Tay rang in the year doing something that sent tongues wagging when he squashed his beef with former Little Brother member 9th Wonder after four years of not speaking. That reconciliation would lead to both artists working together once again on each other's new projects, which would later be scheduled for release on the same date, and an ensuing concert tour. A fiction writer couldn't come up with a more poetic storyline than their reunion.
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Some more photos of one of the most memorable Authenticity Tour stops, at 2720 Cherokee in St. Louis.
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Zo! & Sy Smith
Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 8:00 PMThe Crown Room, 205 NW 4th Portland, OR
The show at One-Eyed Jack's last week seemed to be somewhat of an insider's affair, considering there really was no mass advertising for the show, yet every +FE fan in the Greater New Orleans area was certainly in the house. Even loyal Little Brother fans probably had no idea what they were in store for - the other side of MC/singer Phonte's alter-ego on full display as 1/2 of The Foreign Exchange.
After local hero DJ E.F. Cuttin warmed up the floor, the Grammy-nominated outfit, headed up by Dutch musician-producer, Nicolay, and lauded rapper Phonte of North Carolina (and 1/3 of Little Brother with Big Pooh & 9th Wonder), has included a rotating assembly of some of Soul, Funk and Hip Hop's best and brightest from YahZarah and Carlitta Durand to Darien Brockington and Motown's Zo, but this tour brought NoLa debut performances from not only Nicolay, Zo and the band... but the lovely and sensuous songstresses Sy Smith and Jeanne Jolly graced the velvet-curtained stage at one of New Orleans' legendary former brothel burlesque houses - the perfect setting for the sultry set delivered by The Foreign Exchange. In fact, the sexy packed house was demanding more even post-encore.
It's safe to say, the secret is out: The Foreign Exchange won the oh-so-difficult and ever-coveted approval of the New Orleans audience. And we'll be watching for them to come back for more...
Don't believe us? Check out the photos from The Foreign Exchange @ One-Eyed Jack's 11/21/11 x Sierra Hudson here.
Photos of The Foreign Exchange's last show of the year: the Authenticity Tour stop in New Orleans.
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Nicolay with The Hot At Nights
Nicolay teams up with exploratory jazz-trio The Hot At Nights to perform new interpretations and arrangements of his instrumental compositions from "City Lights Vol. 2: Shibuya" and more.
Nicolay: synthesizers/keyboards | Chris Boerner: 8-string guitar | Matt Douglas: sax/woodwinds | Nick Baglio: drums
Download the Shibuya Session EP for FREE here.
Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 6:00 PMThe Rudyard Kipling, 422 West Oak Street Louisville, KY 40203-3002
Represent Phonte with the official Charity Starts At Home T-Shirt, available now exclusively through +FE Music. "New Tigallo" on the front, "Charity Starts At Home" logo on the back. Men's and women's sizes available. Get yours today!
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