Former President Barack Obama exposed his summer playlist Tuesday, and The International Exchange, a Raleigh-based R&B/electronica/hip hop duo, built the slice.
The playlist incorporates 44 tracks from artists ranging from Beyoncé and Bruce Springsteen to Wet Leg to Harry Styles.
“It’s surreal to see “Barack Obama brought me here” under a video clip that I established with my pals,” Phonte Coleman, a person-half of The Overseas Exchange, told the INDY. “You by no means know how considerably your songs is gonna travel, and I’m just grateful that people are even now finding our function right after all these years.”
In 2015, Obama shared his initially Spotify summer season playlists. Now 7 years later on, he carries on to release curated playlists that span multiple genres and fork out homage to seasoned musicians even though shining a highlight on new talent each individual summer time.
North Carolina hip-hop has designed the minimize right before: In 2019, Obama bundled “Raleighwood” by up-and-coming artist Lesthgenius on his listing.
Durham indigenous Coleman joined forces with Nicolay, a producer from the Netherlands, prior to ever conference in particular person. Considering the fact that 2002, the Grammy-nominated pair has unveiled 4 albums and started an independent new music label The International Exchange New music. Phonte is also a member of North Carolina’s most beloved hip-hop group Little Brother.
“Greater” was released in 2013 on their fourth studio album Adore in Flying Shades. The song also characteristics vocals from North Carolina-based mostly artist Shana Tucker and horns from award-winning Durham trumpet participant Al Powerful.
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