Kardinal Offishall, for the past two decades, has become a highly regarded rapper and record producer recognized for spearheading the Canadian hip-hop music scene.
Since the late 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 peaked #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, Jessie Reyes, Allan Rayman, 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”. 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.