Last night, in the city of my birth and where my father is buried, I received a Star on the WALK OF FAME. I had a moment while driving to the ceremony, listening to one of my all time favourites, Stevie Wonder. No matter how much work I put in for my culture, for my city, for my country and for hip-hop, I’ve gotten used to being an “unsung hero” and receiving quiet praises in the back hallways, off camera congratulations, and almost mythical acknowledgement-so much so that I trained myself to never place much merit in receiving public accolades. I’ve been working hard, but shunning the thought that i need to get any acknowledgement outside of God and my family. I feel fulfillment in watching the generations who came after me shine bright and walk down the paths that myself and others help carve out. I stood on the shoulders of Giants like Saukrates, Choclair, Maestro, Dream Warriors, Michie, Rumble and Strong, Ghetto Concept, ORB and so many others. Anyways, I eventually got to a place where I was smiling and shedding a thug tear (😎), because my wife and kids, my mom, my aunt, and my team were all present to see me receive my first star. Now my children, grandchildren, cousins, fans and everyone else will always have a place to come visit and feel a sense of pride. Watching my one minute highlight reel, before I said my speech, reminded me of some of the grandiose experiences I’ve had so far in my career. I’m thankful. I’m way more thankful that although I haven’t yet earned mega millions, I’ve earned mega millions of impressions globally and have always been someone that I feel my city and country can be proud of. The other day someone said I’ve always been a fan of your music, but I’m becoming a bigger fan of you as a person and the energy you’re putting into the world. That was an amazingly powerful moment. This is for all the people of Scarborough, the GTA and Canada. You guys are the real stars. Thank you Scarborough Walk Of Fame and congratulations to all the other inductees. Thanks to my mom for encouraging me to write my first rap. Daddy, I hope you’re seeing this and feel proud. Wish you were there. Miss you everyday. 🙏🏿
Congratulations big man!
Your daughter is beautiful. Congratulations.
✨🙌🏾Much Deserved!!! CONGRATULATIONS 🎊
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Bless up!! @kardinalo
⭐️Well deserved 👏🏾
Yessssss!!! Keep it pumpin big bro!!! 🥊
👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 well deserved!
🔥 congratulations 👊🏾 @kardinalo
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S C A R B O R O U G H 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽
Congrats breddah, well deserved
That’s awesome! Congratulations!!!
overdue!..."yah dun know"
🏆🏆🏆🏆 Big congratulations to you Brother Dear! I hope to see you soon!