WINK: Something Substantial [MIX]

by Substantial

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  • With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we feel it’s our job here at QN5 to make sure that you have what you need to ensure that the day or night goes smoothly. We proved it with 2008’s Baby Blue For Pink, and we’re about to do it again.

    So we’re proud to give you WINK: Something Substantial, blended by the UK’s Dub MD and hosted by Kno (of CunninLynguists) Billy Bee Whitums. WINK takes listeners on a 10-year journey of Substantial’s music, focusing mainly on his his love/relationship songs. From throwback classics like the Nujabes-produced “Eclipse” to 3 BRAND NEW EXCLUSIVE TRACKS you won’t find on any other releases.

    WINK features production by Chew Fu, Kno (CunninLynguists), Nujabes, DJ Deckstream, Tonedeff, Marcus D, Algorythm, Kokayi, Joe.D and more. Guest appearances include: Eric Roberson, Extended Famm, Sweep, JsouL, Gods’Illa and Steph the Saphic Songstress, just to name a few.

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released February 9, 2010

TRACKLISTING:
01. Introduction By Billy Bee Whitums
02. R Luv Songs Gay? [Produced by Tonedeff]
03. Without You [Produced by Subtracktion]
04. The Love Song [Produced by Nujabes]
05. Eclipse [Produced by Nujabes]
06. Hikari [Produced by Nujabes]
07. Let Me Stay [Produced by T-Dot Da Kid]
08. Am I Dreamin’ feat. Nate Vibez [Produced by: Marcus D]**
09. It’s You (I Think) [Produced by Kno]
10. It’s You – Unknown Remix feat. Steph [Produced by The Unknown]
11. Potential feat. JsouL & Eric Roberson [Produced by JsouL]
12. Precious Love feat. Milka [Produced by DJ Deckstream]
13. Up Close & Personal feat. PackFM [Produced by Tonedeff]
14. She Wanna Roll with A Winner feat. Gods’Illa [Produced by Joe.D]
15. Peaches feat. Scavone, Doujah Raze, & Potta [Produced by The Resource]
16. U Can Get It [Produced by Algorythm]
17. Body Language feat. Powerful (of Gods’Illa) [Produced by: Kokayi]**
18. Make Love [Produced by ChewFu]
19. Can We [Produced by ChewFu]
20. The Bidness feat. Naturel & rnb
21. Freq’N‘U w/ Fresh Daily & rnb [Produced by Keeby]
22. The Jacket 3 feat. Steve Wallace [Produced by Studio Steve Wallace]
23. QT (Quality Time) [Produced by Final]
24. I’ll Be Back feat. Sweep [Produced by DJ Deckstream]
25. U Were There feat. JsouL [Produced by: Joe.D]**
26. [BONUS] Ugly Woman feat. Extended Famm [Produced by Kno]
**EXCLUSIVES

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Track Name: Let Me Stay
There was no other way to word it. It would appear
That youngin’ right was the closest to thing perfect
I had laid eyes on. It was after a show
And what do you know baby girl’s feeling my song
Never mad at that she was nice on the eyes
Would give anything to rub ice on her thighs
And count her goose bumps. Try to tickle her fancy
Ol’girl was so fine I’d let her call me Stanley
(Whoa!) Yeah I know right! Far from Snow White
Black queen just graduated from Grambling
On a late summer night we were on her stoop chatting
About her future plans and my usual rap thing
Seems she felt the vibrations minus the sex toy
(but was scared) ‘Cause in the day she was played like Metroid
I understood that but understand this
You know I couldn’t walk away with just a damn kiss so I said…

Hook
(Hey baby let me stay) How that sound to you?
(Hey baby let me stay) Baby girl what trying to do?
(I don’t care what you’re friend are about to say.)
They can say what they want but I can’t front
I’m trying to get down with you
Track Name: It's You (I Think)
Not much of a thug, first to admit I’m a sucker for love
My life is living proof that love is a drug
A teenage love… It happened over summer vacation
She used to call me Slim, she was something amazing
But I was two years younger in age then
Yeah, she wasn’t that old true
But I lied like most dudes
And leave it to your sis to come out and expose you
But she didn’t mind… ‘cus I was deep in her mind and heart
Likewise, sex I’m eagerly tryna start!
Tight thighs I was fiending to pry and part
Now she’s crying “Stop”, ‘cus she’s a former rape vic’
Said I could have her but I had to get her pregnant
Though I wanted sweetie badly
I wasn’t ready to be a daddy in a long distance relationship
So now I reminisce of Stevie Wonder’s
Song called I Never Dreamed You’d Leave in Summer

Damn… Damn….. Damn!! I know it’s you
That’s how I felt in the beginning love
Guess I was wrong, ‘cus look at how we ended up

Damn!! I know it’s you!
But maybe that’s how love go?
Tell me if I’m wrong baby I don’t know

(It’s like) we… Love to live and live to love
Oh how… tough it is to give it up
When there’s… enough to get, can’t get enough
And when it gets rough, you ask yourself, “Is this love?”

I got my swagger back (hey!) After a long stretch
And mustered up the courage to step to this songstress
Beautiful youngin I had met in the chorus
And we connected while we were on the tour bus
Yo, she taught me ‘bout trust and religion
Next thing you know, love started flooding my vision
I know it sound flaky, but I cherished her greatly
When life tried to break me, her whole family embraced me
And I had been to more funerals than graduations
A bit unusual, but far from an exageration
But death was something that was still new to her
I had no idea what it would do to her (Nope)
The losses that she suffered, forever changed how we interacted
Seems like our magic had flipped and turned tragic
So, “End it while we’re still friends” is what I suggested
And she replied “I was hoping that you would get the message”

Damn… Damn….. Damn!! I know it’s you
That’s how I felt in the beginning love
Guess I was wrong, ‘cus look at how we ended up

(It’s like) we… Love to live and live to love
Oh how… tough it is to give it up
When there’s… enough to get, can’t get enough
And when it gets rough, you ask yourself, “Is this love?”

I moved on from songstress to cheerleader
Older, wiser, and my gears cleaner
Cuts my baby locks now her family speaks to me
Got closer though we didn’t hang out frequently
Stole my heart like she mastered thievery
Words can’t describe what this girl means to me
Or meant to me, it feels like centuries ago
Of course yo we broke up, eventually, you know
Easy come… hey you know how the cliché ends
I even told her that we’d be friends, think again
I know I hurt this aspiring actress
Probably uses my pics for firing practice
Then outta spite, she fucked the man that I’m closest to
At that very moment, I was officially over you
Damn heart, just do what you s’posed to do!
Guess I was wrong when I said that I know it’s you

Damn… Damn….. Damn!! I know it’s you
That’s how I felt in the beginning love
Guess I was wrong, ‘cus look at how we ended up
Track Name: It's You (Unknown Remix)
Not much of a thug, first to admit I’m a sucker for love
My life is living proof that love is a drug
A teenage love… It happened over summer vacation
She used to call me Slim, she was something amazing
But I was two years younger in age then
Yeah, she wasn’t that old true
But I lied like most dudes
And leave it to your sis to come out and expose you
But she didn’t mind… ‘cus I was deep in her mind and heart
Likewise, sex I’m eagerly tryna start!
Tight thighs I was fiending to pry and part
Now she’s crying “Stop”, ‘cus she’s a former rape vic’
Said I could have her but I had to get her pregnant
Though I wanted sweetie badly
I wasn’t ready to be a daddy in a long distance relationship
So now I reminisce of Stevie Wonder’s
Song called I Never Dreamed You’d Leave in Summer

Damn… Damn….. Damn!! I know it’s you
That’s how I felt in the beginning love
Guess I was wrong, ‘cus look at how we ended up

Damn!! I know it’s you!
But maybe that’s how love go?
Tell me if I’m wrong baby I don’t know

(It’s like) we… Love to live and live to love
Oh how… tough it is to give it up
When there’s… enough to get, can’t get enough
And when it gets rough, you ask yourself, “Is this love?”

I got my swagger back (hey!) After a long stretch
And mustered up the courage to step to this songstress
Beautiful youngin I had met in the chorus
And we connected while we were on the tour bus
Yo, she taught me ‘bout trust and religion
Next thing you know, love started flooding my vision
I know it sound flaky, but I cherished her greatly
When life tried to break me, her whole family embraced me
And I had been to more funerals than graduations
A bit unusual, but far from an exageration
But death was something that was still new to her
I had no idea what it would do to her (Nope)
The losses that she suffered, forever changed how we interacted
Seems like our magic had flipped and turned tragic
So, “End it while we’re still friends” is what I suggested
And she replied “I was hoping that you would get the message”

Damn… Damn….. Damn!! I know it’s you
That’s how I felt in the beginning love
Guess I was wrong, ‘cus look at how we ended up

(It’s like) we… Love to live and live to love
Oh how… tough it is to give it up
When there’s… enough to get, can’t get enough
And when it gets rough, you ask yourself, “Is this love?”

I moved on from songstress to cheerleader
Older, wiser, and my gears cleaner
Cuts my baby locks now her family speaks to me
Got closer though we didn’t hang out frequently
Stole my heart like she mastered thievery
Words can’t describe what this girl means to me
Or meant to me, it feels like centuries ago
Of course yo we broke up, eventually, you know
Easy come… hey you know how the cliché ends
I even told her that we’d be friends, think again
I know I hurt this aspiring actress
Probably uses my pics for firing practice
Then outta spite, she fucked the man that I’m closest to
At that very moment, I was officially over you
Damn heart, just do what you s’posed to do!
Guess I was wrong when I said that I know it’s you

Damn… Damn….. Damn!! I know it’s you
That’s how I felt in the beginning love
Guess I was wrong, ‘cus look at how we ended up
Track Name: Potential (ft. JsouL & Eric Roberson)
Jsoul
BABY, I know your feeling apprehensive
ABOUT THIS, this love thing can be so expensive
BUT YOU, you’ve got to hang in from the start girl
cause only time can mend a broken heart
BABY, no need to worry
LADY, i’ll take me time
HONEY, show me your heart
OH GIRL, and i’ll show you mine
TELL ME, just what you like
AND I, i’ll try to make it
BETTER FOR YOU GIRL
cause i know it when i see it

OH GURL YOU SHOULD KNOW WE YOU POTENTIAL, POTENTIAL BABY
OH GURL YOU SHOULD KNOW WE GOT POTENTIAL, POTENTIAL BABY

Eric Roberson
When i look at you “you”
i see a queen, i see a thing
that needs to be beside me through everything i do
and you, gurl you define what comes to mind
when i think of what i been dreaming all the time
BABY, no need to worry
LADY, i’ll take me time
HONEY, show me your heart
OH GIRL, and i’ll show you mine
TELL ME, just what you like
AND I, i’ll try to make it
BETTER FOR YOU GIRL
cause i know it when i see it

OH GURL YOU SHOULD KNOW WE YOU POTENTIAL, POTENTIAL BABY
OH GURL YOU SHOULD KNOW WE GOT POTENTIAL, POTENTIAL BABY

Substantial
See it starts with us just trying to kick it and chill
Peep how this has a different feel
No one can tell you that this isn’t real
Could leave if you wanted like you’re missing a wheel
This is so ill man it oozes potential
Most complicate things you keep it simple
Tough at times but you can be gentle
And truth is man I like that there
So exciting it’s a tad bit scary
‘Cause you the type of woman that a brother could marry
Sweet but spicy like mango curry
We’ll take our time girl ain’t no hurry
I could see a future with you
lets ride this out let it do what it do
If this here is true
We can chill forever
‘Til we’re elders
Saying “We still together!”
Track Name: U Can Get It
God Damn ya! Body’s calling
Only right that I answer, and I’m fluent in body language
So speak to me, So I can have you reaching peaks
Frequently as you feel you need to be
‘Cause you freaking me, is as necessary
As a brother breathing see the hottest February,
In east coast history. I see you giving me the eye
Magic stick wizardry it’s like I live between your thighs
With this powerful staff like Gandolph
Got your wrists pinned down me got this hands off
Me run tings for now baby wait your turn
I’ll school an apt pupil love watch and learn.
Headed south of the border turn you out turn you over
Put my mouth and it on ya’ yo somebody should’ve told ya’
‘Cause now ya’ know the reason for the way I behave
This explains why I have to shave every three days I’m so nasty!!!

HOOK
Come test me now, you’re so sexy gal
You can get it, get it, get it
This is risky biz so lets get down, Me don’t mess around
You’ll get it, get it, get it!
REPEAT HOOK

V2
This here ain’t nothing to laugh at
‘Cause it hurt so good like getting your ass smacked
More than hair get pulled when I do the damn thing
So physical I damn near pulled a hamstring
For what I’m planning you’ll need a physical trainer
And it’s a bad thing to use the term no-brainer
Girl take it and love it like a thief in the night
Hope you didn’t plan on sleeping tonight
What I’m seeing I like, it’s looking like something
That I need in my life you better stop fronting
Got me fiending just like a junky got me lunchin’
‘Cause them jeans hella tight the way they compliment your onion
Now my eye’s getting misty plus you got this look
Like you’re dying to hit me off don’t be shook
Round 2 (ding) I heard you talking ‘bout you’re tired
Gave your inner thighs hickeys now that got you inspired
And re-energized quickly can you ride with me
Saddle up gal I get it nice and sticky
Bedroom rodeo wanna see them things
You were promising to show me though, girl I’m here to work
Please observe my portfolio!

HOOK

BRIDGE
I know it sound brutal, but I’m only being truthful
When I say that you can get it get it
So if you’re down to go at it I’ll be glad to let you have it
You can get it get it
Track Name: Make Love (Chew Fu's Small Fix)
Make Love, Make Love,
Make Love, Make Love,
Make Love, Make Love,
Make Love, Make Love,
Make Love, Make Love,
Make Love, Make Love,
Make Love, Make Love,
Make Love, Make Love,
Make Love…

Make Love…

Waiting for the night to fall
Hoping that you might just call
I don’t want to fight at all
Without you there’s no life at all
Least not one that’s worth living
Impossible to envision
We move with such precision
That it is labeled forbidden
We inspire tension of the sexual persuasion
Now let me blow your mind like intellectual invasion
I need it I want it
Gotta have it at this moment
You got it and flaunt it
My heart & soul is haunted

Make Love, Make Love,
Make Love, Make Love,
Make Love, Make Love,
Make Love, Make Love,
Make Love, Make Love,
Make Love, Make Love,
Make Love, Make Love,
Make Love, Make Love,
Make Love…

Make sweet music love
We can do it love
Make sweet music baby
Like only you can save me
Make sweet music love
We can do it love
Make sweet music baby
Like only you can save me

I need more than your touch
Give me all you have to offer
I’m feeling you so much
That I might just meet you at the alter
Cross my heart hope to live
Happily ever after
It started with a kiss
That followed smiles and laughter
She liked my presentation
But now there’s hesitation
Hope there’s no reservations
If so I’ll just be patient
(Tic Tic Tic Tic)
What’s our next destination
Let me take you higher
With this sensual elevation

Make Love, Make Love,
Make Love, Make Love,
Make Love, Make Love,
Make Love, Make Love,
Make Love, Make Love,
Make Love, Make Love,
Make Love, Make Love,
Make Love, Make Love,
Make Love…

Darling you’re so seductive
(Baby you’re so persuasive)
You are my one and only
For you there’s no replacement
Darling you’re so seductive
(Baby you’re so persuasive)
You are my one and only
For you there’s no replacement

Make sweet music love
We can do it love
Make sweet music baby
Like only you can save me
Make sweet music love
We can do it love
Make sweet music baby
Like only you can save me
Make sweet music love
We can do it love
Make sweet music baby
Like only you can save me
Make sweet music love
We can do it love
Make sweet music baby
Like only you can save me

Waiting for the night to fall
Hoping that you might just call
I don’t want to fight at all
Without you there’s no life at all
Least not one that’s worth living
Impossible to envision
We move with such precision
That it is labeled forbidden
We inspire tension of the sexual persuasion
Now let me blow your mind like intellectual invasion
I need it I want it
Gotta have it at this moment
You got it and flaunt it
My heart & soul is haunted
Track Name: QT (Quality Time)
V1
My fault or is it yours, hardly kick it any more
Yo I’d love to do it all with you (But I can’t)
The grind was designed with no kind of time
To recline with some fine as you (So we rant)
And rave instead of pant and bathe
Like romance is played (I know that can’t be true)
I’d rather love and please touch and tease
Hug and squeeze (Or just dance with you)
Use to phone bone ‘til we’re home alone
Where we moan and groan (Like lovers do)
But the mood gets worse, you’re confused and hurt
You think the music’s 1st (And you’re #2)
I’m trying to show you different, I hope you listen
If you don’t I’m fittin to be (Out of my mind)
Let’s get out of dodge, get us a lodge
Can I get a massage (And some quality time)

HOOK
Girl hear me when I am speaking so we can hook up a meeting
At whatever spot you frequent or we can just spend a weekend
Of sneaking and creeping, no sleeping, keeping the furniture squeaking
Here to learn what you’re teaching in other words all I’m needing is…
You to hear me what I’m speaking so we can hook up a meeting
At whatever spot you frequent or we can just spend a weekend
Of sneaking and creeping, no sleeping, keeping the furniture squeaking
Hear to learn what you’re teaching in other words all I’m needing is QT!

BRIDGE
We gon’ work it out
Baby we gon’ work it out (I know we will)
We… we work it out
Baby we gon’ work it out (You know the deal)

V2
How does poetry sound? We can go to a lounge
Girl I’m hoping you’re down (Oh you are that’s dope!)
Got real jig ‘fore we left the crib
I bet its brick (Let me get my coat)
‘Cause if it is that’s just another reason to get real close
And stay warm. Or dead that and stay home.
Sometimes doing nothing at all is something special
Or I can just swing to your job and come and get you
Take you on a date and do something unexpected
‘Cause time in relationship terms is an investment
So let’s not waste it. Yes I’m anxious
‘Cause none at all can test out patience
Track Name: U Were There (ft. JsouL)**
HOOK (JsouL)
I’m so happy that you’re there for me,
When I need someone to care for me
Through the good and bad.
I’m so thankful that you bare with me.
Someone like you is a rarity
That everyone should have…
Somebody like you by their side
When everyone else runs and hides
You were there!
And you still are!
You are there!
You’re never too far, never too far!

V1 (Substantial)
You were there when I was digging thru the couch looking for change
There, back when all of my outfits were looking lame
It’s clear that without you around, life wouldn’t be the same
Kinda weird like trying to get in the picture without a frame
To hold it together
I know forever sound insane
When we’re separate it’s like trying to operate with half a brain
When I needed peace of mind
You would add a piece to mine
Now my whole view of relationships has been redefined
You were there when I was sleeping on floors but didn’t feel odd
Without a home, would rock shows then use your meal card
There, even when I got my first real job
Here when I gave them my notice so I could focus…
On this rap s**t, finally make a career out of a habit
but you always knew that your man was flier than bat s**t
Way hotter than that s**t,
But you kept me grounded
You were there before the pioneers and artists I get down with
Before I was surrounded by these leaches and these groupies
When I would go on tour and leave you the keys that’s to my hooptie
You never seemed too boushie or too ghetto
But I brought the hood out you with a little Amaretto
Which reminds me…
You were there every time I said I’d never drink again
There when I’m driving, while I’m vibing, I would need a pen
You wold write my lines for me in the book of rhymes
Sure the verse would be too gritty
But the words would look too pretty
Only you!

HOOK

V2 (Substantial)
It’s like you were always there when I needed you to see me through
Ride or die by my side like you’re shotgun in my vehicle
Without a doubt I’ll be with you forever and a day or three
Crazy as I am, you might be crazier to stay with me
Everything you seem to do be crucial to our unit
So the least that I could do is hold you down when you’re going through it
That’s you for me, and me for you, don’t mean to sound so corny
But to pretend like theirs anything realer than us is phony and you know me shorty

BRIDGE (JsouL)
Oh yeah, oh…
You know that
We go back
Like throwbacks
We hold that
My heart is
So open
So open
I’m hopin’
We rollin’
Til times end
Girl…
Girl you know that my throne’s your throne
Girl you know my house is your home
And everything that I own you own
Til the very end!

HOOK
Track Name: Ugly Woman (ft. Extended Famm)
Produced by: Kno