Dizaster Says Canibus "Didn't Weigh In The Consequences" Of Their KOTD Battle

Dizaster also describes Canibus as an emcee "you idolized growing up."

Speaking on his now infamous 2012 battle with rap legend Canibus, LA-based battle emcee Dizaster recently spoke with VladTV about one of last year’s most memorable battle events, an affair that ended up with Canibus embarrassingly relying on his notepad to finish the battle.  

Referencing Canibus’ previous feud with Detroit superstar Eminem, Dizaster said that, “they did the track thing but they never got in each other’s faces [rapping]. That shit would have been crazy, I would have loved to see that shit, but I got to kill him, so you know what I’m sayin’, you’re welcome Em.”

Canibus’ involvement in the DJ Skee-hosted KOTD battle was, Dizaster says, clearly financially motivated. In an exclusive interview with HipHopDX earlier this year, Dizaster remembered that Canibus, an emcee the LA native admits to idolizing as a young Hip Hop fan, “did that for the money, really. I don’t know if it was respect no more. Maybe it was. I think he was just stupid. I think he took a paycheck and didn’t weigh in the consequences.”

In this recent interview with VladTV, Dizaster took the time to remember more specifically how the event was put together: “I remember he was interested in doing a battle, he wanted to do a battle and as they were talking with him, there was nothing setup and he went and dissed me on a record. He said some crazy shit, he was like, ‘Yo, Dizaster, ayo, I’ll eat him for practice,’ he had one of those lines. Yo, I fuck with Canibus. People think I’m always making fun of him and shit. He was one of those dudes that I grew up really fucking with, he was the best.” Canibus’ pre-battle slight was certainly at least one catalyst for Dizaster’s subsequently hungry performance.

Dizaster also said that Canibus unfortunately didn’t live up to the world’s expectations given his previous history as a fine tuned, aggressive lyricist. “My whole thing is that he was looked at as a crazy freestyler," Dizaster says. "He doesn’t know how to freestyle. There’s two different types of battlers in the world today. That’s why I respect certain battlers. I fuck with certain battlers and there’s certain other battlers, I fuck with them, too, but I can’t have that respect level for them...He couldn’t deal with that...He showed up to the fucking battle and he couldn’t even spit the shit that he had written and when he was supposed to at least be Canibus the super freestyler he went and asked his friend for the notepad, and you could tell his boy didn’t even want to give him the shit. I was looking at his hand and he was shaking while he was holding the pad, and it’s crazy watching a dude that you idolized growing up and he’s shaking in front of you.” Despite the obvious loss, Dizaster was quick to note with a laugh that “[Canibus] got a lot of money."

Following the performance, which appeared to surprise to nearly everyone in attendance, Canibus and Dizaster exchanged reportedly cordial words. “It was fucking weird as fuck," Dizaster says. "It’s Canibus, bro. Just listening to the motherfucker, you always hear him in your head as that Channel Zero guy that destroyed the government and all this shit. He’s like a hero and shit. Coming up and he’s just like ‘sorry man’ and all this shit, which was cool, but I don’t want him to apologize to me. He fucked himself over. At that point, I didn’t even want him to apologize to me ‘cause I was thinking about his—if you really look in the third round I held back, I have so much fucked up shit to say about Canibus...I was just starting with the head chopping.”

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  • Magnus

    Canibus over his ass any day. Dizaster is a fucking gay muslim ass bitch Maybe DJ Khaled will propose to Dizaster.

  • DJ Khaled

    Dizaster, will you marry me baby? I'll wash your turban every day after I soil it with my love juice.

  • Anonymous

    Dizaster beat a washed up MC, that's it. I bet if they met up again and Cannibus was motivated, he'd mop the floor with him. Dizaster reminds me of Iron Solomon. On first glance they seem untouchable, but after so many battles their armor slowly gets chipped away revealing how little original skill they really have.

  • antiv

    So Dizaster has not moved on from that single battle. Really disastrous! If he wanted 2 make a mark in the music industry, he shud have used the hype he had after the battle to pop out of his shell. He didnt n that proved alot about him. That he was and still is a mere rap battle artist, nothing more. Too much of hot air. Rap artists battle all over, but they neva sell battles. They are mostly free. This guy cant beat Canibus. Biz spat fire on commercial music a while ago and went gold. Ni**a please! What else has Diz done? He shud stop measuring his success by a single life event that does not carry much weight. Move on and do some commercial sh**, battles wont feed you! Unless u use the hype it brings to do other commercially viable ventures... C.R.E.AM. Dollar bills yo!

  • Anonymous

    Canibus reversed his LL Cool J curse and gave Dizaster the Canibus curse. Good job Bis

  • Cealix

    lol it's sad looking at these comments of people downplaying rap battles. While most of you are waiting for your favorite artist to release something new that'll probably take 1-2 years, the rap battle scene is CONSTANTLY releasing battles for our enjoyment. Any hip hop artist that claims they can take out any top rap battler has lost their mind.

    • Anonymous

      The WWF gives people enjoyment too, but it's still fake. Battle Rap is a bunch of jobless goons with no futures pretending to be something they aren't, REAL ARTISTS.

    • Anonymous

      lol they're two different arena's. those niggas prewrite their fuckin lines then memorize them. ok whatever they do what they do and its alright, but don't feel like they're superior due to the way they do things. Its just different but not better. They cant rap on a beat for shit or make good music so there's that. They're more closer to stand up comedians, which is fine, but don't act like they're all the same.

    • Anonymous

      These rap battle cats are corny bitches.

    • Fry

      lol...these guys are the "And 1 mixtape tour" of rappers. They are one-trick ponies, whose one trick is to insult someone while rhyming the last syllable of every sentence. Couldn't make it to the bigs so they joined the tour

  • FlyQ the Anchor

    Okay I know this is lame but I got no choice. How's a guy in a small market supposed to get exposure if not by trolling the comment sections till some A&R makes the best decision of his life? FlyQ's the name. So you should check out this depressing song i made Keep scrolling if you dislike lyrical shit. https://soundcloud.com/theanchor/start-a-war flyqtheanchor@gmail.com to work

  • Erica D. Roark

    as Michelle replied I'm dazzled that a stay at home mom can earn $9940 in one month on the computer. have you seen this web page... www.Can99.com Something tells me that this is going to end up being released on the same day as Detox.

  • Maddog

    Please... Is still going out about this? How many times have we heard this same type of BS from Dizaster? Canibus is the only way he can make it to HipHopDX or AllHIpHop, cause Canibus is someone with records that used to make people like Common and even Nas nervous when they were doing their albums. No body's checking for a Dizaster cd.

  • Fry

    Just so you guys know...Canibus passed the "LL Cool J curse" to this arab fag. Now people will only want to talk to him about Canibus. Dizaster kinda sucks already, now he's always going to be associated with this. 8 years from now when Dizaster is running a kiosk at the mall selling wheelie-skates "Hey didn't you used to be Dizaster?! Talk to me about Canibus!" Dizaster - "I have a new album out..." Public - :Yawn...:

  • Fry

    You get what you pay for. They tried to jew Canibus out of some money, so he exposed them. The whole "Battle" scene is a joke. These dudes just put a million syllables that don't even rhyme together, then only rhyme the last words of their long-ass sentences. It's horrible to listen to. They couldn't even produce mash-up videos to Dizaster's raps because they have no rhythm, pattern or rhyme structure. Plus Diz's disses were pretty tame and lame. He did the typical military, eminem, and "lyrical miracle" disses to Canibus. Yawn.

  • Anonymous

    What is with black people thinking that if you are not black than you must be white?

  • Anonymous

    Canibus is a song rapper, Dizaster is a battle rapper. The two should never cross over...Diz sucks at songs, Canibus sucks at battling. (unless it's in songs) In the end, songs are more profitable because you can live off royalty checks, tours and albums. But you can only battle rap for so long before you're too old...



  • Anonymous

    Fuck that dizaster bitch i only care about good hip hop songs

  • Anonymous

    dizaster and k.o.t.d needs to thanks bis, before the battle hhdx never gave 2 fucks about their league or the battle scene, real talkj.

    • Anonymous

      canibus gets coverage on everything he does hhdx is just 1 of many popular hip hop sites that didn;t give a fuck about kotd and the whole battle scene before the battle. i dare you to type kotd or dizaster in hhdx search bar and try to find an article on either before the battle, you won't find shit, get you head out of your ass.

    • Cealix

      lmao, because ONE hip hop website acknowledged it, you think they should have to thank Bis??? No one even talked about Bis until they found out he was gonna battle someone. And before that, they kept asking him when he was gonna release an album.

    • Anonymous

      so true. and its obvious that's all this guy has to talk about.

  • Chi-ali

    Get em Diz!!! Haters will hate...uff that African crack baby who can't bus. Lmao...

  • julio

    This guy still going on about this! Go do a album and fuck off with that battle shit.

  • gucci mane's pet turtle

    dizaster has got to be one of the worst battlers in history -choked against locksmith -lost to illmaculate -was literally 3-0ed in a 1 round battle by arsonal -had a 1 hour crapfest with dna, the battle consisted of lines about "ray lels", "one way trucks", "blamming the razor", and other dumb shit such as a gap being a reflection (how the fuck is that even possible) and the actual belief that rapping with sloppy "freestyles" for 15 mins is actually enjoyable -beat canibus although anyone could have done that that night, and a lot more people watched it for canibus pulling out a notepad than to here what ever dizaster had to say -lost to porich (NO FISH) -literally lost to a guy that buys bars from people -lost to a dude from sweden -lost to CORTEZ dude literally has one good line every three battles what a fucking bum. by far one of the most overrated fags of all time

  • jus10

    Bottom line: one Canibus song is more thought provoking than Diz whole collection.

  • Anonymous

    He might buy out the bar... fuckin wack loser

  • Anonymous

    you think canibus gives a fuck about kotd or any of these chumps? canibus is a legend. his note pad and the simple fact that he's black makes him better than this clown.

  • dRob

    too bad this dude can never make a record anyone wants to listen to. I don't want to listen to this punk ass white boy talking shit for 15 minutes straight w/o a beat.

  • Anonymous

    Fuck you won by default. i didn't even read this shit, but its all irrelevant. You happened to be standin next to dude, now you can't get his name out your mouth.

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  • Anonymous

    Im not big into battle raps, they used to be cool to me. but i had to see when he pulls out pad. but damn! Dizaster was going fucking hard, sound like he was lecturing and rhyming, i wouldve been depressed as fuck after this if i was canibus LOL

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