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Music: Foreign Exchange

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Because of the Internet’s omnipotent networking potential, in 2004, North Carolina-based MC Phonte established a creative kinship swapping tracks via Instant Messenger with Holland-based producer, Nicolay. They became Foreign Exchange, an eclectic side project separate from Phonte’s work with Hip Hop group Little Brother and Nicolay’s signature Drum and Bass mixes. Though debut Connected manifested online, Phonte’s sinuous rhymes conjoined with Nicolay’s dusky down-tempo grooves so naturally, the time-zone difference was undetectable. Foreign Exchange play MIXX Ultra Lounge with Darien Brockington, Musinah and Yazarah.  

Talking Bout a Revolution

Elissa Sonnenberg helps guide UC journalism into its future

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
“I always had an interest in journalism, but it wasn’t until I met Elissa that I thought it was possible to become a journalist,” says McLendon, UC Journalism ’08. “She encouraged me to pitch to national magazines, to take risks and go after big stories.   

Kendall Fisher

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0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
For Kendall Fisher, adjusting to her first month as Women Helping Women’s executive director felt like deja vu. She’d been the organization’s associate director from 1996 to 2001, and coming back this July was “like a homecoming,” she says. Fisher supports a women’s advocacy agency for victims and survivors of violent crimes and stalk ing.   

Tight Times

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2008
All this talk of a recession got me to thinking. Before the gas hike, people carelessly spent money as if dollar trees grew in the backyard.  

Music: Flipping Scripts

Anonymous moniker aside, John Doe/1200 Hobos' mixtapes carry distinction

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2008
John Doe/1200 Hobos doesn't claim to be an aficionado. Knowing music just comes with his territory. "Like most Hip Hop DJs, I am pretty much a nerd," he says. "I'll admit it. But others won'  

Music: Drive That Funky Soul

Dap-Kings' Sharon Jones talks about the energy behind their Soul-era sound

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Picture being at a late-night house joint where the hostess never runs out of good 45s. That's something like listening to Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, whose unadulterated Rhythm & Blues soun  

Music: Business, Never Personal

Hip Hop duo Little Brother goes back to the pimp that punches softer

0 Comments · Thursday, November 29, 2007
Three days before Thanksgiving, Little Brother's tour bus heads to Dallas after leaving Houston. At 4 p.m. I call their manager, who says Phonte and Big Pooh are still asleep because they had a l  

Onstage: Dirty Birdie

Lisa Lampanelli can hurl slurs in seven dirty words or less

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Insult comedian Lisa Lampanelli's belted swing dresses say "1950s homemaker," but her mouth fires flagrant pock shots with indiscriminate aim. After being the only female comedian invited to   

Music: Rewind! Let's Do It Again

Reissue, reunion and a legacy of admirers bring RAMP full circle

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Things must feel heady for RAMP, as the Cincy Soul band rides the crest of a reunion and a long-awaited reissue of its 1977 record, Come into Knowledge. Recent club dates in New York and London i  

Locals Only: : MC Till

Grassroots and still growing, MC makes beauty and rawness interact

1 Comments · Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Adam Hayden, also known as MC Till, figures out how to engage others in his music and his point of view. And in Cincinnati, where more MCs line the city's blocks than churches and liquor stores,