Substantial - Jackin' Jill [JIll Scott Tribute LP]
You already know we love us some Jill Scott around these parts, and Substantial is no stranger to the OKP new-blog either, so this pairing works just fine with us. The story goes: "In 2011 Baltimore emcee Substantial was facing the possibility of cancer. He ended up having preventive surgery and while laid up, decided to start working on a tribute album to Jill Scott, one of his biggest influences. It was his was of staying busy while healing, and at the same time to give people their roses while they could still smell them. The result is a free project Substantial calls Jackin' Jill- a tribute project from built by 'Jackin' music from various Jill Scott releases." The collection of reworks and remixes of her work was blended by DJ Jav (artwork drawn by Substantial himself). Get all 17 tracks, below.