Authors & Headliners
Cadence Weapon (Roland Pemberton) – poet, musician, record producer, writer, and starting July 1, 2009, the City of Edmonton’s Poet Laureate. At 23, Roland Pemberton is an accomplished artist with an established international reputation as an innovative force in hip-hop. His debut album Breaking Kayfabe (2005) earned him nominations for the Canadian Indie Awards and “Best Rap Album of 2006” at the Plug Independent Music Awards, and won CBC Radio 3’s Bucky Award. Both Breaking Kayfabe and his sophomore album Afterparty Babies (2008) have earned nominations for the coveted Polaris Music Prize.
Rollie appears in Hip Hop Heart. Beat.