Tanya Morgan

Tanya Morgan

 New York City, New York, USA
BandHip HopR&B

"Tanya Morgan are like the sons of De La Soul -- soulful, stressed, effortlessly smart flows, intricate production, the whole package," says SPIN Music Editor Charles Aaron. The rap trio produce their own beats and have crafted a concept album called Brooklynati, based on a golden-era hip-hop utopia

Biography

Tanya Morgan is a rap group. And that seems apparently clear after their soon-to-be-classic sophomore album, Brooklynati (out May 12 on Interdependent Media) started and earning them Native Tongue comparisons from the likes of Billboard, Vibe, Spin, and XXL Magazine. "Tanya Morgan are like the sons of De La Soul -- soulful, stressed, effortlessly smart flows, intricate production, the whole package," says SPIN Music Editor Charles Aaron. The trio from Brooklyn and Cincinnati produce their own beats and have crafted a concept album called Brooklynati, based on a fictionalized golden-era hip-hop utopia and their individual journies from the real world to get there. Features include Phonte from Little Brother, British expatriate Che Grand and buzz-worthy California MC Blu. The video for "So Damn Down" - the lead single from Brooklynati - is currently in rotation on MTVu and MTV Jamz.

Hailing from both Brooklyn and Cincinnati, Tanya Morgan formed on the message boards of Okayplayer.com in 2003 when Don Will, Ilyas and Von Pea were all solo artists swapping demos and new verses with each other for feedback. The three MC decided to collaborate for a one-off project and settled on the name Tanya Morgan - an inside joke to trick hip-hop crate-diggers and sample-searchers into thinking the record was an old-school soul singer. After their debut album, Moonlighting, was endorsed by the likes of ?uestlove in 2006 and was received enthusiastically by fans, Tanya Morgan decided to keep working together and keep the name. After nearly 6 years as a group, the name just means expect the unexpected. And that is what Tanya Morgan delivers to its fans on every record and at every live show!

Discography

The Sunlighting Mixtape
Moonlighting LP
The Bridge EP
Brooklynati LP
"So Damn Down" (Single, Brooklynati)

Set List

"We Be"
"Cuddle Bums"
"Bang N Boogie"
"So Damn Down"
"All Eye Need"
"Morgan Blu"
"On Our Way"
"Hardcore Gentlemen"
"Never Secondary"
"Just Not True"