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Keynote Interview with Kardinal Offishall

Master T will interview Kardinal Offishall about his incredible journey and accomplishments along his career.

In this captivating keynote interview, Kardinal Offishall, Global A&R at Def Jam Records, will take the audience on a journey through the transformative potential of cultural diversity in shaping the modern
music industry. With his unparalleled expertise and experience in scouting and developing global talent, Offishall will shed light on the immense power of embracing diverse voices, sounds, and perspectives.

After years of earning global respect as one of Canada’s most energetic and innovative emcees, Kardinal Offishall has been a staple in the global music scene. He has collaborated on hit records such as “
Beautiful” with Akon, “Just Dance” with Lady Gaga, Numba 1 with Rihanna and made history with his monster classic “Dangerous” which scorched to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts, making him the first rapper from Canada to do so in history.

Offishall will passionately explore the profound importance of acknowledging and embracing the extraordinary musical expressions emerging from various corners of the globe. He will illuminate the pivotal
role that Global A&R plays in bridging cultural divides, nurturing cross-cultural collaborations, and amplifying the voices that have been historically underrepresented within the music industry.

Offishall’s keynote speech will serve as an inspirational call to action for aspiring artists, music producers, and industry professionals to recognize the untapped potential within diverse communities.
He will emphasize the need for inclusivity, respect, and open-mindedness in curating music that reflects the rich tapestry of global cultures.


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