It has been a different kind of a season in Toronto when basketball comes to mind, the Raptors anticipating their first trip to the postseason since 2008. Air Canada Centre has been a full house of enthusiastic fans and quite a few familiar faces when it comes to the entertainment and music worlds. But as we approach the 20th anniversary season, there are the handful of supporters from those industries that you see time and time again.
Toronto native Kardinal Offishall, a rapper, producer and recently named to Universal Music Canada’s A&R team, has been a longtime supporter of Toronto’s team. Often credited as Canada’s hip hop ambassador, Kardinal has been a repetitive presence at games over the years; a fan in the stands wearing the team colours, a performer at home openers and halftimes and this season, you can hear his track recorded exclusively for the Raptors as the second half of the game gets underway.
His instagram feed is proof of his longtime support.
Kardinal’s song The Anthem is a constant at games and a constant reminder of the passion and support this city has for it’s squad. It gets you in the postseason mood as the trek to the playoffs continues.