Published Feb 03, 2011T Dot rapper Kardinal Offishall is getting ready to release not one, but two new albums for hip-hop heads this year. A recent appearance on MuchMusic's RapCity had the celebrated "BaKardi Slang" spitter revealing his upcoming release schedule.
First up is Seven, a collection that found Kardi working with producer Nottz Raw, who has previously collaborated with Kanye West, Ghostface, the Game and Notorious B.I.G., among others. Most recently, Nottz put out the Rawth EP with college kid Asher Roth.
Kardinal Offishall explained that Seven was done in a flash and that he will be offering up the set pro bono.
"I'm gonna give you guys a little freebie," he said. "We made it in seven days and we are giving it to you free."
Additionally, the rapper exclaimed that another album, Mr. International, will drop "when it gets warm." No specific date was given, but can we assume that means sometime this summer?
AllHipHop reports that the album was initially delayed because Kardinal had to rework his deal with R&B singer Akon's Kon Live imprint. Mr. International will now be issued on Kardi's own label, Black Stone Colleagues, though Akon still acts as the disc's executive producer.
You can check out the interview, in which the Kardinal Offishall also announces a new clothing line called Live and Direct, below.