Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Quest for Fire: Firestarter 1 (Vinyl) Import

3.8 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
Movies, TV, and Music Gift Guide


Enjoy ad-free streaming with Prime Music


Product details

  • LP Record (May 22 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Mca
  • ASIN: B00005J9VA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Amazon.ca

There's a refreshing sense of originality to Kardinal Offishall's approach to hip-hop as Fire: Firestarter, Vol 1 proves. Unlike many of his Canadian rap contemporaries--Choclair and the Rascalz, for example--Kardinal makes no attempt to sound like he's from the wilds of Brooklyn, Queens, or Atlanta instead of his native Toronto. In fact, he's one of the few Canadian MCs who makes Toronto's unique cultural mash-up an integral part of his sound.

Quest for Fire: Firestarter, Vol. 1 is as much a dancehall reggae album as a hip-hop record, with Kardinal bringing out his West Indian background on roots thumpers like "Ol' Time Killin'" and "Go Ahead Den". Handling most of the album's production himself, the rough-voiced MC also veers into R&B on "Powerful," comedy on "UR Ghetto 2002," racial politics on the stirring "Man by Choice," and hip-hop pop on "Husslin'". And for those not familiar with the T-Dot, Kardinal also breaks down Toronto hip-hop lingo on the anthemic "BaKardi Slang". It's slick, but not in a cloying, saccharine way. While Kardinal's obviously shooting for international attention, that's not coming at the expense of his original sound. An impressive debut for an artist who has come to define Canadian hip-hop. --Matt Galloway --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.


Customer reviews

Top customer reviews

on October 30, 2001
Format: Audio CD
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on September 10, 2003
Format: Audio CD
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on October 30, 2001
Format: Audio CD
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Most recent customer reviews


Where's My Stuff?

Delivery & Returns

Need Help?