Toronto-born rapper and music producer Kardinal Offishall will be the host of TEDxToronto 2019.
Over the past two decades, Kardinal has been nominated for more than 15 Juno Awards and is a multiple ASCAP award and Socan award winner. He’s collaborated with the best in the business, including Rihanna, Lady Gaga and, of course, Akon. In 2008, Kardinal’s hit Dangerous peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, making Kardinal the first rapper in Canadian history to crack that list. Performing in some of the world’s most prestigious stadiums and festivals, Kardinal is known for delivering one of the best live shows in hip-hop. And he has paved the way for a new wave of Canadian superstars, including Drake, who credited him with opening the door for Canadian music worldwide.