Kardinal Offishall - Run (UMC): It is fitting that pioneering Toronto rapper Kardinal Offishall has released a new track amid Raptors mania.
He performed his song "The Anthem" (widely considered an unofficial Toronto pro sports team theme song) at Game One of the NBA Finals between the Raptors and the Golden State Warriors, and was recently commissioned to remix it by US-based ESPN as a tribute to the Raptors run.
Now he delivers Run, the first single from an upcoming album, Pick Your Poison, one we're told to expect in the fall, the follow-up to 2015 album, Kardi Gras, Vol. 1: The Clash.
The self-produced track features Kardi's signature bold and bravado-filled rhyming plus production touches a cut above most of the rest. This demands to be cranked up high, and it definitely whets the appetite for the album.
Of note: Kardinal Offishall has been part of Universal Music Canada's A&R team since 2013.
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