Afterparty Babies

  • Record Label: Anti
  • Release Date: Mar 4, 2008
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. 60
    He's already sophisticated enough to paste lines about real heartbreak onto chunky, melodic beats ("True Story"), then turn around and be an equally passionate goofball ("Getting Dumb"). Leaning toward the latter could make him a star outside the backpack circuit.
  2. Uncut
    60
    The raw machine clap has been replced by Chaotic deconstruction of house music. It's a frequently awkward fit, lacking the fluid styling that makes the best hip hop. [Apr 2008, p.84]
  3. Pemberton has solidified the distinctive elements of his style on Afterparty Babies—but in so doing, he’s perhaps narrowed Cadence Weapon’s appeal.
  4. Rollie has yet to find his voice, though.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. 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 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. Full Review »
  2. 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 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. Full Review »