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This is a newsletter featuring musical thoughts and observations by me, rapper, producer and writer Cadence Weapon aka Rollie Pemberton. I’m the former poet laureate of Edmonton, winner of the 2021 Polaris Prize and a huge music nerd. These essays are a forum for me to talk about my own creative process as well as write about music that has been overlooked or isn’t being talked about elsewhere.

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Cadence Weapon
Rapper / Producer / Former Edmonton Poet Laureate