Real Name:
Jason Harrow
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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

GRP-1201, none Kardinal Offishall - Planet Mars EP album art Various Rhyme, Shine & Buss Various - Planet Mars EP(12", EP, Promo) Get Reel Productions, Knee Deep Records GRP-1201, none Canada 1998 Sell This Version
UMCR-4223-1 Kardinal Offishall - Crossover Sampler album art Various Money Jane Various - Crossover Sampler(12", Promo, Smplr) Universal Urban, Universal Music UMCR-4223-1 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
UMCR-4396-1 Kardinal Offishall - Universal Urban Vinyl Sampler album art Various Bacardi Slang (Radio Edit) Various - Universal Urban Vinyl Sampler(12", Promo, Smplr) Universal Urban, Universal Music UMCR-4396-1 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
MCAR-25444-1 Kardinal Offishall - MCA Records Mixshow Exclusives album art Various Ol' Time Killin' Various - MCA Records Mixshow Exclusives(12", Promo) MCA Records MCAR-25444-1 US 2001 Sell This Version
Kardinal Offishall - Act A Fool / Block Reincarnated album art Ludacris Block Reincarnated (Instrumental) and 2 more… Ludacris - Act A Fool / Block Reincarnated (Single) Def Jam South US 2003 Sell This Version
Emix-21 Kardinal Offishall - Emix Exclusives V21 album art Various Move Various - Emix Exclusives V21(12", Promo, Mag) Emixshow Emix-21 US 2003 Sell This Version
BOOTY 001 Kardinal Offishall - Bootylicious album art Various Ko 101 (as Kardinal Official) Various - Bootylicious(12", Unofficial) Tivaly Man Dem Records BOOTY 001 2003 Sell This Version
Kardinal Offishall - Stand Back album art Various Step Back (Street) Various - Stand Back AV8 US 2004 Sell This Version
UMCR-05193-1 Kardinal Offishall - Universal Urban: Crossover Sampler album art Various Let Me (Radio Edit) Various - Universal Urban: Crossover Sampler(12", Promo) Universal Music UMCR-05193-1 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
ubp002 Kardinal Offishall - Urban Black Pearls Volume 2 album art Various Crazy (Remix) (BBC Version) Various - Urban Black Pearls Volume 2(12", Promo) Urban Black Pearls ubp002 2006 Sell This Version
1743396 Kardinal Offishall - Mama Africa album art Akon Kill The Dance Akon - Mama Africa(CD, Single) Universal Motown 1743396 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
TKK-2387 Kardinal Offishall - The Killah Kuts album art Various Diddy Bop (Dirty Remix) and 1 more… Various - The Killah Kuts(12", Unofficial) The Killah Kuts TKK-2387 US 2007 Sell This Version
LTHL-129 Kardinal Offishall - Lethal Weapon: December 2008 - Reloaded! album art Various Beautiful (Remix) (as Kardinal Offishal) Various - Lethal Weapon: December 2008 - Reloaded!(12", P/Unofficial) Strictly Hits Vinyl Service LTHL-129 US 2008 Sell This Version
BBEAT4 Kardinal Offishall - Best Beats Vol. 4 album art Various Dangerous Various - Best Beats Vol. 4(12") Blackline BBEAT4 US 2008 Sell This Version
tmf-087 Various Dangerous Various - Mix Factor Volume 87 (May 2008)(12") Mix Factor, The tmf-087 US 2008 Sell This Version
Kardinal Offishall - Ultimix 144 album art Various Just Dance (119 BPM) Various - Ultimix 144 (Comp) Ultimix US 2009 Sell This Version
UCC041 Kardinal Offishall - Urban Club Cutz 41 album art Various Clear!!! (Main Version) Various - Urban Club Cutz 41(12", Promo, Unofficial) Not On Label (Urban Club Cutz Series) UCC041 US 2009 Sell This Version
LWMBBL-024 Kardinal Offishall - Lethal Weapon: Mashup, Breaks, Blends & Loops, Vol. 24 album art Various When I Hear Music 2009 Various - Lethal Weapon: Mashup, Breaks, Blends & Loops, Vol. 24(12", P/Unofficial) Strictly Hits Vinyl Service LWMBBL-024 US 2009 Sell This Version
Kardinal Offishall - Struggla / Born Inna System album art Skitz Struggla Skitz - Struggla / Born Inna System (Single) Dragon Drop UK 2010 Sell This Version
none Kardinal Offishall - Duck Down Records Presents: Survival Kit album art Mick Boogie + NVME* I Got Cha Opin 09 Mick Boogie + NVME* - Duck Down Records Presents: Survival Kit(File, MP3, EP) Duck Down Records none US 2010
Kardinal Offishall - The Mixes Vol. 1 album art David Guetta Freak David Guetta - The Mixes Vol. 1 Not On Label (David Guetta) UK 2011 Sell This Version
MOTOBLANC001 Kardinal Offishall - Disco Fever album art Moto Blanco Dangerous Moto Blanco - Disco Fever(2x12", Smplr, Unofficial) Not On Label MOTOBLANC001 Italy 2012 Sell This Version
HD033 Kardinal Offishall - Hot & Dirty Vol.33 album art Various Dangerous (Dancehall Remix) Various - Hot & Dirty Vol.33(12", Promo) Not On Label (Hot & Dirty Series) HD033 Unknown Sell This Version
UCC035 Kardinal Offishall - Urban Club Cutz 35 album art Various Bottle Pop (Remix) Various - Urban Club Cutz 35(12", Promo, Unofficial, Whi) Not On Label (Urban Club Cutz Series) UCC035 US Unknown Sell This Version
UCC044 Kardinal Offishall - Urban Club Cutz 44 album art Various Freak Various - Urban Club Cutz 44(12") Not On Label (Urban Club Cutz Series) UCC044 US Unknown Sell This Version