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Don’t Talk To Me: This new track by Cadence Weapon & FrancisGotHeat might make you rethink your friends

Toronto, ON – Earlier this week Edmonton native Cadence Weapon (aka: Rollie Pemberton) dropped a brand new single titled “Don’t Talk To Me.”

Produced by Toronto super producer FrancisGotHeat, “Don’t Talk To Me” preaches a change in Cadence Weapon’s approach to the industry and the people he associates with. As Canadian rap has grown over the years, Rollie has encountered a lot of people with selfish motives. So instead of getting caught up, he’s stayed in his own lane. And he’s become very discerning about who he lets into his circle.

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This track itself shows a different side to Cadence Weapon that’s on some emotive trap soul vibes. Which makes sense. Because FrancisGotHeat is on the beat. And Rollie often uses his collaborators to bring out different sides of his artistry. He delivers the track as an anecdotal alt-R&B storytelling of his experience in the industry over the last few years – from moving to Toronto and dealing with haters, to making the decision to finally drop his dead weight “friends”.

We caught up with Cadence Weapon and here’s what he had to say about this track: “When I first came on the scene, things were a lot more scattered and there were fewer opportunities for rappers in this country, especially coming from out west. Now that there’s so much energy buzzing around rap in Canada, I’m finding it important to be more focused than ever on how my time is spent and what decisions I make. This song reflects me being more mindful about things like that than I was back in the day – more self-aware. Living in Toronto has definitely influenced me in that way. “Don’t Talk To Me” isn’t meant to be an anti-social sentiment. It’s more about keeping your circle tight, taking care of business and ignoring distractions.”


Twitter: @cadenceweapon | @FrancisGotHeat

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