Hope in Dirt City

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Hope in Dirt City
Studio album by Cadence Weapon
Released May 29, 2012
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 38:13
Label Upper Class Recordings
Producer Cadence Weapon
Cadence Weapon chronology
Afterparty Babies
(2008)
Hope in Dirt City
(2012)

Hope in Dirt City is the third album by Canadian rapper Cadence Weapon. It was released on May 29, 2012 on Upper Class Recordings.[1]

Release[edit]

The music video for the first single "Conditioning" was released in April 2012.[2]

The whole album can be streamed on the Exclaim! website since May 22, 2012.[3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[4]
Consequence of Sound 3/5 stars[5]
Tiny Mix Tapes 3/5 stars[6]
Toronto Star 3/4 stars[7]
Pitchfork Media 6.0[8]
Prefix favorable[9]

The album was named as a shortlisted nominee for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize, the second time a Cadence Weapon album has been on the Polaris shortlist. He was previously nominated in 2006 for his debut album Breaking Kayfabe. The 2012 winner is to be announced on September 24, 2012.[10]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Get on Down" – 1:59
  2. "Conditioning" – 2:59
  3. "Jukebox" – 2:52
  4. "Cheval" – 2:27
  5. "(You Can't Stop) The Machine" feat. Buck 65 – 3:19
  6. "No More Names (Aditi)" – 3:37
  7. "Small Deaths" – 2:54
  8. "Hype Man" – 3:55
  9. "There We Go" – 5:28
  10. "Crash Course for the Ravers" – 4:21
  11. "Hope in Dirt City" – 4:22

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kane, Tyler (April 10, 2012). "Cadence Weapon Announces New Album, Hope In Dirt City". Paste. 
  2. ^ Cooper, Duncan (April 5, 2012). "Video: Cadence Weapon, "Conditioning"". The Fader. 
  3. ^ Hudson, Alex (May 22, 2012). "Cadence Weapon - 'Hope in Dirt City' (album stream)". Exclaim!. 
  4. ^ Jeffries, David. "Hope In Dirt City - Cadence Weapon". Allmusic. 
  5. ^ Kivel, Adam (May 29, 2012). "Album Review: Cadence Weapon – Hope in Dirt City". Consequence of Sound. 
  6. ^ INM (July 2, 2012). "Cadence Weapon – Hope in Dirt City". Tiny Mix Tapes. 
  7. ^ Rayner, Ben (May 29, 2012). "Albums: Cadence Weapon on a path all his own". Toronto Star. Torstar Media Group. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  8. ^ Sargent, Jordan (June 7, 2012). "Cadence Weapon: Hope in Dirt City". Pitchfork Media. 
  9. ^ McBee, Wilson (May 29, 2012). "Album Review: Cadence Weapon – Hope in Dirt City". Prefix. 
  10. ^ Sperounes, Sandra (July 17, 2012). "Edmonton’s Cadence Weapon makes Polaris shortlist". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved September 9, 2012.