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Substantial Touts His Resume

This just in: Substantial can rap. And I'm not talking this broken sentence flow that's popular with the kids these days. I'm talking thoughtful lyrics and a razor-sharp delivery that'll keep you affixed to the rewind button.

Released Monday, Substantial's "Check My Resume" displays those abilities through bragging rhymes set atop a vigorous Oddisee instrumental and DJ Jav record scratches. On it, Substantial raps: "I'm seeking a position that'll further my development/While fattening my pockets cause I don't rhyme for the hell of it."

This is the first single from Substantial's forthcoming album, Home Is Where the Art Is, dropping Sept. 4 on Mello Music Group. Listen (loudly) and download below.

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