Daily Archives: August 19, 2014

“Let’s Move”

The Foreign Exchange
Connected, 2004

If you’re looking for the perfect hip-hop addition to your Disneyland Matterhorn Spotify playlist – and really, who isn’t? – you’ve come to the right place. Producer Nicolay speeds up Bing Crosby’s “A Gal in Calico” and powers it right past the 21st century, leaving plenty of room for Little Brother compatriots Big Pooh and Phonte to ruminate on fame, family and struggle. The Foreign Exchange origin story got a lot of press 10 years ago: Nicolay and Phonte created the album before they’d ever met in person after connecting intercontinentally on the Okayplayer.com message boards. While time hasn’t been as kind to the group’s later, R&B-slanted material, Connected still sounds like the product of a future Fantasyland.

[audio https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14312140/05%20Let’s%20Move%201.mp3 ]


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