Kardinal "Konvicted," Officially Signs With Akon

 After several years as a free agent, Kardinal Offishall has signed with Akon's Konvict Music.

Last year word surfaced that Akon was looking to add the Toronto, Canada based emcee to his Konvict imprint. After lengthy negotiations, Kardi has finally signed with the popular crooner.

"Kardi, is one of the most original acts I've laid my eyes on. He always had his own style and sound regardless of the changes that the music business has been going through," Akon told about the signing. "He reminds me so much of myself with his work habits and his talent is self-explanatory! He's definitely someone to be reckoned with in today's music future."

Jay-Z also offered to sign Kardi to Roc La Familia following the emcee's impressive performance at Toronto's popular Carribana festival several years back. Kardi was previously signed to MCA Records where he dropped his international debut, Quest For Fire: Fire Starter Vol.1 back in 2001.

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