Photos. Music. Musings. Assorted wanderings and pop detritus from a freelance editor, music journalist, photographer, New York Yankee, New York Giant and New York Ranger fan.
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Like a lot of artists, Roland Pemberton, better known as Cadence Weapon, grew up in a musical household — his father Teddy, a Brooklyn native was an envelope pushing college radio DJ who was inducted into the Canadian DJ Hall of Fame, during the Stylus Awards, the country’s national DJ awards. Interestingly, Pemberton’s dad was the the muse for Roland’s second album, Afterparty Babies.
With the release of Hope in Dirt City on Upper Class Recordings, Edmonton’s Poet Laureate — yes he’s a Poet Laureate — has developed a reputation for expanding what hip hop sounds sonically, as well as what it concerns itself with lyrically. Check out the grainy 80s VHS styled video for “Get On Down.”