Phonte & Nicolay have a special treat for you right here. The Foreign Exchange, along with the help of ?uestlove, Zo! and Carlitta Durand, pay tribute to the one and only 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.
‘Tay and Nic