Toronto, ON – December 7, 2018 –  Today, prolific rapper, Cadence Weapon, launches the rap version of his new single, Jackson Pollock, produced by Toronto’s own Grandtheft. Following an instrumental version on Deadbeats that was released on November 23, 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. Listen to Jackson Pollock here.

"Grandtheft and I randomly got together in the studio in Toronto and built the track from the ground up. We wanted to make something that mirrored the frenetic energy of our live shows,” Cadence says of the collaboration. “After GT came up with the beat, I knew I wanted to write something that had an epic, celebratory quality to match the production. It's an art rap song that makes references to famous visual artists but also touches on the intersection of art and commerce in the world of music."

Jackson Pollock (Rap Version) is a triumphant anthem that serves as a victory lap after a busy year of touring for both artists. Cadence just wrapped an extensive 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. Cadence performed at NextGen City Jam in his hometown of Edmonton last week. He returns to Toronto this month, taking the stage with Jacques Greene at CBC q Live For The Holidays on Wednesday, December 12 at The Great Hall, and will be ringing in the New Year with a performance at Nathan Philips Square on Monday, December 31. See below for more information and tickets.   

Cadence has been teasing new music on and off the stage for a few months – this summer, sharing infectious single, Be About,  produced by  Eytan Tobin, of the Bedroomer music collective, and some new sounds from a forthcoming project with Jacques Greene.

Cadence Weapon’s much anticipated, self-titled album was released on January 19 via eOne Music, and longlisted for a 2018 Polaris Music Prize. 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.

December 12 – CBC q Live For The Holidays – The Great Hall – Toronto, ON – Tickets
December 31 – New Year’s Eve at Nathan Philips Square – Toronto, ON - Info
February 15 – Resident DTLA – Los Angeles, CA

“Since letting some light in, and showing some openness to more conventional production, Pemberton has crafted his most fully-realized and best album yet.” Beatroute

“It’s a record that invites listeners in and finds us
truly getting to know Pemberton on a new level.” –
CBC Music

“…his most provocative and well-executed album and a high water mark
 for hip-hop on this continent.”

Always a literate, smart and — mainly — narrative rap artist, Rollie Pemberton was always married to his own muse and chasing none of the day’s trends. That’s why he can make an album that sounds as old skool and near-classic hip hop as this 12-track album does…” – Vancouver Sun

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