Leave It All Behind is the sophomore studio album from the R&B/hip hop duo The Foreign Exchange. It was released digitally on October 7, 2008, and physically on CD on October 14, 2008. The album was nominated for Grammy award in 2009 for the song "Daykeeper"
Guests on the album include Darien Brockington, YahZarah, Zo!, and Muhsinah.
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The Foreign Exchange is a R&B/electronica/hip hop duo consisting of American rapper/singer Phonte Coleman and Dutch producer Nicolay.Cowie. F, Del., Exclaim!, November 2008.
The pair first made contact over message boards on Okayplayer.com and began recording and sending music back and forth. Soon after, Phonte and Nicolay formed The Foreign Exchange without having ever met each other in person, hence the name The Foreign Exchange.
Sy and Phonte performing.jpgthumb200pxrightSy Smith and Phonte performing at the House of Cards in Paris, France during the Authencity Tour in January 2011.
The album, Connected, was released in 2004 and was a showcase for Nicolay's musical talents as well as an introduction to like-minded Little Brother affiliates who guested on the album. The album received strong reviews http and the single, "Sincere" featuring YahZarah, was released with a promo video.
In October 2008, the group released their sophomore album Leave It All Behind.
In June 2009, the group announced that Zo! is now an official artist on The Foreign Exchange Music imprint and in November 2009, YahZarah also joined the imprint. Median and Darien Brockington later joined.
In December 2009, the group found out that they were nominated for a Grammy, for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for the track from their sophomore album, "Leave It All Behind".
The group's third album, Authenticity, was released on October 12, 2010. In January 2011, the duo went on tour with Sy Smith and Darien Brockington.
*Connected (August 24, 2004)
*Leave It All Behind (October 14, 2008) (#68 US R&B)
*Authenticity (October 12, 2010) (#145 US; #23 US R&B)
* "Sincere" (2004)
* "Daykeeper feat. Muhsinah" (2008)
* "Take Off the Blues" (2009)
* "House of Cards" (2009)
* "I Wanna Know" (2009)
* "Maybe She'll Dream of Me" (2010)
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