Artist of the Week
Kardinal Offishall

Week 37 of 2008

Kardinal Offishall

Kardinal Offishall is off to a good start this year with his fourth studio album "Not 4 Sale" that has spawned a hit. Set to be released on September 9, the album is backed up with an Akon-featuring single "Dangerous" that has peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Kardinal, real name Jason Harrow, is one of the Canadian acts that successfully achieve fame in their homeland and made a name in the international league, including in the U.S.. The rapper who started his career at the age of 12, has been signed to Akon's Konvict Muzik and has established collaborations with contemporary artists such as Rihanna, The-Dream and T-Pain.

Throughout 2001 until present, Kardinal has been a regular at awards events, either being nominated or walking away with coveted prize. In 2001, he nabbed a nomination as Best Rap Recording for his song "Husslin'" and five years later he won the Best Video award for "Everyday (Rudebwoy)" at Much Music Awards.

He has released four studio albums in total and numerous mixtapes that he did in the aid of Hip-Hop icons like Method Man, Rick Ross, and Estelle among others.


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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. » more