Guante and Big Cats

Speaking of Guante.. I had the extreme pleasure of seeing this Minnesota based 2x National Spoken Word Champion Live at the Artist Quarter last Sunday. He is everything you’ve never heard, done every way you love. He’s got his own style, and I swear, you can hear his heart beat when he speaks or raps. It’s like watching someone become possessed by some amazing artistic spirit but that’s just who he is. His group, “Guante and Big Cats” have been making a buzz around the Twin Cities lately.¬†They played at Soundset in 2009,¬†they’ve opened for the likes of P.O.S., Brother Ali, and just about anyone else who is anything in the Twin Cities music scene. Here’s a little sample of Guante:

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