Big City, Cold Nights f. Guante

from by Tom Swifty

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Guante ( is one of my absolute favorite artists, so it was really cool of him to do a track with me. Unfortunately, we recorded these verses at separate studios and when I put the track together later, Guante's verse ended up coming in slightly early, and the mistake wasn't noticed until it was too late. It was entirely my fault, and I still feel bad about it to this day. It's a testament to the quality of Guante's writing and delivery that the track still sounds so good no one notices.

NOTES FOR PARENTS: I curse a couple of times on my verse (just "shit"), but Guante keeps his all clean. Class act, that guy. Overall, I think this song is pretty ok for grade school kids and up.


from Nursery Rhymes: Clean​(​er) Cuts for the Kids, released May 1, 2016
from Tom Swifty, released August 31, 2010
Music: Automaton. Vocals and lyrics: Tom Swifty and Guante.



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Tom Swifty New York, New York

A former member of Minneapolis Hip-Hop crews Death Ray Scientific ( and Matching Wits (, Tom Swifty has performed at shows with artists like Sage Francis, Guante, Wide Eyes, Phillip Morris, Kristoff Krane, Kanser, Solillaquists of Sound, Heiruspecs, Carnage, and the late, great Eyedea, among others. ... more

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