Grammy-nominated The Foreign Exchange is a hip hop/R&B duo consisting of American rapper/singer Phonte Coleman and Dutch producer Nicolay.
The pair first made contact over message boards on Okayplayer.com and began recording and sending music back and forth. Soon after, Phonte and Nicolay formed The Foreign Exchange without having ever met each other in person, hence the name The Foreign Exchange.
The album, Connected, was released in 2004 and was a showcase for Nicolay’s musical talents as well as an introduction to like-minded Little Brother affiliates who guested on the album. The album received strong reviews and the single, “Sincere” featuring YahZarah, was released with a promo video.
In October 2008, the group released their sophomore album Leave It All Behind.
On December 2, 2009 the track “Daykeeper” was nominated for a 2010 Grammy Award in the “Best Urban/Alternative Performance” category.
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