Phonte

US, The Foreign Exchange

© Chris Charles

© Chris Charles

© Chris Charles
© Chris Charles
© Chris Charles

Phonte

US, The Foreign Exchange

Phonte is a Grammy-nominated rapper/singer/songwriter/producer who was raised in Greensboro, NC.

Phonte got his musical start by singing in his grandmother's church choir and making beats on a Gemini sampler in high school. After entering North Carolina Central University in 1997, Phonte met future bandmates Thomas Jones (Big Pooh) and Patrick Douthit (9th Wonder) and formed the group Little Brother in 2001.

The group released four critically acclaimed albums. Nowadays Phonte's focus is on singing, songwriting and producing with his long time The Foreign Exchange partner Nicolay. The Foreign Exchange has already released three great albums and there are rumours that a new one is coming this year. Phonte has also collaborate with numerous other artist like Oddisee and Dj Shadow. Phonte's first solo album "charity starts at home" came out in 2011. There might be a chance that we hear some of those tracks too!

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