The Foreign Exchange
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Consisting of rapper/singer/songwriter Phonte and producer Nicolay from North Carolina, United States / Utrecht, Netherlands. The Foreign Exchange came together via the online hip-hop community Okayplayer.com in 2002. After trading files through Instant Messenger for over a year, Nicolay (living in his native Holland at the time) and Phonte (a Raleigh, NC resident) completed their debut album before they ever met each other in person. The album, Connected, was released in 2004 to positive reviews, and was praised by legendary DJ's such as DJ Jazzy Jeff, King Britt, and DJ Spinna for its inventive mix of hip-hop, R&B, and electronica.Read More...
Their sophomore album, Leave It All Behind (2008) found The Foreign Exchange much closer in geography (Nicolay becoming a resident of Wilmington, NC), but located much further from their hip-hop origins. On the strength of their exhilarating live show and several nationally programmed music videos, Leave It All Behind became the group's most successful album to date, culminating in a Grammy-nomination for the album's first single, Daykeeper.
Authenticity, released on October 12, 2010 on +FE Music, is The Foreign Exchange’s third album.
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You can blame it all on me tonight
Don't wanna walk away
Tonight I'll be the bigger man
You just keep on trying
- LyricsNo need to remove your coat
No need to take off your shoes
Usually you could stay
But not today not today no
This place is no longer yours and
- Nic's Groove - 107,120 plays
- Sweeter Than You - 92,494 plays
- Happiness - 105,832 plays
- Take Off The Blues - 80,997 plays
- Daykeeper - 84,902 plays
- Come Around - 87,755 plays
- Leave It All Behind - 72,677 plays
- Von Sees - 75,978 plays