While we may be on opposing teams in the battle of Alberta, I can’t help but admire the artistic achievements of Edmonton born rapper Cadence Weapon aka Rollie Pemberton. At 26, Rollie has already been nominated for a Polaris Music Award and held the position of Edmonton’s poet-laureate for two years.
And his lyrical flow? Well that’s also pretty impressive. Rollie carefully crafts masterpieces with his words in order to tell a story that excludes bitches, bling, and booty.
His new joint ’88 is a tribute to old-school hip-hop and it features the original instrumental from ‘Eight’, by fellow Canadian Grimes, as the backing track. And really, you doesn’t want to relive that golden era. It’s short in length but big on content.
Expect more from Cadence in the coming months, his new album ‘Roquentin’ is expected to drop this spring and he will also be making an appearance at SXSW 2012.
posted by @clarkbs