City For Sale is a breakup album. A relationship album. Instead of a woman its about my hometown...YOUR hometown...your old way of living. Growing apart from a place, from people, from who you once were. Because i'm from a currently gentrifying city that theme is on the surface of the album but the overall narrative is for any person that feels unfamiliar in a space that was currently familiar to them. This album is me finding my new comfort zone because I have to.
This City For Sale album is the first time I've produced an entire album on my own including making every beat. Even Donwill's "One Word No Spaces" LP (which I'm credited as the producer) was co produced and co arranged by Donwill. Thats something we always wanted to do. City For Sale is another personal goal for me. I've been afraid to do an entire album alone until now....if this shit is wack its all my fault. With that said this is my calling card album. This is the one I will hopefully be known for when its all said and done.
For Donwill’s HiPNOTT Records debut he teams up with his Tanya Morgan cohort Von Pea to tap into a bit of that group chemistry for himself. The duo locked in to create ‘One Word No Space’ which serves as the MC’s first full length solo outing since Don Cusack in High Fidelity (2010). Von Pea’s signature ‘bat crack’ sound provides an ample bed of hard drums and emotive loops for Don to bare his soul over and reintroduce himself to those who may not be in the know. Clocking in at 35 min the album is a jarring jaunt with high replay value and features that include Quelle Chris, MC Paul Barman, Theory Hazit, Von Pea, ilyas, Rob Cave and several other Lessondary spitters.
credits released July 19, 2019
Produced By: Von Pea Mixed By: Von Pea Mastered By : The Other Guys Recorded at: My Apartment Artwork By: Donwill & SOAP Goods Creative Executively Produced By: Tanya Morgan & Joseph Myles HiPNOTT Records, LLC
……..It’s been 10 years since Tanya Morgan gave their fans a proverbial ‘key to the city’ by way of their album “Brooklynati”, and in commemoration of this milestone HiPNOTT Records is pressing the album to vinyl for the first time ever. May 12, 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the album’s release which features Phonte, Blu, and their fellow Lessondary crew members. The album has now been remastered and issued on double transparent red vinyl. The release is limited to 300 pieces.
Lessondary Crew Member Rob Cave (formerly known as Spec Boogie) began his artistic journey creating web-sites for Okayplayer.com’s stable of artists (The Roots, D’Angelo, and Common). The Brooklyn emcee and graphic designer also performed on several legs of the wildly successful Okayplayer Tour alongside “The Roots” and many others.
DC based producers The Other Guys have been very busy the last couple of years. They have produced and worked with artist like Skyzoo, Tanya Morgan, Homeboy Sandman, J-Live, Substantial, Wordsworth, Young Roddy and Kooley High. After first gaining notoriety with the release of their critically acclaimed Ep “To: You” with “Tanya Morgan” emcee /producer Von Pea, The Other Guys have established a reputation for bringing out the best in artist with their timeless production style
Now the trio bring you their first collaborative effort on HiPNOTT Records simply entitled “WORD”, a seven song banger.
Von Pea & The Other Guys reunite for a follow up to their 2014 EP To:You. This time around the DMV production duo give us 10 full tracks for Brooklynati native Von Pea to rap over, with an additional track produced by Von Pea himself. The music on The Fiasco represents the same quality as their previous efforts, but sounds bit grittier and more stripped down from the jazzy soulful sounds of To:You. Rounding out the album, the fellas tapped the following friends for features: Donwill, Rob Cave, Skyzoo, J-Live, Verbal Kent, and Wordsworth.
After teaming up with The Other Guys on their hit summer single “Blow My Mind”, Von Pea (of Tanya Morgan) enlists the DMV duo to produce his latest solo album, To:You.
Laced with the soulful, smooth production of The Other Guys, To:You is a gift from Von Pea to... you. Speaking directly to the fans, Von’s raps are some of his best in recent Tanya Morgan history. Features on the album include Substantial, Kooley High, and the whole Lessondary crew on the posse cut “Connect Four aka Lessondary >>>”.