LABEL #40

Tanya Morgan

Brooklyn, NY & Cincinnati, OH, USA

Title: Worldmade

Genre: Hip Hop

Photo Credit: Nick Bilardello for Crooked Engine

Hailing from both Brooklyn and Cincinnati, Tanya Morgan formed on a message board in 2003 when Donwill and Von Pea were solo artists trading demos and beat tapes. The 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. Their third album, Rubber Souls is in stores now.

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