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Last week, Cadence Weapon posted a compilation of remixes and new tracks on his website called Separation Anxiety. Something of a sequel to his 2005 mixtape Cadence Weapon is the Black Hand, the collection is available for, in his words, … Continue reading
On Cadence Weapon’s second album, Afterparty Babies, the Canadian hip-hop phenom tries to inject a little intelligence into the club rap fad. Continue reading
Cadence Weapon has announced an initial run of concert dates promoting for his Afterparty Babies project, which drops March 4 on Anti-/Epitaph. If the album sells well then there will be more, of course. For now, however, the Edmonton export … Continue reading
Canadian rap prodigy Cadence Weapon is preparing to release his new album, Afterparty Babies.
Set for release on March 4, Afterparty Babies is the first effort from Cadence Weapon’s new deal with Anti-/Epitaph Records. (The label reissued his 2005 debut, Breaking Kayfabe, last year). "Afterparty Babies explores friends and feelings, crews and club nights, hometowns and heroes, media and fashion. The recognized wordsmith continues to push the theme, surrounded by socially conscious commentary, and personal subject matter while dropping it over punishing electronic dance jams," reads the press release for the album.
While you wait for those "punishing electronic dance jams" to manifest themselves, check out the track listing below.
Since its release on the Canadian imprint Upper Class Recordings in 2005, Breaking Kayfabe has continued to win fans who like unusual and cutting-edge hip-hop but can’t stand the boring "true school" aesthetic that contaminates so many underground scenes. Rollie "Cadence Weapon" Pemberton’s debut album blends Aesop Rock metaphorical wordplay, Antipop Consortium’s techno mishmash and Pharoahe Monch’s hardcore righteousness into something memorable.
Earlier this year, Cadence Weapon signed with Epitaph’s Anti- imprint, which promptly re-released Breaking Kayfabe for worldwide consumption. Sometime next spring, he’ll drop the first fruit of that deal, Afterparty Babies. But first, the Edmonton rapper will take to his first proper tour of the States (not counting a few dates for Scion last fall and some festival shows) with Canadian indie-rock weirdo Final Fantasy.
The itinerary is below.