Phonte And Nicolay Hooking Up Again

With their debut album,

Connected, hitting shelves only a few weeks ago, the members of Foreign

Exchange, Phonte of Little Brother and producer Nicolay, aren’t waiting

very long for their next collaboration.


working together again on this singer’s project named Darien Brockington,”

Phonte told from his home in North Carolina.

Many fans of Foreign

Exchange will know Brockington from the stand out track “Come Around,”

that appears on the group’s Connected LP. A native of North Carolina,

Brockington attended high school with Phonte and has done back up vocals for

artist YahZarah.

“Me and Nic

are overseeing his project. Nic is doing a lot of the tracks and I’m helping

Darien with some song writing and vocal arrangements,” said Phonte.

Brockington has

appeared on numerous songs in the past several months to build his experience

and gain valuable exposure.

“I put him

on the Pete Rock joint, and he did the Okayplayer song called “On and

On,” said Phonte of Brockington’s recent work. “I just kept

putting him on records, giving him the John Legend treatment.”

Phonte will executive

produce the as yet untitled R&B project.

In related news,

Foreign Exchange will perform as part of The Connected Tour, which also features

Little Brother, Big Pooh, YahZarah, L.e.g.a.c.y and Away Team. The tour kicks

off in Richmond, Virginia tonight (September 30th).

Full dates are

listed below:

Thursday September

30 RICHMOND, VA @ Mr.Bogangles

Friday October 1 BALTIMORE, MD @ Ottobar

Saturday October 2 WASHINGTON, DC @ Black Cat

Sunday October 3 PHILADELPHIA, PA @ Okay Player Event

Monday October 4 NEW YORK, NY @ BB King’s

Tuesday October 5 NEW HAVEN, CT @ Toad’s Place

Wednesday October 6 BOSTON, MA @ Middle East

Thursday October 7 PROVIDENCE, RI @ Lupo’s

Friday October 8 NORTHAMPTON, MA @ Pearl Street

Monday October 11 – 13 Canada

Thursday October 14 DETROIT, MI @ St Andrew

Friday October 15 CLEVELAND, OH @ Peabody’s

Saturday October 16 CINCINATTI, OH @ Top Cats

Monday October 18 INDIANAPOLIS, IN @ TBA

Tuesday October 19 CHICAGO, IL @ TBA

Wednesday October 20 URBANA, IL @ Canopy Club

Thursday October 21 ST LOUIS, MO @ The Gargoyle

Friday October 22 COLUMBUS, MO @ The Blue Note

Sunday October 24 MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ TBA

Monday October 25-30 Canada

Monday November 1 SEATTLE, WA @ Chop Suey

Tuesday November 2 PORTLAND, OR @ Red Sea

Wednesday November 3 EUGENE, OR @ Wow Hall

Thursday November 4 MEDFORD, OR @ Main 1 Arts Center

Friday November 5 SACRAMENTO, CA @ Harlow’s

Saturday November 6 SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ Harlow’s

Monday November 8 SANTA CRUZ, CA @ The Catalyst

Tuesday November 9 LOS ANGELES, CA @ Key Club

Wednesday November 10 ANAHEIM, CA @ The Galaxy

Thursday November 11 SAN DIEGO, CA @ TBA

Friday November 12 PHOENIX, AZ @ Bash On Ash

Sunday November 14 SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ The Zephyr

Tuesday November 16 BOULDER, CO @ Fox Theatre

Wednesday November 17 ALBUQUERQUE, NM @ Sunshine Theater

Thursday November 18 DALLAS, TX @ Gypsy Tea Room

Friday November 19 AUSTIN, TX @ Stubbs

Saturday November 20 HOUSTON, TX @ Engine Room

Monday November 22 NEW ORLEANS, LA @ TBA

Wednesday November 24 MIAMI, FL @ Soho Lounge

Thursday November 25 ORLANDO, FL @ The Social

Friday November 26 ATLANTA, GA @ Apache Café

Saturday November 27 ASHEVILLE, NC @ Stella Blue

Sunday November 28 CHARLOTTE, NC @ TBA

Monday November 29 CARRBRO, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

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