Dig “Our Relationship is a Slowly Gentrifying Neighborhood” feat. Jayanthi Kyle from Guante’s new Post-Post Race LP (Show TONIGHT!)
I feel like a broken record, but if the story repeats itself, what can you do? With Post-Post Race, Guante has again found a producer I previously hand’t heard of and joined together to create a solid, engaging album that builds on his impressive back catalog. Katrah-Quey lays down sultry and soulful beats that are both heady and have room to work around, and they allow Guante to flex his lyrical muscle. Again skipping over any fluff, Guante’s lyrics are an extension of his spoken word and social justice spirit. The duo describe the album as “a Hip Hop album about race, racism, and solidarity, featuring multiple voices and perspectives, all attempting to have a deeper, more nuanced, more critical dialogue than we generally get to have about those issues.” There goes Guante, picking the easy and popular subjects to rap about again. With titles like “A Frank and Honest Conversation About Race,” “How to Explain White Supremacy to a White Supremacist,” “The Invisible Backpacker of Privilege pt. 2,” “One Bad Cop” and “White People on Twitter,” it seems clear they will live up to the promise of the album notes.
You can listen to “Our Relationship is a Slowly Gentrifying Neighborhood,” feat. Jayanthi Kyle, below as a sample for the record and see the all-ages record release party tonight for free at the Whole Music Club at the U of M with Jayanthi Kyle and Alicia Steele in Passed Presents, Tony the Scribe, SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE, G.P. Jacob, Lucien Parker and Laresa Avent. Facebook invite HERE.