Another fresh track for you guys.
The Power of Creation it can redefine livin’
Reminiscent of Common’s “Like Water for Chocolate”, Pete Rock & CL Smooth “Mecca and the Soul Brother” or Guru’s “Jazzmatazz Vol.1”, Substantial and Marcus D’s fusion into Bop Alloy is turning into a soulful, classic hip hop duo for modern times.
It’s been a long time since I could get down to an album-whether it be jazz, hip-hop, blues, indie, etc.-like I can to this one. I touched on this subject yesterday on the Illinoize album, but the difference between the two is that Substantial and Marcus D’s collabo is 100% raw, original hip-hop. I just stumbled onto “I’m Here” this morning and I’m already comparing this duo with Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek on Reflection Eternal, Andre 3000 & Big Boi on their first three albums, and even a technicolor Batman & Robin on some BAMF! shark repellent shit.
Smooth? These guys could feature Coltrane on a track and do him justice.
Fresh? Bop Alley is so new to the scene that the group isn’t even featured on Wikipedia…
Cool? These two could take Miles for a ride on the rebirth of Cool.
Pure? Check Brita on that one.
I’m not trying to tirar las flores (a Chilean phrase that translates to throw the flowers, but essentially means “to be on their nuts”), but their tracks seamlessly blend jazz and hip hop in a way that Guru only dreamt of on his Jazzmatazz volumes.
Alright, I’m tired of hearing myself think, I just wanna sit back in my office chair and tune in to prePAIRED before I too prepare for six hours of class with the little Opus Dei minions.
When 5 o’clock comes around this album deserves nothing less than a fine glass of Chilean wine accompanied by a tightly rolled spliff. Just watch the smoke rise and drift into the realm of Bop Alloy…
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Nicely said, bro.
hey guys, if you were wondering where to buy the new Bop Alloy CD, here’s your chance! Now open for international buys! Peace.
Marcus D just landed in Japan um-some hours ago but if you’re in Japan, hit up the show he’s doing with Shing02, Cise Starr, Substantial and others during the coming week. I heard the songs that they are performing are ONLY the very best. AND here are some pics of Bop Alloy’s (Substantial & Marcus D) album!! I’ve never seen an album cover like this so I find this HELLA DOPE. Props to both of them.
So yeah and other news is that Marcus will be doing the Nujabes Tribute Show over there so look out for that. More details soon. Man, this dude knows his shit and I’m glad his music is going farther than space!
Today Marcus D & Shing02 were in the studio mixing it up! I’m sure we’re gonna see some good and fresh music from both of them. Great collaboration. Called him up earlier today & heard Shing02 in the background, unreal.
Are you guys excited?
He was talking about the song, Throw it in the bag by The Dream and Fabolous
Fourth single on the Bop Alloy Album w/ Bop Alloy, Mello D, and Steph the Sapphic Songstress! Dope as fuck. Makes you really think, doesn’t it?
Support Substantial & Marcus D at http://www.juno.co.uk/products/Still-Think-Different/376977-01/ and buy their vinyl of “still think different”
Don’t forget people in Japan! Their album comes out late this summer so cop that!
Universe Works - Bop Alloy (Marcus D + Substantial)
On their upcoming album.
“What you do, what you say, may come back to you some day…” Karma’s a bitch. Thank you Substantial for acknowledging this.
Oh yeah! He’s supposed to be working on a song with Cise Star for his next album and he’s on the Bop Alloy album which is coming out this summer, but it’s only available in Japan.