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Cadence Weapon

Cadence Weapon aka Rollie Pemberton 



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Cadence Weapon

"My dad said I was an afterparty baby; this goes out to all the accidents out there; keep on making mistakes" - the final words that resonate from the daring acapella lead track "Do I Miss My Friends?" on Cadence Weapon's highly anticipated sophomore release, Afterparty Babies.

In the course from his debut album Breaking Kayfabe to his sophomore record, Roland Pemberton has come of age. While most youths were struggling to focus on a sneaker brand for more than a week; the young (and underage) Pemberton would slip into clubs to play shows with Spank Rock, Lady Sovereign, Jurassic 5, TTC, New Pornographers, Final Fantasy, and De La Soul. He rocked guest performances with The Klaxons, Hot Chip and Islands; he remixed Lady Sovereign, Kid Sister, Disco D, Busdriver, Rick Ross/Simian Mobile Disco; he's been featured on tracks with Buck 65 and Anti MC. He inked deals with legendary labels, Epitaph USA and Big Dada for the UK and Europe; all before he was barely legal.

Pemberton's explosive debut, Breaking Kayfabe was an impossibly accomplished hip-hop album stacked with clever writing and impressive rhymes, paired with the electro-tones of UK grime and West Coast hip-hop. The album yielded instant praise and notoriety, culminating in nominations from the Polaris Music Prize (modeled after the Mercury Prize), the Canadian Indie Awards and "Best Rap Album of 2006" at the Plug Independent Music Awards, and won the CBC Radio 3's Bucky Award. Cadence Weapon and Breaking Kayfabe garnered fans from Pitchforkmedia.com, Urb Magazine, XLR8R, CMJ, Q Magazine, Uncut, Drowned In Sound to name only a few.

Pemberton is back and he is firmly establishing his legacy as a pioneer in a passionate crusade to push the rap and electronic ...

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