Today, we are happy to announce that we’ve signed former Tanya Morgan emcee, Ilyas, to HiPNOTT Records. Ilyas will join his former groupmates Donwill andVon Pea on HiPNOTT to release two new solo albums produced by Quintessence James.
“Signing Donwill and Von Pea to HiPNOTT last year was a huge accomplishment for us. And now bringing Ilyas on board is just icing on the cake. Though Ilyas is not currently recording with Tanya Morgan, they are all on the same label now… anything could happen.” – Kevin Nottingham, Owner, HiPNOTT Records
Ilyas started his career in music as 1/3rd of the group, Tanya Morgan. After releasing several successful projects and receiving cosigns from ?uestlove, Bobbito Garcia, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, XXL, and others, Ilyas was forced to take a hiatus and leave the group.
During his hiatus he honed his skills in the visual arts, primarily in film and video. He also started creating his own unique blend of EDM, Rock, and Hip Hop under the alter ego “iEL”.
Now he returns with the signature “true school sound” people have known and loved from him as 1/3rd of Tanya Morgan backed by his producer, Quintessence James. They’ve joined forces to create a 2 part audio-visual experience titled Transformation. Not only will people get the lyrics they love from Ilyas, but also they’ll be introduced to him as a video editor. In addition, they’ll hear the genius of Quintessence James for the first time.
This project is titled Transformation because afterwards, Ilyas has every intention of introducing the world to “iEL” and this is just the opening act.
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