While Cadence Weapon (aka Roland Pemberton) wrote the song "Real Estate" before the current financial crisis began rearing its disastrous head, its message is particularly poignant right at this moment. The new video for "Real Estate" brings home the young performer's premonition of the financial mess he predicted on his March release, Afterparty Babies. Dressed to the nines and moving property at alarming rates, the ever-acute Cadence provides some comic, if timely, relief to the ongoing Bailout-palooza in his crushing parody of the misguided occupation of buying and selling. See the video for "Real Estate" here.
After a whirlwind 2008, marked by the critically acclaimed release of his sophomore album Afterparty Babies, and over 100 performances across North America and Europe - including stops at Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, V-Fest and Roskilde -- Cadence Weapon (aka Roland Pemberton) is back with his first ever headlining tour across Canada.
Since the release of Afterparty Babies in March, Cadence Weapon has been touring non-stop, sharing stages with the likes of Public Enemy, Santogold, Roots Manuva, and Crystal Castles, while still finding time to record new tracks. Some of the freshest collaborations in music today include Cadence's recent work with fellow Canadian DJ A-Trak and UK electro-king HervÃ© is on the cover of the September issue of Mixmag, and all over the blogs. Heard it yet? "Roll With The Winners." Cadence also collaborated this summer on tracks with Freq Nasty, Simian Mobile Disco and Drop The Lime, remixed the new Roots Manuva single "Buff Nuff", and has recorded a brand new mixtape called Separation Anxiety that will be available exclusively for the upcoming Canadian Tour.
Afterparty Babies Canadian Tour:
10.09.08 TORONTO Lee's Palace* 10.10.08 OTTAWA Babylon* 10.11.08 MONTREAL Zoobizarre* 10.12.08 QUEBEC La Ninkasi 10.16.08 HALIFAX The Marquee# 10.17.08 CHARLOTTETOWN The Wave 10.18.08 FREDERICTON The Phoenix
*with special guest Woodhands #with Skratch Bastid
Afterparty Babies in the press:
Conclusive proof that at least one music critic can rap - Spin
Aesop Rock meets Girl Talk...this record has all the great elements of both - Filter
He's the perfect hip-hop hero for the myspace age - The Onion
Pemberton moves towards commercial hip hop with this record while still retaining a delightful underground flavour. Nas: Eat your words - Observer Music Monthly
His darting intelligence and racing imagination are evident in every line. - Guardian UK
Dense, innovative... with a refreshing lack of respect for convention. - Q Magazine
A dense and abrasive record of astonishing precocity. **** - Uncut
Underground hip hop's savior - Dazed & Confused