Published Mar 16, 2012Prairie rap star Cadence Weapon recently promised "less bagel talk, more songs in 2012." This spring, he will be making good on his word by releasing a new album called Hope in Dirt City.
Speaking with AUX at SXSW, the rapper said that the full-length will be coming out on May 29. He explained, "The idea of this record is taking my ideas and filtering them through the idea of a live band, and then taking that and sampling it again myself, so it's like a beat again."
Cadence added that the record will include cameos from Doldrums and Buck 65. The latter collaboration resulted in a song that's "about a mysterious corporate record industry machine that has destroyed music. It doesn't exist. Or maybe it does."
There will also be "a few amazing Montreal producers" including Victor Bongiovanni. We're also guessing that Cadence Weapon's recent Grimes collaboration is also included in that, but this is currently unconfirmed.
A recent press release had this to say about the album: "A clearly defined and emotionally mature statement of intent, Hope in Dirt City represents the culmination of these experiences. Composed of a unique hybrid of psychedelic soul, old-school rap, IDM and mutant disco, Hope in Dirt City is a ground-breaking achievement in hip-hop."
Stay tuned for more updates about the collection, and check up the recently surfaced Cadence Weapon track "Crew Up" below.