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Critical Praise for Tanya Morgan:

"Tanya Morgan's sophomore album, Brooklynati, is their most accomplished to date, a milestone moment for their already contagiously soulful sound." - XXL - Chairman's Choice

4 Stars - Time Out NY

"Tanya Morgan is bolder and braver than forbearers like Black Star and Slum Village... an expansive tour de force" -

"Brooklynati is one of those albums that further proves the fact that hip-hop is not, and will never be, dead." -

"Tanya Morgan has the best album of the year. And it's going to be totally ingored. And hip-hop "journalists" should be ashamed of themselves." - Odell Hall, Owner/Editor In Chief, Editor

"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

(July 6, 2009 - Brooklyn, NY) Two short months after the release of their sophomore LP, Brooklynati, rap group Tanya Morgan are proud to announce a number of exciting developments, including the addition of their "So Damn Down" video to regular rotation on MTV2, recent work with Comedy Central's The Daily Show, and the upcoming 11 day, five date Welcome To Brooklynati Tour.

Nowadays, if an artist can maintain buzz around a new album past the first week it's an accomplishment worth celebrating. For Tanya Morgan, it's been nearly two months since the trio of Von Pea, Donwill, and Ilyas first made their move to Brooklynati, and the guys have been so busy they haven't even had a chance to unpack. After recently premiering the video for the album's lead single, "So Damn Down," on, the video has been met with such high acclaim that MTV2 has picked up the video, adding it to their Sucker Free Countdown. The news came as a surprise to some within the group as well. Donwill says, "I was wondering why my phone kept ringing. Everybody was like, 'Did I just see you on MTV?' I told them I didn't know; I don't have cable! (laughs). I'm thinking, people must be seeing this, maybe I need to go find a television (laughs)." Fans can currently catch the video on MTV2 as part of the networks' two-week promotion highlighting indie artists and labels, Independent's Week.

MTV isn't the only major television network taking notice. The Daily Show, a Comedy Central network staple for over ten years, recently reached out to Tanya Morgan to produce music for a segment on the show. The segment, which features The Daily Show's Jason Jones traveling to Iran, includes a rap battle between the correspondent and an Iranian rapper. Put together by Von Pea and Donwill, according to Von, who made the beat, the song has an extra special Tanya Morgan touch: "The track was recorded in Don's bedroom, and I mixed it in mine. Not some fancy spot at comedy central headquarters or whatever, they kept it grimey! I love it!"

The group's current successes don't have them resting on their laurels, though. While fans continue to enjoy the new album and celebrate the new exciting developments for Tanya Morgan, they can check the group out live, as they embark on the official Welcome To Brooklynati Tour. Beginning July 8th and running for nearly two weeks, the tour will be making stops in Brooklyn, New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Indianapolis, Indiana before wrapping up July 18th in Columbus, Ohio.

Check out the video for Tanya Morgan's "So Damn Down" on
Also, Check out Tanya Morgan's Daily Show Clip:

Don't forget to swing over to the Brooklynati DMV and register for your very own Brooklynati Drivers License! Make sure to hold onto the license. Tany Morgan's MySpace friends who add their Brooklynati license as their profile picture will be added to Tanya Morgan's top friend list. The license also entitles you to some goodies down the road!

Brooklynati is one of the Top Ten best selling hip-hop albums on iTunes! Please post buy links if you can!

Listen to the first single, "So Damn Down" -

Get your virtual tour of Brooklynati here:

The Background:

Tanya Morgan is back with their third project, Brooklynati, following the success of Moonlighting and The Bridge. Since Von Pea, Ilyas, and Don Will formed Tanya Morgan in 2003, they have received high praise from media elites such as Spin, The Source, XXL Magazine and a resounding seal of approval from the blogosphere. Considered by many to be our generation's torchbearers for De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest, Tanya Morgan will once again put their skills on display with the unique hip-hop Americana sounds of their Brooklynati album this spring. Based on the fictitious city of Brooklynati, this release pushes the boundaries of a concept album by incorporating not only lyrical imagery but also cultivating a culture and mindset, which can be experienced through the City of Brooklynati Chamber of Commerce website: The sites, sounds, memories, and events of Brooklynati were unleashed via Bay-Area based record label Interdependent Media, the architects behind the funding and development of Brooklynati. Wanderlusts can feed their souls at

About Interdependent Media:

Founded in 2006 in the Bay Area by Evan Phillips, Interdependent Media has built unique strengths in the development, production, and marketing of recorded music via new methods of marketing and promotion. Armed with a comprehensive understanding of both traditional and emerging methods of marketing, iM has successfully created multi-faceted methods of raising awareness and interest in their projects. Industry veterans Ian "ID" Davis and Dominic Del Bene head operations at iM and are credited with discovering and/or developing artists such as 9th Wonder, Little Brother, Tanya Morgan, Blackalicious, Del the Funky Homosapien, the Hieroglyphics and more. In 2009, iM will be releasing multi-media projects from artists Finale, Canibus, K'naan, Truthlive, and Tanya Morgan. For more information, please visit

Tanya Morgan are available for in-person and phone interviews. Web editors contact Dan for interview requests. Print editors contact Michelle.

Map of Brooklynati:

Tanya Morgan's Daily Show Clip

"So Damn Down" (Keelay & Zaire Remix)

"So Damn Down" Live @ Fat Beats

"The Drop" - DJ Freestyle

Meet the Citizens of Broolynati Video

"So Damn Down"

"Bang & Boogie"

Tour of Brooklynati Video

What Is Brooklynati? Video

Fat Beats In Store Video

Distortion2Static Interview

VICE Interview

Donwill - "Laura's Song"

"Never Enough"

Brooklynati Mega Mix by DJKing Most

Move To Brooklynati Video

The Story Behind Brooklynati Video

"Morgan Blu" feat. Blu

Drake feat. Tanya Morgan - "Right To Left"

Virtual Tour of Brooklynati

Brooklynati SXSW Perforamance

"Laura's Song"

Bio, pictures, and streams available here:

Brooklynati Chamber Of Commerce:


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