Toronto, ON – March 15, 2019 – Toronto-based rapper, Cadence Weapon, returns with his first fresh tune of 2019. Today, he shares Superhero, a collaboration with DJ Shub, released via DJ Shub's imprint, Shub Records. Listen to the track here.

"Superhero is a song about how everyone has something that they can use to help other people, a special skill or secret power that exists deep inside of them. For us, that power is music,” Cadence says of the track. “Music can change your mood or make you feel stronger. I tried to infuse this song with the kind of energy that makes you want to lift a car over your head! DJ Shub and I have known each other for awhile and have talked about making some music together for a minute. When I got this beat from him, I wrote the song immediately and sent a finished version back in less than 24 hours."                        

Superhero is a valorous follow up to Cadence’s single, Jackson Pollock, produced by Toronto’s own Grandtheft. Following an instrumental version on Deadbeats that was released on November 23, 2018, the song is a bold example of what Cadence has in store for 2019, and what he has been working on since the release of his self-titled album earlier this year.

In addition, Cadence’s PIQUE-produced video for High Rise is up for a 2019 Prism Prize, a national juried award recognizing the artistry of the modern music video in Canada. With visuals filmed in Toronto, the hyper-local song is a bold look at city life and the condo boom, with sharp bars that speak to the current climate of gentrification.

After the release of his Polaris Music Prize-nominated self-titled album in 2018, Cadence completed a cycle of non-stop touring and festival gigs. The run included a North American headline tour with Montreal’s Hua Li and Houston rapper, Fat Tony, after a long European run of the summer festival circuit. The cross country Canadian tour featured shows in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Montreal, Fredericton, St. John’s, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Virginia, Boston, and the revered Halifax Pop Explosion in Nova Scotia. In December, Cadence performed at NextGen City Jam in his hometown of Edmonton, returned to Toronto for CBC q Live For The Holidays, and rang in the New Year with a performance at Nathan Philips Square. Last month, Cadence sat alongside the likes of Bun B at The Gathering Music Summit in Banff, Alberta, where he was featured on a panel and performed at the town’s legendary Rose and Crown.

Cadence Weapon’s much anticipated, self-titled album was released on January 2018 via eOne Music, and longlisted for a Polaris Music Prize that year. The album is his first since 2012’s Hope In Dirt City, which was second to be nominated for a Polaris Music Prize.

Purchase and stream Cadence Weapon here, and stay tuned for his forthcoming project with Jacques Greene.

About Cadence Weapon:
Toronto-based rapper and producer Cadence Weapon (a.k.a. Roland “Rollie” Pemberton) has consistently exhibited a passion for taking rap into new and unexpected directions. The son of a pioneering hip-hop radio DJ, Pemberton grew up in Edmonton around a diverse library of music. After splitting time between the city’s experimental electronic and underground rap scenes, Cadence released Breaking Kayfabe and Hope In Dirt City, both of which were shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize. Known for his sharp lyricism, Pemberton served as Poet Laureate of Edmonton from 2009 to 2011, making him the literary ambassador of his hometown.

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