Breaking Kayfabe

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Breaking Kayfabe
Studio album by Cadence Weapon
Released November 28, 2005
Genre Hip hop
Length 49:40
Label Upper Class Canada
Producer Cadence Weapon and Nik Kozub
Cadence Weapon chronology
Breaking Kayfabe
Afterparty Babies
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Music For America (favorable) link
Okayplayer 3/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (8.0/10) link
Stylus B link

Breaking Kayfabe is the debut album by Canadian rapper Cadence Weapon, released in 2005 on Upper Class Recordings. It was also released in the United States by Anti-Records on March 13, 2007. The title refers to a term in professional wrestling which is synonymous with "breaking character" (see kayfabe).

The album was shortlisted for the 2006 Polaris Music Prize. However, it lost to Final Fantasy's He Poos Clouds.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Oliver Square" 3:33
  2. "Sharks" 3:59
  3. "Grim Fandango" 3:36
  4. "Black Hand" 3:47
  5. "30 Seconds" 3:34
  6. "Diamond Cutter" 2:45
  7. "Holy Smoke" 3:16
  8. "Fathom" 4:01
  9. "Turning on Your Sign" 3:44
  10. "Lisa's Spider" 2:31
  11. "Vicarious" 4:20
  12. "Julie Will Jump the Broom" 10:19