Video: Dear Friends: An Evening With The Foreign Exchange (Preview)

Phonte, Nicolay and the rest of the Foreign Exchange collective will release an CD/DVD called Dear Friends: An Evening With The Foreign Exchange, which will be available June 28th. Tracklist after the jump (which includes two new studio records) and more info below.

“This past February at SoundPure Studios in Durham, NC, The Foreign Exchange gave a private acoustic show for 40 randomly-selected friends and supporters. The evening, captured on both audio and video, is the basis of their latest release, “Dear Friends: An Evening With The Foreign Exchange.”

Serving as a companion piece to their latest release “Authenticity” and as a glimpse into their acclaimed live show, “Dear Friends” is a double-disc CD/DVD digipak that features the full acoustic concert performed by the band’s current touring lineup of Zo!, Sy Smith, and singer/songwriter Jeanne Jolly. In addition to the live concert recordings, the release also features two new studio tracks; “Steal Away” featuring Jeanne Jolly and “All The Kisses” featuring Amber & Paris Strother of rising indie soul trio KING.”

01. Introduction/Fight For Love
02. All Roads
03. Take Off The Blues
04. Lose Your Way/Band Introductions
05. House Of Cards
06. Greatest Weapon Of All Time
07. Something In The Way She Moves
08. Laughing At Your Plans
09. Daykeeper
10. I Wanna Know
11. Steal Away f. Jeanne Jolly
12. All The Kisses f. Amber & Paris Strother (of KING)

Interview: The Kid With The Magic Touch: Cooper McGill

20110422-024147.jpg

While the lives of most freshman & sophomore students in high school are spent worrying about fashion, peer pressure and relationships, Cooper McGill’s life is much different than the life of an average kid. Coop aka “Coop The Truth” already has his eyes set on a Grammy Award and a successful career as a Music Producer. I recently got to sit down and chop it up with Young Cooper and talk about his influences, how he got where he is now, and a couple of upcoming projects.

Hit the jump for the full interview.

Continue reading

Notes From The Editor: Paid My Dues (Paid Dues Festival Review) Pt. 1

2 weeks ago I had the chance to head to my backyard, San Bernadino for this years Paid Dues Festival presented by MURS 3:16 & Guerilla Union. The all day long party included performances by Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Dom Kennedy, Bun B, Asher Roth, Casey Veggies, Tabi Bonney, Dead Prez, E-40, Skeme, Lil’ B The BasedGod, Nipsey Hussle and many more. This is only part 1 of my review, part 2 will drop tomorrow.

Tons of pics and vids after the jump. Enjoy my take on the festival.

Continue reading

Ok, Ok, Ok…I Gave In To Tumblr…

Since all of the kids are doing it I caved and made one after a lengthy debate. Im actually going to take the Lowkey approach and let off my personal thoughts over there with a twist and keep this the usual CSNW business.

So if you got one follow me and ill return the favor.

Loved Then Alone Tumblr