Afterparty Babies - Cadence Weapon
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  • Summary: Cadence Weapon's sophomore album is said to be inspired by his summer in Edmonton.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. As a knowing send-up of youth culture, Afterparty Babies can be both funny and obnoxious.
  2. A dense, innovative follow-up to Canadian MC Rollie Pemberton's promising 2005 debut. [Apr 2008, p. 112]
  3. He backs up his insolence with dense, tricky productions that pile samples and scratching atop techno and electro beats and go increasingly haywire as he gets more worked up.
  4. If the satisfying Afterparty Babies doesn't have the same thunderclap impact of its predecessors, it's because that element of adventure is subdued.
  5. 70
    His latest outing, Afterparty Babies, doesn't derail that path, but it struggles to stay on course.
  6. The boring beats and throwback rhyme flow (circa 92)--which is weak even by Edmontonian standards--put Afterparty Babies somewhere beneath Don Cash’s home demos and the outtakes from Organized Rhyme’s Huh? Stiffenin’ Against The Wall.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. MattA.
    Mar 5, 2008
    9
    Apparentely it's cool now to give a Cadence Weapon album a bad review and say that "he hasn't mastered his craft yet." Well, his true fans didn't get the memo. While not as good as Breaking Kayfabe (which felt other-wordly it was so good), this is no disappointment. There is a slight lag in tracks 8-10, but other than that, this is a worthy follow-up with a handful of just classic rap tracks (Limited Edition OJ Slammer, True Story, and House Music, just to name a few). The NOW Toronto is so out of touch he needs to retire. The Lost at Sea guy isn't far behind. Expand
  2. BryanH.
    Mar 6, 2008
    8
    Not as strong as the brilliant "Breaking Kayfabe" but still a damned good album. The review from "NOW Magazine" (a publication that earns itself no respect, generally speaking) couldn't possibly be any further off the mark. Comparing something this biting and fresh to Tom Green's novelty rap is a straight up insult to Cadence, Canadian hip hop, and (why not?) even Green himself. Expand