Kardinal Offishall

Kardinal Offishall

Toronto, Ontario
Canadian Music Icon, Senior Vice President A&R at Universal Music & Canada’s Got Talent Judge
Kardinal Offishall is a Canadian rapper, record producer, and record executive. He is regarded as one of the country's best hip-hop producers and is best known for his distinctive reggae and dancehall-influenced hip-hop style. Kardinal Offishall became a mainstay in the international music scene in the late 2000s with his appearances on hit records like Akon's "Beautiful" and Lady Gaga's "Just Dance" and his single "Dangerous," which shot up the Billboard Hot 100 charts and peaked in the top 5, making him the first Canadian rapper to do so in history. After years of earning global respect as one of Toronto's most energetic and innovative emcees, Kardinal Off
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Kardinal Offishall is a multiplatinum artist, tour in the world, television personality, philanthropist, speaker, DJ, founder of Celebrity Marauders, CEO of Step and Repeat, and Senior vice president of A&R at Universal Music.

After years of earning global respect as one of Toronto’s most energetic and innovative emcees, Kardinal Offishall became a mainstay in the international music scene in the late 2000s with his appearances on hit records like Akon’s “Beautiful” and Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance” and his single “Dangerous,” which shot up the Billboard Hot 100 charts and peaked in the top 5, making him the first Canadian rapper to do so in history.

Since then, Kardinal Offishall has been a cultural and musical ambassador for a new wave of Canadian superstars. He has worked with Drake, K’naan, Daniel Caesar, Boi 1da, and Glenn Lewis, and he is one of the few to have worked with them.

One of Dave Chappelle’s Netflix comedy specials, “Equanimity,” has music at the end of the credits. As an artist, Kardinal Offishall has helped Rihanna, Alex Da Kid, T-Pain, Vybz Kartel, Estelle, and Sean Paul get their careers started.

Kardinal Offishall didn’t think twice about adding “executive” to his list of jobs, which already included “rapper,” “producer,” and “philanthropist.” “As a creative person, what I do naturally gives me a different perspective of how a business works. Rarely does someone learn the magic and the science of the music business. Kardinal continues to be a leader and an inspiration by putting out his creative projects and those of the artists he works with and signs.

Kardinal Offishall ran with the Olympic torch, played for Nelson Mandela, was named one of Canada’s ambassadors for the “150th anniversary of its confederation,” and is now the Senior Vice President of A&R for Universal Music Canada. Kardinal is the definition of excellence, “coming from the cold.” His music will always be in the minds and hearts of legends now and in the future.



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