Yes, this is a rare and risky move for anyone calling himself a critic, but I have to admit it: I was slightly off-target about Toronto rap's Royale with cheese, Kardinal Offishall, and his new single Dangerous.
In case anyone doesn't feel like looking at the original post, I praised Kardi's rhyming but put Akon on blast for singing a tired hook, sanitizing the track, and generally not being robotic enough.
While I stand by that assessment, I've come to realize it was a bit harsh. So I would now like to amend the critique to include excerpts like, "What a great summer jam!" and, "This could be the jam of the summer!" Because, as I type this, Dangerous is only one of two rap songs on the Billboard Hot 100 (other being, of course, Lil Wayne). That in itself is cause for celebration.
Also, it needs to be said, Dangerous is a breezy number with a near-perfect trance-rap backbeat - T-Pain or no T-Pain.
So, for all its pitfalls, Kardinal Offishall has hit. And far be it for me to rain on that long overdue parade - at least not anymore.