4. Cadence Weapon
Parallel World

Cover of Cadence Weapon's abum Parallel World

Cadence Weapon took home the Polaris Prize for this timely album full of news headlines spun into tight rhymes designed to stop listeners in their tracks. Inspired by sonically menacing U.K. drill with biting kicks and sliding 808s, Weapon spits whip-tongued verses about systemic racism, society becoming an episode of Black Mirror and Toronto’s rapid gentrification.

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