Canibus Calls Out QD3 & The Beef DVD Series On "Melatonin Majik"

UPDATE: QD3 responds to the verse in DX comment section, says he and Canibus made music together, and says he hopes to hear from the emcee.

In 2004, veteran emcee Canibus was profiled in the QD3 film Beef II for his legendary battle with LL Cool J. The popular DVD release, which now frequently airs on the Fuse network was instrumental in making the facts know of the historic battle that took place within the same song (LL Cool J's "4, 3, 2, 1 Remix") with commentary from Kool Moe Dee, PMD, Redman, Method Man, KRS-One and Canibus himself. LL Cool J, who enlisted QD3 as a producer on early '90s albums, did not participate.

Canibus is releasing Melatonin Magik next week (February 9th) on RBC Records. On the album, which features Professor Griff of Public Enemy, Copywrite, K-Solo and Blaq Poet, Canibus speaks candidly about the Beef II DVD experience, and why he believes he was exploited.

On a  song called "The Danger of Judah" and features some brief exchanges with Professor Griff. The third verse addresses Canibus' thoughts on the Beef experience.

"Put my name on the black-list, 'cause I don't dick-ride nobody in the industry / Where's the fuckin' empathy? / I been through so much treachery / Most of the best emcees disrespectin' me / Tried to get the best of me / Never tried to rescue me / Or help me with the recipe / What do they expect from me? / Stressin' me / Questionin' me to address the beef / I rep Hip Hop, Hip Hop don't rep me / I never got a penny off that Beef DVD / You mean all that money went to QD3? / I should have slammed the door in his face / If I was a different nigga, I'da been caught a criminal case / The best word to describe what you do to Hip Hop is 'rape' / 'Cause you don't care about Hip Hop's fate / You sit around the tables, and say Grace / Eatin' steak / While you live like kings and treat kings like apes / Owe Michael Jackson money, and still on the take / And Tevin Campbell's money, the greed is so great / You probably dance around the mansion, like Circ De Soleil / Everything is paid for, you don't have to pro-rate / I ain't hatin', I'm not hatin' / I'm just sayin' / You makin' money off the next man's struggle, right, and can't pay him / Then make millions off them Beef DVDs / But didn't pay K-Solo or Eazy E / It's called Blaxploitation / Another one of Canibus' paranoid statements / That's why I'm famous / I'm just tryin' to tell niggas how the game is / Beef to Hip Hop is just aimless entertainment..."

A clip of Canibus' segment on Beef II can be viewed here, courtesy of QD3 Entertainment.

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11 Comments

  • Tiyh

    I wasn't hip, bit I know for certain what he's spitt'n is real from waht I just real. To tha core.

  • my name is hakon my flow style hard i peep the gods smoking when i see the clouds above

    PEACE TO GOD CANIBUS AND AN UZI TO THE REST OF YOU HATING ASS FUCK YOU WANT SOME REAL TALK HIP HOP CANIBUS WON'T GO PLATINUM OR TRULY BE RECOGNIZED AND RESPECTED BY THE MASSES UNTIL THE DAY MOTHAFUCKIN ALIENS LAND ON THE WHITE HOUSE LAWN WHICHEVER METHOD THEY USE TO REVEAL THEMSELVES. I WAS A FRESHMAN WHEN CANIBUS DROPPED MICCLUB: THE CIRRICULUM (SPELLING*) THAT WAS WHEN HE REALLY FLEW OVER MOST PEOPLES HEADS IT'S OKAY THAT YOU CHOSE G-UNIT AT THE TIME AND PROBABLY ONE OF THESE OTHER RAPPERS THAT DONE CAUGHT A CHARGE. HIP HOP IS SUPPOSED TO RAISE YOUR CONSCIOUS AND CHAKRAS AFTER LISTENING TO THAT ALBUM I BEGAN TO SEEK TO UNDERSTAND PHYSICS ASTRO THEOLOGY MENTAL MAJESTY ETC ETC...... BELIEVE IT OR NOT THERE ARE THINGS THAT YOU HAVE TO FIGURE OUT FOR YOURSELF THAT THE SCHOOL SYSTEMS TRY TO HIDE AND DUMB DOWN THE POPULATION WITH BS FACTS FUCK IT I'LL WRAP IT UP AND SAY THAT THEY'RE DOING A GOOD JOB KEEPING YOU DISTRACTED OBVIOUSLY ~ HIP HOP ONLY EXIST IN THE HEARTS AND MINDS IN THOSE THAT TRULY UNDERSTAND HIP HOP THOSE THAT LOVE AND SUPPORT IT PEACE THOSE THAT DON'T KEEP KEEPIN ON WITH YA CAUCASIAN CORPORATE BULLSHIT RUH RUH RUH RUHHH RAP RAP RAP RAPPP!!!!!!!!!! HEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!

  • Bruce

    To: I'm At Work And Bored For someone who hates Bis, you sure do study him a lot. You know a lot about the dude. Probably more than some of his fans. ...sounds like you're a groupie to me.

  • 502

    Has Canibus been in a cave for 6 years or something? Bringing back a long gone beef with Eminem? He beat himself in that battle with that garbage Hollywood Stories CD. Beef II? Damn dude, Beef IV was years ago so Beef II is ancient. C'mon 'Bis, give us something better than that.

  • fmsus

    CANIBUS IS A FRUSTRATED GUY WITH A TOO COMPLEX FLOW TO MARKET. THIS IS THE TYPE DUDE YOU WANT TO SEE AT FREESTYLE JAMS ETC. SMASHING EMCEES - BUT NOT ON THE POP-CHARTS. WYCLEF FUCKED UP HIS CAREER WITH THE POOR PRODUCTION ON THE DEBUT - SINCE THEN THIS BROTHER IS LOSING HIS REPUTATION AND MOTHERFUCKING MIND. HE IS NOT A SKILLED PROMO-BEEFER SO HE SHOULD JUST SHUT THE FUCK UP AND START HIS CAREER ALL NEW. TALENT IS NOT EVERYTHING AS YOU CAN SEE HERE. I PITTY THIS IDIOT, SERIOUSLY.

  • kpanilaryea28

    i just heard this cd and the beats are actually DOPE! of course the lyrics are. i think this will be a solid release im coppin on tuesday!

  • chronwell

    A brother spittin some intelligence scares these skater dudes ha?

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