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The Foreign Exchange- I Wanna Know

The Foreign Exchange – ”I Wanna Know” from The Foreign Exchange on Vimeo. Its good to see The Foreign Exchange still at work with Leave It All Behind as Phonte and Nicolay are taking up more and more projects. If you haven’t had a change to get at City Lights Vol. 2: Shibuya, get on [...]

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Nicolay – City Lights Vol. 2: Shibuya [snippets]

Nicolay has continually set benchmarks for music in the past few years. The first Foreign Exchange album brought a really unconventional aesthetic into hip hop, and the aftershocks of that album can still be felt. Even his more traditional hip hop sounds employ some non-traditional recording techniques that have influenced countless producers that have come [...]

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The Foreign Exchange – House of Cards (feat. Musinah) [video]

What was already an emotionally packed song gets an extra punch behind it with the video treatment. This was one of the better songs off of The Foreign Exchange’s sophomore album, Leave It All Behind. And this video just pushes it over the edge, creating an enthralling story that all comes together as things fall [...]

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Nicolay – Lose Your Way (feat. Carlitta Durand)

This is the first leak off of Nicolay’s upcoming City Lights vol. 2 – Shibuya. The album drops on September 15th, and has 2 more tracks that feature Carlitta Durand. The vocals were written and arranged by Phonte. Shibuya is a district in Tokyo, that apparently inspired Nicolay profoundly. As an admirer of Japan and [...]

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2 New Videos with Phonte

Keelay & Zaire – Alright With Me (feat. Dminor & Phonte) RoddyRod – This Time Around (feat Carlitta Durand and Phonte) Playing catch up, decided for a little bit I’m gonna skip my writeups. Enjoy. peace, -the judge

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Evidence – For Whom The Bell Tolls (video)

This track is massive. With Evidence, will.i.am, Blu, and Phonte, all together, there’s really no way to go wrong. Plus you have Khrysis on the beat, which is also always a nice touch. Can’t beat an all-star lineup like that. The video doesn’t do too much to add to the track, but I’m going to [...]

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The World According to Deez: MCs in ’08

Here we go again… Sean Deez from Kevin Nottingham’s site is a good friend, so we decided to help him spread his opinion (which do not necessarily reflect Vinyl Meltdown’s opinion, but is generally well-informed) about 2008 in hip hop. Last time was producers, this time it’s MCs. Anyways, I know present you the world [...]

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Kidz in the Hall Interview (part 2)

Here’s part two of my interview with Kidz in the Hall. Enjoy! In[di]visible: So after this tour are you guys heading into the studio to work on your next album or looking to start other projects? Double-O: We’re still doing more shows. That’s what we always talk about now. The reality is that we’re independent [...]

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Foreign Exchange – Daykeeper (video)

The video for the Foreign Exchanges first single off of Leave It All Behind. I really like the art direction behind this group. They seem to take every facet of their presentation very seriously, and that’s something I always admire. Because, yes, the music is the most important. But a good visual accompaniment really sets [...]

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Jazzanova X Phonte

With the Zo & Tigallo album, the new Foreign Exchange, and then this track, it almost seems as though Phonte has given up his rap career in favour of one as an R&B songster. While I will miss his raps, he is actually a nice breath of fresh air into a genre I am not [...]

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