Don't Be Nice

by Guante & Big Cats

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"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

With 2010’s love story/zombie apocalypse parable/political allegory/concept album “An Unwelcome Guest,” two-time National Poetry Slam champion Guante and critically-acclaimed producer Big Cats! carved out a niche as one of the most dynamic, ambitious indie-rap duos in the country. “Don’t Be Nice,” while a little more down-to-earth, is still a whirlwind of styles, impulses and subject matter. From radically political storytelling tracks, to punch-you-in-the-face battle raps, to heartfelt, non-corny love songs, to a couple of legitimate club bangers, this free mixtape proves that while Guante & Big Cats! do what they do very well, they can also do what everyone else does very well, when they want to.

credits

released September 7, 2010

Beats by Big Cats
Words by Guante
Hosted by Chris Hooks of TTxBC
Executive Produced by e.g. bailey + Sha Cage.

*Live tracks recorded at 89.3 The Current’s Local Show; live band is Mike Ries, Mike Coyne, Chris Tures and Eric Blomquist

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