Home


Phonte by Chris Charles of Creative Silence Photography
Phonte on Twitter
Phonte on Facebook
Phonte on YouTube
RELEASES
Upcoming events
Thu Jul 9, 2015 at 7:00 PM
The Promontory, Chicago IL
The Foreign Exchange
View Details · BUY TICKETS

Sun Jul 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Floetry Reunion · DPAC, Durham NC
Floetry, Eric Roberson & The Foreign Exchange
View Details · BUY TICKETS

You are here: HOME » ARTISTS

Phonte

Artist Biography by Andy Kellman for AllMusic.
A widely respected, down-to-earth rapper and singer -- as well as a producer, arranger, and engineer -- Phonte (aka Percy Miracles, El Tigallo) was a member of Little Brother, a trio that formed during the late ‘90s at North Carolina Central University. Within years of formation, Little Brother became the leading alternative rap group of their time. While LB were still thriving, Phonte established the Foreign Exchange with Dutch producer Nicolay; that act debuted in 2004 with Connected, then made a marked shift toward moody, left-of-center R&B with the Grammy-nominated Leave It All Behind (2008) and Authenticity (2010). Little Brother disbanded in April 2010; within a year and a half, Phonte released his first solo rap album, Charity Starts at Home. Throughout his career, Phonte has been involved with numerous outside projects; he collaborated with DJ Mitsu, Murs, Darien Brockington, DJ Shadow, 4hero, and the Roots, among several others, and recorded a series of side-splitting (but affectionate) covers EPs with multi-instrumentalist Zo!, one of his Foreign Exchange associates.

Discography
+ Charity Starts At Home (2011)
+ Dear Friends: An Evening With The Foreign Exchange (The Foreign Exchange (2011)
+ Authenticity (The Foreign Exchange) (2010)
+ Leftback (Little Brother) (2010)
+ Leave It All Behind (The Foreign Exchange) (2008)
+ Zo! & Tigallo Love the 80's (2008)
+ Getback (Little Brother) (2007)
+ The Minstrel Show (Little Brother) (2005)
+ Connected (The Foreign Exchange) (2004)
+ The Listening (Little Brother) (2002)
+ The Story of U.S. (2001)

News Feed
+ Nicolay - The Secret
+ The Foreign Exchange at The Promontory, Chicago IL | Jul 9, 2015
+ Nicolay - The Brightest Star / Afterglow
+ The Foreign Exchange at DPAC, Durham NC | Jul 12, 2015
+ The Foreign Exchange (and Soul) Ride Again at Club Tequila Urban (via HoustonPress)

Music Videos
WWW.THEFOREIGNEXCHANGEMUSIC.COM
Copyright (c) 2010 Foreign Exchange Music, LLC. All rights reserved.
Subscribe to our feed