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Tanya Morgan – Hip-Hop Is Dead 2 audio

Tanya Morgan – Hip-Hop Is Dead 2 audio

Tanya Morgan – “Hip-Hop Is Dead 2”

“They keep sayin’ hip-hop is dead but I just can’t believe it, I just can’t see it.”

The Song:

Instead of arguing or preaching, Tanya Morgan disproves the “Hip-Hop Is Dead” argument with a simple song that demonstrates the existence of good, living hip-hop in 2008. “Hip-Hop Is Dead 2” features fun rhymes and a beat that samples the smile itself… yet many think the art form is dead? That’s pretty incongruous, if you ask Tanya Morgan: “They keep sayin’ hip-hop is dead but I just can’t believe it, I just can’t see it.” In other words, so long as heartfelt, playful hip-hop tracks by Tanya Morgan pop up, hip-hop cannot be dead.

The Background:

In 2003, Brooklyn resident Von Pea teamed up with Cincinnati’s Donwill and Ilyas to form Tanya Morgan. Three years later, the group’s Moonlighting LP took the rap world by storm, receiving a 3.5 mic rating from The Source and high praise in XXL’s Chairman’s Choice column. Donwill describes the group’s uniqueness and appeal: “Instead of jam-packing our releases with different producers and guest emcees for attention, we carefully choose who we work with because we make it a priority to cultivate our own sound and identity. We look to groups like Eric B and Rakim, who honed their own sound and rarely collaborated with other artists.” After a brief hiatus from center stage, the crew is back in 2008 seeking the hip-hop triple crown: the release of a mixtape, EP, and LP, all in the same year. Tonya Morgan has performed with Ghostface Killah and has had videos featured on multiple MTV channels. The Bridge EP is available now on via Bay Area label Interdependent Media.

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