Phonte: No News Is Good News

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Artist: Phonte

Artist: Phonte
Title: No News Is Good News
Product Type: VINYL LP

Double vinyl LP pressing. In 2011, when singer/rapper/songwriter Phonte of The Foreign Exchange (+FE) fame released the critically-acclaimed, Top 10 Rap/Hip Hop Album, Charity Starts at Home, it was an impactful reminder that Phonte was more than just the occasionally comical, often reflective crooner of +FE; much more. Announced almost two years ago, No News Is Good News was in the incubator for some time, despite Phonte believing this project wouldn't have the long, two-year creative and production process that birthed CSAH. Helping him cultivate his new baby is a bevy of talent in front of and behind the scenes, including but not limited to: featured artists Eric "Erro" Roberson and Midwest rapper Freddie Gibbs, long-time +FE collaborator Lorenzo "Zo!" Ferguson, Devonne Harris erro duet album with Erro), progressive trumpeter Josef Leimberg of 2016's Astral Progressions fame, Terrell Wallace (Gilles Peterson, Tall Black Guy), and a host of relative newcomers. With this solid creative team, the project joins veteran projects like Jay-Z's 4:44 in confidently answering the prevailing pop culture question what does a rapper over age 40 write about and does it follow trends? Like Jay-Z and producer No-I.D., Phonte partially answers by surrounding several songs with strong R&B and soul elements in-line with the classic hip hop of the '90s, if with the contemporary blueprint that made +FE an act that seemingly goes from strength to strength with every album.

1.1 To the Rescue
1.2 So Help Me God
1.3 Pastor Tigallo
1.4 Expensive Genes
1.5 Cry No More
1.6 Such Is Life
1.7 Change of Mind Feat. Freddie Gibbs
1.8 Sweet You
1.9 Find That Love Again Feat. Eric Roberson
1.10 Euphorium (Back to the Light)

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