Donwill, Ilyas, and Von Pea of hip-hop group Tanya Morgan never sleep and as a result of their endless grind they continue to churn out good material for our iPod obsessions. The latest of their endeavors is Donwill’s solo LP, Tanya Morgan Presents: Don Cusack in High Fidelity. In case you’re wondering how Donwill, or anyone for that matter, can create an entire album off of the 2000 hit comedy, High Fidelity, then you should brush up on your John Cusack YouTube clips. The movie offers plenty of spoof-worthy material, the first of which can be seen in Donwill’s video and song “Laura’s Song,” directed by Marques Green. Similar to the movie, we witness the progression of Donwill’s courtship. What seemed to have started off well, with the new couple easing into their relationship, hits a bump in the road when socially inept audiophile Donwill reveals his baggage too soon. Although a mistake many of us have made, you will have to check out the “Laura’s Song” video to see if Donwill was able to redeem himself.
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: http://www.brooklynati.com/home.html. The sites, sounds, memories, and events of Brooklynati will be unleashed on May 12th through Bay-Area based record label Interdependent Media, the architects behind the funding and development of Brooklynati. Wanderlusts can feed their souls at http://www.Brooklynati.com
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 http://www.imculture.com