KARDINAL IS DEFINITELY OFFICIAL!
I have been a supporter of the Canadian hip-hop movement for an extended minute now! Even back in the days when Michie Mee was making Jamacian Funk: Canadian Style. Only the real headz know about Michie Mee though. After her run there were a few rappers from Toronto that hit the American hip-hop scene throughout the 90s, but none were that rememberable except for Saukrates, Choclair and Kardinal Offishall. Saukrates was actually my favorite from the bunch, but Kardinal was definitely a close second. Since, Choclair and Sauk have both been M.I.A. for the last few years, Kardinal has moved into the first position. My favorite part of Kard's music is that reggae flavor that he incorporates into it. He has the ability to go from straight underground hip-hop, right into some reggae splash the same track. He's no slouch on the mic either, so don't sleep!
K.O. has just released his latest album entitled "Not For Sale" and it's pretty entertaining overall. It's filled with solid beats and rhymes, plus a slew of guests appearances from artists like Rihanna, J*Davey, Glenn Lewis, The Clipse, Akon & Estelle. Unlike the album title, this album is definitely for sale, so go pick it up!
Put ears on this track and hear some of that reggae flavor: