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Happy Birthday Canibus

Jamaica bred rapper Canibus turns 40 years old today. Canibus and his mother moved to the Bronx when he was thirteen years old where he developed a love for beatboxing and breakdancing.

In 1995, Canibus and rapper Web  started making moves in Atlanta as the duo T.H.E.M. (The Heralds of Extreme Metaphor).

Canibus decided to go solo and released his debut album Can-I-Bus in September 1998. The lead single “Second Round K.O”, which was produced by Wyclef Jean, featured spoken word by Mike Tyson and became Canibus’s only top 40 single.

In June 2012, Canibus received criticism for pulling out a notepad  as a last resort in a broadcast rap battle verse Dizaster. He released a statement apologizing for the ordeal, and said “I tried my best and stood there like the solider I am but there was nothing I can do.” —Anastasia Williams

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