Monday, September 27, 2010


Today's #musicmonday feature is one favorite groups...The Foreign Exchange

Wanna know who The Foreign Exchange is??? They are Phonte and Nicolay

The pair first made contact over message boards on and began recording and sending music back and forth. Soon after, Phonte and Nicolay formed The Foreign Exchange without having ever met each other in person, hence the name The Foreign Exchange.

The album, Connected, was released in 2004 and was a showcase for Nicolay's musical talents as well as an introduction to like-minded Little Brother affiliates who guested on the album. The album received strong reviews [2] and the single, "Sincere" featuring YahZarah, was released with a promo video.

In October 2008, the group released their sophomore album Leave It All Behind.

In June 2009, the group announced that Zo! is now official artist on The Foreign Exchange Music imprint and in November 2009, YahZarah also joined the imprint.

In December 2009, the group found out that they were nominated for a Grammy, for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for the track Daykeeper feat. Muhsinah from their sophomore album, "Leave It All Behind". [3]

The group recently announced that they are working on their third album, entitled "Authenticity". It is scheduled to be released on October 12th, 2010.

I saw them in concert in May and they BLEW me away. I guess you can call Exchange Student.

I Wanna Know

Take Off the Blues

Cry Over You - YahZarah featuring Phonte

This Could Be the Night - Zo!


*Coop* said...

Bout time you jumped on the bandwagon!


Beautifully Complex said...

I am so feeling Foreign Exchange ! My BF turned me on to them and I am hooked. I have been listening to Zo just in the last month or so. He is really talented and a wonderful addition. FE is truly grown folks music at its best. I missed their Houston show last week and am so sick about it!!!! I would love to see them live. You have great musical taste 12kyle !

12kyle said...

@ Coop
Hahahaha! I've been on the bandwagon for more than a year now. I've actually made some of my friends get on that bandwagon, too!

@ Beautifullly Complex
Ive been pumping that Zo cd as well. It's blazin'. I saw em here in Atlanta at Masquerade in May and it was the best show I've seen all year! I hope they'll be back after the album drops next month

dluvhall said...

I didn't get on deck til I saw the video for "Take off the blues". I've been hooked from there. Kinda hatin on you for seeing them live!

Tha L said...

Smooth...makes me wanna go grab a glass of Crown and sit on the porch with a good book.

Mizrepresent said...

Well thank you for the introduction, bc i love this group. Buying music soon!

12kyle said...

@ Dluvhall
Mannnnn, I can't even tell you how crazy the show was. You should check em out when they come to the QC

@ L
Noooo doubt! It's feel good muzik and it's good for the soul

@ Miz
Cool! Lemme know what you think!