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CD (Item 546710) Hard Boiled, 2010 — Condition: Used
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Spacey hip hop soul gurus Phonte & Nicolay return as Foreign Exchange – taking to the cosmos with a genuine depth of soul on Authenticity – possibly their best yet, and another great record! Vocalist Phonte continues on one of the most unpredictable career trajectories in contemporary music, from southern rapper in Little Brother to emotional soul storyteller in FE – the honesty and integrity of his vocals paired masterfully with Nicolay's production. He has a way of taking keyboard inflected soul beats and inflecting them with spacier flourishes – brilliantly enhancing the soulfulness rather than glossing it up. The creative team has been a part of fantastic records by Yahzarah, Zo! and others recently, both of whom return the favor with guest appearances here – along with Darien Brockington, Chantae Cann, Median & Jesse Boykins III. Includes "The Last Fall", "Authenticity", "Eyes To The Sky", "All Roads", "Fight For Life", "Maybe She'll Dream Of Me", "Make Me A Fool", "Everything Must Go", "Laughing At Your Plans" and "This City Ain't The Same Without You".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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