The Foreign Exchange - Connected
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 28 ratings
2004 Ratings: #45
Liked by 1 person
June 22, 2004 / Release Date
LP / Format
BBE / Label
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PelicanManners
80

Redoing this review to say, how much I appreciate this album. This was in my rotation a lot during quarantine. It’s such a uplifting project, that helped me a lot during those stressful times. I really do recommend this.

Original Review: Little brother’s Phonte teamed up with producer Nicolay, to make an exciting hip hop album filled with elements of soul and R&B. This is such a feel good album, it never fails to bring a smile to my face. It’s a really smooth listen, the ... read more

Blubby
85

A dream-like album that mixes hip-hop and rnb in such a satisfying way also the making of the album is pretty interesting

HHGA
81

This really is a unique album. Foreign Exchange is a collaboration between Dutch producer Nicolay and Little Brother’s Phonte – who met on the online forums of Okayplayer. The two never physically met until after the album was done. Nicolay created the beats in Europe, Phonte rapped over them in the USA. The result is an incredibly organic sounding blend of Hip Hop, R&B, soul, jazz, and other styles – a smooth genre-bending musical experience and a worthy addition to ... read more

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Track List

  1. Foreign Exchange Title Theme
  2. Von Sees
  3. Raw Life
  4. Hustle, Hustle
  5. Let's Move
  6. Nic's Groove
  7. Be Alright
  8. Sincere
  9. Brave New World
  10. The Answer
  11. Come Around
  12. Happiness
  13. Foreign Exchange End Theme
  14. All That You Are
  15. Be Alright (Nicolay's Easybreezy Sunday Afternoon Remix)
  16. Call
  17. Downtime (Nicky Troutman's Bounce To The Ounce Remix)

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Added on: October 23, 2013