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Cadence Weapon Named Poet Laureate of ...

Cadence Weapon Named Poet Laureate of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Nimble indie rapper and former Pitchfork writer Rollie Pemberton, aka Cadence Weapon , is now a poet motherfucking laureate. According to The Canadian Press , on July 1, Pemberton will officially start his two-year tenure as laureate of his native city, Edmonton, Alberta. To be clear: There is a guy who used to write for Pitchfork who is now a poet laureate.

See mom, I told you this isn't a dead-end career! But, in true hip-hop fashion, there are a few haters none too happy with the appointment. Swagger jackers include departing laureate E.D. Blodgett, "a 74-year-old professor emeritus who has published 19 collections of poetry," according to The Globe and Mail .

But Pemberton is brushing them off, saying, .... 3:42 a.m. Monday 25th May 2009 EST
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