Since hooking up with North Carolina MC Phonte in the early aughts, Dutch producer Nicolay, a.k.a. Matthijs Rook, has been bringing his penchant for eclecticism and outside-the-box thinking to underground hip-hop. As the Foreign Exchange, Nic and Phonte reached critical mass with albums lik ... More >>
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