Leave it all behind, The Foreign Exchange’s sophomore effort, is well on its way to receiving the same critical acclaim that their 2004 debut, Connected, befell. Well-deserved, I would argue. The Foreign Exchange is a two-man wrecking crew made up of American MC Phonte and Dutch producer extraordinaire Nicolay. In the tradition of Eric B & Rakim, Pete Rock & CL Smooth and Guru & DJ Premier, Phonte & Nicolay simply make timeless beats.
The title track from Leave it all behind, Daykeeper, is massive. A true soul symphony. Mysterious lyrics, pitch-perfect beats and a brilliant one-two vocal punch between Phonte and Muhsinah. A highly recommended download.
The Foreign Exchange – Daykeeper (feat. Muhsinah) (Imagine Nation, 2008)