A Wayward Word's Worth

July 8, 2010

Roquentin’s Mystery

Filed under: Uncategorized — kylelawrence @ 6:15 pm

Edmonton’s own master-poet delves deep into existential philosophy to find the answers. By Kyle Mullin for Edmonton’s SEE Magazine, July 8 2010.

Cadence Weapon has spent a long time pondering the spirit of song, the lyrics and rhythms that flow around and through him, like a perfect musical storm that sets his rap barometer off.

“The ideas I get are naturally occurring in the air, I just pick up on them,” said the Edmonton native, born Rollie Pemberton, who will reciprocate some of those rhythmic ideas at his SOS Festival performance. “We give all this credit to good songwriters, but I think they’re more like filters… Music’s a long connected thread of ideas that everyone’s capable of tapping into, as long as they have the right prior knowledge.”




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