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In equal balance justly weighed

Slouching toward Democracy

Where have all the wise men gone?

By Populist Demand

When urban and rural voters went separate ways

Jason Anderson

Jason Anderson works as a journalist and film programmer in Toronto.

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Rhyme and Reason

The artist Cadence Weapon takes back control January | February 2023
Like any self-respecting superhero, a credible hip-hop MC needs a compelling origin story. It usually goes something like this: a once unassuming if undeniably gifted mortal faces adversity and then comes to assume a new persona — and, crucially, a new name — before laying waste to the competition and claiming the throne. Rollie Pemberton (to use the author’s more prosaic name) approaches hip-hop from an angle all his…