Listen: The Foreign Exchange—”Call It Home/Pity”

The R&B, electronica, and hip-hop duo consisting of American rapper/singer Phonte and Dutch producer Nicolay, better known as The Foreign Exchange, release back-to-back singles titled “Call It Home” and “Pity,” respectively, for their upcoming album Love In Flying Colors. The first is a lovely track on which Phonte exclusively sings and features a really funky bass in addition to heart-racing drums. The latter is a more laid-back yet equally powerful song where we get to hear Phonte deliver a love-sick rap-verse in-between a sung chorus that goes “don’t look for pity ’cause it’s not fair/ don’t look for logic ’cause it’s not there.”  Make sure to listen to “Pity” all the way through since the beat experiences a radical transformation towards the end that increases in intensity and includes a cool voice-box effect on Phonte’s vocals. Love In Flying Colors is expected to drop September 24. Listen to “Call It Home” and “Pity” below.  Continue reading

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Rapsody ft. Phonte & Jay Electronica—Jedi Code

With so much winning on one track, let’s start off by saying that 9th Wonder may be the only producer in the Hip-Hop world to take a yodeling sample and make it sound good. And—as those familiar with Hip-Hop know—sometimes all you need is a good beat to have a good song. However, what we have here is a pretty damn good song and the qualifiers are gained as a result of the verses delivered by Phonte, Rapsody, and Jay Electronica, respectively. Without going into too much detail of each rapper’s verse, Phonte does an excellent job of opening up the track and setting the tone for Rapsody and Jay Electronica to follow. “Jedi Code” comes from Rapsody’s mixtape She Got Game which was released today (August 20) and is hosted by DJ Drama. Take a listen to “Jedi Code” below. Continue reading