Video: Tanya Morgan – “Never Too Much” feat. Nitty Scott, MC
Complex Premieres New Visual For Track From Group’s Third Album, Rubber Souls, Due Out September 24th
Critical Praise for Tanya Morgan:
“The Brooklyn-and-Cincinnati-bred [group] have climbed to the pinnacle of alt-rap’s perpetually fluctuating landscape.” – Boston Phoenix
“Tanya Morgan have created a musical landscape that captures the feeling of a living, breathing city, and if given enough time, they just might be able to create their own world. You’ve been warned. Act accordingly.” – DJBooth.net
“Tanya Morgan are like the sons of De La Soul– soulful, stressed, effortlessly smart flows, intricate production, the whole package.” – SPIN Music Editor Charles Aaron
“Tanya Morgan is bolder and braver than forbearers like Black Star and Slum Village.” – VIBE
Rap group Tanya Morgan‘s upcoming third album, Rubber Souls, is due out September 24th, and they’ve now released a new video for the track “Never Too Much” feat. Nitty Scott, MC, which premiered today on Complex. Group members Donwill and Von Pea have jam packed their new album with guest talent, slick production by 6th Sense, and an evolved style that reflects a more seasoned demeanor in their approach to hip-hop while maintaining their classic sound.
“I just wanted it to have a fun vibe to it, to just be playful and high energy,” says Donwill of the new video. “It’s a song about not needing fancy things to impress people so we went with a really stripped down set design.” Producer 6th Sense, who helped conceived of the visual alongside director Leona the Strange , echoes this sentiment, “The idea [is] that the bells and whistles of the lifestyle don’t necessarily fully define who you are,” he explains, “[We] tried to convey that reality is perception, not necessarily that perception is reality that we as people as accustomed to.” Joined by Brooklyn rapper Nitty Scott, MC, the video reflects the song’s laid back, carefree and fun vibe. “Working with Nitty is always fun,” says Donwill, “I love being around her and her team.”
Tanya Morgan will be performing tracks from their new album at the Apple Store Soho in New York City on September 26th at 8pm.
Check out the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiRoqkntDxY
Check out the Complex premiere here: http://www.complex.com/music/2013/09/video-tanya-morgan-f-nitty-scott-mc-never-too-much
For more information on the Apple Store performance: http://www.apple.com/retail/soho/
Purchase the album on iTunes: bit.ly/rubbersouls
AccessHipHop (CD): http://www.accesshiphop.com/store/?itemid=23750
Fat Beats (CD): http://www.fatbeats.com/products/tanya-morgan-rubber-souls-cd
Deluxe version includes CD, t-shirt, “Rubber Souls Band” bracelet and “Rubber Souls Rubber” (read: condom. GET IT?!!): http://imprint180.com/store/
Tanya Morgan Background:
Hailing from both Brooklyn and Cincinnati, Tanya Morgan formed on a message board in 2003 when Donwill and Von Pea were solo artists trading demos and beat tapes. The 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 and received enthusiastically by fans, the group released its follow-up, 2009’s Brooklynati – widely regarded as one of the year’s best hip hop releases. September 24, 2013 will mark the release of their third album, Rubber Souls, produced by 6th Sense. Having recorded the whole project together (as opposed to individually as they have in the past), handing the production reins to an outsider, and adding a stable of musicians with whom to collaborate, Tanya Morgan shook up the entire recording process with Rubber Souls. “This album shows us stepping out of our comfort zone to great results,” explains Von Pea. “The result in an album that will satisfy long time fans and shock non-believers,” adds Donwill.
“Never Too Much” feat. Nitty Scott, MC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiRoqkntDxY
Bio, pictures and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/tanyamorgan/