Kardinal Offishall


Kardinal Offishall, for the past two decades, has become a critically acclaimed rapper and record producer recognized for spearheading the Canadian hip-hop music scene. Since the mid 2000’s he’s claimed the international music stage with features on hit records such as Akon’s “Beautiful”, Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance” and his own single “Dangerous”, which reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, making him the first Canadian rapper to do so.

With his distinctive hip-hop style, musical success and rap respectability he’s since been paving the way for a new wave of Canadian superstars such as Daniel Caesar, Tory Lanez, Jessie Reyes, Allan Rayman, Boi 1da, Jazz Cartier and, most famously,Drake — who’s credited Kardinal for opening the doors for Canadian artists globally. 

In 2017 he launched a new creative collective, Celebrity Marauders, a platform for discovering and showcasing a diverse circle of creative talents who will feature on his new EP “Kardinal Presents Celebrity Marauders” set to be released in 2018 through In Our Dreams  / EMPIRE.

The EP will fuse collaborations with the well known creatives and fresh newcomers joining forces with Kardinal on all facets of the project from the music right down to the album artwork. “Kardinal Presents Celebrity Marauders” will launch as a dual release with Spanish versions to each record capturing Kardinal’s signature international beats. “Ive always incorporated Caribbean sounds into my music and now, that it’s sonically being celebrated around the world, it’s the best time to fuse it together and incorporate the infectious energy of Latin music as well”.

The lead single “Winner”, co-written and produced by Kardinal, is slated for a November 10th release and features Latin superstar Joey Montana, Toronto newcomer Pree, additional production by Yogi and writing by Cris Chil and Andy Clay.