Rappers are hardly ever able to recapture their prime's lyrical genius. Case in point: Canibus. In his heyday, the Queens MC buried many of his peers by filling his bars with complex rhyme schemes and vocabulary words like “syntactic” (no, you can’t get that from your local pharmacy). Though he's been quiet in recent years, ‘Bus has a substantial catalog to his name. Fittingly, five days short of the 13-year anniversary (March 24) of "Second Round K.O.," his venomous diss against LL Cool J, 'Bus recently resurfaced with a DJ Premier diss, "Tell the Truth." While there’s enough of the rapper’s tracks to fill up an entire iPod, XXLMag.com selects 20 standout verses (in no particular order). —Georgette Cline