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Not 4 Sale, Kardinal Offishall

Kardinal Offishall

September 9th, 2008

Birth Name:
Jason Harrow

Kardinal Offishall

Hip Hop/Rap

Years Active:
'90s, '00s, '10s


Hip-Hop/R&B: 2008

Kardinal Offishall


Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall is arguably the best-kept secret in Canadian hip-hop, a genre that is in itself the best-kept secret in hip-hop. The 6'4″ rapper is also known as one of the best producers in Canada, having helped produce albums for other Toronto artists. Born Jason Harrow, Kardinal Offishall started rapping early and was winning competitions when he was 12. Signed to a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music Canada at the age of 20, Offishall blended soul, dancehall, reggae, hip-hop, and a wholly inventive approach to beats on his 21-track debut album, Eye & I. Offishall earned a name for his work with other artists, including the Rascalz hit single “Northern Touch,” along with Canadian rappers Choclair, Checkmate, and Thrust. He also produced much of Choclair's album Ice Cold and played several instruments on the tracks, including the catchy piano hook in Choclair's hit single, “Let's Ride.” With the success of Choclair, Kardinal released his 12″ “Husslin',” which quickly became an underground favorite and showed that the lanky rapper had the potential to reach audiences on both sides of the border. A year later the track landed on the full-length Quest for Fire: Firestarter, Vol. 1 released by the MCA label. His 2005 effort, Fire and Glory, found him on the Virgin label and working with guest stars Vybz Kartel, Estelle, and Busta Rhymes. Three years later he was signed to Akon's Kon Life label and recorded the hit track “Dangerous” with his new label boss. It would appear on the 2008 album Not 4 Sale.

Top Albums

Not 4 Sale, Kardinal Offishall
1. Not 4 Sale
Quest for Fire: Firestarter, Vol. 1, Kardinal Offishall
2. Quest for Fi..
Not 4 Sale, Kardinal Offishall
3. Not 4 Sale
This Is My Demo, Sway
4. This Is My D..
Fire & Glory, Kardinal Offishall
5. Fire & G..
Clear!, Kardinal Offishall
6. Clear!
Back for More - Single, Glenn Lewis
7. Back for Mor..
Tonight (feat. Kardinall Offishall, Lomaticc & Sunny Brown) - Single, Baba Kahn
8. Tonight (fea..
Numba 1 (Tide Is High) [feat. Keri Hilson] - Single, Kardinal Offishall
9. Numba 1 (Tid..
Put Your Drinks Up (feat. Fatman Scoop) - EP, DJ Mad
10. Put Your Dri..
Freak (feat. Kardinal Offishall) - Single, Estelle
11. Freak (feat…
BodyBounce (feat. Akon) - Single, Kardinal Offishall
12. BodyBounce (..
No War (feat. Busta Rhymes & Kardinal Offishall) - Single, Barrington Levy
13. No War (feat..
Come True (feat. Kardinal Offishall - Single, Silver
14. Come True (f..
The Anthem - Single, Kardinal Offishall
15. The Anthem -..
So Much (feat. Kardinal Offishall) - Single, Raghav
16. So Much (fea..
Set It Off (feat. Kardinal Offishall) - Single, Jully Black
17. Set It Off (..
Fly so High (feat. Kardinal Offishall & Machel Montano) - EP, DJ Power
18. Fly so High ..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
Beautiful Freedom 5:12 $1.29
Dangerous (feat. Akon) Not 4 Sale 4:06 $1.29
Just Dance (RedOne Remix) Just Dance (Remixes, Pt. 2).. 4:18 $1.29
Dangerous (feat. Akon) Not 4 Sale 4:06 $1.29
Put Your Drinks Up Put Your Drinks Up (feat. F.. 3:15 $1.29
BodyBounce (feat. Akon) BodyBounce (feat. Akon) – S.. 3:51 $1.29
Numba 1 (Tide Is High) [feat. Keri H.. Numba 1 (Tide Is High) [fea.. 3:41 $1.29
Put Your Hands On Me Tons of Friends 3:34 $0.99
Salute (feat. busta rhymes) European Shakedown 3:15 $0.99
When Kardinal Come European Shakedown 2:38 $0.99
Man Up! European Shakedown 1:53 $0.99
No Regrets (feat. Kim Davis) New North 4:21 $0.99
Can't Blame Me (feat. Jully Blac.. Ricky Blaze Presents the Pa.. 3:43 $1.29
Anthem Anthem – Single 4:15 $1.29
Anthem Anthem – Single 4:14 $1.29
Numba 1 (Tide Is High) Easy A (Original Motion Pic.. 3:42 $0.99
BodyBounce (feat. Akon) BodyBounce (feat. Akon) – S.. 3:50 $0.99
All the Way Fire & Glory 3:58 $1.29
Feel Alright Fire & Glory 3:57 $1.29
Fire and Glory Fire & Glory 4:25 $1.29
Watchalike Fire & Glory 3:24 $1.29
Mr. Officer Fire & Glory 4:07 $1.29
Neva New (Till I Kissed You) Fire & Glory 4:10 $1.29
Kaysarasara Fire & Glory 5:05 $1.29
Sunday Fire & Glory 4:35 $1.29

Top Music Videos

Beautiful, Akon, Colby O'Donis & Kardinal Offishall
1. Beautiful
Dangerous, Kardinal Offishall & Akon
2. Dangerous
Numba 1 (Tide Is High) [feat. Keri Hilson] {Extended Mix}, Kardinal Offishall
3. Numba 1 (Tide ..
Set It Off (feat. The Clipse), Kardinal Offishall
4. Set It Off (fe..
Ol' Time Killin', Kardinal Offishall
5. Ol' Time Killi..
BaKardi Slang, Kardinal Offishall
6. BaKardi Slang
Clear!, Kardinal Offishall
7. Clear!
Clear!, Kardinal Offishall
8. Clear!
We Gon Go', Kardinal Offishall
9. We Gon Go'
Burnt (feat. Lindo P.), Kardinal Offishall
10. Burnt (feat. L..
Everyday (Rudebwoy), Kardinal Offishall & Ray Robinson
11. Everyday (Rude..
Last Standing Soldier, Kardinal Offishall & Bedouin Sounclash
12. Last Standing ..


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