A Scarborough born rapper, record producer and now music executive, Kardinal Offishall has been lauded for spearheading the hip-hop music scene in Canada going Worldwide. He is known as one of Canada's hip hop ambassadors and best known for his reggae and dancehall influenced style of hip hop. He’s claimed the international music stage with collaborations alongside some of the best in the industry including the likes of Rihanna, Lady Gaga, TPain, Drake, Stephen Marley, Stephan Moccio and his own single Dangerous, peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, making him the first rapper in Canadian history to do so.
Kardinal has been nominated for more than 15 Juno Awards, multiple ASCAP Awards and a Socan award. He never stops perfecting his craft as an artist, entertainer, and businessman. When performing Kardinal treats his fans to his distinctive, high energy, mash-up performances. He’s paved the way for a new wave of Canadian superstars including Drake, who credited Kardinal with opening the door for Canadian music worldwide.
In 2017, he launched a new creative collective, The Celebrity Marauders, which is comprised of DJ’s, producers, actors, videographers and emcees. Combining philanthropy wit urban based entertainment, Kardinal also currently serves as the Senior Director of Urban A&R and Artist Relations at Universal Music. With his global network and solidified legacy, he is poised to release his incredible new signings on the label by the end of 2019. With all these great accomplishments, plus things in the works, some say Kardinal has taken over from James Brown as the hardest working man in showbiz!