A native of Brooklyn, NY, Mr. Pemberton created The Black Sound Experience radio show on the University of Alberta's CSJR station in 1980, and is credited with introducing hip-hop to Rollie's hometown of Edmonton, the capital city of Alberta.
Rollie says he, "wanted to make music that afterparty babies are created to", and the Afterparty Babies experience takes shape from this premise. But Pemberton's route into this theme is through stories of friends and feelings, crews and club nights, hometowns and heroes, media and fashion. This thoughtfulness, though, is tied to punishing, uptempo electronic music which is a million miles from the safe world of 'underground hip hop'. Afterparty Babies is an almost indescribable explosion of ideas, feelings and musical vision fuelled by Mr. Weapon's experiences over the last few years as a writer, producer, touring artist and club DJ.
Pemberton has played shows with Spank Rock, Lady Sovereign, Jurassic 5, TTC, New Pornographers, Final Fantasy, and De La Soul. He has rocked guest performances with The Klaxons, Hot Chip and Islands; he remixed Lady Sovereign, Kid Sister, Disco D, Busdriver he's been featured on tracks with Buck 65 and Anti MC. But more than any name-dropping, this 21 year old deserves to be judged on the strength of his music alone.
Funny, heartfelt, fiendishly clever, testosterone-pumped, sensitive, a pure aderenalin rush, "Afterparty Babies" is the real thing - a unique, genuinely original hip hop record.
"My dad said I was an afterparty baby; this goes out to all the accidents out there; keep on making mistakes" - from "Do I Miss My Friends?"
Album Release Date: 3rd March. "In Seach of the Youth Crew" Single out February 18th.
01. Do I Miss My Friends
02. In Search Of The Youth Crew
03. True Story
04. Limited Edition OJ Slammer
05. Juliann Wilding
06. Real Estate
07. Messages Matter
08. Your Hair's Not Clothes
10. The New Face Of Fashion
11. Getting Dumb
12. House Music
13. Unsuccessful Club Nights
14. We Move Away
Related news items:
Newer news items:
- Galactic - From The Corner To The Block LP [Galactic] - 16/03/2008 15:46
- Mr Drastick - The Gladiator's Anthem CD [MDM] - 14/03/2008 17:00
- Well Deep: Ten Years of Big Dada Recordings Double CD / DVD [Big Dada] - 03/03/2008 11:48
- Cons?iracy - Tour Of Duty CD [Cons?iracy] - 01/03/2008 17:00
- Truth & Soul - Fallin' Off the Reel CD [Truth & Soul] - 26/02/2008 17:00
Older news items:
- Yes King - Rock This World CD [Yes King] - 06/02/2008 11:58
- Akrobatik - Absolute Value CD [Fat Beats] - 05/02/2008 17:00
- Rogirs - Life and Music: All Of It CD [Fibby] - 28/01/2008 13:03
- Haze - Once Upon A Time In London CD [Eurogang] - 27/01/2008 17:00
- Chief Wigz - Never Speak Ill Of The Dead (Vol. 1) CD [9lives] - 25/01/2008 17:00