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The Foreign Exchange

3 Ratings: 4.7
Soul, Hip-Hop, R&B

Representative of how the Internet can aid in creating music, the Foreign Exchange started when Little Brother rapper Phonte heard a beat on Okayplayer.com by Dutch producer Nicolay and asked if he could lay some vocals over it. Nicolay agreed, and the … see full wiki

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The Foreign Exchange - nothing to do with money, everything to do with good music

  • Sep 24, 2009
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The Foreign Exchange is comprised of two phenomenal music talents Nicolay and Phonte (of the rap group Little Brother). Now if you are traditionally not a big rap or R&B fan, this is PERFECT for you , because its not traditional, obnoxious or awful to listen to.

The Foreign Exchange is the kind of music you can listen to on a rainy Sunday afternoon while reading a book. I generally listen to them whenever I just feel pleasant. You can listen to their albums all the way through and they generally come with an instrumental version, which is fantastic for dinner parties. I also play it while I'm working.

The Foreign Exchange is a refreshing new look at Hip-Hop, while it still has many R&B elements to it as far as beats and sound, there are more soul and jazz elements to this music, which makes it really hard to classify. I suggest startin with "Take of the Blues" and you may get a taste of where I'm coming from. This easy listen is something that I think everyone should have in their music library. They were not widely marketed and distributed and are closer to an 'underground' world, but they are more than staying afloat with the success of these great albums.
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September 26, 2009
Thanks for the review Ronjini! I pretty much like any style of music if it is good (except for maybe heavy metal ;). I'll have to check this out, along with EI-P.
 
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