Cadence Weapon

Cadence Weapon

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Lead hip hop reviewer/writer for Magazine/Razorblade Runner Rollie Pemberton aka Cadence Weapon has dropped a mix tape that is turning crazy heads, but in October he releases his debut full length on Upper Class Recordings!


Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 19-year-old rapper/producer Cadence Weapon (aka Rollie Pemberton) has prepared a full-length debut with Toronto’s Upper Class Recordings entitled Breaking Kayfabe. As a journalist for Chicago’s now-legendary, Brooklyn’s and most recently, his own taste-making blog Razorblade Runner (, his writing has made him an influential figure in the modern independent hip-hop landscape. Following the massive grassroots support of his independent mixtape Cadence Weapon Is The Black Hand, Cadence Weapon returns with a more focused sound. Sparring with angular electro beats and frantic samples, Cadence lives up to his namesake, altering his flow constantly. The album is expected for a Summer 2005 release, with first single “Oliver Square” based on Cadence’s experiences with hometown Edmonton’s current socio-political climate. Outside of the album, Pemberton plans to produce a side project with vocalist Sean Foster of 7 And 7 Is, as well as remixes for Sean’s label Rectangle Records and Island UK up-and-comer Lady Sovereign. Plans for a Fall tour are in the works, and Cadence has already booked dates opening for Canadian hip hop mainstays mcenroe and Birdapres on their current tour. More information and songs can be found at


2005 - Cadence Weapon Is The Black Hand mixtape
2005 - Debut Album BREAKING KAYFABE being released October 25 on Upper Class Recordings

Set List

45 Minutes of pure banging alt. hip hop.