Rubber Souls (LP)

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Hailing from both Brooklyn and Cincinnati, Tanya Morgan formed on the message boards of 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 in 2006 and was received enthusiastically by fans, Tanya Morgan decided to keep working together and keep the name. In the wake of Moonlightings critical success, the group released its follow-up, 2009s Brooklynati which saw the group reach more fans and beguile more journalists as it was widely regarded as one of the years best hip hop releases.

Since Brooklynati, the group has reformed with Ilyas moving on to focus on his solo material and video production while Von
Pea and Donwill continue to tour as Tanya Morgan, supporting the groups classic material as well as the members first solo releases: Donwills Don Cusack In High Fidelity and Von Peas Peas Gotta Have It, both released in 2010.

Rubber Souls, produced by 6th Sense (B.o.B., Outasight, Talib Kweli, Mickey Factz, Homeboy Sandman, The Lonely Island, etc.). 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. [I]t brought out a new type of chemistry in our music. Instrumentally ambitious, Rubber Souls is about expansion. Challenging both artists and musicians, producer 6th Sense gives his interpretation of the Tanya Morgan sound - [t]he result in an album that will satisfy long time fans and shock non-believers, adds Donwill.


A1 For Real
A2 The Day I
A3 The Only One
A4 Never Too Much
A5 All Em
A6 Pick It Up
B1 More
B2 Eulogy
B3 Worldmade
B4 The Vehicle
B5 Bae Bro


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