Published Jul 19, 2012The afternoon before Cadence Weapon, aka Roland Pemberton, opened for Japandroids at a sold out show in Toronto, the former Edmonton poet laureate and staple of Canadian hip-hop threw down a short set on Exclaim!'s back deck.
Cadence Weapon's third album, Hope In Dirt City, came out in May and has been shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize. Here he plays "Cheval" from that record with DJ Kuhrye-oo. Over knocking drums, strings and soul samples, Cadence Weapon spits with clear enunciation and doesn't even need a chorus to make this daytime Exclaim! TV session feel like a late-night Montreal loft party.