- 10:57 AM, Apr 29
Born as Jason Harrow on May 21, 1976 in Scarborough, Ontario, Kardinal Offishall built an impressive portfolio of international production and recording credits. He started rapping early and was winning competitions when he was 12. Signed to Canadian Warner/Chappell Music at the age of 20, he blended his music into soul, dance hall, reggae, and hip-hop.
In 1997, he explored his musical talent by releasing a debut album called "Eye & I" via MCA Records. Unfortunately, the record, which carry as many as 20 songs, only sold 8,982 copies in its first week release. The disappointing sale of his first album didn't make Kardinal give up his music career. Instead, he was working harder.