Canadian rapper and producer Cadence Weapon had his go on the Blacksheep Stage at Ottawa’s RBC Bluesfest on Monday, July 8.
The Edmonton-based artist played a primarily-DJ set before the early crowds of the night, rallying in a well-rounded turnout to up the ante before the headlining acts which followed his performance preformed features off his breakthrough mixtape Cadence Weapon Is The Black Hand to give reoccurring, or even first-time fans a taste of his 2005 days. Breaking Kayfabe, his full-length debut following, was heard as well through an on-going loop of music which Cadence occasionally introduced a microphone to add a lyrical variance to the skill-full mixing. Fans who learned Cadence Weapon’s name from his 2012 effort Hope In Dirt City also got exactly what they came for.
The Canadian artist sat down with the CapCityHipHop crew to talk music, lifestyle and artistic future following the Bluesfest set. Stay tuned for the feature…
The Trap duo Thugli performed followed Cadence Weapon’s performance with a complementing set on the Blacksheep Stage.
Whether it be the anticipation for Baauer and RL Grimes or the echo of bass drops throughout much of LeBreton Flats, Thugli’s crowd was promising; over a 100 heads made their way to the Blacksheep Stage as the duo hammered out TRAP revisions of Kanye West’s Yeezus and much more.
Baauer and RL Grime finale’d the July 8 evening of events for the Blacksheep Stage in electrifying fashion.
The collaborative performance between the Philadelphia-based producer and RL Grime attracted the biggest crowd the Blacksheep Stage had seen to date of the RBC’s 2013 Bluesfest. Arrayed by vivid a vivid light show and smoke screens, the Baauer and RL Grime could be heard throughout the park.
The duo never stopped once to interact with the crowd. They came to entertain knowing the crowd wasn’t ready to stop dancing for small talk. Take a look at the crowd’s reaction and imagery of their performance below…
Photos by: Zack Noureddine
Written by: The CapCityHipHop Media Team (Nate G, Moji Agoro, Zack Noureddine)