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Consisting of singer/songwriter Phonte and producer Nicolay, 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 Jazzy Jeff, King Britt, and DJ Spinna for its inventive mix of hip-hop, R&B, and electronica.

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".

The Foreign Exchange are currently working on their third album, due out in the fall of 2010.

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    The Foreign Exchange - Call It Home / Pity at 5.11
    on September 03, 2013 14:27

    @danielkoffler: Congratulations, and thanks for sharing.

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    The Foreign Exchange - Call It Home / Pity at 0.36
    on August 29, 2013 21:27

    @Lance Peñasco Williams: Lead and background vocals: Phonte, All instruments: Nicolay, Additional background vocals on "Call It Home": Jeanne Jolly

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    on August 28, 2013 16:31

    @Corey St Amant: October 26 at Variety Playhouse.

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