Consider what Epitaph, a label rooted in punk, is doing here. The label roster now includes Cadence Weapon, Busdriver, DangerDoom, the Coup and Sage Francis. That’s an impressive group of underground hip-hop artists.
As for Cadence Weapon (born Rollie Pemberton), his stellar LP, Breaking Kayfabe, will see a U.S. release on March 13. Catch up with what I wrote about Cadence here.
And be sure to pour some out for the dearly departed Razorblade Runner, Pemberton’s one-time corner in the world of mp3 blogs.
If you can’t wait for March 13, eMusic has been hawking Breaking Kayfabe for the past year now.