In 1997, he explored his musical talent by releasing a debut album called "Eye & I" via MCA Records. Unfortunately, the record, which carry as many as 20 songs, only sold 8,982 copies in its first week release. The disappointing sale of his first album didn't make Kardinal give up his music career. Instead, he was working harder.
In 2000, he was back to the recording room to work on another album entitled "Quest for Fire: Firestarter, Vol. 1". The album helped him solidifying his importance in Canadian fast-growing urban music scene as he earned his first awards from Canadian society of composers, authors, and music producers with first single "Hustle". Another significant single which marked his fame was a Sean Paul-featuring single "Money Jane" from which he won at 2001 MuchMusic Video Awards (MMVAs) for best rap video.
With his success, Kardinal was ...
After settling a with Virgin/EMI Records in 2005, a follow-up album for his major album "Quest for Fire" was finally dropped to the market under the title of "Fire and Glory". Hit , such as "Heads Up", "Feel Alright", "Everyday (Rudebwoy)" received a heavy airplay on Canadian radios and he continued to draw public attention when he won three MMVAs prizes, including best director for "Everyday (Rudebwoy)".
In 2008, Kardinal, who was best known for his unique songwriting, was signed to Akon's Konvict Muzik and worked on new album "Not 4 Sale". Some of the materials in the album was previewed to his father.