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The City Is Mine: An Interview with Cadence Weapon

With his encyclopedic genre knowledge honed by time as a critic himself, Rollie Pemberton (a.k.a. Cadence Weapon) aims to put Canada on the hip-hop map via Hope in Dirt City, his innovative indie debut.

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B. Dolan: Fallen House, Sunken City

The plucky Providence poet dodges the sophomore album slump with a poignant conscious hip-hop record, backed by huge beats from Alias.

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Dragon Fli Empire: Redefine

This Calgary-based duo might not be redefining hip-hop, but that doesn't mean their third album can't be an enjoyable, positive romp, which it is.

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Shuttle: Tunnel/Rotten Guts

This will stand as one of the best electronic singles of 2009.

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Cadence Weapon: Separation Anxiety

With this mixtape, Cadence Weapon makes it clear that he wants nothing more than to soundtrack your next party.

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Noah23: Rock, Paper, Scissors

A solid Canadian indie hip-hop effort easily on par with his southern equivalents.

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Cadence Weapon: Afterparty Babies

Rollie Pemberton has solidified the distinctive elements of his style on Afterparty Babies -- but in so doing, he's perhaps narrowed Cadence Weapon's appeal.


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