Can Canibus Still Bust It? – A Few Good Bars From His New LP

More than a decade before Drake took hip-hop by storm in 2009, even before 50 Cent strongarmed the hip-hop game back in 2002, Canibus was that dude. The year was 1997, and ’Bis, an enigmatic punchline machine backed by Wyclef, was ripping ears to shreds through vicious freestyles and killer guest appearances (revisit Lost Boyz’s “Beasts from the East” for proof of the latter). Then came the scathing LL Cool J diss record “Second Round Knockout,” which solidified Canibus as a true iconoclast on the mic.

But, just like that, his career deflated. LL responded with the unexpected, and damaging, “Ripper Strikes Back,” followed by Canibus’s underwhelming debut LP, Can-I-Bus (1998). A string of dismissed follow-ups have been released in his debut’s wake, yet none have connected, leaving the once-in-demand MC confined to the music industry’s “obscure” section.

That doesn’t mean the guy can’t still spit, though. Even though his string of indie albums haven’t made much noise, they’re all packed with ‘Bis’s traditionally intricate rhymes, bars packed with obtuse conspiracy theories, multi-syllabic wordplay and fascinating trips into science fiction. That’s all present on his ninth, and latest, solo effort, C of Tranquility, which was released independently yesterday on Interdependent Media.

There was once a time when new Canibus verses were met with tons of excitement, causing listeners to comb through the lines for memorable punchlines. Does C of Tranquility warrant such a close listen? XXLMag.com sat with the LP and selected the album’s best lines. You decide whether Canibus still has it or not.

1) “I’m back, before Lil Weezy knew how to rap/When T.I. was still hustlin’ crack, I put the muscle in rap/’100 Bars,’ who fuckin’ wit that?” —”Capt’n Cold Crush”

2) “Conspicuous characters creep through America with a killer chemical in a canister called ‘Canibus,’” —”Salute

3) “Forced to start from scratch, to rhyme from the heart when I rap/Looking forward to not looking back,” “Golden Terra of Rap”

4) “Seek and destroy the muthafuckin’ beat mission/The rudeboy rasta on ‘roids trippin’,” —”Golden Terra of Rap”

5) “Double-shot glass of Absynth, still spittin’ fantastic/You an absent has-been, I’m still rappin’,” —”Golden Terra of Rap”

6) “The golden era of rap will always be a part of me/The future talks to me because the present is ignoring me,” “Cingularity Point”

7) “You can never be the best, until you complete the competency test with rap pattern parameters I set,” —”Good Equals Evil”

8) “My rap style will always be in its prime/You rhyme for yourself, I rhyme for mankind” —”Worthlessness Purpose”

  • Sincere

    2nd Round K.O. > Ripper Strikes Back

    Nobody wants it with Bis point blank period.. Em might be the only one that can stand it.

  • LightSkinMofo

    I always thought Bis got that battle. True heads know what’s up. Rip the Jacker really tore LL a new one. Lyrically LL can’t see Bis if he had binoculars and was two feet in front of him. Of course being that LL was more popular he got it by default. Hell even Clef went in on “What’s Clef”

    “The return of Jack the Ripper was only to meet his death.
    The next time, you wanna dis me for kicks,
    Get off my dick, go somewhere and lick your lips. Bitch!”

    Nuff said. One!

    • swype-matic

      You’d be surprised at how many people don’t realize Bis killed LL in that beef. The only thing LL did in his dis is yell, but he had Def Jam’s backing, so it looked like he won.

    • http://xxlmag jayruckNYC

      I always say Canibus won that battle. you can’t argue with knuckleheads tho. lol

  • LightSkinMofo

    Second Round K.O.

    Mike Tyson intro-

    Yo Canibus man, whassup man?
    I caught you on that cut with Wyclef man – you were boomin
    But I caught these foul slouch-ass niggaz, youknowmean?
    Talkin foul bout you the other night
    On the corner of the boulevard man – I wasn’t with that
    But I ain’t know you well enough to defend you though right?
    But you seem like you got true game
    But peep game man, they’ve been playin me all my life man
    You know I won the title a couple of times, did right, youknowmean?
    But they can’t hurt us man, we gon’ do it
    Get up in this ring man put on these gloves
    Let me show how to handle yourself man
    You don’t got nobody out there with you
    I gots to show you man, get up in there move that head man
    Come on to me man, but when you come man you gotta come for blood man
    Come up to me man, come on bust that nigga whole man
    Niggaz talkin that shit about you
    Hey Mike Tyson here speakin with the Canibus man over here
    Yo Canibus your main objective out here is to do nuttin but
    Eat eat eat eat MC’s, for lunch, breakfast
    Hey man they been playin me all my life man
    You know I won the title a couple of times did right
    No but they can’t hurt us man
    We gonna do it, get up in this ring man, put on these gloves
    Let me show you how to handle this yourself man

    First verse-

    So I’ma let the world know the truth, you don’t want me to shine
    You studied my rhyme, then you laid your vocals after mine
    That’s a bitch move, somethin that a homo rapper would do
    So when you say that you +Platinum+, you only droppin +Clue’s+
    I studied your background, read the book that you wrote
    Researched your footnotes, bout how you used to sniff coke
    Frontin like a drug-free role model, you disgust me
    I know bitches that seen you smoke weed recently
    You walk around showin off your body cause it sells
    Plus to avoid the fact that you ain’t got skills
    Mad at me cause I kick that shit real niggaz feel
    While 99% of your fans wear high heels
    From Ice-T to Kool Moe Dee to Jay-Z
    Now you wanna fuck with me? You must be crazy
    You drippin with wack juice, and you can’t get it off
    You betta be prepard to finish what you start, nigga

    Referee-

    Hey hey hey hey, you just hold it right there
    (Yo, get off me man)
    We got an illegal low blow on the fighter in the blue trunks
    (Yo, yo get the fuck off me man)
    If I see one more of those, you’re outta here brotha
    (Yo get out my way man, yo he started this shit)
    You understand? (Fuck you!)
    You’ll be disqualified (I’ll bite that nigga again!)
    Stop bein a bitch (Get the fuck off me man!)
    We came to see a fight

    Mike Tyson-

    Yo Canibus man you gotta hit harder than that man
    You don’t want no bitch ass niggaz hangin out wit me man
    We’re warriors man, when we go into battle
    We come out, or don’t come out at all

    Second Verse-

    Yo
    You better give me the respect that I deserve or I’ma take it by force
    Blast you with a 45 colt, make you summersault
    Shock you with a couple hundred thousand volt thunderbolts
    Before you wanted a war, now you wanna talk
    It’s about who strikes the hardest, not who strikes first
    That’s why I laugh when I hear that wack ass verse
    That shit was the worsepauserhyme I ever heard in my life
    Cause the greatest rapper of all time died on March 9th
    God bless his soul rest in peace kid
    It’s because of him now at least I know +What Beef+ is
    It’s not what I would call this (nah) see this is somethin different
    A faggot nigga tryin ta make a livin offa dissin
    Somebody that he gotta know is betta than him
    But he feelin himself, cause he got more cheddar than him
    Well lemme tell you somethin, you might got mo’ cash then me
    But you ain’t got the skills to eat a nigga’s ass like me
    And if you really want to show off, we can get it on
    Live in front of the cameras on your own sitcom
    I’ll let you kick a verse, fuck it, I’ll let you kick em all
    I’ll even wait for the studio audience to applaud
    Now watch me rip the tat from your arm
    Kick you in the groin, stick you for your Vanguard award
    In front of your mom your 1st, 2nd and 3rd born
    Make your wife get on the horn call Minister Farrakhan
    So he could persuade me to squash it, I saw naw he started it
    He forgot what a hardcore artist is
    A hardcore artist is a dangerous man, such as myself
    Trained to run 20 miles in soft sand
    On or off land, programmed to kick hundreds of bars off hand
    From a lost and forgotten land, you done did it man
    You done spitted some wack shittit
    And probably thought that because it’s been a minute I’ll forget it
    Fuck that, cause like Common and Cube I see +The Bitch In Yoo+
    And I’ma make the world see it too, motherfucker!

    Referee-

    Ladies and gentelman, we have a new lyrical weight champion
    By second round knock out, 3 minutes and 40 seconds Can-i-bus

    Mike Tyson outro-

    Yo Canibus man, you movin like Mike Tyson Jr. man
    You in and out and you’re agile with you flow man
    But dig right, you got you gotta eat man, that’s your name Canibus
    Your whole agenda is to eat these niggaz man
    They have no business to be in the same stage with you
    Holdin the mic with you
    But dig right
    But dig right
    But dig right
    But dig right
    Hey Mike Tyson here speakin with the Canibus man over here
    Yo Canibus your main objective out here is to do nuttin but
    Eat eat eat eat MC’s for lunch, breakfast, dinner
    That’s your agenda baby
    Your your agenda to to consume them
    Their whole existance, they can’t exist in your presence
    The Canibus is here to rule forever
    Mike Tyson, on the death

  • LightSkinMofo

    (extended version third verse)

    I’ll battle you on the net
    I’ll battle you in the flesh
    I’ll battle you over the phone, you can call me collect
    I’ll battle you for the respect
    I’ll battle you over a blank check
    I’ll battle you with a gun to my neck
    ‘Cause battling’s my favorite hobby that’s probably why you despise me
    We can battle in Hot 97′s lobby
    Constantly battling, out in the streets
    Or Battle of The Beats, we can let Angie referee
    Inside the jail y’all fenced prisoners look tense
    Armed with shanks waiting for the battle commence
    Ladies and gents,
    pick up the phone and call in the side with the highest
    ?pennant and decide the wench?
    Lowest versus the highest, I’ll start a riot
    You’re a virus, you run around screaming “Stop The Violence!”
    I rip mics tighter than pliers
    You say you the greatest of all time?
    You’re a liar, your time’s expired
    You no longer have what Hip Hop requires, so retire!!!

  • http://xxl.com Funkadelikk

    people need to stop listening to others and start forming there own opinions,not u, but i get frustrated when people hate on the canibus’s first album can-i-bus is onw of the most rewind worthy albums i have ever heard,ya maybe the beats were kinda soft but who cares when ur spittin lines like “Breakin the Facts of Life down like Tudy, I’m raw like sushi
    with more Vocab than three fuckin Fugees
    So recognize or be hospitalized
    cause lyrically on a scale of one to ten I’m twenty-five” OR”Canibus is the ultimate executioner’s dream
    Swingin the guillotine, cause whenever the head is severed
    from the human body with a sharp enough weapon
    the brain remains conscious for ten seconds
    Long enough for me to give you one last message
    And when you get to Hell you can tell Lucifer I said it
    Don’t ever get it confused, fuckin with Canibus
    the human Rubix Cube like you got somethin to prove”. Tell mw whats fuckin wit..
    “Get Retarded”,”Niggonometry”,”Second Round K.O.”
    “Hype-nitis”,”How We Roll”,”Channel Zero”,”Let’s Ride”,”Buckingham Palace” the album is ILL fuck anyone who hates on it 4 no reason.I mean sure premo was supposed to executive produce it instead of wyclef but anywayz it still came out dope.ANd hell yeah he still got it

  • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

    Em needs to put the nail in this dudes coffin, the war has been brewin for years and Em clowned him on Can i Bitch, I wanna hear them finally put the battle to rest and get it over with. Win or lose Canibus is that dude that he needs to battle, to put the discussion to rest that he never battled anyone worthy.

  • williano from ct

    yo bis is one of the best to eva breath on a mic,believe that.

    bis put a spark in hip hop wen he firs came out.

    but when he first came out it was comming to the end of a era of real rymes

    jay dmx big pun eminem nas,they all gave bis his props

    only a couple cats really survived and made it after 99.

    i was in middle school when 1234 and second round dropped ,i was writting rymes and bis introduced us young cats to real rymes and how to battle and not take no shit from no body

    http://www.myspace.com/willianosantoro check out my rymes and videos

    check out my shout out to bis on my benny blanco video

  • Jhon da Analyst

    Canibus still has it. Period. That army stint fucked things up, but Clef fucked it up before that. HRSMN!!

  • Q461

    The problem is…Canibus can’t make radio accessible songs to save his life. Don’t get me wrong dude is one of the illest lyricists ever no question. He spits crazy bars, always has. But I dont know if it was Wyclef or what, but this dude’s career was mismanaged and he never bounced back after that first album. Can you imagine how he would sound on a primo beat or someone like the rza behind the boards?

    And for the record, I fuck with that first Canibus album. 2nd Round Knockout, How we roll, I honor u, Get retarded, Buckingham palace, Nigganometry, Whats goin on etc.. All dope. He’s made some dope shit after that album too but never broke through. He remains one of hip-hop’s ” could have beens”

    Not for nothing, I think LL won that battle though. That response record was heat.

    • me.

      And for the record, I fuck with that first Canibus album. …
      Not for nothing, I think LL won that battle though. That response record was heat.

      cosign

  • jtm

    damn i miss canibus.

  • NefariousSun

    Yo LL verses was nothing to 2nd round joint… and I respect LL as a legend, but NO, in fact HELL NO did he when that battle.. Do u ninja’s listen to words? F persona.. I’m talkin WORD for WORD. LL won alot of battles but he lost to Canibus…

  • Fireforreal

    Maybe but where did Canibis’ career go after the battle?………………….He made wack album after wack album. The underground heads don’t even cop his shit any more. Then this nigga wanna start or restart a battle with EM 10 years later after EM bodied him ? C’mon bis admit you can spit but your not the beast people thought you would be. You battled and most say even won LL but your career peeped the same year your debut dropped WTF ?

  • YOUNGRIPSTAH

    CANIBUS once battled the entire wu-tang clan…….baaaaaxk in the dayz when bus was in a 2man group…..google that shit lol

  • 88

    Some of y’all are saying he made “wack shit” after his first album. Have you even listened to Mic Club: The Curriculum, Rip The Jacker or Melatonin Majik? Obviously not. But I hope this new album is fire. Downloading it right now.

  • kedordu

    canibus was the illest to touch a mic at one time . but now ? elzhi , royce , crooked ,(bishoplamont YEA I SAID IT ), even serius jones ( FREESTYLE) and some others i cant think of will put a hole in him . EMINEM IS PAST IT TOO BTW .

  • Mpho

    Cassidy going down the Canibus route

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  • The Truth

    Show me one person who can stand toe to toe lyrically with Canibus

  • Kozmik Mind

    I live in Australia and I’m still waiting for my copy to be delivered in the mail, so I can’t comment on his new album yet.

    Canibus is my favourite artist of all time, so I’m sure he won’t disappoint with C of Tranquility.

    I’m still amazed that the media and most people can’t get past the 2nd Round KO/LL beef. Sure it put Bis in the spotlight for a moment and got his name out there, but he deserves to be recognized for a lot more than what happened over a decade ago.

    The guy is a true lyrical genius. Line number 8 says it best for me.

    “My rap style will always be in its prime/You rhyme for yourself, I rhyme for mankind” —”Worthlessness Purpose”

  • AnunannakiMAN

    CANIBUS IS THE GREATEST RAPPER OF ALL TIME. THIS IS NOT AN OPINION, BUT A FACT. LISTEN TO THE ALBUMS CAN-I-BUS, 2000 B.C., MIC CLUB: THE CURRICULUM, RIP THE JACKER, FOR WHOM THE BEAT TOLLS, MELATONIN MAGIK, AND NOW THE C OF TRANQUILITY. CANIBUS SPITS THE REALEST MOST IMPORTANT SHIT EVER. RAPS ABOUT THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIALS, DIMENSIONS, 3RD EYE/PINEAL GLAND, MELATONIN, DMT, RELIGION AS BS, GOVERNMENT CONSPIRACIES, FLOURIDE IN OUR WATER, THE SPIRIT REALM, VAN ALLEN BELT, BILDERBERG, THE ILLUMINATI. YOU CANT GET ANY BETTER THAN CANIBUS, LISTEN TO C OF TRANQUILITY, THE MESSAGE IS BROADCAST MORE THAN EVER. TUNE INTO TO CHANNEL ZER0…

    • Kozmik Mind

      Hey AnunannakiMAN, your username caught my attention. I’d like to discuss some ideas with you about the content of Bis’ lyrics. Please send me an email: kozmikmind [at] gmail [dot] com

    • Anonymous

      Opinions are like assholes everyone has one and they all stink.

  • AnunnakiMAN

    CANIBUS IS THE GREATEST RAPPER ALIVE AND DOIN IT.

  • 7Mile313

    NAPTOWNNUISANCE YOU FAGGOT SHUT THAT LAME ASS EMINEM SHIT UP. WE ALL KNOW THAT YOURE SOME 35 YEAR OLD LAME FROM THE SUBURBS OF INDIANAPOLIS. IM ACTUALLY FROM DETROIT AND MARSHALL MATHERS IS A COMPLETE FRAUD. MARSHALL IS A PUSSY AND IS NOT FROM THE HOOD. HE GREW UP ON FARMS IN MISSOURI AND WHEN HE DID LIVE IN MICHIGAN IT WAS IN A SUBURB CALLED WARREN. EVEN THOUGH HE LIVED IN THE SUBURBS HE STILL MANAGED TO BE SOFT ENOUGH TO GET HIS ASS BEAT BY THE SUBURBAN BULLIES HE WOULD NEVER FIGHT BACK BECAUSE HES A SOFT BITCH. ALL EMINEM HAS IS MULTIS… OTHER THAN THAT HES A AVERAGE ASS RAPPER BUT WITH A GAY ASS VOICE STOP TRYING TO SING LAME ASS WIGGA.

    THE ONLY REASON EMINEM IS AS BIG AS HE IS BECAUSE HES WHITE AND SO MANY SUBURBAN AND TRAILER PARK WHITE PEOPLE (LIKE YOU) CAN RELATE TO HIM, NOT TRYING TO BE RACIST BUT ITS TRUE. CANIBUS IS ACTUALLY THE GREATEST RAPPER OF ALL TIME WHO HAS REAL SUBJECT MATTER UNLIKE EMINEM WHO CRIES ABOUT HIS EASY ASS LIFE IN ALL OF HIS SONGS. CANIBUS IS THE GOAT MARSHALL IS SOME FRAUD AVERAGE RAPPER WITH A WHINY LAME VOICE FROM THE SUBURBS WHO COPIED OFF OTHER PEOPLE.

  • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

    Im from the burbs hahahaahahahahah, ok yeah what ever bitch.Im from the hood, but live in the burbs now, because I aint raisn my son in the hood like I was raised in it.You know about as much about me as you know about Eminem, which aint shit.You need your head checked, Cannibitch the goat? wow that must mean Vanilla Ice is a goat rapper too huh? Because they both aint did shit.Damn you know marshall pretty well, you must have been breakin bread with him and runnin moonshine with him on the farm huh gtfoh?Its been proven he was from right accross the tracks in the D, he hung in the D, and lived with kim in the D.Quit hatin lame.

    You obviously are the same nerd who took my screen name on one of the other threads, seein how you are sayin the same thing again. Quit internet thuggin get Canibitchs shit covered cock out of your mouth,Look joker quit ridin dicks and quit switchin area codes.You aint shit and aint gonna ever be shit just like your goat, you and cannibitch talkin loud but aint sayin nothin.You were naptownuisance now your 7mile313 hahahaah
    Whats next homie your name gonna be 7 mile 317 ?
    Fuckin jokers kill me.

    Fountain Square aint burbs homie, come take a stroll with me through there.

  • Anonymous

    We can tell 7mil313′s opinion aint about shit.Em whiny, spoiled? average rapper? man what the fuck are you smokin, must be canibus’ pork pistol.Plus out of all the people givin Eminem props he wanted to talk shit to, it was nap.GTFOH.NERD.

  • HH2H

    The best aspect about canibus, besides obviously his technical skill and his dedication and passion to hiphop, is that he has everyone fooled.

    Most average hiphop fans, who listen to his occasionally, and even some of his hardcore fans, believe that he raps about conspiracies, outer space, science, military etc

    They are 99% of the time just metaphors for hiphop, in a lyrical/battle rap form.

    His metaphors have become so deep and obscure, that many times he doesn’t give the listener the bridge to what he is really talking about, which is hiphop. Canibus is still, and more than ever, a battle MC, but it’s hidden so deeply

    I can’t say Canibus is the best MC, because there are many things that he doesn’t do well, which most critics focus on when his name is brought up, or he has an album for review. It’s just the aspect that he does well(intricate lyricism/metaphors/imagery), he is probably the best at. It’s just that we are in a day and time in which that isn’t really respected anymore.

    There are still some great MCs(Nas,Slaughterhouse,Jay-Z,Lupe,Jada,Elzhi,Ras Kass,Eminem,Sean P,Common,Black thought etc) but when it’s all said and done, Canibus may end up with the best discography, maybe with the exception of Nas

    He will definitely have spit the most bars(quantity), that have the most thought and effort put into them(quality)

    F.T.H.R.

  • 7 Mile313

    NO ACTUALLY IM NOT THE NIGGA WHO STOLE YOUR NAME I JUST SO HAPPENED TO PEEP YOURE LITTLE “ARGUMENT” AND WATCHED SO MANY PEOPLE EXPOSE YOU. I ACTUALLY AM FROM DETROIT YOU FAGGOT, BUT IVE BEEN TO YOUR SOFT ASS HOOD CALLED FOUNTAIN SQUARE IN INDIANAPOLIS… ITS ALL WHITE PEOPLE AVERAGE SUBURBAN NEIGHBORHOOD. IM FROM 7 MILE AND MT ELLIOT… GO LOOK IT UP FAGGOT. MUCH HARDER THAN YOUR SUBURBAN ASS HOOD IN INDIANAPOLIS.

    WOW MARSHALL MATHERS LIVED IN DETROIT FOR WHAT? 2 YEARS IN HIS ENTIRE LIFE? HE ACTUALLY GREW UP IN FARMS IN MISSOURI YOU CAN GO LOOK IT UP HE MOVED TO MICHIGAN WHEN HE WAS 13 AND WHEN HE DID GROW UP HERE IT WAS IN WARREN PAST 9 MILE… AVERAGE SUBURBAN NEIGHBORHOOD WITH ALL WHITE PEOPLE VERY SAFE. WARREN WAS ONCE THE “WHITEST” LARGE CITY IN THE COUNTRY. HIS HIGH SCHOOL “LINCOLN” HAD 1 BLACK KID IN THE ENTIRE THING, 98% WHITE SCHOOL. EMINEM IS A WHINY BITCH WHO CRIES ABOUT HIS EASY ASS LIFE IN ALL HIS SONGS. JUST LIKE YOU HAD A EASY ASS LIFE AND CRY ABOUT IT. EMINEM IS A PUSSY AND IS A AVERAGE RAPPER. YOURE SOME 35 YEAR OLD FLABBY DELUSIONAL WIGGER FROM THE BURBS. WE KNOW ABOUT YOU.

  • 7Mile313

    THE FUNNIEST SHIT HERE IS THAT THIS BITCHMADE FAGGOT WIGGER NAP ACCUSES OTHER PEOPLE OF USING DIFFERENT NAMES WHEN HES OBVIOULSY USING “ANONYMOUS” TO TRY AND MAKE IT SEEM LIKE OTHER PEOPLE ARE AGREEING WITH HIM.

    QUIT LYING NAP WE ALL KNOW THAT YOU USE LIKE 15 DIFFERENT NAMES ON HERE INCLUDING ANONYMOUS. STOP LYING TO THE PEOPLE. YOU AND MARSHALL ARE BOTH FRAUDS. MARSHALL MAKES YOUR DICK HARD AND YOU WISH YOU COULD SUCK ON HIS BABY COCK, AND CRY ABOUT YOUR EASY SUBURBAN LIVES TOGETHER. GO TO 7 MILE AND RUNYON AND ASK ANYONE IF THEY EVER SEEN EMINEM OVER THERE, THEYLL ALL SAY NO. MARSHALL IS NOT FROM DETROIT AND THE SHORT TIME HE LIVED IN THE CITY HE GOT HIS ASS BEAT BECAUSE HE WAS A SUBURBAN FAGGOT WHO SPENT THE FIRST 23 YEARS OF HIS LIFE IN FARMS IN MISSOURI AND SAFE RICH ALL WHITE SUBURBS LIKE WARREN. YOU AND MARSHALL HAVE A LOT IN COMMON. YOURE BOTH FRAUDS.

  • AnunnakiMAN

    HH2H, you are not correct. If you seriously think all of Canibus’ “metaphysical” talk (aliens, conspiracies, etc) is just metaphors for hip hop, you obviously don’t know Bis well. He used to post on Canibus-Central as different names, but especially as TiamaatMAN. He made many threads and posts about secret government projects, remote viewing, aliens, etc. This was all before anyone knew it was him and he continued after it was revealed he was Canibus. He did this regularly with different screen names from 1999-2007, and he still does it today but very secretely. There are some reliable sources who say Canibus is a Paranoid Schizophrenic, if this is true I don’t know.

    It’s true that a few of them are metaphors for hip hop. BUT how would he even know all of those things if he didn’t research them extensively? Canibus has been a “truth seeker” since the early 90s, ever since he had internet access he looked up conspiracies and things about aliens, etc. Take note that he never talks about these things outside of his music, why is that? He’s trying to trick people into thinking that it’s all about hip hop when in reality it’s a front for him trying to get the truth out. If he can convince some (like you) that it’s just metaphors for hip hop and he’s not really about that, then maybe he’ll be able to get away with more. This is top secret, but Germaine is truly trying to warn some people and get out the truth about these things, or at the very least get some people to look these things up.

  • AnunnakiMAN

    Canibus has been researching these topics and posting as random screen names all over the net for 15+ years. You never know if some random youtube name commenting on them is Germaine, or if someone commenting on here or something about Canibus is actually him. Noone will ever know the full extent Bis is active over the internet and the knowledge he is trying to get out. For all you know, I could be him.

    The difference between Bis and you’re average “Truth Seeker” or “Conspiracy Theorist” is that he can rap, he’s one of the best, if not THE best to ever do it. So in his raps he talks about things he knows about, which are these topics. But Germaine is not you’re average human being, he has way above average intelligence and his past was much different than the average person. He was very alone and introverted which helped him concentrate on other things and meditate. Bis has a very complex mind and way of thinking he always pushes things way past their limits and into unallowed boundaries. That is all, for now.

  • Don Mook

    lol naptownnuisance got exposed lmao.

    canibus is a beast and he can definitely still bust it. eminem is okay but canibus is top 3 all time easily if not 1 im not exaggerating either.

  • 2nd to none

    people tend to write bis off but hands down the man is a legend. he has been shutting down tracks for so many years now that mainstream srtist don’t even wanna bother to get on a track with him, he is probably one of the best lyrical mc’s of all time, but in todays world unfortunately nobody wants to hear pure spittin. if hip hop was still about lyricism half of the people right now wwouldn’t be able to put record out. canibus, chino xl, kool g rap, killah priest, ras kass, crooked i , tech nine just to name a few would be running the game right now.

  • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

    I GOT SHUT DOWN? DON MUCK HAHAH
    FUNNY YOU SPENT MORE TIME TALKIN ABOUT EMINEM THEN ME AND IM ALL ON HIS NUTS RIGHT? BUT YOU KNOW HIS WHOLE LIFE STORY, SOUNDS TO ME LIKE YOUR A PISSED OFF GROUPIE WHO FOLLOWED HIM AND GOT MAD YOU NEVER GOT AN AUTOGRAPH BEFORE HE BLEW UP SO YOU WANNA JUST CAMPAIGN AGAINST HIM BECAUSE HE WOULDNT LET YOU HOLD HIS DICK WHILE HE PISSED IN ST ANDREWS BATHROOM,
    BRING EVERYONE OF YOUR FRIENDS IN DETROIT TO STATE AND MINNESOTA IN THE FOUNTAIN OR COME DOWN EAST STREET BUMPIN YOUR FAGGOTY ASS INTERNET GUMS BITCH, I DIDNT START THIS SHIT BUT I WILL FINISH IT, FIRST OFF YOU AND YOUR LITTLE GROUPIE ABOVE ME CAN COME ON DOWN AND PUT THIS INTERNET THUGGERY TO A REST.YOU AINT BEEN TO THE SQUARE BECAUSE YOU DONT KNOW SHIT ABOUT IT, IT ISNT BURBS AND ANYONE FROM INDY WILL ATTEST,

    INCLUDING YOUR LITTLE YES MAN WHO YOU FOLLOWED THAT ARGUED WITH ME .I REP HAUGHVILLE AND THE FOUNTAIN, WHATS NEXT YOU GONNA TELL ME HAUGHVILLE AND BRIGHT WOOD ARE WALKS THROUGH THE PARK TOO? GET THE FUCK OUT YOU LITTLE FAG AND QUIT ACTIN HARD BECAUSE SOMEONE SAID SOME THIN YOU DONT AGREE WITH.
    IM A FUCKIN SOLDIER I LIVE FOR THIS SHIT, QUIT TYPIN AND PROVE YOUR WORTH END ALL THE INTERNET THUGGIN AND KEYBOARD STROKIN.
    AND QUIT BEIN BUTT HURT BECAUSE ALL I SAID WAS THEY (EM AN CANIBUS) NEED TO PUT THIS SHIT TO A REST AND GET IT OVER WITH, FOR ALL OF US TO WITNESS ONCE AND FOR ALL WIN OR LOSE, BUT SEE YOU LITTLE INTERNET GROUPIES DONT KNOW HOW TO READ, YOU JUST SKIM THROUGH SHIT.

  • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

    Oh and Canibus will not go down in history as shit,all he will ever have to his name as a title is “one hit wonder “. I know its a bitter pill to swallow but swallow it and smile hahahah

  • 7Mile313

    NO ACTUALLY I NEVER BEEN A FAN OF EMINEM, AT MOST HES A AVERAGE RAPPER NOTHIN SPECIAL. I KNOW ALL ABOUT MARSHALL BECAUSE I DID MY RESEARCH, EVEN NIGGAS WHO HANG WITH EMINEM TOLD ME THEY KNOW HES A FRAUD BUT THEY STAY FOR THE MONEY AND PUBLICITY. AND BEING THAT IM BLACK, HAVE BEEN THROUGH SHIT, AND AM FROM THE GHETTO, I CANT RELATE TO MARSHALLS CORNY ASS RAPPING. UNLIKE YOU YOUVE BEEN A FAN OF MARSHALL SINCE HIS LP CAME TO STORES IN YOUR LITTLE HICKTOWN.

    WHOS THE REAL COMPUTER THUG? YOURE THE ONE WHOS ONLINE COMMENTING 24/7 FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS, SUCKING EMINEMS DICK AS IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDED ON IT. YOU LIVE IN THE SUBURBS AND NEVER BEEN THROUGH SHIT. I NEVER MET EMINEM IN DETROIT BECAUSE HES NOT FROM DETROIT AND HAS NEVER LIVED IN THE HOOD. IVE BEEN TO YOUR SOFT ASS HOOD IN INDIANA AND ITS ALL WHITE SAFE SUBURB NEIGHBORHOOD SO STOP HYPIN YOUR LAME BURB. YOU SAID EMINEM WOULD PUT A NAIL IN CANIBUS COFFIN SO YOU DISRESPECTED THE NIGGA. NOONE ON HERE WAS GIVIN PROPS TO EM EXCEPT YOU. GO SOMEWHERE AND WHINE AS USUAL YOU LAME 35 YEAR OLD WIGGER BITCH.

    • Anonymous

      Dumb nigger

  • 7Mile313

    WOW YOU REALLY DONT KNOW SHIT. THE ONLY REASON EMINEMS AS BIG AS HE IS, BECAUSE HES WHITE AND HE HAS THE SUPPORT OF INTERSCOPE AND FAGGOT ASS ROSENBERGS. AKA PART OF THE ILLUMINATI.

    CANIBUS GOT BLACKBALLED FROM THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, THIS IS A FACT GO LOOK THE SHIT UP IF YOU DONT BELIEVE ME. MARSHALL IS A ILLUMINATI PUPPET, AND HAS BEEN FOR THE PAST 11 YEARS. IF HE DIDNT AGREE TO SUCKIN DICK AND TAKIN DICK IN THE ASS HE WOULD STILL BE WHITE TRASH IN WARREN MICHIGAN WASHING DISHES. MARSHALL SOLD HIS SOUL FOR MONEY AND A RECORD DEAL. HE LIED ABOUT HIS ENTIRE LIFE SO OF COURSE HE HIDES DEEP IN THE SUBURBS AND WALKS WITH 20 SECURITY GUARDS EVERYWHERE HE GOES. HE KNOWS THE STREETS DONT RESPECT HIM.

    BY SUPPORTING EMINEM YOURE SUPPORTING SOME FRAUD WHOS WORKING FOR PEOPLE WHO BRAINWASH THE ENTIRE AMERICAN PUBLIC. GOOD JOB. AND IF YOU DONT BELIEVE ANY OF THAT OR ABOUT THE ILLUMINATI THAN YOURE EVEN DUMBER THAN I THOUGHT.

  • Ucanbus

    Why do people always gotta bring eminem and LL into Canibus topics??? And the stereotype holds true, it’s always a white person who brings eminem into it. We get it, You’re white, Eminem is white, you can relate to him more. We get it. I’m not a racist I try not to see color but it’s hard when the rest of you still do.

    Eminem = a rapper, if even that. He’s unbelievably overratede because he’s white.
    Canibus = So much more than a rapper. Go listen to songs like Channel Zero, Lunar Deluge, Dead By Design, Secrets Amongst Cosmonauts, Poet Laureate Infinity 2. Germaine is not human.

  • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

    Overrated? Funny you and all the other haters say so, but everyone in the industry who raps gives him the utmost respect as a rapper.Whether they like him or not, they respect him.

  • http://oenoba@yahoo.com otas

    canibus is fucking dope

  • cotdam

    damn 7mile 313 killed naptownnuisance he cant even come back after that shit lol this shit has nothing to do with eminem its about canibus and canibus is still the shit always has been always will be until 12/21/2012 the day all this bullshit will end and well be in paradise forever. well even after that hell be the shit canibus is da GOAT.

  • RipTheJacker

    mentioning marshall in the same breath as Canibus is flat out disrespectful to hip hop. Marshall is a imposter average rapper overrated because theres less black people in american than white people so of course hes gonna have more fans. Canibus on the other hand is by far the greatest rapper Ive ever heard…and Ive heard nearly every rapper to be called lyrical by anybody. Canibus skills are beyond the average rapper I wouldnt be surprised if hes a extra-terrestrial biological entity who escaped from prison on a space ship and infiltrated rap music with his unbelievable rhyme style and vocabulary. Canibus is the Greatest Of All Time in my opinion…

  • Anonymous

    hell yeah bis can still body a track

    one of the most underrated, most unlucky, most f*cked over artists in the business and he STILL one of the best

  • http://spitboss.com zrocrackcocaine

    hell yeah bis can still body a track

    one of the most underrated, most unlucky, most f*cked over artists in the business and he STILL one of the best

  • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

    7 MILE DIDNT KILL SHIT BUT MY FACE WITH HIS BAD BREATH
    I moved over the weekend thats why I havent been back to comment.

    The dude 7mile313 is a Rick Ross, he claims to have done shit he aint done. and claims to know shit he really dont know, But tries to claim he came up with Eminem, funny all the lames who talk shit about him claim they know him.But they say that shit to try to get you to believe them.

    There is a lot of Canibus and 7mile313 dick suckin goin on in this thread, quit actin like this lame is a goat or somethin, he had what one shining moment in his career?
    Canibus is lame, and is where he is for a reason.He isnt as great as you think.Get over it.
    Mentioning him and Em in the same sentence is disrespectful to hip hop you had that line right, one is skilled and on top for many good reasons, and not because of your jealous conspiracy theories, the other guy well you know where he is he is deliverin pizzas to your house and handin out mixtapes haha.

  • 7Mile313

    HAHAHA THIS LAME COMES BACK TO COMMENT 3 DAYS LATER BECAUSE HE HAD TO MOVE EVEN DEEPER IN THE BURBS. IM A RICK ROSS??? HAHAHA LOOK AT YOU WIGGA YOURE SOME LAME 40 YEAR OLD WHITE NERD WHO SITS AROUND PLAYING VIDEO GAMES AND IS ON THE INTERNET ALL DAY YET YOU COMMENT ON HERE AS IF YOURE SOME REAL HOOD NIGGA WHEN YOURE SOME LAME FROM THE SUBURBS. WE KNOW ABOUT YOU.

    AND I NEVER SAID I CAME UP WITH EMINEM, I SEEN THE DUDE ONCE IN MY LIFE IN MICHIGAN WAY UP BY LIKE 20 MILE ROAD BY THE MALLS DEEP IN THE SUBURBS AND EVEN THERE HE WAS SURROUNDED BY SECURITY GUARDS AND POLICE BECAUSE HES A PUSSY. NAH NIGGA I KNOW PEOPLE THAT ARE FROM 7 MILE AND RUNYON AND I TALKED TO PEOPLE WHO PERSONALLY RIDE WITH EMINEM, EVEN THEY TOLD ME THE BOY IS A COMPLETE FRAUD BUT THEY STAY FOR THE MONEY AND PLAY. THE PEOPLE FROM RUNYON TOLD ME THEY HAD NEVER SEEN HIM OVER THERE IN THEY LIFE AND THESE ARE GOOD NIGGAS WHO BEEN THERE FOR 30 YEARS. YOURE BRAINWASHED SHEEP ASS CAN GO LOOK THAT SHIT UP CANIBUS ACTUALLY WAS BLACKBALLED, THE ONLY REASON EMINEM IS BIG IS BECAUSE HES WHITE AND HAS THE SUPPORT OF THE MACHINE, ROSENBERGS AND JIMMY IOVENE INTERSCOPE RECORDS. CANIBUS DECIDED TO KEEP IT REAL AND NOT CONFORM OR SUCK THE ILLUMINATIS DICK TO BE ON TOP. JUST BECAUSE EMINEM SOLD 80 MILLION RECORDS TO WHITE SUBURBAN KIDS DOESNT MEAN HES REAL OR DID SHIT, ACTUALLY THE OPPOSITE.

    • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

      ONCE AGAIN YOU DONT KNOW SHIT, SO QUIT TRYIN TO SPEAK FOR YOUR LAME ASS FOLLOWERS,
      Look Im done feedin you troll,
      Your full of shit and have shown it again and again with each post.Actually I moved closer to my old hood in the INNER CITY, LOOK THAT DEFINITION UP, BECAUSE YOU OBVIOUSLY DONT KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BURBS AND INNER CITY. SINCE YOU CLAIM TO HAVE BEEN TO MY BURBS.
      FUNNY IT HAS BEEN PROVEN TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT THERE ARE PLENTY OF UNDERGROUND CATS FROM THE D WHO HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT FOR EM, AND VOUCH FOR HIM. BUT YOU LIKE THE REST OF YOUR MAKE UP WEARIN FAYGO DRINKIN JUGGALO BUDDIES THINK DIFFERENTLY, AND SPREAD LIES TO GET PEOPLE TO THINK DIFFERENT.
      Im done go back to listenin to your canibus and icp cds and dream of the day that they will get the recognition they deserve. You preach about him bein a fraud but 90 percent of the rappers through out the years have been a lot less than what they claim, and Im sure you still bang their shit.AND LIKE I STATED BEFORE YOU DONT NOW SHIT ABOUT MY HOOD OR MY TOWN OR ME FOR THAT MATTER SO QUIT WHILE YOUR AT IT. ANY TIME YOU REALLY DO WANNA KNOW COME ON THROUGH, WE WILL GIVE YOU A TOUR.

  • Anonymous

    stop hatin on eminem, stop hatin on ll, stop hatin on CANIBUS!!! these are three legendary emcees you’re talkin shit about, they all deserve respect

    em and bis never had an all-out beef, they just take joke shots at each other. why? cuz they got a mutual respect for each other.

    you dont have to only like ONE, i dig all three of those rappers, they’re SICK. ‘Bus just happens to be my favorite of the three

    but for real, yall needa check out his other shit and quit bringing up the Can-I-Bus album in every article that even mentions dude…he’s got 11 albums, 5 mixtapes, 5 EPs, hundreds of guest appearances and thousands of non-album tracks. stop hatin the dude cuz of ONE album

  • http://spitboss.com losttapes2

    stop hatin on eminem, stop hatin on ll, stop hatin on CANIBUS!!! these are three legendary emcees you’re talkin shit about, they all deserve respect

    em and bis never had an all-out beef, they just take joke shots at each other. why? cuz they got a mutual respect for each other.

    you dont have to only like ONE, i dig all three of those rappers, they’re SICK. ‘Bus just happens to be my favorite of the three

    but for real, yall needa check out his other shit and quit bringing up the Can-I-Bus album in every article that even mentions dude…he’s got 11 albums, 5 mixtapes, 5 EPs, hundreds of guest appearances and thousands of non-album tracks. stop hatin the dude cuz of ONE album

  • cthulhu

    You gotta understand that the majority of hip hop fans and the average person has no clue who Canibus really is and how much or what hes actually done in his life as a rapper, hes put in A LOT of work. Probably more than any other rapper.

    Thats why in every single one of these articles the majority of people bring up either the LL Cool J beef, Eminem beef, or the Can-I-Bus album. Because they dont know or care. I actually listen to the Can-I-Bus album regularly, the only track I skip is Rip Rock. Classic album IMO. Canibus has at least 7 decent to incredible albums, For Whom the Beat Tolls, Rip the Jacker, 2000 B.C., Melatonin Magik, Can-I-Bus, Mic Club: The Curriculum, and now C of Tranquility.

    Its a shame that Canibus will never get the respect that he deserves from the masses or be anywhere near as succesful/popular as someone like Eminem, but its the price he has to pay for staying true, not conforming, and not selling out. When the new beginning comes (December 12, 2012) hell finally get what he deserves though. Eternal peace, theres tranquility on your horizon, C of Tranquility.

  • cthulhu

    December 21st, 2012 is the code. December 21st, 2012 is the code.

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