Thursday, September 09, 2010
FREE Download of the new Guante & Big Cats! mixtape, "DON'T BE NICE"
If you don't know about Guante & Big Cats! you should. Like the Facespace? If you so choose you can like Guante & Big Cats! on there.
The FREE MIXTAPE DOWNLOAD is available here.
Here are some words from Guante regarding this release:
Me and Big Cats! just put out a mixtape. And it's free. It's a mix of brand new songs, a few older tracks and some great live audio of our band. All original beats by Big Cats! Progressive politics, storytelling, punchline raps-- lots of fun. We're proud of it. We hope you like it.
If you've never heard of us, a quick refresher: Guante is a rapper, two-time National Poetry Slam champion, activist and arts coordinator of the Canvas, a St. Paul teen center. Big Cats! is a producer and multi-instrumentalist who has worked with Sage Francis, P.O.S., Toki Wright, Abstract Rude and more.
"Guante and Big Cats! create intelligent, political hip hop that mercifully doesn't come off as preachy or self-righteous. It's sobering, demanding your attention like a car crash, yet emotional and alarmingly intimate at times." --Michael L. Walsh, City Pages
"Earnestness can go wrong in hip hop. On this album, it goes very right." --Sage Francis, Strange Famous Records (on the duo’s last album, “An Unwelcome Guest”)
"Giving you something to think about while nodding your head to his nimble, casual flow, Guante could very well follow Atmosphere and P.O.S. in the long line of outstanding rappers to break out from the Midwest." --CMJ Artist Spotlight