Published Feb 22, 2010Phonte, one half of acclaimed North Carolina rap duo Little Brother, has revealed in an Exclaim! interview that the third album from his Grammy-nominated side-project the Foreign Exchange will likely see a fall 2010 release.
Although he's promoting Little Brother's final album LeftBack, due out April 20, Phonte is hard at work on the yet-to-be-titled Foreign Exchange release with Dutch producer Nicolay. "Daykeeper" from the Foreign Exchange's sophomore album Leave It All Behind was recently up for a Grammy in the Best Urban/Alternative Performance category.
"It feels really good to get that kind of recognition," says Phonte. "It lets you know that people are listening and that your peers are supporting what you do, so it's an honour."
Phonte says that he is planning a solo release for 2011, but would like to carry the momentum of Grammy recognition and continue to develop the Foreign Exchange brand.
"I realized it didn't make any sense to try and do solo record off the heels of a Grammy nod, so me and Nic are coming with a new album around October."
For the new Foreign Exchange album, Phonte says that fans should expect to see the regular cast of collaborators like singers Yahzarah and Darien Brockington.