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Kardinal Offishall shares the song that makes him cry

In today's instalment of the q playlist series, Kardinal Offishall joins Shad to share the music that means the most to him.
Kardinal Offishall, left, swings through studio q with his personal playlist of significant songs. (Fabiola Carletti/CBC)
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For almost two decades now, Kardinal Offishall has been one of Canada's foremost hip-hop and dancehall exports. An ambassador for Canadian music around the world, he helped put us on the map.

Last week he released a new record, Kardi Gras Volume 1: The Clash, inspired by his travels and tastes. Today — as part of our ongoing q playlist series — the Toronto hip-hop veteran joins Shad to discuss the multitude of genres and styles that inspire him. 

He not only reveals the Stevie Wonder song that gets him teary every time, but also makes the case for Glenn Lewis as Canada's unsung musical legend. 

WEB EXTRA | Below are the songs that Kardi selected, two of which we didn't get to on air. 

 
 
 
 
 

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