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The Foreign Exchange – “Better” Video

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<em>Love in Flying Colors</em> was certainly an under-appreciated gem of 2013.

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My Life According To Phonte Part 4: The Milk’s Gone Bad

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When I started this series about Phonte, I knew it'd come to this. This being about the time Tigallo let me down.

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The Foreign Exchange – “Call It Home” Video

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The Foreign Exchange debuts the video for their first single "Call It Home," taken from their album Love In Flying Colors, due in stores September 24.

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The Foreign Exchange – “So What If It Is”

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While The Foreign Exchange's fourth studio album, Love In Flying Colors, remains in the pipeline, Phonte and Nicolay are getting set to release +FE Music: The Reworks, a two-disc compilation of remixes from Zo.

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The Foreign Exchange – “All Of The Kisses”

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The <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/the-foreign-exchange">FE team</a> preps to release Dear Friends: An Evening With The Foreign Exchange by giving away "All The Kisses.

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The Foreign Exchange – “The Last Fall” Video

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"The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.

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On Princeton, Phonte, Nashville & Chicken Wings

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<a href="http://www.princetonhhal.com/"> Tomorrow, I'll be boarding a super-early flight en route to Princeton, NJ for the <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/03/on-princeton-university-hip-hop-2-0-and-dr-cornel-west">"Hip-Hop 2.0" event</a> and now my literary OG <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/maurice-garland">Maurice Garland</a> will be joining me as well.

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The Foreign Exchange – “Maybe She’ll Dream Of Me” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/10/thank-you-for-listening-a-short-film-about-the-foreign-exchange"> "People saying me and you like the finest cheerleader going wit' the dude that got picked last for the team." If we let Lil Duval tell it, the word "basic" has a negative connotation. Not true, especially when an artist like Tay sticks to the script - opting for effective crooning of honest words - and partner Nicolay uses sparse arrangements that allow the continually evolving rapper turnt singer room to flourish. <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/09/the-foreign-exchange-maybe-shell-dream-of-me">"Maybe She'll Dream Of Me"</a> isn't a complicated tune at all, the premise of longing for the one you love to reciprocate the affections equally as hard isn't far-fetched.

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Eyes To The Sky

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=141776"> About a year ago, I questioned my faith. I know we're supposed to trust in God's decisions, but I really thought he made the wrong call. The first thing I saw when I cracked open my computer in class last fall was a message from a friend of mine telling me that Ricky was dead. He wasn't doing anything illegal. Wasn't caught up in any troubles that he got himself into. It was just a fluke accident while he was out with his brother and his brother's wife. It was the same group I played spades with until almost breakfast time during the summer after my freshman year of undergrad. That night was the first thing that came to my mind when I heard the news. I'd never seen brothers that close and I remember leaving Ricky's house wishing I'd had a brother and praying that if I had two sons they'd be that close. Ricky and I weren't best friends. We didn't share our hopes and dreams with each other, but we always got along and I did consider him a friend. He was the first Black person I met when I went to visit Davidson - which is something that people at all-white schools remember. He also sat with me in the cafeteria after my first hangover to show me how to rehydrate properly in the morning. He even gave me a nickname that I shant repeat, but it stuck with me my whole time in college. His niceness was infectious. His sense of humor was legendary. And his willingness to teach and offer advice or words of wisdom made him a treasure to all of us. And suddenly he was gone. I woke up this morning thinking about him, not realizing it was so close to a year ago since he passed. And, of course, Foreign Exchange has <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2008/11/movin-on">again</a> helped me line up my thoughts.

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Thank You For Listening: A Short Film About The Foreign Exchange

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/09/the-foreign-exchange-maybe-shell-dream-of-me"> When Phonte sends a mailout, it's so concise that there's no need to paraphrase or alter it. Give it, just as it's received because the content is too beautiful to be presented in any other way. Friends and Fam, To coincide with the release of our new album "Authenticity," we hope you will enjoy the short film "Thank You For Listening," shot and directed by Sandrine Orabona (videographer for Michael Jackson's 'This Is It') and Anke Thommen. This short piece sums up the story of +FE, as well as incorporating live show footage, candid interviews and behind the scenes footage of Phonte, Nicolay, YahZarah, and the rest of the +FE Music family. For anyone wanting to get hip to the music and story of The Foreign Exchange, this video is the perfect entry point. Thanks so much for your support. Peace, Phonte Thank You For Listening, Part 1: Connected Thank You For Listening, Part 2: Leave It All Behind Thank You For Listening, Part 3: Authenticity The new album is in stores and here's <a href="http://www.theforeignexchangemusic.com/2010/10/where-to-buy-authenticity.php">a handy list of retailers</a> in case you're searching for it.

Zo!

The Foreign Exchange – “Maybe She’ll Dream Of Me”

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<a href="http://www.theforeignexchangemusic.com/2010/09/the-foreign-exchange---maybe-shell-dream-of-me-free-download.php"> <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/the-foreign-exchange">The Foreign Exchange</a> have definitely hit a stride with their working chemistry, continuing the flow created on their Grammy-nominated Leave It All Behind.

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5.30 The Cooler

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<a href="http://www.complex.com/blogs/2010/05/25/the-top-50-basketball-sneakers-of-all-time/"> Laura Dore Hayley Williams Thanks Fans For Support After Topless Twitpic <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1640341/20100528/paramore.jhtml">[MTV]</a> Hollywood Iconoclast Dennis Hopper Dies At 74 <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20337801,00.html">[People]</a> The Top 50 Basketball Sneakers Of All Time <a href="http://www.complex.com/blogs/2010/05/25/the-top-50-basketball-sneakers-of-all-time/">[Complex]</a> Whatever Happened To Lauryn Hill.

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YahZarah & The Skype Karaoke Mass Choir – “Dedicated To You” Video

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<a href="http://www.theforeignexchangemusic.com/2010/04/yahzarah---dedicated-to-you.php"> YahZarah & "The Skype Karaoke Mass Choir" just dropped a new video which might be one the brainiest uses of the viral nature of today's music and technology. It probably cost just a few Skype-call bucks to make this video and is worth its weight in gold. There are men dressed like nuns, sock puppets, Lucha Libre masks and Phonte singing through a plastic fork. What more do you need in a music video? Actually, it's worth watching just to see that sexy picture of YahZarah at the end. Featured appearances from Esthero, James Poyser, Choklate, Lalah Hathaway, RJD2 and our many other friends of the FE family. Edited by Matt Koza. The Ballad of Purple St. James in stores May 4. <a href="http://www.theforeignexchangemusic.com/2010/04/yahzarah---dedicated-to-you.php">[FE Music]</a>.

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Album Sampler: YahZarah – The Ballad Of Purple St. James

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<a href="http://www.theforeignexchangemusic.com/2010/04/yahzarah---the-ballad-of-purple-saint-james-sampler-free-download.php"> And here we have the musical equivalent of a spry bird landing on your window ledge right, waking you warm melodies. Since <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/03/yahzarah-why-dontcha-call-me-no-more">YahZarah's last offering</a> got such a warm reception, hopefully this preview of The Ballad Of Purple St.

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Jam Session VI With The Roots

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If it wasn't for <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/the-roots">The Roots</a>, Hip-Hop's existing poor coverage at the Grammy's would be damn near Third World.

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Video: The Foreign Exchange’s Pre-Grammy Acceptance Speech

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After a whirlwind past couple of days that began with"<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2008/09/the-foreign-exchange-daykeeper">Daykeeper</a>" being nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Urban/Alternative Performance (say that fast, three times), <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/the-foreign-exchange">The Foreign Exchange</a> finally was able to drop an e-note of thanks & accompanying video for their friends, fans & supporters.

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The Foreign Exchange – “I Wanna Know” Video

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Phonte & Nic present the final installment in the "<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/04/the-foreign-exchange-take-off-the-blues-video">Take Off The Blues</a>/<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2008/11/movin-on">Valediction</a>" trilogy with "I Wanna Know," directed by Matt Koza.

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Foreign Exchange Feat. Muhsinah – “House Of Cards” Video

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I was hung over beyond recognition on Sunday so I decided to smooth it out in my car.

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Video: Foreign Exhange Turns Their Swag On

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I keep telling you "purists" that there's a beauty in <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/05/soulja-boy-turn-my-swag-on-promo-cds">the song</a>.




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