“Eye To Eye” By Cadence Weapon
Cadence Weapon, is the project of Toronto rapper/producer Rollie Pemberton, he recently announced his new LP Parallel World, will drop on April 30th via eOne Music. Recently, Cadence shared the new single and video for “Eye To Eye”, out today. Over a swirling beat from Toronto producer Audioopera as a backdrop for Cadence’s trademark flow, Cadence’s new track was written in response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and D’Andre Campbell, the assault of Dafonte Miller by an off-duty police officer and his brother, and the Amy Cooper / Chris Cooper incident in Central Park. “I was inspired by the writing of Desmond Cole as well as W. E. B. Du Bois’s concept of double consciousness,” he describes. “How I perceive myself and how I’m seen by others as a black man and the conflict between those two perceptions.”
As for the video itself (directed by Scott Pilgrim), it plays into the idea of perception as well. “Moving through any space as a black man wearing a hoodie is something that has become loaded with certain connotations and preconceptions. Scott and I wanted to make something raw that played with those expectations and navigated the gap between perception and reality.”
In addition to Greene, other producers on Parallel World include Jimmy Edgar, Martyn Bootyspoon, Casey MQ, Korea Town Acid, DNNY PHNTM, Strict Face, AudioOpera, and Little Snake. Guests include Fat Tony, Backxwash, Skratch Bastid, and Manga Saint Hilare. It was mixed and engineered by Calvin Hartwick at Dream House Studios and mastered by Phil Demetro at Lacquer Channel in Toronto.
On Me (ft. Manga Saint Hilare and Strict Face)
Play No Games
SENNA (ft. Jacques Greene)
WATER (ft. Fat Tony)
Eye To Eye
Ghost (ft. Backxwash)
Hard To Find
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