CD Review: Kardinal Offishall – Not 4 Sale

January 24, 2009

CD Review – Kardinal Offishall
Not 4 Sale

“The Kardinal’s” fourth album, Not 4 Sale, comes with a hint of irony.  Already Canada’s hip-hop darling, the quintessential T-Dot rapper now reaches across the falls to the much more potent market of the U.S: “if you’re looking for me, I’m three hours from Michigan.”

The album features everyone from Akon (the executive producer of Kardi’s first full-length album on Konvict Muzik) to Rhianna to The Clipse.  Although some of the collaborators overshadow him, Kardinal Offishall generally stays true to the Toronto sounds, which he helped create; heavy dancehall synth beats, drawled rhymes and distant religious connotations. [read more]

By Amalia Nickel


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