In July 2008 at the Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest, those in Washington DC enjoyed the MC named Substantial who performed for festival-goers who had come to partake of a lil bit of this, a lil bit of that and see what the nation's capital has in the form of hip-hop and soul. Well, Substantial gave them all that and then some.
Substantial is Stan Robinson, a genuinely nice person who works with youth in his full-time and travels the country in between as the rapper Substantial. With great looks and style that is, by itself attractive, Substantial is a heartthrob who doesn't act or even know its so. Mix that with dope lyrical ability and an out-of-the-box attitude and you have winner written all over it. Yes, Substantial has "crossed over" from the realm of unknown wanna-be rapper to well-known, "I've Been on MTV" best-kept secret status, but we love him all the more for it. He is putting a face on hard work=deserved success and keeping real hip hop alive in the process.
Congrats to Substantial who recently added a new family member to his crew.
Here's Substantial at the 2008 Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest :