Release Date: Mar 4, 2008
Record label: Anti
Genre(s): Indie, Rap
Canadians get shit on for all kinds of reasons I rarely feel the need to dispute, but sometimes something gets me worked up about an entire nation being dismissed as a bunch of loons with ear-flapped winter hats. Herewith, the independent rapper Cadence Weapon, a.k.a. Rollie Pemberton, a sprightly, jokey dude from Edmonton who I totally thought was white until I saw his MySpace pic.
Destroyer With his fey voice and acoustic guitar, the songwriter Dan Bejar, who records as Destroyer when he’s not with the New Pornographers or his other projects, might have been perfectly suited for a career in pretty soft rock, mid-1970s style. The beginning of Destroyer’s eighth album, .
Whether it’s a matter of Cadence Weapon having too many bloggers e-mail him that his Breaking Kayfabe album was a work of genius or wasting too much time touring with Final Fantasy, Afterparty Babies suggests that former Pitchfork writer Rollie Pemberton has lost the plot. The boring beats and throwback rhyme flow (circa 92) – which is weak even by Edmontonian standards – put Afterparty Babies somewhere beneath Don Cash’s home demos and the outtakes from Organized Rhyme’s Huh? Stiffenin’ Against The Wall. Might want to rethink the launch of that Afterparty Babies fashion line.