To: You – Instrumentals – by Von Pea and The Other Guys
Mighty Joe & Isaiah Insanate Mensah are the Alternative Hip Hop band The Other Guys. Both members are from the DC area.
Three months to the day since Von Pea & The Other Guys’ To: You dropped and people are still talking about this album. From the album’s concept, to Von’s exceptional lyrics and delivery, to the sprinkle of guest emcees that blessed the project. But the one thing that fans have been going crazy over is the album’s production by The Other Guys. To: You is easily the producer duo’s most cohesive work to date and they’ve decided to bless us with a free download of the album’s instrumentals. So if you like hip hop instrumentals, this download is for you!
Vinyl pre-orders are also available now for a limited time!
Also, this Saturday Tanya Morgan (Donwill & Von Pea) are hitting the road in promotion for their upcoming album, You Get What You Pay For, dropping soon on HiPNOTT Records. Check the flyer below for details.
ABOUT VON PEA:
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Von Pea began emceeing as a child. Initially attracted to Hip Hop by the likes of Another Bad Creation and so many other young rappers that were near his own age, Von would eventually shift his interest to those who would become his strongest influences – A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Big Daddy Kane, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, and The Notorious B.I.G. In 2002 Von Pea began an alliance with the original members of North Carolina rap group Little Brother (Phonte, Rapper Big Pooh, and 9th Wonder) which lead him to being featured on such projects as Phonte and Nicolay’s Foreign Exchange Connected album (“Von Sees”), Little Brother’s The Minstrel Show (“Cheatin” interlude), and And Justus for All (“Word From Our Sponsor”). These collaborations also lead to recording 3 songs with Drake in 2007. In addition to his group’s music, Von has released acclaimed projects such as 2003’s Custom Fitted , 2010’s Pea’s Gotta Have It and his remix project American Angster which has been considered one of the best of the Jay-Z remix albums. Von Pea is also a member of the rap group Tanya Morgan.
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ABOUT THE OTHER GUYS:
Mighty Joe & Isaiah “Insanate” Mensah are the alternative hip hop group The Other Guys , and yes before you ask, their name predates the Will Ferrell movie. The two musicians are both cousins and hail from the Washington, DC area. The Other Guys began producing together back in 2006. They have produced for and worked with artist such as Homeboy Sandman , Substantial , Tanya Morgan , Sadat X (Brand Nubian), yU , and Fresh Daily .
In 2012, The Other Guys walked away from panhandling beats to underground artist, and began releasing their own EPs independently. “The Other Album” which they released in 2012 was received with critical acclaim. Their Instrumental project “The Week EP” was rated as one of the Top 25 Instrumental Projects of 2013 by DEADENDHIPHOP .
Utilizing an eclectic assortment of samples, live drums, analog keyboards, and discussing “everyday man” issues, The Other Guys’ music is a testament to what hip-hop music used to be, as well as what it could be.
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TWITTER HANDLES: @VonPea | @OtherGuysMusic | @HiPNOTT