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spacer Media Darlings Of 2009, Tanya Morgan Announce New Developments For The Coming Year 01.06.2010
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Critical Praise for Tanya Morgan:

"This Brooklyn-Cincinnati hip-hop trio summoned old-school cheer, goofy skits and indelible hooks for a left-field masterpiece." - Rated #1 Album across all genres for 2009 by Steve Smith, Time Out New York's Music Editor

"While it's clear that for the trio — all men, none named Tanya or Morgan — the late-'80s Native Tongues groups (particularly De La Soul) is the alpha and omega of hip-hop, Brooklynati captures it exactly right here, with breezy, jazzy tracks that have the sense of discovery that accompanied De La, A Tribe Called Quest, and the Jungle Brothers at their most freewheeling." -

(January 06, 2010 – Brooklyn, NY) Following overwhelming acclaim throughout the past year for their sophomore effort, Brooklynati, hip-hop trio Tanya Morgan are on a high - both grateful of past acclaim and excited and prepared for future endeavors, including forthcoming solo albums, group projects, and touring.

Tanya Morgan’s Brooklynati album has proven to have legs. Upon its release in May, the album quickly began feeding the appetites of music fans and journalists alike, debuting in the top 10 on iTune's hip-hop charts as well as receiving rave reviews from the likes of SPIN Magazine, The Onion, Time Out New York, and more. Proving more than just another flash-in-the-pan album, Brooklynati once again found itself on the tip of tongues of journalists and bloggers, over eight months later, this time in the form of Year-End Best Of lists. Receiving end-of-year nods from the likes of, The Village Voice,,, Onion AV Club, Time Out New York, The,, TheSmokingSection,,, and more, Brooklynati continues to turn heads in 2010.

Rather than become complacent on past achievements, Tanya Morgan is keeping their six feet planted firmly in the future as 2010 dawns. In addition to jumping into the initial stages of their third group album, currently scheduled for a first quarter 2011 release, on March 23rd, Donwill will release his solo debut, Don Cusak In High Fidelity, which is thematically based on the cult-favorite film and novel High Fidelity, while both Von Pea and Ilyas will be planning their own solo efforts. Von Pea's Pea's Gotta Have It is currently slated for a late summer release while Ilyas' Hello, Hell will follow in the fall.

Despite being three separate projects, Tanya Morgan views the solo albums as a trinity of sorts, being released as three different suites representing the whole of the group's individual identities. Speaking on his third of the triumvirate release, Von says, "Pea's Gotta Have It has a high school theme to it, and that's because it's a concept I developed in high school. When I really decided I wanted to do this professionally, this is the album I always said I wanted to make one day. It starts with the first day of senior year, and it ends right before graduation - it's a concept, but it's not extra heavy."

Although the focus this year will be on solo efforts, the trio will team up plenty of times in 2010. In addition to each member popping up on each other's solo efforts, fans can also look forward to catching the trio on the road, as Tanya Morgan will be performing a number of shows throughout the year, in addition to making another appearance at the annual SXSW music festival in March.

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 Donwill 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:

Brooklynati Sample Mix

"Hardcore Gentlemen"

Tanya Morgan Interview On WNYC's Soundcheck

Tanya Morgan Interview

Tanya Morgan's Vimby Video

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"

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Brooklynati Chamber Of Commerce:




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