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Cadence Weapon: Cadence Weapon Named Poet ...

Cadence Weapon: Cadence Weapon Named Poet Laureate of Edmonton

Canada is a bizarre place: ham is called Canadian Bacon, hockey is treated like a real sport and shown on real TV networks, their big cities don't have sky high murder rates, going to the doctor is free and Edmonton, an otherwise unremarkable city with a big ass mall has a poet laureate. And that poet laureate, for the next two years at least, is Rollie Pemberton, aka rapper Cadence Weapon. Seriously, not only does Edmonton have a poet laureate, he's a rapper.

Not all Edmontonites (is that right?) are happy; the old poet laureate, E.D. Blodgett is mad at the choice because he wrote 19 collections of poetry, and none of them were named Afterparty Babies . Either way, ....

2:19 a.m. Friday 29th May 2009 EST
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