Kardinal Offishall

Real Name:
Jason Harrow
Profile:
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 Rascalz, Choclair, Checkmate and Thrust.
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Kardinal Offishall Discography Tracks

Albums

Kardinal Offishall - Eye & I album art Kardinal Offishall Eye & I (Album) Capitol Hill Music Inc. Canada 1997 Sell This Version
Kardinal Offishall - Quest For Fire: Firestarter Vol. 1 album art Kardinal Offishall Quest For Fire: Firestarter Vol. 1 (Album) MCA Records US 2001 Sell This Version
UMCR-4360-1 Kardinal Offishall - Kardinal Offishall Instrumentals album art Kardinal Offishall Kardinal Offishall Instrumentals(2xLP, Album) MCA Records UMCR-4360-1 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
088 112 5694 Kardinal Offishall Quest For Fire: Firestarter Vol. 1(Cass, Album) MCA Records 088 112 5694 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
none Kardinal Offishall - Kill Bloodclott Bill Volume 1 album art Kardinal Offishall Kill Bloodclott Bill Volume 1(CDr, Promo) Black Jays... Is The Team none Canada 2004 Sell This Version
0946 3 39942 2 5 Kardinal Offishall - Fire And Glory album art Kardinal Offishall Fire And Glory(CDi) EMI Music Canada 0946 3 39942 2 5 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
Kardinal Offishall - Not 4 Sale album art Kardinal Off!shall* Not 4 Sale (Album) Konlive, Geffen Records Europe 2008 Sell This Version
none Kardinal Offishall - Present: Limited Time Only album art Kardinal Offishall, Akon & Clinton Sparks Kardinal Offishall, Akon & Clinton Sparks - Present: Limited Time Only(CDr, Mixtape, Promo) Clinton Sparks, KonLive Distribution, Iamnot4sale.com none US 2008 Sell This Version
none Kardinal Offishall - Allow Me To Re-Introduce Myself album art Kardinal Offishall & Nottz Raw* Kardinal Offishall & Nottz Raw* - Allow Me To Re-Introduce Myself(14xFile, MP3, Mix) Not On Label none 2012
025475419 Kardinal Offishall - Kardi Gras Vol. 1 album art Kardinal Offishall Kardi Gras Vol. 1(CD, Album) Universal Music Canada Inc. 025475419 Canada 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Kardinal Offishall - Naughty Dread / On Wid Da Show album art Kardinal Offishall Naughty Dread / On Wid Da Show(12") Knee Deep Records none Canada 1996 Sell This Version
Kardinal Offishall - Northern Touch album art Rascalz, Kardinal Offishall, Thrust (5), Choclair, CheckMate (3) Rascalz, Kardinal Offishall, Thrust (5), Choclair, CheckMate (3) - Northern Touch (Single) Vik Recordings Canada 1997 Sell This Version
KOLP-97 Kardinal Offishall - On Wit Da Show / Naughty Dread II album art Kardinal Offishall On Wit Da Show / Naughty Dread II(12") Capitol Hill Music Inc. KOLP-97 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
FIV 1204 Kardinal Offishall - And What? / Put 'Em Up album art Kardinal Offishall And What? / Put 'Em Up(12") Figure IV Entertainment FIV 1204 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
Kardinal Offishall - Drop The Beat  / Husslin' album art Solitair & Saukrates & Michie Mee / Kardinal Offishall Solitair & Saukrates & Michie Mee / Kardinal Offishall - Drop The Beat / Husslin' (Single) Universal Music Canada Canada 2000 Sell This Version
Kardinal Offishall - Ol' Time Killin album art Kardinal Offishall Ol' Time Killin (Maxi) Figure IV Entertainment Canada 2000 Sell This Version
Kardinal Offishall - Husslin' album art Kardinal Offishall Husslin' (EP) Figure IV Entertainment Canada 2000 Sell This Version
UMCR-4171-2 Baby Blue* Featuring Kardinal Offishall , Sean Paul & Jully Black Baby Blue* Featuring Kardinal Offishall , Sean Paul & Jully Black - Money Jane (CD, Single, Promo) Universal Music, Universal Urban UMCR-4171-2 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
Kardinal Offishall - BaKardi Slang album art Kardinal Offishall BaKardi Slang (Single) MCA Records Canada 2001 Sell This Version
Kardinal Offishall - Doin' It / Metropolis album art Saukrates & Kardinal Offishall / Defenders Of The Faith (3) Saukrates & Kardinal Offishall / Defenders Of The Faith (3) - Doin' It / Metropolis Longplay Records Canada 2001 Sell This Version
M3-002 Kardinal Offishall - Sick! album art Kardinal Offishall Feat. Bounty Killer Kardinal Offishall Feat. Bounty Killer - Sick!(12") M3 Entertainment M3-002 US 2002 Sell This Version
Kardinal Offishall - Empty Barrel album art Kardinal Offishall Empty Barrel M3 Entertainment Jamaica 2003 Sell This Version
Kardinal Offishall - Carnival Girl album art Texas Featuring Kardinal Offishall Texas Featuring Kardinal Offishall - Carnival Girl (Single) Mercury UK 2003 Sell This Version
Kardinal Offishall - Belly Dancer album art Kardinal Offishall Belly Dancer (Single) MCA Records US 2003 Sell This Version
Kardinal Offishall - Back For More album art Glenn Lewis Featuring Kardinal Offishall Glenn Lewis Featuring Kardinal Offishall - Back For More (Single) Epic, Sony Urban Music US 2003 Sell This Version