HiPNOTT Records is extremely happy to announce that they have officially signed Brooklynati hip hop duo Tanya Morgan. Since working with Von Pea & Donwill on 2013’s ‘You & What Army’, as well as Von Pea & Aeon’s ‘Duly Noted‘ last year, the label is excited to be working with Tanya Morgan once again; this time in a greater capacity.
“I’ve been a fan of Tanya Morgan for years so announcing this new signing is a big deal to me… and knowing that Von and Don trust us with their music let’s me know that we’re doing something right with the label. I can’t wait to take both Tanya Morgan and HiPNOTT to the next level.” -Kevin Nottingham, owner of HiPNOTT Records
Last year, Tanya Morgan released their critically acclaimed album ‘Rubber Souls’ with producer 6th Sense and more recently, Donwill teamed up with producer Dash Speaks for the EP ‘Don Speaks’. Look out for more solo work from Donwill and Von Pea, as well the groups next full length album, to be released on HiPNOTT Records.
About Tanya Morgan:
Tanya Morgan is a rap group. More than that, they’re a great rap group as evidenced by the acclaim they’ve received from the likes of Billboard, Vibe, SPIN, XXL Magazine, XLR8R, Los Angeles Times, The Onion, NY Magazine and a bevy of other press outlets who have praised the group throughout the duration of their career. “Tanya Morgan are like the sons of De La Soul — soulful, stressed, effortle ssly smart flows, intricate production, the whole package,” says SPIN Music Editor Charles Aaron.
Hailing from both Brooklyn and Cincinnati, Tanya Morgan formed on the message boards of Okayplayer.com in 2003 when Donwill, Ilyas Nashid and Von Pea were all solo artists trading demos and beat tapes. The three MCs 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. In the wake of Moonlighting’s critical success, the group released its follow-up, 2009’s Brooklynati which saw the group reach more fans and beguile more journalists as it was widely regarded as one of the year’s best hip hop releases.
Since Brooklynati, the group has reformed with Ilyas moving on to focus on his solo material and video production while Von Pea and Donwill continue to tour as Tanya Morgan, supporting the group’s classic material as well as their solo releases.