County native rapper Substantial experiments with first instrumental album “The Garden”

Substantial 4NORTH BRENTWOOD – Surrounded by local artifacts and artwork plastered all over the walls of the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center (PGAAMCC), rapper Substantial said he felt at home. With over 30 guests in attendance for the release of his first full instrumental project, the artist released a huge smile as the crowd sung along on command. 
“I just love the idea of every time I do a release, I am basically able to celebrate in the community I grew up in,” Substantial said. “…Just the idea that it is closer to home so it gives my family, friends and the few fans I have in this area [to celebrate].”

One-on-One with Harpist/Singer/Songwriter Rashida “Tulani” Jolley

The Foundation for the Advancement of Music and Education (FAME) hosted an “Artist in the School” event at Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School in Upper Marlboro on Thursday, March 27. Harpist/singer/songwriter Rashida Jolley who uses the stage name Tulani, was the featured artist. Jolley who is a Washington-area native, spoke with the students about her career and the importance of getting a good education.