Kardinall Offishall, “Dangerous (feat. Akon)”

Dan Gibson | June 6, 2008 12:00 pm
There’s really nothing to “Dangerous”: A simple synth line, an uncomplicated beat, Akon doing his Akon thing on the chorus, and Kardinall Offishall pulling off a mix of dancehall and Trick Daddy. The girl described might be dangerous, but the song poses no threat whatsoever, and in the end, that’s why it works. The four minutes or so are over before you know it, and you might feel the urge to press rewind, or whatever the two backward arrows are called these digital days. Kardinal’s stage name might too difficult to spell for American pop radio program directors, but that’s the only thing keeping this song from dominating the airwaves this summer. [YouTube]