Sunday, January 20, 2008

KaRDiNaL OFFiSHaLL`s "EyE & I"...

I`ve been a fan of Kardinal Offishall`s music ever since I first heard "Naughty Dread" from the "Rap Essentials" compilation back in `96. I just really DuG how Kardi blended HiP HoP with Soul, Dancehall & Reggae to come up with his own steeZ. His style`s definitely what setS him apart from other emceeS, but he`s also an iLL producer as well! He produced most of fellow Canadian emcee Choclair`s debut album "Ice Cold" & has worked with numerous katS both from the US & Canada such as Busta Rhymes, Spragga Benz, Snow, Pete Rock, Method Man, 50 Cent, Pharoahe Monch, Prince Paul, Lil` Wayne, Stat Quo, Sean Paul, Bounty Killer, Little Brother, Vybz Kartel, Rihanna & Akon. Kardinal is also signed to Akon`s label Konvict Muzik & his new album "Not 4 Sale" will be released thru the label. The first single off the album is "Graveyard Shift" & the ish is BaNG`n like bed head~boardS in cheap motelS on pay~day! Peep the video...



Most folkS have probably seen Kardinal in the Rascalz` hit single "Northern Touch" music video along with Choclair, Checkmate & Thrust from back in the day (around `97). If not here`s the video...


I got a lil` side~track`D from what I was gon` type out, but oh well.....LoL, anyway "Eye & I" is Kardinal`s first album, released on Capitol Hill Music in 1997. Solid production mainly handled by Kardi` himself, Saukrates had his hands in it as well. The lyrics match the uniqueness of his inventive approach to beats. This album doesn`t disappoint, check it out especially if ya` want to peep Kardinal at his hungriest (my opinion of course)...





Kardinal Offishall - Eye & I
Label: Capitol Hill Music
Released: 1997



1. Breakdown (Keep Moving) {ft. Denosh}
2. On Wid Da Show
3. Da Brown
4. Hint-A-Lude
5. Mysteries
6. P.W.O.T. {ft. Afrolistics}
7. My Niah {ft. L.J.}
8. Madmoizellez {ft. Wade O. Brown}
9. Hint-A-Lude
10. Make It Happen {ft. Red-1}
11. W.I. Philosophi {ft. Miss Raelene}
12. Sweet Marie {ft. Nicole Sinclair}
13. Bellee Buss (Don`t Make Me Laugh)
14. LoLo
15. King Of Da Hill {ft. Tara Chase}
16. Elle A
17. Jeevin` (Life) {ft. Jully Black}
18. Naughty Dread Pt. II
19. Hint-A-Lude
20. Friday Night




Here`s a video of Kardi` preforming "Officer Down" live...







N`JoY...

6 comments:

EDAYE said...

LOVE this new song & video! Thanks for posting this. I am going to drop a post about this with a link to this great overview of KARDINAL OFFISHAL ..

HeRBaN LyRiX said...

No probS homie, do it up!!!







STaY BLeSS`n...

Boro's Own said...

im not sure how long this post has been up...but man...ive been lookin for this album from time!!!! damn am i glad that u posted this shit...from t-dot to o-dot...nuff respect!

HeRBaN LyRiX said...

It`s been up since January homie, glad I was able to end ya` search...












STaY BLeSS`n...

dcptcon said...

Could you re-up the Eye & I album? I didnt realize taht kardinal had anything before firestarter

HeRBaN LyRiX said...

I`ll see what I can do for ya homie...






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