While most of my favorite rap (and all that I've posted thus far this week) is from the dirty south, Cadence Weapon is from Montreal via Edmonton. I first heard about him because he posted on a music message board I used to read. I think he's pretty great. His beats are pretty wild, and he writes interesting lyrics.And in 2009 he was named Edmonton's poet laureate. Pretty cool.
He also puts on a hell of a live show. I saw him in October, and I'm considering driving to Winnipeg again next weekend to see him again. This was the last song he played when we saw him, and it was hype as hell.