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Phonte ft. Median – Eternally

Two thirds of Little Brother reunite, but is the beat too grating? You decide:


Drake and Phonte?


In today’s unpredictable collaboration news, Drake and Phonte (of Little Brother fame) were supposed to team up for a track last year that never materialized. 

You’ve talked a lot about your admiration for Phonte. How come another collaboration with him still hasn’t happened?

With me and Tay, I kinda dropped the ball on a feature he needed me to do, just being 100% honest. I really wanted to do a record with him, and we actually did do a record for my album, and then something happened with the producer and the beat, and it started getting funny so I had to scrap the record. And then he was like, "Well, can you do this feature for me," and at the time I was trying to find my sound and trying to figure out what this album was going to be about, and I kind of let it slip through the cracks. That was my fault, and I do apologize to Phonte for that. But I still want to make it happen; I talked to 9th Wonder about trying to make it happen, we’ll get it eventually. He knows he’s one of the biggest influences on my career.

I guess I’m behind the times, but I had no idea Drizzy loved Phonte that much.  Clearly I’m a huge Tay fan (and yes, I love Rapper Big Pooh too).  It’s big of Drake to admit that he messed up on this one, but hopefully he can find some time to make it up to Phonte. 

[Village Voice via HipHopDX]


New Common, Foreign Exchange hype, highway rhymes and more

Foreign Exchange, the group comprised of Little Brother’s Phonte and Dutch producer Nicolay, are preparing to release their second album, Leave It All Behind.  In order to build hype for the project, they’ve apparently released a couple of teaser videos.  I’m not exactly sure what exactly they’re trying to convey, but the short clips are interesting nonetheless.  Check ’em out, courtesy of Hip Hop Is Deadly:

FE-LIAB-1 from Foreign Exchange on Vimeo.

Foreign Exchange – LIAB2 from Foreign Exchange on Vimeo

Next up is a tune called “Highway” by Kayda-Luz.  I can’t remember how I found this track, and I don’t have a lot of information about the artist, but the song’s got a nice, laidback vibe that I’m feelin’ for sure.  Dude’s got a nice flow as well, and his introspective rhymes are nostalgic and well-written – a tough thing to do, considering most songs in this vein are sappy and formulaic. 

Kayda-Luz – Highway (?, ?)

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Also makin’ waves is the video for Common’s new single “Announcement.”  Although I’m a fan of “Universal Mind Control (UMC),” I was more than a little dissapointed when I first heard this track.  It’s got an electro/’80s throwback feel to it (unsurprising, considering Pharrell produced it), but Common sounds bored, and he looks that way in the vid, too.  In fact, Skateboard P almost steals the show on this joint.  Have a look see:


Image yanked from Soulbounce.