Eight Gigs: The Foreign Exchange

Wed., Oct. 19, 9 p.m., Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, $22.50-$27

The origin story of the Foreign Exchange amounts to “international duo forms on hip-hop message board.” It was 14 years ago that a Dutch producer linked up with a North Carolina rapper. Since the days of trading MP3s over the internet, Nicolay recognized that his group with rapper-singer Phonte of Little Brother required a move stateside in 2008, prior to the release of Leave It All Behind. It’s produced a staggering body of work under the Foreign Exchange name—six albums, to be exact. The Foreign Exchange is still touring off the strength of 2015’s Tales from the Land of Milk and Honey.