Video: Tanya Morgan – “Eulogy”

Latest Video From Rap Group’s Rubber Souls Album // Directed by Joey Angerone

10.24.2013

 

Critical Praise for Tanya Morgan:

“The Brooklyn-and-Cincinnati-bred trio 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

“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

The Video:

For their album Rubber Souls, available now, rap group Tanya Morgan have released their latest single “Eulogy,” along with a video directed by Joey Angerone. The project, produced entirely by 6th Sense, is the group’s first album since the departure of member Ilyas, and also the first release from the group since their lauded Brooklynati album. Group members Donwill and Von Pea have filled the latest album with notable guests including, Spree Wilson, Outasight, and Rocki Evans of CharlieRED and have developed an evolved style showing a more seasoned approach, while still maintaining their trademark sound.

The video, which places Von Pea and Donwill in a desolate landscape with 6th Sense on the keys, deals with the idea of lost connections and uncertainty in life. Von Pea explains, ”To me … the video represents the lost/empty feeling we all feel at times when dealing with an adversity.”  Donwill adds his take on the video’s overall vibe stating, “It’s what the serenity associated with death feels like, visually.”

Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwj6Ze2DO-8

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 rubber band bracelet and Rubber Souls rubber (read: condom. GET IT?!!): http://imprint180.com/store/

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Tanya Morgan Background:

Hailing from both Brooklyn and Cincinnati, Tanya Morgan formed on a message board 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 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.


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Rubber Soulsbit.ly/rubbersouls

“Eulogy”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwj6Ze2DO-8

“The Only One”: https://soundcloud.com/imprint180/3-the-only-one/s-34O7o?in=imprint180/sets/tanya-morgan-rubber-souls/s-34O7o

“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/