To This Union A Sun Was Born [DELUXE EDITION]

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    Substantial's debut album featuring production from the late great Nujabes, and Monorisick, now known as DJ Deckstream. This deluxe edition features 3 bonus tracks, including the DJ Kiyo remix and Live Version of "If I Was Your Mic", and a never heard before Remix of "Ain't No Happy Endings" by Nujabes.
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    Original 12" vinyl pressing of Substantial's single, 'Kalitwutchawon2' released by Hydeout Productions in 2001. These are previously owned copies with the media/sleeve condition ranging from good to near mint.

    A1 Kalitwutchawon2 (Street Version) - Producer: Monorisick
    A2 Kalitwutchawon2 (Radio Version) - Producer: Monorisick
    A3 Kalitwutchawon2 (Instrumental) - Producer: Monorisick
    A4 Kalitwutchawon2 (Accapella)
    B1 Kalitwutchawon2 (Nujabes Remix) (Street Version)
    B2 Kalitwutchawon2 (Nujabes Remix) (Radio Version)
    B3 Kalitwutchawon2 (Nujabes Remix) (Instrumental)

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    Deluxe edition limited 12" double LP of Substantial's classic debut album, 'To This Union A Sun Was Born'. Executive produced by the late Japanese producer, Nujabes, this deluxe version was pressed on 180 gram heavy black vinyl and includes Nujabes' remix of 'Ain't No Happy Endings' and 'If I Was Your Mic' Live in NYC.

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    Original 12" vinyl pressing of Substantial's single, 'Remembering Dave (R.I.P.)' released by Hydeout Productions in 2000. These are previously owned copies with the media/sleeve condition ranging from good to near mint.

    A1 Remembering Dave (Original Version) - Producer: Nujabes
    A2 Remembering Dave (Instrumental) - Producer: Nujabes
    A3 Remembering Dave (Accapella)
    B1 Remembering Dave (Monorisick Remix) - Producer: Monorisick
    B2 Remembering Dave (Monorisick Remix) (Instrumental) - Producer: Monorisick
    B3 Remembering Dave (TV Version) - Producer: Monorisick

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  • Limited Edition 12" 180 gram Vinyl
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    Deluxe edition limited 12" double LP of Substantial's classic debut album, 'To This Union A Sun Was Born'. Executive produced by the late Japanese producer, Nujabes, this deluxe version was pressed on 180 gram heavy black vinyl and includes Nujabes' remix of 'Ain't No Happy Endings' and 'If I Was Your Mic' Live in NYC.

    Includes unlimited streaming of To This Union A Sun Was Born [DELUXE EDITION] via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Autographed If I Was Your Mic (DJ Kiyo Remix) 12" Vinyl - Single
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    Original 12" vinyl pressing of Substantial's single, 'If I Was Your Mic (DJ Kiyo Remix)' released by Dimid Recordings in 2001. These are previously owned copies with the media/sleeve condition ranging from good to near mint.

    A1 If I Was Your Mic - Producer: Nujabes
    A2 If I Was Your Mic (Instrumental) - Producer: Nujabes
    B1 If I Was Your Mic (DJ Kiyo Remix) - Producer: DJ Kiyo
    B2 If I Was Your Mic (DJ Kiyo Remix Instrumental) - Producer: DJ Kiyo

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  • Autographed Home Sweet Home 12" Vinyl - Single
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    Original 12" vinyl pressing of Substantial's debut single, 'Home Sweet Home' released by Hydeout Productions in 2000. These are previously owned copies with the media/sleeve condition ranging from good to near mint.

    A1 Home Sweet Home (Street Version) - Producer: Monorisick
    A2 Home Sweet Home (Radio Version) - Producer: Monorisick
    A3 Home Sweet Home (Instrumental) - Producer: Monorisick
    A4 Home Sweet Home (Accapella)
    B1 Home Sweet Home (Dimention Ball Remix) (Street Version) - Producer: Nujabes
    B2 Home Sweet Home (Dimention Ball Remix) (Radio Version) - Producer: Nujabes
    B3 Home Sweet Home (Dimention Ball Remix) (Instrumental)

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  • Autographed CIM 12" Vinyl - Single
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    Original 12" vinyl pressing of Substantial's single, 'CIM' released by Hydeout Productions in 2004. These are previously owned copies with the media/sleeve condition ranging from good to near mint.

    A1 CIM (Street) - Producer: Nujabes
    A2 CIM (Instrumental) - Producer: Nujabes
    A3 CIM (Clean) - Producer: Nujabes
    B1 If I Was Your Mic (DJ Spinna Remix) - Producer: DJ Spinna
    B2 If I Was Your Mic (Remix Instrumental) - Producer: DJ Spinna
    B3 CIM (Accapella)

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  • Autographed If I Was Your Mic 12" Vinyl - Single
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    Original 12" vinyl pressing of Substantial's single, 'If I Was Your Mic' released by Hydeout Productions in 2001. These are previously owned copies with the media/sleeve condition ranging from good to near mint.

    A1 If I Was Your MIC (Original Version) - Producer: Nujabes
    A2 If I Was Your MIC (Instrumental) - Producer: Nujabes
    B1 If I Was Your MIC (Remix) - Producer: Nujabes
    B2 If I Was Your MIC (Remix Instrumental) - Producer: Nujabes

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Intro 01:15
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Substance 03:58
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CIM 03:24
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Be People 04:05
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Bananas 03:10
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HOOK Ain’t no happy endings, ‘cause nothing really ends When this life is over, another begins And that’s the way it works in the circle of life Balancing these good days in these times of strife. Ain’t no happy endings, ‘cause nothing really ends When this life is over, another begins And that’s the way it works in the circle of life Balancing these good days in these times of strife. VERSE 1 I’m just trying to make it Life’s precious for granted I’ll never take it Every breath I breathe to me is sacred Back when I was young, my only love was football and my mama Learn to use curse words before I ever used a comma Little bad ass All I liked in school was gym and art class Life’s changin’, I was age ten when my pop past His love for cancer sticks and alcohol prove to be tragic My fam’s seen it all we became immune to havoc My lyrics is satisfaction to those who use to be addicts Soothin’ the beast in all those who use to be savage I advocate the acronym F.U.B.U. speak to As if my tongue was tatooed with the word uhuru Using my freestyle to emancipate mind states Fuck 21, I’d like to live see 9 – 8 But this world’s got me going bananas like a primate People you thought you knew full of surprises like a blind date And I hate, Cash flashing niggas with a passion More to life than dollars and rockin’ the latest fashion Seems like we either wanna play ball or be assassins While children go to bed to lullabies of guns blastin’ No matter the weather I’m striving to make it better But my motto is a contradiction “Never say never!” I will not I remain poetic like Gil Scott So stand up, get up My people keep your head up! BRIDGE And live everyday like it’s your last ‘Cause life only get harder as time goes past And yo, the sun might not come out tomorrow Don’t let your life end in sorrow. That’s why you live everyday like it’s your last ‘Cause life only get harder as time goes past And yo, the sun might not come out tomorrow Don’t let your life end in sorrow. HOOK VERSE 2 I try to live day by day without a fear or a worry It’s no time to I make moves in a hurry Use to be so clear now my vision’s getting blurry Streets is hotter than Tabasco sauce on chicken curry Bullets fly from guns with no target in particular Fatally hiitin’ ya Leavin’ bodies perpendicular To those still existin’ Silencers hissin’ Piercin’ the darkness Bringin’ forth another carcus Total bedlam, swear these streets is infested Filled with the many horrors that the devil manifested Children molested Nuclear weapons being tested Somehow I avoided being shot and arrested Brothers tried to bring it to me Sends slugs through me Almost was bodied thrice back when I was just a juvy Hard to deal thought about putting one in my own temple Permanent scars on my physical and my mental Sometimes I’m glad my niece is no longer around to see this Not a trace of unity society’s in peices Liquor splattered on concrete to mourn those that we miss Watch day and night, controlled by unseen leashes Watch day and night, controlled by unseen leashes Watch day and night, controlled by unseen leashes Yo, but no matter what… You know something? This is what you gotta do… BRIDGE HOOK
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HOOK Ain’t no happy endings, ‘cause nothing really ends When this life is over, another begins And that’s the way it works in the circle of life Balancing these good days in these times of strife. Ain’t no happy endings, ‘cause nothing really ends When this life is over, another begins And that’s the way it works in the circle of life Balancing these good days in these times of strife. VERSE 1 I’m just trying to make it Life’s precious for granted I’ll never take it Every breath I breathe to me is sacred Back when I was young, my only love was football and my mama Learn to use curse words before I ever used a comma Little bad ass All I liked in school was gym and art class Life’s changin’, I was age ten when my pop past His love for cancer sticks and alcohol prove to be tragic My fam’s seen it all we became immune to havoc My lyrics is satisfaction to those who use to be addicts Soothin’ the beast in all those who use to be savage I advocate the acronym F.U.B.U. speak to As if my tongue was tatooed with the word uhuru Using my freestyle to emancipate mind states Fuck 21, I’d like to live see 9 – 8 But this world’s got me going bananas like a primate People you thought you knew full of surprises like a blind date And I hate, Cash flashing niggas with a passion More to life than dollars and rockin’ the latest fashion Seems like we either wanna play ball or be assassins While children go to bed to lullabies of guns blastin’ No matter the weather I’m striving to make it better But my motto is a contradiction “Never say never!” I will not I remain poetic like Gil Scott So stand up, get up My people keep your head up! BRIDGE And live everyday like it’s your last ‘Cause life only get harder as time goes past And yo, the sun might not come out tomorrow Don’t let your life end in sorrow. That’s why you live everyday like it’s your last ‘Cause life only get harder as time goes past And yo, the sun might not come out tomorrow Don’t let your life end in sorrow. HOOK VERSE 2 I try to live day by day without a fear or a worry It’s no time to I make moves in a hurry Use to be so clear now my vision’s getting blurry Streets is hotter than Tabasco sauce on chicken curry Bullets fly from guns with no target in particular Fatally hiitin’ ya Leavin’ bodies perpendicular To those still existin’ Silencers hissin’ Piercin’ the darkness Bringin’ forth another carcus Total bedlam, swear these streets is infested Filled with the many horrors that the devil manifested Children molested Nuclear weapons being tested Somehow I avoided being shot and arrested Brothers tried to bring it to me Sends slugs through me Almost was bodied thrice back when I was just a juvy Hard to deal thought about putting one in my own temple Permanent scars on my physical and my mental Sometimes I’m glad my niece is no longer around to see this Not a trace of unity society’s in peices Liquor splattered on concrete to mourn those that we miss Watch day and night, controlled by unseen leashes Watch day and night, controlled by unseen leashes Watch day and night, controlled by unseen leashes Yo, but no matter what… You know something? This is what you gotta do… BRIDGE HOOK

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released October 19, 2001

Tracklisting & Production Credits

01. Intro / Beatbox by: Substantial
02. Substance / Produced by: Nujabes
03. CIM / / Produced by: Nujabes
04. More Than A Game / Produced by: Monorisick*
05. Somebody Stole My... / Produced by: Nujabes
06. If I Was Your Mic / Produced by: Nujabes
07. Home Sweet Home / Produced by: Monorisick*
08. Kalitwutchawon2 / Produced by: Monorisick*
09. Be People / Produced by: Nujabes
10. The Love Song ft. Hana / Produced by: Nujabes
11. Bananas / Produced by: Nujabes
12. Remembering Dave / Produced by: Nujabes
13. Ain't No Happy Endings / Produced by: Nujabes
14. If I Was Your Mic [Live in NYC] / Lead & Bass Guitar by: The Onliest + Drums by: Swiss Chris
15. If I Was Your Mic [DJ Kiyo Remix]
16. Ain't No Happy Endings [Nujabes Remix]

*Monorisick is now known as DJ Deckstream

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Virginia based International Hip Hop Recording Artist from Maryland.

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