"Dangerous" is a hip-hop/R&B song by Kardinal Offishall featuring Akon. Produced by DJ Kemo and hAZEL, it was released by radio on March 18, 2008, and by iTunes on April 1. It is the first official single from Kardinal's album Not 4 Sale. On the week of May 13, at the American iTunes store, "Dangerous" was offered as a free download (Single of the Week).
The music video
was shot in Miami, Florida
and directed by Gil Green
. It debuted in early May
. It starts off with a girl (Chanta Patton) passing by Kardinal, Akon, and friends as all of them watch her and follow her. Most of the scenes start by zooming out of objects such as sunglasses, a drinking cup, etc. It has scenes in a resturant, a club, and a beach. There are cameo appearances in the video by DJ Khaled
, Red Cafe
, Black Chiney
, Clinton Sparks
and many more.
There are three official remixes
for "Dangerous". The first is a soca
remix which uses a different beat, and retains the original lyrics. The second remix features Akon and Sean Paul
, using the original beat, with new lyrics by Kardinal and Sean Paul. The third remix features Akon, Sean Paul, and Twista
After being released by the Canadian iTunes store, the song quickly raced to the top 10 on the Top 100 songs list, peaking at number 3. As a result of this it debuted on the Canadian Hot 100
the following week at number 9, and in early July
, the song peaked at number 2. On the issue date of May 17
, the song debuted on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles
chart, making it his second single to make an apperance on any U.S. chart, since "BaKardi Slang" in 2001. The following week the single debuted at number 91 on the Billboard Hot 100
and has since peaked at number 5.
"Dangerous" was also featured in a dance routine performed by A.S.I.I.D., in an episode of America's Best Dance Crew