- Jason D. Harrow, better known by his stage name Kardinal Offishall, is a Canadian rapper, record producer, and record executive
Kardinal Offishall facts
- Often credited as Canada's "hip hop ambassador", he is regarded as one of the country's best hip hop producers, and is best known for his distinctive reggae and dancehall-influenced style of hip hop
- A native of Toronto, Offishall began his career in the city's mid-1990s underground hip hop scene, as a member of The Circle
- He released several independent 12" singles, a debut album (Eye & I), and an EP (Husslin'), before signing with major label MCA Records in 2000
- The following year, Offishall released his second album, Quest for Fire: Firestarter, Vol. 1, spawning the Billboard hit "BaKardi Slang", which popularized Toronto's nickname "T-dot", and the minor hit "Ol' Time Killin'"; both singles became his signature songs
- After failing to release the Firestarter Vol. 2 album in 2003, on MCA, and later Geffen Records (which absorbed MCA), Offishall briefly returned to the underground scene, releasing several more independent 12" singles
- In 2005, Offishall's third album, Fire and Glory, was released in Canada
- That year, he collaborated with R&B singer Akon for the first time, starting a musical partnership that lasted until 2010
- In 2007, he signed with Akon's Kon Live Distribution label, through Geffen, and released his fourth album, Not 4 Sale, the following year
- The first single, "Dangerous", became a top five hit on the Billboard Hot 100, and was certified triple platinum in Canada
- Offishall released two gold-certified singles, "Numba 1 (Tide Is High)" and "Body Bounce", before leaving Kon Live in late 2010
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Last update: 22 February 2021
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