I’ve always been a big fan of when two dope MC’s can share a verse and trade lines back and forth, and that’s exactly what you get with “Eternally” off Phonte’s Charity Starts At Home. Since it starts there, Tay and Median go door to door bringing that good music to the fine folks of North Carolina, complete with their bicycle helmets. Hey, safety first!
Evidence couldn’t make the video shoot, but no matter…MomTigallo held it down like a star. Another win for Tay and the FE Music homies.
The newest visuals from Tay’s Charity Starts At Home album are for “The Good Fight,” a track that should resonate with many around the country right now. On a personal level, it’s been interesting getting my career going the past few years while most of the US struggle with the recession and the aftermath of Bush’s disastrous reign. Every time I watch the news (well, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report), it’s jarring to see and hear about all the problems facing our society and economy.
Meanwhile, I’ve managed to come up a bit, bought a condo, and have a job that I enjoy working for the best possible company I could imagine. I’m not sure I could be any more blessed and I’m thankful that the issues Tay discusses on this record haven’t quite affected me like most folks. Hopefully I can stay lucky and anyone reading this post can do the same. Keep working hard and stay positive! Good things happen to good people.
Maaaaaaan, I knew that dude looked like he belonged on an episode of Law & Order. You don’t quite expect a video from Phonte and Nicolay to come in the form of visuals that could have doubled for “Kim,” but Matt Koza and Bruce Pinchbeck did an excellent job with this one.
On that Inception type steez. #authenticity.
I’ve been meeting cats in the industry for a decade now and I don’t think there’s anyone funnier than the homey Phonte. His 90’s reggae impression is on poooooooint.
Strictly for the grown and sexy…
I still love that Zo! officially spells his name with an exclamation point at the end. The Audacity! of dope.
Damn, watching this clip was like watching the last episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
But in all seriousness, Little Brother’s music as a group meant so much to me and played such an important role in my life from 2001 to now, it’s definitely sad that they’re ending the group (…at least for now). Of course, on a positive note, Phonte, Pooh, and 9th will be making lots of great music in the years to come and judging by other group breakups and rapper retirements, I don’t know if I’ll give up all hope just yet…
Shout to the whole S.A.S. and of course the homey Phonte. In Search of Stoney Jackson is one of the doper records in the past year, but that’s to be expected when Strong Arm links up with Madlib for a full project. Cop that.
We can only hope!
If you haven’t heard the news yet, Phonte and Nicolay, collectively known as The Foreign Exchange, have been nominated for a Grammy Award for their song, “Daykeeper.” Normally, I hate award shows and rarely care about the Grammys at all, mainly because they not only pick awful songs (big songs do not equal best songs) but they also nominate artists out of category too much.
Thankfully, and perhaps just by enough trial and error, they finally seem to have gotten something right. With any luck, Tay and Nic will walk away with a Grammy in hand, completely independent and thanks to their passion for making great music they believe in. Artists take note.