Kardinal Offishall’s moniker of “Celebrity Face” is as appropriate as it is catchy. His unique twist of hip-hop is loved internationally due to his high-energy stage performances and charismatic persona, making him both incredibly original and world-renown.
The Toronto bred star has criss-crossed the globe performing in some of the most prestigious stadiums, arenas and festivals, giving his fans the ultimate high energy, mash-up performance.
Kardi first created his world wide buzz through incredible rhymes carefully laced with patois, which was fresh to the world’s music scene. Releasing classic singles such as ”Bakardi Slang”, “Ol Time Killin” and ”Maxine”, rap and dancehall fans caught on – but he had yet to break through to the mainstream audience in the U.S.A.
In 2008, Kardi joined forces with Akon and his Kon Live Music/Interscope imprint. This musical marriage gave birth to millions of songs sold and chart topping singles around the world including “Numba One” and of course the smash hit “Dangerous” featuring Akon.
Kardinal Offishall is a four-time Juno award winner, multiple ASCAP award winner and Socan award winner. He also holds four MMVA’s under his belt, along with epic MMVA performances. Kardinal is one of the hardest working men in the business and never stops working to perfect his craft as an artist, performer, entertainer, and businessman.
Soon to launch his own line of men’s wear using his sense of fashion, style and personality, Kardinall Offishall gears up to release his new album in 2012. The album will include collaborations with Estelle, Lloyd, and T-Pain to name a few and also boasts production from Grammy award winning producer Supa Dups , Boi 1da , Haze , and Dready. But most importantly, this album will feature Kardi’s growth as an entertainer. His street single “Anywhere (Ol Time Killin’ Pt.2)” has already become an anthem on radio across Canada, the Caribbean, and markets in the US, although not yet officially released.
Throughout Kardinal’s amazing adventure, his resume includes elite performances such as the Princeʼs Trust Fashion/Rock show that was broadcast to over 400 million viewers in over 70 countries worldwide, performing in Malaga, Spain to over 250,000 people and his music video “Dangerous” is one of the most viewed hip-hop videos online with over 46 million views.
Kardinal Offishall has positioned himself as an iconic ﬁgure amongst the international hip-hop and dancehall scene and is once again ready to take the world Bystorm. Recently signing to Mark Pitts’ (President Zomba label Group) multifaceted entertainment firm- Bystorm Entertainment for management, Kardi is once again ready to leave his musical imprint on the hearts of his fans all around the world.
“Kardi’s like a rollercoaster ride. He’s the epitome of what it sounds and looks like when U.S. and West Indian culture come together. He’s a true entertainer.
Any artist I can watch on mute and wanna know what he’s saying is someone I wanna work with. That’s why I had to work WITH Kardi.” - Mark Pitts