Music: ?uestlove, The Foreign Exchange(Phonte + Nicolay), Carlitta Durand & ZO! – "Take Me As I Am" [Prince Cover]

I know I’m late but I come bearing a treat. 4 whole days ago, the folks over at The Foreign Exchange dropped off a banger in my inbox that when virtually undetected until my good friend Just Plain Ant told me to “wake the f*%# up!” Okay he didn’t say that but he should’ve! They put together something fresh(intimately called the “Purple Flip”) as well as a tribute to an iconic musician, Mr. Booty-Out-The-Pants, Prince.

Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson– Drums, Samples
Nicolay– Fender Rhodes, acoustic piano
Zo!– Korg synth, additional rhodes
Phonte and Carlitta Durand– Vocals

This is the first in a series of random goodies that we will be periodically dropping off in your mailboxes. (Who loves ya, baby?)

We recorded this over a month ago specifically for a ?uestlove tribute party dedicated to The Purple One himself. Other than passing it off to a few DJ friends who vowed to keep it on some secret squirrel, “bet you aint up on THIS!” status, no one has ever heard it. In the wake of the incredible loss we suffered on June 25 however, this joint took on somewhat of a deeper meaning.

We decided to share it with our fans not only as a token of appreciation, but also as a way of paying respect to one of our last living musical geniuses.

Let’s not wait until tragedy strikes before we show love and gratitude to our heroes, people. Give them their flowers while they live.

This one’s for you, Mr. Nelson. You are loved and appreciated.


One Love,
‘Tay and Nic

?uestlove, The Foreign Exchange(Phonte + Nicolay), Carlitta Durand & ZO! – “Take Me As I Am” [Prince Cover]

2 Responses to “Music: ?uestlove, The Foreign Exchange(Phonte + Nicolay), Carlitta Durand & ZO! – "Take Me As I Am" [Prince Cover]”
  1. Lady Sleaze says:

    ?uestlove aint that the dude from the Roots? i aint really feeling them no more because of the fact that they on that wack ass late night show. Jimmie Fallon is just using them….and they wear fucking bow ties. What the hell is that? Can we say, bamboozled?

  2. Sleaze says:

    yea i also hate that they on jimmy's wack ass show.

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