Cadence Weapon

Rollie Pemberton
Musical discoveries and observations from Cadence Weapon
Created 27 Oct 2020
  • Tour Diary #1: Our Private World
    13 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 3 3
    Rapping at the Empty Bottle in Chicago (photo by Bridget Botchway Bradley) The past two weeks have been an absolute whirlwind. I had Polaris and then two shows back to back in Toronto. During the day ...
  • Tour kicks off this week!
    29 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Photo by Kate Killet Parallel World won the 2021 Polaris Prize! Thanks to everyone who has been subscribed to this newsletter and following the gestation of the album. I couldn’t have done it without ...
  • The Time Has Come
    20 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Vibing on Toronto Island as artist Laura Dawe paints what she sees Sorry that I haven’t posted in awhile! The last two months have been some of the busiest of my entire life. Mostly I had to take time...
  • The Aftermath
    29 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    Me as a child at the inaugural Polaris Prize in 2006 Subscribe now The response I received to my last newsletter has been absolutely staggering. When I woke up one day a few weeks ago and randomly dec...
  • Independence Day
    06 Jul 2021 • 5 min read • 10 3
    Crowdsurfing at Pitchfork Music Festival in 2007 When I was a teenager, I signed a 360 deal with an independent label. A 360 deal is when the label gets a cut of everything you do instead of just reco...
  • On Me
    01 Jun 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Subscribe now The video for “On Me” featuring Manga Saint Hilare and Strict Face is out now on GRM Daily. It was important to me to have the video hosted there because the song is a classic UK grime h...
  • The Rise of the Machines
    28 May 2021 • 4 min read • 3 1
    I recently joined TikTok. I was really resistant to it for a long time. A friend showed me the app back in February 2020. I tried using it but found it too frantic and frenzied for my fragile synapses...
  • Play No Games
    14 May 2021 • 4 min read • 4 1
    Subscribe now “Play No Games” is one of my favourite songs on Parallel World. It’s produced by a Toronto artist named Korea Town Acid. I started seeing her performing live and DJing around town a few ...
  • The 20% Rule
    07 May 2021 • 4 min read • 4 0
    Subscribe now You might be wondering why I’ve been writing so much about my album. Shouldn’t I leave a little mystery? Let the music speak for itself? Being an artist in today’s internet era makes tha...
  • Parallel World
    30 Apr 2021 • 4 min read • 3 1
    Subscribe now My new album Parallel World is out now! Around this time a year ago, the idea of making a new album was far from my mind. I was under lockdown here in Toronto during the early part of th...
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