Published May 23, 2018Cadence Weapon recently delivered his Jacques Greene-produced self-titled LP, and he's just given "High Rise" from that album some matching visuals.
The clip was directed by Imad Elsheikh and choreographed by Caden McKinnon and Chantelle Mostacho. It was filmed around Toronto, and examines the city's "evolution of metropolitan life" — including the contentious process of gentrification.
"'High Rise' was inspired by my experience looking for a place to live when I first moved to Toronto," the rapper said in a statement. "It made me imagine a demonic real estate agent chanting at me to give up the search for a house, to move into a condo. I think many people are dealing with rampant gentrification and the erosion of community today, so I decided to write a protest song about it."
Check out the accompanying video for the ode to skyscraping glass buildings below.