Kardi talks Bolt…oh, and music

Posted in Artists, Other Peoples' Interviews on August 22nd, 2008 by Hyphen

Kardinal Offishall sits down with Angie Martinez, DJ Enuff, and Cipha Sounds at Hot 97 in New York.  The interview happened right after Usain Bolt’s domination, and since Kardi has Jamaican roots, you know he was proud.  They also talk a little about his upcoming Not 4 Sale album and his trademark yell.  After the jump, peep Kardi talk about his favorite MC of all time.

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Kardinal Offishall on Sound Session

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session, Videos on August 4th, 2008 by Hyphen

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I remember hearing Kardinal Offishall for the first time after stumbling upon his “U R Ghetto” joint (a classic, btw) during the Napster glory days in 2000.  A couple years later, he dropped Quest For Fire: Firestarter, Vol. 1 and from then on, I was a huge fan.  Nobody combines raw, lyrical, boom-bap hip-hop with dancehall/reggae as well as Kardi.  We brought him through the Sound Session studio a few weeks back while he was here in Seattle to open up for Wyclef Jean.  It was fun to meet him just cause I was a fan, but it was even doper to find out how cool and intelligent dude is.  Definitely one of my favorite artists out there.

We talked all about his upcoming Not 4 Sale album, breaking into the mainstream with Akon, his background growing up in Toronto, the differences between the Canadian and American music industries, his dream collaboration, and much more.  Like I said, he was mad cool, so we ended up having a real long discussion.  If you want a front row seat, you can watch the entire interview above, or you can download the broadcast audio feed below:

Kardinal Offishall on Sound Sessionhttp://www.mediafire.com/?hzttvhqcyyv
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/16484508ab15efc9/ )

Remember to cop Not 4 Sale on September 9th!  In the meantime, download his Limited Time Only mixtape here.  It should tide you over.

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Sound Session #166 (8-3-08)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on August 4th, 2008 by Hyphen


How is it already August?  How the hell did that happen?  Anyway, here’s another fun episode of Sunday Night Sound Session for y’all to check out.  We debuted a few brand new joints from Heltah Skeltah, Murs, and Skillz, along with bangers from Killer Mike, Elzhi, and more.  I haven’t even seen that Murs cut (from his upcoming album) make its way around the blogs yet, so definitely check for that.

Also, we aired clips from our extensive interview with Kardinal Offishall (peep the whole thing here) and were joined in studio by the lovely Amanda Diva.  Pr1me, an up and coming MC from Los Angeles, even called in to debut his new joint, “Enter-Lude.”  You know what it is.

Show #166 (8-3-08)

  1. Killer Mike ft. Ice Cube – “Pressure”
  2. Nas – “Y’all My N****s”
  3. Big Boi ft. Mary J. Blige – “Sumthin’ Gotta Give”
  4. Animal Farm ft. KRS-One – “Peace” (Local Artist)
  6. Pr1me – “Enter-Lude”
  7. Kam Moye (aka Supastition) – “Where & Why”
  8. Elzhi ft. Ayah – “The Leak”
  10. DJ Semaj & Charles Herron ft. Joe Baker – “Less Steps” (Local Artist)
  12. Kardinal Offishall ft. the Clipse – “Set It Off”
  14. A.R.M. (Krukid & M.anifest) – “Delilah”
  16. Amanda Diva – “Windows Over Harlem”
  18. J-Steelz – “Maria” (Local Artist)
  19. Murs – “Can It Be”
  20. Heltah Skeltah – “Everything Is Heltah Skeltah”
  21. Skillz ft. Black Thought (of the Roots) – “Hold Tight”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?s6morxbhgke
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/16500448f0219e5a/ )

Link to download the FULL interview with Kardinal Offishall – http://www.mediafire.com/?hzttvhqcyyv
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/16484508ab15efc9/ )

Link to watch the interview with Kardinal Offishall – http://www.vimeo.com/1459400

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Kardinal Offishall – Dangerous (Live Clip)

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Videos on August 3rd, 2008 by Hyphen

A little snippet of Kardinal, Solitair, and Lindo P performing “Dangerous” at a Pepsi DJ Division event in NYC a few days back.  Seeing these dudes rock live is a sight to behold.  In the interview with Kardi that I’ll post up tonight, he discusses the importance of his live show, how being raised by Jamaican parents in Toronto helped spark that energy, and a million other topics.  Get ready, this interview is a long one.  A couple more of these and I’m changing the show to Inside The Rappers Studio.

Shout to Info for the footage.

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Kardi says hi

Posted in Artists, Drops on July 30th, 2008 by Hyphen

Extensive interview with Canada’s illest MC of all time coming this weekend.  Don’t change your finger positioning.

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