Soon to be Grammy Family?

Posted in Artists, Videos on December 15th, 2009 by Hyphen

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.

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Foreign Exchange ft. Muhsinah – Daykeeper (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on October 24th, 2008 by Hyphen

One of my favorite songs of the year, Phonte & Nicolay’s “Daykeeper,” finally has some excellent visuals to go along with it.  If you missed my interview with Tay a few weeks ago, we talked a lot about how part of the beauty of Leave It All Behind is that it’s so open to interpretation.  I think the same can be said for this video.  One thing’s for sure though, it’s wild how a song like this can really change your mood everytime you hear it.  Definitely a “night song” and I always tend to get very reflective when I hear it.  Great stuff.

Peep that interview with Phonte right here and be sure to stay up to date with everything FE on their site.

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Foreign Exchange on Real Frequency

Posted in Artists, Other Peoples' Interviews on September 24th, 2008 by Hyphen


The homies Phonte and Nicolay called in to Toronto’s Real Frequency to talk with Arcee about their upcoming album, Leave It All Behind.  It’s rare that people get to interview both at the same time, so this was dope to hear.  Along with LIAB, they talked about the other projects they’ve released recently and what’s next on tap.

Check out the discussion on the Real Frequency blog right here and make sure you stay up to date with everything FE on the official site.  Oh, and if you haven’t peeped the sampler, what are you waiting for?

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Foreign Exchange ft. Muhsinah – Daykeeper

Posted in Artists, Joints on September 8th, 2008 by Hyphen


Anyone who reads TAOD knows how excited I am for the upcoming Foreign Exchange album, Leave It All Behind.  Well this weekend at Rock The Bells, the big homey Phonte was kind enough to play the album for me and I was floored.  It picks up where Connected left off and takes it to the next level -  musically (Nic KILLED this album), lyrically, and emotionally.  I’ll have an interview with Tay about the album (and his other projects) coming later this week, but in the meantime, they just leaked the first single, “Daykeeper” with Muhsinah.

Download it at the new Foreign Exchange site right here and be sure to subscribe to their blog as well!

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