Kardinal Offishall

Jason Harrow

Also known as Cardinal Official, Kardinal, Kardinal Off!shall, Kardinal Official, Kardinal Offiishall, Kardinal Offishal, Kardinal Offishial, Kardinal Offshall, Kardinall Offishal, Kardinall Offishall, Kardwal Official, Kool Aid
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.kardinaloffishall.com/, http://www.myspace.com/kardinaloffishall

Discography of Kardinal Offishall:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 MIC T.H.U.G.S. / Husslin' / U R Ghetto When 8 Audio 2000 Figure IV Entertainment
2 Belly Dancer / Sick! 5 Audio 2003 MCA Records
3 Ol' Time Killin 6 Audio 2000 Figure IV Entertainment
4 Quest For Fire: Firestarter Vol. 1 15 Audio 2001 MCA Records
5 Tear De Wallz Down 6 Audio 2004 M3 Entertainment
6 Kill The Dance 2 Audio 2005 Black Chiney Records
7 Bang Bang 6 Audio 2004 M3 Entertainment
8 Fire And Glory 14 Audio 2005 EMI Music Canada
9 Husslin' 6 Audio 2000 Figure IV Entertainment
10 And What? / Put 'Em Up 6 Audio 1999 Figure IV Entertainment
11 Ol' Time Killin' 6 Audio 2001 MCA Records
12 Empty Barrel 8 Audio M3 Entertainment
13 Northern Touch 3 Audio 1997
14 Belly Dancer 4 Audio 2003 MCA Records
15 Put Your Hands On Me 5 Audio 2009-10-05 Southern Fried Records
16 Dangerous 2 Audio 2008 Konlive
17 Dangerous 4 Audio 2008-11-00 Konlive
18 Not 4 Sale 15 Audio 2008-09-09
19 Carnival Girl 4 Audio 2003 Mercury
20 Doin' It / Metropolis 6 Audio Longplay Records
21 Beautiful (The Remixes) 13 Audio 2009 Universal
22 Numba 1 (Tide Is High) 2 Audio 2009
23 Doin' It / Metropolis 6 Audio Longplay Records
24 Beautiful 2 Audio 2009-03-02
25 Ol' Time Killin Remix 4 Audio 2000 Figure IV Entertainment
26 Put Your Hands On Me 9 Audio 2009-10-04 Southern Fried Records
27 Ol' Time Killin' 6 Audio 2001 MCA Records
28 Not 4 Sale 15 Audio 2008-09-09
29 Dangerous 3 Audio 2008 Konlive
30 Wolf And Leopard / Lucifer 2 Audio 2005 Observer
31 Heads Up 3 Audio Virgin Music (Canada)
32 Bus Di Dance / Red Bull & Tiger Bone 2 Audio Fresh Ear
33 Set It Off / Burnt 6 Audio 2008 Konlive
34 Quest For Fire: Firestarter Vol. 1 14 Audio 2001 MCA Records
35 BaKardi Slang 4 Audio 2001 MCA Records
36 Eye & I 20 Audio 1997 Capitol Hill Music Inc.
37 Not 4 Sale 15 Audio 2008-09-09
38 Bus Di Dance / Red Bull & Tiger Bone 2 Audio Fresh Ear
39 Number One Spot RMX / Murderous 5 Audio Kardinal
40 Not 4 Sale 15 Audio 2008
41 Quest For Fire: Firestarter Vol. 1 15 Audio 2001 MCA Records
42 Fire / Easiest Thing 2 Audio Black Chiney Records
43 Smash The Club 6 Audio 2011 Not On Label
44 Drop The Beat / Husslin' 6 Audio 2000 Universal Music Canada
45 Put Your Hands On Me 3 Audio 2009 Ministry Of Sound (Germany)
46 Allow Me To Re-Introduce Myself 14 Audio 2012-06-15 Not On Label
47 Freak 4 Audio 2011 Not On Label
48 Dangerous 3 Audio 2008 Konlive
49 Belly Dancer / The Classic Rmx 2 Audio WhiteLabel (3)
50 Back For More 6 Audio 2003


Canadian rapper and record producer, born May 12, 1976 in Scarborough, Ontario, in Toronto's east end, and raised by Jamaican immigrant parents. He later settled in the Oakwood-Vaughan neighbourhood of York, Ontario, in Toronto's west end.

He started rapping at the age of eight and was winning competitions by the time he was 12. Also at the age of 12, he performed live and on stage for the first time, with Nelson Mandela in attendance during Mandela's first visit to Toronto.

By 1993, he decided to change his alias "KoolAid", and went by the moniker "Kardinal Offishall" after being inspired by the great 17th century French politician Cardinal Richelieu. He is often credited as Canada's "hip-hop ambassador", and is best known for his distinctive reggae and dancehall-influenced style of hip-hop.

Kardinal was signed to a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music Canada at the age of 20. In 1996, he released his first single "Naughty Dread", which was featured on the "Rap Essentials Volume One" compilation and earned him a Juno Award nomination for Best Rap Recording. In 1997, Kardinal released his debut album Eye & I on Capitol Hill Music. The only single from the album, "On Wit Da Show", had considerable video play on MuchMusic, and inn 1998, he was featured on the Juno-winning single "Northern Touch" with the [a=Rascalz], [a=Choclair], [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/CheckMate+(3)]Checkmate[/url] and [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Thrust+(5)]Thrust[/url].


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