Ilyas Nashid is currently preparing for a July release of his solo project (Transformations Part 1: Ego ) but he’s benevolent enough to gift us with a free project titled “TANYA’S MONSTER: ILYAS VS. IEL” By teaming up with Dj Pillo, Ilyas Nashid back catalogue is given new life as Dj Pillo puts in mad work mixing several cuts from the man in question.

The 18 track project will sure whet the appetite of waiting fans and new ones as well. Just hit the play button and get down with the program.


In preparation for his upcoming solo album with producer Quintessence James, former Tanya Morgan emcee, Ilyas Nashid, teams with DJ Pillo for the free mixtape, Tanya’s Monster: Ilyas vs. iEL.  Filled with tracks from Ilyas’ past, Tanya’s Monster will bring new listeners up to date on the Cincinnati emcee’s back catalog, as DJ Pillo mixes some of Ilyas’ best verses both as a solo artist and as part of Tanya Morgan.


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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