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Tanya Morgan Live in Columbus

August 3, 2009 7:16 pm

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Tanya Morgan is a rap group. And that seems apparently clear after their soon-to-be-classic sophomore album, Brooklynati (out May 12 on Interdependent Media) started earning them Native Tongue comparisons from the likes of Billboard, Vibe, Spin, and XXL Magazine. “Tanya Morgan are like the sons of De La Soul — soulful, stressed, effortlessly smart flows, intricate production, the whole package,” says SPIN Music Editor Charles Aaron. With Tanya Morgan’s own Von Pea chipping in on rhymes and production, the trio from Brooklyn and Cincinnati have crafted a concept album called Brooklynati, based on a fictionalized golden-era hip-hop utopia and their individual journies from the real world to get there. Features include Phonte from Little Brother, British expatriate Che Grand and buzz-worthy California MC Blu.

The video for “So Damn Down” – the lead single from Brooklynati – is currently in rotation on MTVu and MTV Jamz. If you haven’t caught the Tanya Morgan video for “So Damn Down” on MTV2 or Music Choice, you can catch them live in Columbus, OH on Saturday, July 18th. Tanya Morgan recently toured with Wale and performed at The Roots Jam Session in NYC; the “Welcome to Brooklynati Summer Tour” is coming soon to a city near you.