The urban hip hop sensibilities seem to thrive on primal beats and sometimes victimhood. By contrast a gentle spirit stands out. Dante seemed a walking contradiction. Bright, kind, gentle, ever respectful on one side of the coin and yet magnetically drawn to the darkness of the rap scene and all it’s egoistic trappings. The hat, glasses, jacket, hoodie, pants, belt all carefully put together with sponsorship considerations for every piece. Yet in this conundrum there is a smile that breaks through and dissolves the surface and reassures that the real power of this young man is intact and ever present.