Ilyas Nashid has been putting in work for a minute now. After dropping the single “Away Too Long” and a mix tape with DJ Pillo, the long awaited Transformation Part 1: Ego is now out for all to digest. The 11 track project aptly reflects the life and times of Ilyas as he presents a sombre narrative for the listeners to latch on to. The other brilliance is having QUintessence James craft the entire project giving it a pretty solid cohesiveness- soulful, head nodding with a vintage touch.

All I have to say is go out and get the album because it is worth every dime. Cop it HERE

Many wonder… 
“Whatever happened to Ilyas of Tanya Morgan?” “Why’d he leave the group?” “What went wrong?” 
Around the time of the Tanya Morgan breakup, Ilyas started recording an album venting about the struggles and emotions he was dealing with at the time. That album is Transformation
Broken into two separate albums, Transformation answers many questions. Produced by Quintessence James, the album harkens back to Tanya Morgan’s original sound from their Moonlighting and Brooklynati days, but just a tad darker and more insightful than the carefree Tanya Morgan music fans all know and love. 
Transformation listens as an audio diary of sorts as Ilyas speaks of his breakup with the group, breakup with his girlfriend of 6 years, and struggles dealing with substance abuse, fatherhood, and the world in general. Transformation 1 & 2 document his struggle from depression to joy, inadequacy to fulfillment, and ego to soul.
Transformation Part 1: Ego is available now digitally on iTunesBandcamp, and all other digital retailers. Head to Fat Beats and UGHH for compact discs.
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