Kardinal stays true to his roots with the released of his reggae influenced track "Hol' On" featuring guest appearances from MMG head head honcho Rick Ross and Reggae legends Mavado and Sizzla. Kardinal spits some very empowering bars on this latest effort. If you're looking for that track to get through the day, take in Kardi's "Hol' On." Side note- if you missed our interview with Kardi earlier last month be sure to check it out!
"It's just pretty, pretty paper"!! Yes it is, but money makes the world go round, and Island Boy Cartel, Raekwon, and Assassin make it known with this slow-grooving, hip-hop/reggae mash-up. Island Boy Cartel is made up of Toronto's Kardinal Official (who will performing at Western University's The Wave tonight) and Planet IV (formerly known as Rock City). Together, they have released several tracks and remixes, mixing hip-hop with with soca, reggae, dancehall and trap. IBC has pulled out the big guns with this track, with verses from Assassin and friend Raekwon, bridging the gaps of Kardinal's hip-hop flows with the help of some of reggae and rap's biggest artists. This track is all about money- the way it changes our lives, the way it attracts people, the way it separates us, the way it creates crime, the way we fight for it, and how it kills us. It's a straight-up series of messages tied into one jamming beat, and that's the way it should be. To my excitement, Island Boy Cartel will be releasing an album in 2014 which will include artists such as Verse Simmons, Lady Leshurr and Bunji Garlin. I'm positive this will be a much a anticipated album; but for the meantime, take a listen below and tell me what you think.