-album/

Peace folks. Just wanted to let you know that Jackin’ Jill will now be dropping on 4/9/13. Sorry for the delay but trust me it’s for good reason. Stay tuned.

Project drops tomorrow! Whose excited?!

[VIDEO] Substantial Jackin’ Jill Promo - Available April 9th http://wp.me/p1261D-JW

SCRATCHINlikeDJS said:Project drops tomorrow! Whose excited?!

uh, i am! been a “get stoked about substantial” kind of morning…
tacm mentioned a maybe on having him on the next podcast, saw the teaser video on substantial’s facebook and then listened golden lady three times…. no case of the mondays today, my friend!

coopaloop said:

SCRATCHINlikeDJS said:Project drops tomorrow! Whose excited?!

uh, i am! been a “get stoked about substantial” kind of morning…
tacm mentioned a maybe on having him on the next podcast, saw the teaser video on

I feel that. I had HIWTHI spinnin last night, and To This Union right now.

very excited for this album. Jill Scott is an absolute legend - such a cool concept to sample her brilliance. Nice artwork too Smile

all i can say is i feel spoiled that this is free…. (i think i get why it’s free, but man…. it’s soooo good!!)

Yeah, this tape is SO good.

Jill Scott is one of my favourite artists, so hearing Substantial’s take on her music is pretty great for me.

Incredible project. Really liking it after a few listens. Hate On Me is dope as fuck.

Peace everybody. Thanks for the love.

I’m sure most of you know by now but you can pick up a FREE copy of the Jackin’ Jill CD when you purchase HIWTAI here: http://www.mellomusicgroup.com/collections/cd/products/substantial-home-is-where-the-art-is

ALSO, if you do a lot of shopping on UGHH, you get the Jackin’ Jill CD FREE when you purchase $75 or more. Here are some recommended items for your cart: http://ughh.com/store/results.asp?keywords=Substantial&searchby=Artist and of course http://ughh.com/store/results.asp?keywords=QN5+Music&searchby=Label
Wink

Few tracks in, love it so far. Great music.

As someone who doesn’t know Jill Scott’s music, this project was still awesomegreat and very easy on the ears. I need to pick up the CD soon.

Stan’s positivity is infectious, kinda refreshing in the world we live in.