Foreign Exchange – A Lesson in Hip Hop, Authenticity and the Essence of Eternal Cool


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We have a lot to thank the message boards of Okayplayer.com for. Not only have they connected musicians and creatives across the globe through the experience of sound and music, but they have also birthed one of the most influential and progressive hip hop / electronic groups to date. Foreign Exchange are the counterpoint of what lies between a great music and soul shifting music, with their take of fusing the right combination of soul, hip hop and electronic beats to create a sound that is transcendent above the rest.

When Phonte Coleman, US rapper ( North Carolina ) and part of organic hip hop outfit Little Brother met with celebrated Dutch beat maker Nicolay in the online musicians forum on Okayplayer.com some 13 years ago ( 2002) , little did the pair know just how important their union would be to the shaping of the alternative hip hop movement…

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