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Tanya Morgan Update & New Ilyas Track

“The trio’s latest, the savory The Bridge EP, demonstrates why Tanya Morgan has been a critical favorite for the last several years. Their deliveries are effortless, their beats run the gamut from smooth to boom-bappy, and their music has an inspiring vibe.” – The Source

Tanya Morgan Update & New Ilyas Track

Members drop solo albums as teasers for Brooklynati

Critical Praise for Tanya Morgan:
“The trio’s latest, the savory The Bridge EP, demonstrates why Tanya Morgan has been a critical favorite for the last several years. Their deliveries are effortless, their beats run the gamut from smooth to boom-bappy, and their music has an inspiring vibe.” – The Source

“Never mind the name — Tanya Morgan is a hip-hop trio with an affinity for soul breaks, big beats and complex, conscious lyrics.”” – RollingStone.com

“their newest project, the highly anticipated The Bridge, is garnering them more buzz than a U.S. soldier’s haircut.” – XXLMag.com

“With all due respect to Talib and Hi-Tek, I’m actually more inclined to revisit team Tanya’s likeably loose, bordering-on-sloppy inaugural effort than said ballyhooed backpack-crowd classic.” – XXL – Chariman’s Choice

As we turn our attention to a new year, a new president, and a music industry reeling from auto-tune overload, there is a group that continues to grind out potent creativity, charismatic lyricism and beats that breathe personality and substance into the hip-hop game. Enter Tanya Morgan.

After receiving praise in 2008 for their EP The Bridge in outlets from RollingStone.com to The Source and recently being named one of five groups leading hip-hop into 2009 in XXL Magazine, Tanya Morgan are set to take on 2009.

Before dropping their highly anticipated full-length album Brooklynati on Interdependent Media later this year, Tanya Morgan are working their best to tease the hell out of us with some of their side projects. Each member has either dropped a solo project or has one in the works. Peep their solo projects to keep your Tanya Morgan fix satisfied until Brooklynati drops.

Von Pea:
The Further Adventures of Von Pea
Von Pea sports super powers and production skill that makes us wonder if he is hip-hop’s answer to Superman. Currently available at http://www.myspace.com/vonpea

Ilyas:
The Prelude
Ilyas’ first in a trilogy of solo albums based on his own personal mythology.
Available Jan 17th

Here is the first single from Ilyas’ The Prelude- “Real Hip-Hop Don’t Die

NEXT STOP: BROOKLYNATI

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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