Cadence Weapon

Performing as Cadence Weapon, Rollie Pemberton is known for his way with words — even spending two years as Poet Laureate for the City of Edmonton. Pemberton’s last two albums, Breaking Kayfabe and Afterparty Babies, were nominated for Canada’s Polaris Music Prize while his latest release, Hope In Dirt City, is an attempt to capture the artist’s newest musical phase while also paying homage to earlier forms of hip hop. The album combines several genres of music fluidly for what Pemberton considers his most mature album yet.

Featured song: “Loft Party”

Hope In Dirt City, the latest release by Cadence Weapon, is available now through Upper Class Recordings.

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Official website:
Twitter: @cadenceweapon

Upcoming tour dates:
8/10 @Dooryards Art Festival, Woodstock, NB

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