For the next 10 weeks on CBC Music, we’re featuring one album per week from this year’s Polaris Music Prize short list. This week, we feature Cadence Weapon’s Hope in Dirt City, which you can stream until Wednesday, July 24th.
From the album 3rdbuglar, “Sufficiently Suffonsified” by Wordburglar is a fun rhymefest touching on subjects ranging from The Transformers and Star Wars to hockey and fast food. With his bilingual lyricisms and solid beats, you’re going to like the cut of his jib.
[“Sufficiently Suffonsified” was added to rotation this week on CBC Radio 3]
Comprised of a quartet of journeymen DJs, A Tribe Called Red have taken their Hip-Hop, Dance Hall and Electronic inspirations and merged them with Pow Wow music on their self-titled Polaris prize nominated album. The descriptively named track, “Electric Pow Wow Drum” is a buzzbomb of synthetic electro blasts and driving beats that’ll turn heads and tap toes.
[“Electric Pow Wow Drum” was added to rotation this week on CBC Radio 3]
This week’s top song on Radio 3’s chart is a twofer - you get a Cadence Weapon track and a Grimes song, both for the price of one. Turns out that “88” is essentially Grime’s “Eight” with Cadence wrapping over it.
Have a listen to this week’s R3-30 podcast to hear Rollie (Cadence) explain how it came to be and his hopes to return the favour on an upcoming session.
Also, check out Grime’s original song to compare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqLu_eWjP_Y