Canibus - Melatonin Magik

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Melatonin Magik is his honest view of the world around him, his observation report. Human in nature, there is some inconsistency there, but it

Canibus may end up being remembered for a lot more than his lyrical dexterity. After all, his many feuds have been publicized to the point of exhaustion, his career sidelined by a much talked about move to the military and his albums largely panned by critics and left on store shelves by fans. By 2010, the emcee is seen as a recluse, a far cry from the budding Rap sensation he was in the late '90s. In an effort to change that legacy, a move to bring attention back to the rhymes, he has decided to release Melatonin Magik, which his cult-like following has anticipated for some time.

Lyrically, Canibus has often been both recognized and chastised. He’s a lyricist who pens skillful verses but he’s also been criticized for his use of scientific terminology. Melatonin Magik is not very different in that it is filled with impressive rhymes but also packed with cerebral content, something he says he does “for Hip Hop.” He’s focused on showcasing his skills and letting the world know what’s got him frustrated and upset, Madd Rapper style. “I’m a mastermind trying to amplify the frequency of the rhyme so I can learn to fly / So, yeah, fuck a punhline, I’m past that prime. That’s not a crime, so go find somebody else to dickride.” This aggravation, augmented by his trademark gritty vocals, informs his dissection of the media on “Dragon of Judah” and again on “Dead by Design.” Later, this is rehashed on other tracks including “Kriminal Kindness” and “Gold & Bronze Magik.” For all of this rage, he is wonderfully accompanied by a mixture of mellow beats and strong instrumentals, though the low budget cost of the final product is quite evident.

For all of its skillful glare, there are aspects of Magik that dull this quality. For instance, in a surprising move, he calls to an end to Rap beef as “aimless entertainment” only to reignite his beef with Eminem a few minutes later on “Air Strike (Pop Killer)” . The beef doesn’t stop there. KRS-One also receives some shots on the piano laden “Kriminal Kindness.” The Em and KRS tracks coupled with allusions to aliens, other “paranoid statements,” the rehashing of topics and an abundance of guest slots make this album lose much of its luster.

But, one must also keep in mind that little more is expected of Canibus at this point. Melatonin Magik is his honest view of the world around him, his observation report. Human in nature, there is some inconsistency there, but it’s ‘Bis. He delivers excellent rhyme schemes, thought provoking references and thoughtful insight into his mind. He no longer has to live up to what the world wants from him, like he was expected to back when he rhymed alongside Wyclef Jean. Though new fans may not flock to the album, he simply delivers want he wants and longtime fans will be delighted with the outcome.  

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203 Comments

  • Jason

    Bis flying over pples heads again, this album is sick !

  • Adam

    album is sick, will have this in my collection till death do us part

  • ben

    yeah bis z way too sick than em. but if the teacher started it am ok with bis taking a jab at him.

  • aqib

    cant fuck with bis most underated rapper ever

  • Atoms2 Adam

    disappointing

  • Death-Device

    I really love this album and I have always been a Canibus fan, I would give this masterpiece a minimum of four and a half stars but unfortunately; the eminem diss 'Airstrike' reduced my rating and a sorry 4.5 stars but I recommend you all to buy this, the thorough lyrics are outstanding. Brilliant. Thank You

  • Dr. Ashley

    Rip the Jacker IS a Classic!!!

  • jessemp3

    Canibus is way too advanced for the average mind. he's in the top 3 of all time and there is no debating that. i've been a fan of him ever since he came out. this dude has never spit a wack verse. like i said top 3 of all time indeed. keep spitting the flames Canibus for all of us fans!

  • GreenMeanie

    Not Coming Back from that- Royce Da 5'9 peep REAL street knowledge.

  • Bloo

    can-i-bus is smart hip hop is hope, and thats what he brings to the table, beef, canibus is a rapper known to end careers, and being a rapper to really prove your the best you must step to the best, a boxer cant say his the champ till he beats everyone, he has done that, hip hop is what it was 20 years ago, believe it, but everyone wants to be a thug and real thugs dont say what they do cause they get indited, all those rappers are lier and fakers, he is the breath of fresh air, if any canibus record staid on the shelves was cause we were not informed. back to the beef, am a man, another man says something or does something to me am going to retaliate, i graduated from u of m thats miami university, and am ready to fight. your saying you wont. well we all got reps to uphold and he is the battle king, thats all this iliterit rappers want is his tittle. if you like mayweather you like him cause his victory, if you hate him is because he beat your favorite boxer, same goes for canibus, love him cause his the best, hate him cause he destroyed your favorite, so sorry, dont cheer for under achievers, thats my advice. a canibus fan since day one believe it. navy seals outfit, the album is coconut so they rewound it. only true fans, know what i mean.

  • Renee

    Been a Bis fan since the 90's. He did not disappoint with this CD. I never expect anyone to understand, nor do I expect the media or radio to "catch on". I just really thank Bis for continuing to make music for Hip Hop and for fans like me and the rest of us here. I really hope one day the masses will see how great he is and that it will NOT be posthumously.

  • ante

    this album is a BANGER...some of the best beats and rhymes I've heard in years bis is so underrated...it shocks me how much hip hop downplays his talent

  • Teddyt314

    I love this, it is a great piece of work from rip the jacker. Cani should do an album with D-12. Air strike is one of Bis' best collaborations.

  • dexterity

    best album of 2010 so far, definitely one of bis' best. pretty sad that hiphopdx hates on pretty much everything he touches; the TRUE heads know where its at "Don't talk about beats, talk about bars! Canibus is so raw that rejection is your only response!" -Canibus, "Kriminal Kindness"

  • Theologic

    This album is so dope. Canibus is just simply the greatest technical emcee in the business. I just home that one day, he is honored for his work as a Hip-Hop artist. He was blackbalded and Hip-Hop changed. I love this brother. Even as an artist myself, I am still a fan, flatout. Thank You Canibus. This album is simply awesome. One.

  • Flackside

    yo Canibus new album is just marvelous and the guest on the tracks ALL SPIT HARD!!! Editor is a born again HATER....U sound like a waka fucker fan...Ur review should be delete !!

  • rob/jax

    Im glad the real issue wit hiphop is being exposed by real artist's. Ion blame this editor or wuteva u wanna call em with this downplay of an album review.....all the major media have the same agenda. But no......we should all be worried bout who slept wit who, who's cheatin on who.....and who got voted off american idol LITERALLY GET A LIFE U ZOMBIES!!!!

  • ENNIS

    my favorite artist r poeple like--James Brown,Chuck D,Prince,Curtis Mayfield,Raphael Saadiq,Erika Badu,Nina Simone,Wu-Tang(all members) amoungst a few others. but CANIBUS--------cant B fucked wit!!!!! if u r not deeply n2 at least one of these ARTIST;ur a fatuitist 2 me and should'nt comment til ur on a more pundit level.

  • c/gaddic

    People have the nerve to cal this dude on Eminem's level? So many weak albums and poor song structure Weak hooks and sloppy production lyrically skilled but dude's musical skills are abysmal

    • ColombianBBoy

      Sounds a lot like Eminem's albums. They're both so sick as lyricist they don't make good songs barely. But this album is dope. Big ups 2 Canibus on this one. Talkin about real issues in the industry

  • LAfine

    http://www.reverbnation.com/artist/artist_videos/659615?sel_song_id=3407393&autoplay=1

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  • the illnovelist

    Canibus isn't for everyone. Most of his songs aren't catchy. And a lot of his verses are far too long.I appreciate Canibus for his undying love for Hip-hop. A lot of emcee's stop making music when no one buys their music. But not 'Bis. This isn't a review, because I haven't bought the album yet,(I plan to buy it,though.)I just thought I'd chuck my two cents in on the whole Canibus is this, Canibus is that banter that's happening on this board. Side note: One thing that does annoy me about 'Bis is that he can't seem to leave Em alone. Eminem couldn't care less about him, so why is he ranting? Plus, his disses toward Em are pretty weak, which is mainly because Eminem never responds. Honsetly, I don't think Em is aware Canibus is still in the game.

    • ....

      Blah Blah Blah "Real hip hop". Your argument was interesting until you said that.

    • ENNIS

      u must b stupid wen it comes 2 keepin up with whats going on in hip hop.canibus responded first 2 all the times that em called out his name in the late 90s n early 20s(thats 2000s 4 the daft).canibus could'nt understand y em kept callin his name.like he said many years ago--"people probaby like "what the fuck he dissin him4"but yo he diss me first u were jus never informed". em even released a underground track dissin canibus n 2004 in a attempt 2 cover up the talk about all the racial comments he made back n the early 90s that the source magazine made public.if ur a conformed robot who only kno wht u heard;shut the fuck up n let poeple who really know speak on REAL hiphop u illogic sodomizer!!!!!

  • Fedayeen

    It ain't no Rip the Jacker or 'Bus in the late 90s, but it definitely holds it own. Dope beats and dope rhymes. Just cause he has lyrics that deal with "weird science" and esoteric knowledge, doesn't mean you can downplay the man like that. The editor is violatin', straight up. You got fuckahs out there still glamorizing cocaine dealing, showing off their riches that most of us ain't got and spreading ignorant ass shit messages to the general populace and you don't knock them down with as much conviction as dudes like Canibus?!?! Give me a fuckin' break here. I could go on, but other true school heads already dropped knowledge. "When we start the revolution, all you prolly do is squeal..." Think CRITICALLY people, just cause these charlatan idiots write something up on a site or mag, does not mean its legit.

    • ENNIS

      RIGHT ON!!!! u sound like a true GOD!!! 2 bad 4 the hoipolloi that the powers that b constantly shut down artist like canibus.

    • coolcat72

      Feelin Fedayeen comment fully i feel the same way. Im so sick of these videos glamourizing that bullshit i hardly watch videos anymore and dont listen to the radio at all. If u aint a true hip hop head canibus is defintely not for u!

  • RK32

    picks up right where for whom the beat tolls left off. nice album bis

  • adept

    Canibus is a good rapper.

  • THE TRUTH WHETHER U LIKE IT OR NOT!!!!

    YO MAN WATCH THIS NICCA ON YOUTUBE......MELATONIN MAGIK TOUR.....HE GOIN TO DIFFERENT SPOTS KILLIN SHOWS....ONLY SOME OF THE FANS KNOW WHAT HE IS RAPPIN ABOUT......FUCC MAINSTREAM HIP HOP AND R & B.....ITS BEEN INFILTRATED BY A SOCIETY WHO WANTS TO BRAINWASH YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN WITH STEROTYPES, IGNORANCE, FALSE HISTORY AND POLITICS....... cANIBUS SAID SHOUT OUT TO THE INTELLIGENT COMMUNITY THAT READS MY LYRICS.....DID THIS STUPID ASS EDITOR ON FLIP-HOPDX.COM READ HIS LYRICS....OF COURSE HE DID AND HE DIDNT LIKE WHAT HE HEARD.....SO HE'S DOWNPLAYING THE CONTENT OF CANIBUS' ALBUM AND WHAT MESSAGES HE WAS SPREADING.......FORGET ALL THE METAPHORS AND SCIENTIFIC LYRICS FOR A SECOND..... LISTEN TO "DEAD BY DESIGN" AND THE SECOND TRACK "MELATONIN MAGIK"......HE LITERALLY CALLED OUT A PARTICULAR ELITE GROUP WHO HAS BEEN RUNNING THINGS FOR AWHILE NOW......TUPAC CALLED THEM OUT ON HIS ALBUM "7 DAY THEORY" DUMMIES!!!! OPEN UR DAMN EYES PEOPLE! THIS EDITOR IS SUCCIN MAINSTREAMS JOHNSON BECAUSE HE DIDNT LIKE WHAT CANIBUS WAS TALKIN ABOUT......WHY DO U HIP HOP FANS DONT LISTEN, DOWNLOAD, OR BUY CANIUS ALBUMS??? BECAUSE THATS HOW YALL BEEN PROGRAMMED.....BY THE COMMERCIALS, THE MARKETING AND ADVERTISING AND ALL DAT..... THE INDUSTRY DOESNT WANT TO MARKET CANIBUS BECAUSE CANIBUS HATES THE INDUSTRY AND THE FAKE NICCAS IN IT......THE EDITOR DIDNT MENTION THAT CANIBUS SHITTED ON QUINCY JONES AKA QD3......"THEY MADE MILLIONS OFF THEM DAMN BEEF DVDS BUT DIDNT GIVE A DOLLAR TO K-SOLO OR EAZY-E......ITS CALLED BLACKSPLOITATION ANOTHER ONE OF CANIBUS' PARANOID STATEMENTS THATS WHY IM FAMOUS"- CANIBUS ON "DRAGON OF JUDAH"..... CANIBUS EXPOSED THE INDUSTRY ON THIS ENTIRE ALBUM THATS WHY THE EDITOR ONLY GAVE HIM A 3 OUT OF 5......HES A BITCH ASS PAWN JUST LIKE THE RAPPERS THIS EDITOR COSIGNS.....GAY-Z, NASTRADUMBASS, AND TWO QUARTERS..... AND YALL SO BLIND YAKLL DONT SEE EMINEM IS ACTUALLY A HOMOSEXUAL....BLATANT HOMO KEN KINIFF SKITS....HE TALKS TO THE DEVIL ON "MY DARLING" 3 AM......JAY-Z IS A BIG WORSHIPPER......BEYONCE......DRAKE IS A BLATENT HOMOSEXUAL....I MEAN COME ON PPL! DRAKE HAS A PICTURE WITH A MANS HEAD IN HIS LAP AND THEY'RE BOTH SMILING AND HE PLAYED ON "DEGRASSI" AND YALL BLIND IDIOTS PUT HIM IN THE KING OF HIP HOP SEAT??? IM DONE WITH FAKE RAP.....I JUST REALIZED THE WHOLE TIME WHY CANIBUS WAS REALLY DISSING LL....CUZ HE AS GAY.......SUPAHEAD SAID IT HERSELF....LL IS GAY AND DIDDY TAKES FINGERS AND DICCS TO THE BUTT.....YEA I KNOW ITS GROSS!!! YUCK!!! BUT ITS SERIOUS NONETHELESS....U WILL OPEN UR EYES SOONER OR LATER....LIL WAYNE AND BABY? NOT FATHER AND SON....HOMSEXUALS.....DO THE MATH....CONNECT THE DOTS...... PUT DOWN THE GUNS AND PICK UP A BIBLE!!! BLACKSPLOITATION PEOPLE! FUCC DRAKE, LIL STAYNE, BARBIE MINAJ, AND THE REST OF THOSE FAKE SATAN WORSHIPERS.....BLASPHEMOUS IN EVERY LYRIC, ALBUM, NAME, AND INTERVIEW.......

    • ENNIS

      WOW,i can never say what u said better.u a true pragmatic type of person.one time 4 CANIBUS!!!! the new cd slammin

  • hellborn

    I like this album alot it picks up where for whom the beat tolls left off . productions is tight lyrics are fire from the first song you get a feeling your in for a treat with melotonic magic, only thing missing in this cd in the guess apperances didt see any killa priest or vinny paz no production from stoupe either but I think this album is one of his best work. Oh to all the haters who are defending the mainstream rappers rapping about hustling and booty popping? you guys are all simple ass niggas with no brain how can you support that garbage I dont even listen to mainstream anymore is just boring now in days.

  • hellborn

    I like this album alot it picks up where for whom the beat tolls left off . productions is tight lyrics are fire from the first song you get a feeling your in for a treat with melotonic magic, only thing missing in this cd in the guess apperances didt see any killa priest or vinny paz no production from stoupe either but I think this album is one of his best work. Oh to all the haters who are defending the mainstream rappers rapping about hustling and booty popping? you guys are all simple ass niggas with no brain how can you support that garbage I dont even listen to mainstream anymore is just boring now in days.

  • Ian

    Does anyone know if he’s still performing? I really needa see him perform man i live in NY sooo i figure he must be performing at some places in NY please lemme know thanks a lot

  • Ian Kay

    I think i forgot to rate it lmao. I wanna meet Canibus within my lifetime man he is one of the few real rappers left, and once again the greatest rapper of all time.

  • Dr. Ashley Jr.

    oh yeah forgot to rate the album lol

  • Dr. Ashley Jr.

    Canibus is a profound rapper and is very underrated..... if your ever want to learn some new words to expand your vocab or any new subjects just listen to that "Rip the Jacker" album he made in 2003.... lyrically its a classic!

    • Ian Kay

      Thank you..i started listening to him when i was 15 im almost 17 now and once i heard him i was hooked. He IS the greatest rapper of alll time and always will be. The majority of the masses don't like or even respect him because the way he raps is esoteric. He has taught me myriad words that i use in my everyday life now and in high school. Best rapper ever.

    • Ian

      Thank you..i started listening to him when i was 15 im almost 17 now and once i heard him i was hooked. He IS the greatest rapper of alll time and always will be. The majority of the masses don't like or even respect him because the way he raps is esoteric. He has taught me myriad words that i use in my everyday life now and in high school. Best rapper ever.

  • XPreNN

    Just listen to the album. LISTEN!

  • abstract1608

    "You think you better than Canibus where the evidence you got below average intelligence and poor penmanship" Come on when are people going to acknowledge Bis, he is the lyrical Wolverine. Re- Emniem I feel Bis could have done a lot better. However I am on the opinion that Bis he has lured the great white hope into a false sense of security, watch this space, if Em responds Bis will engage his tongue hydraulics and leak the life Liquid till his face looks spaced out gut him like a trout scream my name out while scraping his rib cage out besides defecating on him an simultaneously urinating on him pouring some acid rain on him Well this battle has been a long time coming and with Ems last 2 albums being weak as hell maybe this is what they both need. Peace

    • ....

      I dont believe the "most talked about album" would go what... double plastic?

    • Emobfromdax-yaknowhoitis

      shut the fukk up drucifer, yous just a fukkboi. Most talked about album, hottest best shit out right now,(along with the green ghost project, go get both u clown, support real niggaz pussy) and even Em, which i do believe is him, pays homage to this sort of material. straighten up fukkboi...

    • Drucifer1983

      Its been like 4 or 5 months now, I doubt Em's gonna reply with more than a few punchlines, if at all........ Bis album sold like 3K its first week, thats garbage even by underground standards...... Battle would be entertaining tho, But If Em actually takes the time out his day to shine his massive spotlight on somebody this far under the radar, his manager should smack him,lol

  • abstract1608

    "You think you better than Canibus where the evidence you got below average intelligence and poor penmanship" Come on when are people going to acknowledge Bis, he is the lyrical Wolverine. Re- Emniem I feel Bis could have done a lot better. However I am on the opinion that Bis he has lured the great white hope into a false sense of security, watch this space, if Em responds Bis will engage his tongue hydraulics and leak the life Liquid till his face looks spaced out gut him like a trout scream my name out while scraping his rib cage out besides defecating on him an simultaneously urinating on him pouring some acid rain on him” Well this battle has been a long time coming and with Em’s last 2 albums being weak as hell maybe this is what they both need. Peace

  • abstract1608

    "You think you better than Canibus where the evidence you got below average intelligence and poor penmanship" Come on when are people going to acknowledge Bis, he is the lyrical Wolverine. Re- Emniem I feel Bis could have done a lot better. However I am on the opinion that Bis he has lured "the great white hope" into a false sense of security, watch this space, if Em responds Bis will engage his "tongue hydraulics” and leak the “life Liquid” till his “face looks spaced out gut him like a trout scream my name out while scraping his rib cage out” besides “defecate on him an simultaneously urinate on him pour some acid rain on him” Well this battle has been a long time coming and with Em’s last 2 albums being weak as hell maybe this is what they both need. Peace

  • abstract1608

    "You think you better than Canibus where the evidence you got below average intelligence and poor penmanship" Come on when are people going to acknowledge Bis, he is the lyrical Wolverine. Re- Emniem I feel Bis could have done a lot better. However I am on the opinion that Bis he has lured "the great white hope" into a false sense of security, watch this space, if Em responds Bis will engage his "tongue hydraulics” and leak the “life Liquid” till his “face looks spaced out gut him like a trout scream my name out while scraping his rib cage out” besides “defecate on him an simultaneously urinate on him pour some acid rain on him” Well this battle has been a long time coming and with Em’s last 2 albums being weak as hell maybe this is what they both need. Peace

  • am alive

    This should be getting radioplay, not the Young Money rejects

  • EMOBFROMDAT-X, YAALREADYKNO-LOL

    Yo, you kno what? this the best album.... since, SINCE,........ For Whom The Beat Tolls. LOL! aaahhh, CANIBUS the best in the business. 'lyrically, on a scale of 1 to 10, im 25' LOL, ya better believe it, it mightve gotten a bullshit average review, BUT its the most talked about album on the website at the moment. LMAO at all the haterz. Dont mind me, its just Rhode Islands type borin'. clown on da fukkbois.

  • blazetpc

    fuck the haters. bis did his thing dope cd

  • Doctor B

    the song Dragon of judah is off the chain!!!

  • hafsteinn

    its a good solid album and it grew on me each listening i give it 4stars, but im gonna rate it 5star because of the haters commenting. ps hiphopdx step your fucking rating up crappy albums gettting 3,5 to 4 i smell bribing and favor politics on ya behalf

  • Drucifer1983

    I agree with Zman, canibus just isnt entertaining at all..........Listening to him rap is like listening to that guy Ben Stein from the "Clear Eyes" commercials taelk..... No matter how technically good he is at it, I still cant stop yawning...... A good artist needs balance..........You cant be ignorant like a soulja boi, but you cant be Boring like Canibus either........... But, to each their own, feel free to listen to what you like, just stop crying when other people disagree with your taste.........Underground fans are like Nazi storm troopers some times, ready to kill you for not telling them how right they are, fuck outta here wit all that

  • Zman

    I love how people think that if you dont like canibus then that somehow makes you stupid. I have a BS in Physics, that doesn't mean I'm smart but I can safely assume I am not stupid. Now, with that said I just can not get into canibus. All that metaphysics intergalactic shit he talks about..its just not entertaining, even to a physict.

    • emobfromdatx

      Poet Laureate 2 is one of the greatest pieces of poetry the world has ever seen. So ahead of its time that it hasnt received its much deserved acknowledgement. I mean, just look at Eminem's post buddy. Canibus is the greatest at what Em does. Journalist' verse is crack too, there are a few corny features towards the end, but there better than some of the features on these shitty albums put out for teenagers. Youre a physicist yet Canibus doesnt float your boat? LOL youre a clown/joke fam. Im in COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Ive tooken an Astrology class and currently taking a Physics class this semester. It just validates Canibus' out of this world talent and his 'gift of gab' ability to communicate with those in touch. But, in a way, I kinda understand you internet squares. That fukkboi music, along with a fukkboi lifestyle and mentality is the only thing some of you lames know. My lifes journey has taken to many places, everywhere from crakkspots, to prisons and institutions, to college classrooms, to business conferences and corporate internships. Yall probably cant relate to whats real, but I can relate to whats fake. A front image of 'prestige', 'credibility', and bullshit ass 'integrity', in little fukkboi suits fooling people into thinking youre nothing more a crook, and a bitch ass crook at that. You wont even put ya hands on someone to rob em, cowards.

    • nigga please

      considering you're a physicist, firstly, I'd assume you could spell your profession. Secondly, i'd assume that you'd comprehend the magnitude of what canibus is saying. you're developing your understanding of him at some tertiary superficial level and not trying to gain some sort of insight into yourself or the ACTUAL world around you. I mean, if you truly have a bs in physics, you'd know the depths of metaphysics somewhat and that in and of itself would interest you. Listen to poet laureate II and then reevaluate your position..

  • contra2012

    i love this album hottest shit i heard in a minute probably my fav canibus album

  • BEHOLD-PRINCE-JIMMY

    Mr.Bloggers....................... Lets not forget about what Canibus did to LL Fool J and Eminem. He gave the both of them fits in the lyrical department and i have an secret. Eminem is not as lyrical as alot of people think. Hes a mild spitter. When it comes to dissing female R&B singers hes on point but when it comes to real battles, hes a joke. Canibus exposed Eminem for the fake that he is when it comes to battling. Eminem is like Peyton Manning. They are great and Legends in their respective occupations. However in the middle of all that they become "over exaggerated". Like somehow, Peyton became a super clutch QB that will win the game when its on the line but that wasn't true. While Peyton Manning is great hes not very clutch. I can only think of 1 big time drive he had in the playoffs. (AFC Championship Game 2006 vs Patriots). The point is that while Peyton is great, hes not clutch as every one "over exaggerated". Same thing with Eminem. He did a little underground battling vs WHO? He came in the game and was a very good lyricist and came after his Mom and Kim with extreme flow and that made him a battle king? HELL NO. Then he came at Ja Rule but Ja Rule was already dead thanks to a young and raw 50 cent. So he did nothing there. His only true test came when the lights of Canibus challenged his so-called "battle title". He LOST. Bottem line is, Eminem is great but more exaggeration than anything. Canibus is a better lyricist and a better battle rapper. The only reason i can't put Canibus over Eminem is because Canibus didn't have the commerical success that you need when making a Career run at being a GREAT artist. "JOCK"

    • BEHOLD-PRINCE-JIMMY

      Mr.Blogger............................. Eminem is over exaggerated and Canibus is a better lyricist hands down. You can't break it down into categories. Its one question, who's better? Eminem or Canibus. I'll go with Eminem because Canibus had little, next to no commerical success. You have to have commerical success when making a POWER RUN at being an great artist. Canibus already killed Eminem and would kill him again in a rematch today. But because nobody knows who he is, he'll never be ranked higher than Eminem and it hurts me to say that because Canibus is one of my all time favs. "JOCK"

    • nigga please

      I agree, to a point. I've had this debate over and over, who is the better of the two, and I gotta say it's a straight up draw. There are intangibles that go into being a lyricist that you're simply ignoring in eminem and then giving it to canibus. it depends on what you want outta a battle rapper, if it's cleverness, DRAW if it's deep to the bone raw spitting it's canibus, if you want humor in your battle to wit, I'd give it to em then. there's no exaggeration, eminem is that great, but then again, it's a fucking crime how under-exaggerated canibus is. Rap is more than just the battle, or how mathematically precise your lyrics are. Shit is poetry, nobody is like man edgar allan poe shits on pablo neruda, right? Everybody has their own story, they convey them differently, but both brilliantly.

  • mc fresh

    every hiphop head should give this album a try

  • eminem

    Yo this is eminem even though canibus dissed me on this album, i can't front on his talent i think canibus is dope and so is his new album. ya need to stop hating. and don't worry i'm working on a new diss track for him. it's just that since i'm off of the drugs it takes me alot longer to come up with hot rhymes. peace. p.s. if you don't believe i really bought the album here's a pic of me coming out of bestbuy with it. http://www.dynamic613.com/pics/EminemCanibus.png

  • Blazin Caucasian 1/2 man 1/2 amazin

    Production is my question everytime i get his albums....not this time. beats were on pooint for his style. Lyrical well you already know what ur gettin. Features were straight....... Journalist verse was wack tho, not the same Journ.

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  • kbizza

    em squased dis nigga way back. listen to "Canibitch"

    • Em lost...face it

      canibitch was wack son, that shit sounded like circus music...clown fucking music. Go read a book.

    • SOL INVICTUS

      Yo fruitcake!! Canibus was in Iraq while Em was dissin him. It's not about who throws more punches and lands them. No one is as solid as Canibus, NO ONE. Sol Invictus _l_(-.-)_l_

  • OhLord

    I liked this album a lot. Too many features at the end, but I was happy with buying this album. Dragon Of Judah, Fraternity Of The Impoverished, Only Slaves D.R.E.A.M. are all very good. Keep up the dope albums Canibus.

  • intelligentRebelLion

    All you Bis fans are in for a treat his next album is crazy fire !!! ya he talk shit but its real spit listen up! - - intelligentrebelLion.org

  • I'm at work and bored

    ahahaha. Canibitch fans are sensitive little girls arent they? This is how Cani spits: Yo, I'm canibitch, Wyclef's leech I spit Lyrical Lyrics, scientifical science metaphysical metaphysics and Analogic Analogy Psychotic pscycho spitter i cried when LL was announced the Winna I flow thru river, moon and the stars i joined the ARMY because Im a retard Seriously, who is this guy gonna diss next just because his life is trash

    • insanemacbeth

      firstly, 'BIS...line-for-line, is really ONE of the best that EVER did it! the guy's pen does really WORK! secondly, in regards to the JAY-Z line, from "U DON'T KNOW". the line is simple. but as RAKIM said.."IT'S SIMPLE, ISN'T IT?/ BUT QUITE CLEVER!". also, as someone else posted, the line had context, and was said in a stylistic manner. STYLE, ie. 'how' you say something, is a part of emceeing! just like when BIGGIE SMALLS say, "I STAY COOGI DOWN TO THE SOCKS!". the line doesn't read well, but when you hear it, it's convincing. because the line is said with style, and swagger!!!

    • jfhdskj

      i agree, i like bis but sometimes he is just throwing words into the mix without a logical sentance ever coming out of it. I'm not saying all the time, or that he hasnt spit some insane fire but that "I spit Lyrical Lyrics, scientifical science metaphysical metaphysics and Analogic Analogy" shit is real, he does do that.

    • AbT

      How was that Jay-Z line not dope? It had context and a point, and it was slick and well-delivered... I don't agree with what "I'm at work and bored" said because Canibus doesn't rap like that, and Bis is very often a great lyricist. But something I hate is when Canibus (or any other underground "complex" emcee's) fans start presuming people are unintelligent or "don't understand it" because they don't like the music... music is about more than vocab and the ability to seem smart... Canibus has rightly been criticized many times for his voice/tone; poor or repetitive/redundant flow; lack of personality; bad beat selection etc. The only Canibus albums I ever still listen to are 2000BC, Rip the Jacker & For Whom the Beat Tolls which are all great, and roughly half of his debut album was very good as well. It doesn't mean "I don't understand the others", they're just not good hip-hop music.

    • your at work, you should be at school

      Maaan...you probably work at subway, and don't like things you can't understand so you get mad and hate when people enjoy something thats a bit more complicated than, "im a hustler, i can sell water to a well". But the said part is most people are stupid and a line like that is "so dope" man Jayz is a genious etc etc...get the F outta here and realize how retarded you sound and are when Lil wayne lines are your facebook quotes that you live by...sad ish man....the smartest people are never acclaimed the way they should be because the majority of people don't have the mental capacity to understand their intellect....no wonder Bush was teh president for 8 years...

  • skiiyu

    that shit was w/e. I dont like dues voice at all. Its quite annoying to listen to. Beats where w.e Hes just an okay MC a few cuts maybe one. meh

    • your at work, you should be at school

      go listen to jayz and drake...ohh and i almost forgot J cole....lil wayne...thats real music...really enlightened stuff right there....good luck getting your GED from some random community college

  • box

    ain't heard the album yet,but i laugh at muthafuccas on both sides, i mean just cause yall think the album is so great don't mean other's should too,and just cause he uses big words shouldn't mean equals should tune the album out without giving it a fair listen, who cares what a reviewer gives an album on here (trust me i use to trip to) but it's just there opinion and not the end all, i never really been a big fan of bis i respect him for staying in his lane these days yell www.myspace.com/panhandoelrcorp

    • Drucifer1983

      Quit cryin every time I post lil buddy, dont nobdy over here care enough to argue wit you

    • a force to be reckoned with

      drucifer shut the fuck up bitch. get money nigga. oh and them BR2G boys get money all fuckin' day. you a fuckin' fag. i saw you and peter cottonballs talkin' it up down the page. 2 sweet bitches.

    • Drucifer1983

      Co sign People need to lighten up

  • The_Canibus_apprentice

    "..my style is masterful, multilateral, i can battle a fool an be naturally cruel!! words of scorn are a disastrous tool from a existentialist view, i'm a better rapper than you..." do i really need to say anything more about bis being the illest lyricist ever!! for all you illiterates gettin on here just to post negative comments you got no lives!! ...an no Downloading this album either.. u gotta buy it to reward dudes efforts!!

  • a force to be reckoned with

    i like the album and fuck whoever dont. get @ me niggas.

  • Scarecrow's Grin

    DOPE! Wakeup "hiphop" fans...dont be so quick to believe every writer that writes bullshit in their article...use your own ears and brain. Best since Rip the Jacker.

  • Jpe-lyrical

    Noone even knows about this album, none of the so called singles in which he tried anything to get attention did well, I would even say they did poorly. No doubt he had it way back though.

  • L-dub

    shit is doper than i thought...his best album sense rip the jacker

  • Drucifer1983

    Canibus fans on this page are angry,lol...........And these are the same dudes that call an Eminem fan a "Stan"...........Yet I read a comment below where some idiot compared Canibus to Malcolm X and Dr. King Ease Up, the review is only one mans opinion, quit cryin because that opinion is diffrent from yours, If you like the album, bump it, canibus aint payin you for your efforts

  • just a person

    anti bullyshyt theory is right about the beats; he'd be dope on some of those guys beats. and canibus is pretty ill so i mean im sure he could rap for a beat and get it. the money prolly wouldnt even matter. and the reviewer is right about the beefs and the anger. like dude ok....canibus speaks on shrouded hidden truths of society and goes pretty deep with the metaphors. but like man...is it a sin for you to just do some rapping about everyday life? i mean we know the government has its foul angles and there may be an illuminati and that rap as a whole is still mostly trash....but homie....every track? come on man. enough. what about something new? this album sounds about the same way as the ones from years ago. what about common man rap? like in my opinion...this kinda rap is for people slow to change. and maybe thats whats needed.

  • Pragmatik

    I'm realistic about music, and that includes artists I like (Canibus is one of em). I must admit, the gruff vocals don't always do it for me, and that I expected this album to be a serious disaster. I was pleasantly surprised. Give it a chance. its definitely more than 3/5. I think its definitely a 3.5/ 5 , and in relation to what else is on offer, it might be closer to a 4/5 I think.

  • EMOBfromdatX

    man, they just clowns. Plain and simple, this is a 5, if there were 6 or 7 stars, he would take the 7. Canibus is timeless and time will tell. Oh and another thing cuz i wont be posting here anymore, im not one of these geek twat clowns that spend there days posting on here; Canibus is the best rapper to ever clutch a microphone. Bar for bar, the same way they compared roy jones in his prime, pound for pound fighter, Canibus is the best ever, only difference in the comparison is that Roy Jones Jr was the very best for a moment in time. I would compare Canibus more to Mike Tyson, cuz in his prime, on his BEST day he was the best to ever step into the boxing ring, fukk what u think, ali fought back when the hooks didnt sting as much. lol, but anywayz, families, Canibus is the best EVER, mind u im from NY and Im taking into consideration: Biggie, Pun, Pac, Nas. AND I WONT EVEN MENTION THE GARBAGE LIKES OF JAYZ, WEEZY, AND THES REST OF THOSE CLOWNS, album sales wont get u on that list buddy.

    • TheAdmiral

      I hear you fam, but as dope as Bis is he can't make complete songs....Plus he could have gotten better beats..Overall lyrcally he's a beast and this Album reminds me of early Ras Kass....I still copped it thou for the love...

    • EMOBfromdatX

      im truly dissapointed in this website, son. I truly thought we were coming along as a culture, but I do have hope, cuz look at the comments posted, I think they side with Canibus, and Im luvin it. Besides, the PEOPLE get more credibility than this website, i mean, we are the consumers, arent we? youre just the reviewer, and a corporate kick-back recieving, sell-out one at that. So yeah, this album is str8 up audio crack, from top to bottom. Disagree? eat a dick, fukkboi. When the revolution comes, youll be schooling the devil in your peoples ways, and Ill be there to body you like the pigs ya are. Benedict Arnolds!!!

  • buckeyewu

    this is one of the better Canibus albums I've heard in a long, long time.

  • kpanilaryea28

    there are too many people who masterbate while listening to hip hop. how can anyone say this is wack i dont get it. everyone is titled to their opinion but damn come on this is at least a four. what do you people like for real please name some artists who are dope and this will determine you credibility in hip hop.

  • canal street

    i was disappointed w/ Canibus for shooting random diss tracks at ppl leading up to this album. thought he'd be above that

  • TdotWarrior

    I am a huge Canibus fan, huge. And I listened to this album with a open mind, but word, this shouldnt have been an official album. Sometimes I dont understand underground rappers, since biss, jedi mind tricks, are the only ones I listen to, but why dont they drop more mixtapes? If this shi t was a mixtape then it would be dope, and it would build momentum for his studio album, that could drop in like July. Think about it. Canibus must have 10000 rhymes on paper. If he could, with some help, properly construct some verses, to the industries hottest beats, his mixtape would be bangin. Gucci Mane, Drake, Weezy, Styles P, they all drop mad mixtapes flowing over industry beats. Im sure Canibus would eat all of them, not including styles p. Point is, look at how many responses this review got compared to the last 20 reviews. For a dude who isnt getting paid, its a lot. But its true like someone else mentioned before I lost faith in Hiphopdx for authenticity when I read the Green Ghost Project review, these clowns said "shadows" was the one of the worst tracks on the album, and yet I bump it everyday. Smh.

  • 33RD degree HIPHOP

    THE IDIOTS THAT ARE HERE TO HATE ARE EASY TO POINT OUT.... THEY'RE THE ONES COMPLAINING THAT CANIBUS ONLY TALKS ABOUT ALIENS AND SCIENTIFIC SHIT BUT ARE TOO DUMB TO REALIZE THAT CANIBUS DOESN'T TOUCH ON THOSE TOPICS WITH THIS ALBUM.... FOR THIS ALBUM HE TALKS STRICTLY ABOUT HIPHOP AND SHIT HE'S BEEN THROUGH SINCE HES BEEN IN THE GAME.... WHICH IS WHY HE TALKS ABOUT EMINEM KRS-ONE AND QD3.... HES ADDRESSING ALL THE QUESTIONS YOU ASSHOLES HAVE BEEN ASKING OVER THE YEARS, YET YALL ARE TOO STUPID TO PAY ATTENTION FOR REASONS LIKE, YALL DONT LIKE THE ALBUM COVER...OR BECAUSE HIS VOICE DOESNT SOUND AS GOOD AS DRAKE'S DOES.... MAYBE CANIBUS WILL USE AUTO TUNE NEXT TIME JUST FOR YOU... IF NOTHING ELSE REMEBER THIS... HIPHOP IS DEAD BECAUSE OF THAT MORON LOOKING AT YOU IN THE MIRROR... YALL LIL BITCHES NEED TO GROW THE FUCK UP AND UNDERSTAND THIS SHIT IS BIGGER THAN YOU, AND YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST... I BET YALL ARE THE SAME FAGS THAT MISUNDERSTOOD TUPAC'S MESSAGE ALSO... YALL COULDN'T SEE PAST THE "THUG LIFE" TO GET WHAT THE MAN WAS REALLY TRYING TO TELL US IN THE SAME WAY YALL CAN'T SEE PAST THE SCIENTIFIC MULTI-SYLLABLE WORDS THAT CANIBUS USES TO GET HIS TRUE MESSAGE....

  • xripperx

    He’s a lyricist who pens skillful verses but he’s also been criticized for his use of scientific terminology. Why don't you go to community college -it's practically free you ignorant motherfuckers.

  • whoknows

    damn canibus used once said "ill rip you, my metaphor content will split you, into little powder like crystal so i can sniff you" what happen to that shit? i dont wanna hear the "chronological biological lyrical spiritual miracle" shit. channel zero was the weakest shit on his first album and hes still duplicating that...wtf...you went from rakim features to copywrite? come on man! save your doe...holla at preemo pete rock the rza anything fuck...cuz right now your bootleg homies and their closet studios are killin me! im a frustrated nigga! lyrically on paper canibus is top 5 ever to do this shit...turn the mic on though and he garbage now! canibus should just do features.

  • emseed

    whats the bet that most of the people who rated it 1 star happen to be Eminem fans hahaha

  • Can I Bitch

    The fact that everyone on this site is rating this a 9/10 really proves that real hip hop has officially died....

    • Deebo Detroit

      wow you a fag, this album is actually good and maybe if you werent an eminem dick rider you would know, or maybe canibus is just to smart for you to understand but either way you need to come off the bullshit

  • EMOBfromdatBX

    Man listen, this and the green ghost project are the hottest shit out in quite a long while, the game should be bowing down and praying to those two artists. you people are just a bunch of clowns, ya worst then palm trees, sway in the wind, which ever direction it comes from. Im dissapointed in these bitchass clowns posting there shitty thoughts on this review, But what else can u expect from internet geeks that listen to shit like lil wayne, and kid cudi and and shit, but never put a day of work in in there life. In rikers island, ya would be 100% wit it, washing draws, getting extorted, and sending in phone calls like the pussies ya are. But who Im really dissappointed in, is this damn website. How can OB4CL get a good reiview and this shit only get 3 stars? its gotta be either 1 of 2 things: either ya gave the job to the wrong clown to review this masterpiece, or the whole website is just a dickridin 'yes, sir!!' mechanism for the music industry. No wayne/drake/rick ross/gay-z/ the rest of these bums, no GREAT review. fukk u and what u stand 4. Canibus' material is timeless. like Achilles on 'Troy', the only thing more important to me than $ is my legend, what I leave behond, Canibus' music will be played hundreds of years from now, he is timeless, and a child of the cosmos. So who cares what you people think? If people will carry on the memory of your work for generations to come, like Martin L King, Ghandi, Malcolm X. So keep that dik in ya mouth, shut up, hurry up, and die already.

  • ASEE

    Too many features, but I've been bumping this record for a week and I'm feeling most of the tracks. Canibus is a talented lyricist and emcee, and just because he doesn't have the money to get hot producers, popular features, and professional mastering doesn't take that away from him. I can tell that he put a lot of work into this album, and I think it's some of his best shit in years. The beats are headnodders and the spit is dope, this is definitely a good hip hop record.

    • EMOBfromdatBX

      and whoever says different is either a retard, or doesnt really listen to lyrics and just buys this sort of music so friends can think they cool and shit. LOL, and even that aint a excuse, cuz the beats are BANGERS!!, all in capitals. and if u disagree, again, your a clown. they arent soft, drake beats and shit, but those beats are so hot, headnotters, that your just gay if you dont like em, go buy rhiannas' album or something coward. i mean, LOL, these people truly dont know shit about rap music man, Im dissappointed. I thought we were coming along as a culture. :[ its just sad. EASSIDE, fukk where u from, u faggot fukkboi u!!!

  • BALLS

    Yo....haha, who is the jackass a few comments under me who said "he'll never blow?" He already blew back in the day you dumb shit. Anyways, I think it's HILARIOUS that DX didn't say ONE thing about D12 being included in the Eminem diss song "Air Strike (Pop Killer)...???? SUPPOSEDLY, THIS RAPPER NAMED DZK, WHO IS THE LABEL'S FOUNDER (WARLAB), BOUGHT VERSES FROM D12 AND THEY HAD NO CLUE HE WAS GONNA PUT THEIR VERSES ON A TRACK WITH CANIBUS AND DISS EMINEM!! So, it's basically a fake diss!! At least, it's fake for D12, they had no intention of doing that bullshit! I think this deserves more than a 3 though, because the production is pretty damn good on this record, especially comparing it to his last few albums!!

  • liger05

    So people think canibus only speaks about aliens, moon and stars on this album? Nobody actually listens to the lyrics then cos that aint what his talking about at all. Just cos the dude aint spitting about big booty ho's, cars, money and the rest of the BS dont be making up lies about what he is spitting about.

  • Kokokok

    His voice has gotten too corny on this tbh.. The combination of his voice, flow and at times also beats and weak guests make this album extremely skippable. Lyrically he's stepped up a notch from his recent 'trying to go over heads 'cus I ain't got shit to say'-bullshit though.

  • HOEYUNO!!

    I bought the can-I-bus album when it first came out and was ill. But bis, why go after Em now??? I didn't take you for the type to need a gimick!!

  • horrible

    WICK-WACK garbage he'll never ever blow

  • twoholla

    Bis...what the hell happened???...why are you forcing me to have to listen to yet another ANGRY emcee complaining about yadda yadda yadda...i wouldn't mind so much if you had been more creative about articulating this same s$^% that every underground rapper does...you had an unique style & you threw it away to gratingly YELL for a whole album without doing the things in your music that initially won you fans in the first place..i have an idea Mr. Bis...why don't you go back to the military...i'm sure you could YELL the enemy into submission & surrender

  • garbage

    just terrible start to finish and im a fan just look at the cover?? they designed it with the windows painter loool

  • D.J. BROTHERSON

    9 OUTTA 10 THIS IS ONE OF THOSE KINDA MIXTAPES THAT WILL REMIND ME OF 2010 ALL YOU PEOPLE THAT HATE IT OR DON`T LIKE IT IT ONLY GOES TO SHOW WHO LIKES REAL HIPHOP AND WHO DOESN`T

  • i'm at work and bored

    Just give up and get a real job Cani.

  • i'm at work and bored

    ahahahahahahaha, look at this corny album cover, ahahahahaha. Canibitch is wack "I spit Lyrical Lyrics" - Canibus

    • I'm at work and bored

      ahahaha. Canibitch fans are sensitive little girls arent they? This is how Cani spits: Yo, I'm canibitch, Wyclef's leech I spit Lyrical Lyrics, scientifical science metaphysical metaphysics and Analogic Analogy Psychotic pscycho spitter i cried when LL was announced the Winna I flow thru river, moon and the stars i joined the ARMY because Im a retard Seriously, Canibus is the wackest so called underground/back pack battle emcee who never actually battled anyone ever live on stage.

    • a force to be reckoned with

      pussy ass nigga. you know damn well you aint at work. you aint got no job bitch. cut it out with yo broke ass.

    • I'm at work and bored

      ^^^Canibus pussy licker^^^

    • Deebo Detroit

      ^^^em dick rider^^

  • Drucifer1983

    All hating aside, the guest spots are what really killed this album, coupled with the fact that the majority of the beats werent very good either....I'm somewhat used to Bis's paranoid ramblings about Aliens and conspiracy theories, he been doin that since "Channel Zero" on the first tape.............

    • a force to be reckoned with

      yall niggas must be fuckin'. take his dick out yo hands and put some money in it bitch. get money or die niggas. us BR2G niggas get money. fuck outta here fags.

    • peter cottonmouth

      THank you dru I can trust your judgement. i won't bother with this.

  • Nu York GIANT

    Canibus killed LL ..... If you a true hip hop head you would know this

  • BigWill

    Sorry Bis...I'm not buying anymore of your albums until it's entirely produced by Stoupe again.

  • Blackblunt

    Granma's got some chickens on the shove that will overload the sences in your nose

  • Danteeeeeeeeeeeee

    Hiphopdx, you've once again proven yourself to be a bullshit review site that hates on real hip hop. FUCK YOU this album is practically flawless, and it gets a 9/10 in my book; the flows and lyrics are excellent, the beats are dope, and the emotion displayed is crazy.

  • culturesclothing

    Wow lol...You give Gucci Mane 3 1/2 stars & Big Noyd 4 1/2 stars, but give a Canibus album with "Only Slave D.R.E.A.M.", "Ripperland", & "Gold & Bronze Magik", "Post Traumatic War Lab Stress" & "Kriminal Kindness" on it 3 stars? Hahaha wow...that's amazing to me. At the very least it deserves a 4...at the very least! I did a song by song breakdown of this album for my review, and gave a star rating to each song, and it equaled out to a 4.02. Check out my review here...It's far far more accurate than this: http://www.openzine.com/aspx/PublisherZine.aspx?ID=14639 This is a really generic Canibus album review...that just rehashes the same thing that they probably said about the last Canibus album. The best tracks on the album (including Ripperland & Post Traumatic War Lab Stress) weren't even mentioned. The only reason why they did the review in the 1st place is because so many people were asking about it, but I knew that they would sleep on it. Paranoid Mad Rapper or not, "Only Slaves D.R.E.A.M." is the best Hip-Hop track to come out in a long time. I agree with what they said about "Airstrike". In my opinion, it wasn't a good track at all, but outside of that, I don't agree with this rating at all. You talk about excellent rhyme schemes and you say that the beats were complimentary, but rate the album lower than a Gucci Mane album filled with mumbling nonsense? For Shame...ironically, that's exactly what Canibus was talking about on the album.

  • gaddic

    Canibus seriously needs to reinvent hist style A skilled lyricist but his lack of substance poor beat selection and his sloppy song structure outweigh theses skills RTjacker was by far his best album and the thing is it wasn't even a classic His beefs (Which he all lost) are stale and rap heads are losing interest That em diss was lyrically dope but what's the point? Every sees through it-nothing but a fagg*t Publicity stunt!!! This guy seriously needs to retire or get a talented producer/songwriter on board to stop the continuous release of these wack mediocre albums

  • ddvdv

    washed up...its worse than FWTBT and thats saying something. People listen to Bis cuz they think he's clever...if you study his lyrics there isnt anything mind blowing on this album

  • BIG NIK

    THIS IS A JOKE,HE BETTER HIT THE GYM BEFORE THE TEACHER FINDS HIM!!!DIDNT EM ALL READY CRUSH HIM.COME ON OLD ASS LL PUT HIM IN RETIREMENT!!!!HE WAS OK WHEN HE 1ST CAME OUT THAT WAS IT!!HE SHOULD GO DRIVE A CAB OR SOMETHIN HE AINT MAKIN NO MONEY IN HIP HOP!!!!!

  • bios

    Canibus haven't been the same since RTJ. Even 'Hip-Hop For Sale' is looking good compared to this. what the fuck happened? the guy has lost his mind.

  • bob dobalina

    Least he ain't on Babygrande no more. If it weren't for Chuck Wilson, 'Bis would probably be famous.

    • LoveDeltoobutbisfelloff

      get the fuck out of here...you have no idea what you are talking about...canibus isn't famous because he wasn't making tracks for the mainstream and was never able to secure dope production...once he was able to (HH4S/RTJ), he was getting past his prime. Don't blame a label, blame the man himself, he was touring with Wyclef all over the world in front of packed stadiums and still couldn't go platinum, and that was 6 years before his babygrande deal

    • LoveDeltoobutbisfelloff

      get the fuck out of here...you have no idea what you are talking about...canibus isn't famous because he wasn't making tracks for the mainstream and was never able to secure dope production...once he was able to (HH4S/RTJ), he was getting past his prime. Don't blame a label, blame the man himself, he was touring with Wyclef all over the world in front of packed stadiums and still couldn't go platinum, and that was 6 years before his babygrande deal

  • DR Jam

    in that video clip he sounds fabricated. His raspy voice feels like fake anger. Not really feeling the flow either. I like the content though.

  • Catch Me At The Shrimp Boat

    IF WE BUY HIS ALBUM ONLINE OR INSTORE HE CANT BE DENIED YO, IF U REALLY FUCK WIT BIS, COP THIS SHIT!!!1

  • am alive

    So many years and still going strong

  • emseed

    i can't believe people are saying they don't dig the features, to me all the guest appearances on the album were great, some tracks Canibus even gets outshined on. some of the production all sounds the same on some tracks but there is a few good tracks on the album, even though i like Eminem Air Strike is a great diss, i think Gold and Bronze Magik is the best song though

  • RhymnDymnd

    it wasnt a bad record canibus is a beast lyrically but he needs to stop talkin so much shit and focus on what hes doing i mean you had your fame but you belong in the underground and you know it theres no respect like underground respect

  • BEANTOWN88

    LL killed this man a long time ago

  • the_thinker

    Now for the rating lol

  • the_thinker

    I agree that the sound quality is bad, and I personally don't dig a lot of the features. But this is a really dope hip-hop album (it's not pop, it's not supposed to be pop like BP3). Everything they say about 'Bis, they can also say about Rakim and PE back then (yes, i mean the big words, the heavy subject, etc). Sometimes I don't get the reviews here, it's almost as if people are being bought or something.... Canibus doesn't have Jay-Z money for publicity, mastering or recording. If I remember, rappers back then couldn't afford top notch equipment but we didn't dog 'em for it. We loved the music, so we listened. This is a rapper with his mind set on raising the bar, but he's constantly being shut down. This whole sound quality and professionalism thing is a way to keep label artists on top. Give me a good enough beat and some dope lyrics and I'm good. I listened to stuff with worse sound quality back in the cassette era, so I give this a 4. Loses a point 'cause of the D-12 thing and DZK....

  • mke

    WAT IS GOING ON?? THIS ALBUM IS THE HOTTEST HIPHOP RELEASE OF THIS YEAR

  • TJ

    I don't know about all the hate on the album. This album is some Canibus best work up to date. The expectations were high, but this CD is the bomb

  • The Anti-Bullshyt Theory

    IF CANIBUS WOULD ONLY DO TWO THINGS: 1. Tone down his vocal style just a bit to a more non-chalant speaking tone rather than YELLING. (Because after awhile, his yelling starts to get irritating. What sort of makes up for this is his lyrical skill) 2. PICK BETTER BEATS. He would sound great over a Madlib, DJ Khalil, and/or 9th Wonder or Black Milk beats. And these are the only two issues I strongly feel Canibus needs to draw his attention to.

    • nods

      I agree with {The Anti-Bullshyt Theory} above, canibus should pick better beats, take out more time to work on the quality of his album,

  • Quite Storm

    This album is not a classic....however, it has alot of classic tracks.... stop sleeping!!!!

  • liger05

    Anyone expecting punchlines need to move on to someone else. Canibus passed that stage a long time ago.

  • troublechild

    to make shit brief: As a bis fan, I'm mad disappointed. I listened to the disc once and I don't intend on listening to it again.

  • Drucifer1983

    LOL @ how angry the canibus fans on this page are, shits funny

  • Drucifer1983

    On point review

  • Kaze D

    This album blew me away! Melatonin Magik will be on replay for at least 2 months in my disc changer.

  • yallknothename

    I don't know about all of you, but I've been riding with Bis since the beginning, and this isn't even 1/100th of what the man is able to do. What's up with his voice? Why are the adlibs so loud and in your face and why does his vocal tone sound like a computer? Straight up, his best verse in my opinion is from "Desperados" and there are no noticeable adlibs and he isn't screaming. Secondly, the lack of witty punchlines has become a theme of Bis' past three releases even though I'm sure he's capable of spitting some. This and For Whom The Beat Tolls are poor albums in comparison to everything up to Rip The Jacker. Listen to his verse on "Suicypher" that's off Surock's EP that's available online (youtube it or something) and you'll notice it was mixed correctly with the adlibs turned down and the vocals sounding more "professional" That's just my two cents; there are some decent tracks on this album, but nothing that really stands out in Bis' catalogue.

  • liger05

    The score doesnt surprise me. Canibus' albums always get shitted on by the Hip Hop press. Canibus gets a 3 why Joke MC's like Gucci mane get 3.5. You cant make this BS up.

  • Can I Bitch

    Just finished listening to the album. I have always repsected canibus and I think he can bring heat, but how on earth can anyone say he spits fire on this album. This album is ok. I stil cant believe he thinks he better than em, and the "airstrike" song is absolute garbage. If everyone who reads this doesnt think so, than you need to stop drinkin the cool aide and understand that rapping isnt just saying words that rhyme. It is an art. Canibus is a 4th grade finger painter compared to some of the actual rhymesayers out there. WAKE UP!!!!

  • RIP

    GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE WITH THIS SHIT YO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS CD IS HOT SIMPLE AND PLAIN. WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU GUYS EXPECT? DOPE ASS BEATS WITH DOPE ASS RHYMES WHAT ELSE DO YALL WANNA HERE FROM CANIBUS? SO YALL WANNA TELL ME THAT GUCCI MANE CD IS HOTTER THAN THIS. YOU MOTHERFUCKERS ARE A BUNCH OF DONKEY KONG SCROTUM HEADS FOR THIS REVIEW. FUUUUUUUUUUCK THIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIS SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT! YOU SHOULDA GIVEN IT AT LEAST A FOUR WHAT THE FUCK IS THE MATTER WITHE YOU FUCKS!!? Perfectly said fucked these retards dumbed down masses they will get whats coming to them, lame fucks. Bis will go down in history all the fake ass lame ass rappers will be nothing but the pieces of shit they are.

  • kpanilaryea28

    HOLY SHIT IM STILL UPSET WITH THESE FARHEADS OVER THIS ONE.

  • kpanilaryea28

    GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE WITH THIS SHIT YO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS CD IS HOT SIMPLE AND PLAIN. WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU GUYS EXPECT? DOPE ASS BEATS WITH DOPE ASS RHYMES WHAT ELSE DO YALL WANNA HERE FROM CANIBUS? SO YALL WANNA TELL ME THAT GUCCI MANE CD IS HOTTER THAN THIS. YOU MOTHERFUCKERS ARE A BUNCH OF DONKEY KONG SCROTUM HEADS FOR THIS REVIEW. FUUUUUUUUUUCK THIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIS SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT! YOU SHOULDA GIVEN IT AT LEAST A FOUR WHAT THE FUCK IS THE MATTER WITHE YOU FUCKS!!?

  • Hip Hopper

    it's critics like you that canibus is taking shots at in the album... so of course we can't expect you to fully understand what this album represents for HIPHOP!

    • Hip Hopper

      how can u claim that their is no truth to what he says and simply dismiss it as paranoia? after he dissed LL he was blackballed... certain record labels would contact club promoters and say shit like...." if you want our artisit to perform at your venue then dont book canibus " this shit is real and everyone who isn't a sheep knows this is how the world operates... using your leverage to get what you want.... and the media is no exception.... look at this bullshit review.... Melatonin Magik talks about alot of real shit going on today in HIPHOP and none of that is mentioned.... all u read about here is the beefs and how canibus isnt what he used to be.... the same shit they say for every canibus review!!!!!

    • Boom Bye Yeah

      It's Canibus paranoia that ruined his career.

  • haiderade@gmail.com

    you fuck all yall fags who dont like bis email me if your mad faggots

  • Lafayette

    Sam Review I gave it. As a longtime Canibus fan I can tell you that this review was spot on even though a bit short. Canibus has come full cirlce and as it a point where he's just pissed off with the HipHop world. Bis needs to channel that RTJ side of him and just spit about his thoughts and what he thinks is dope and not what HipHop thinks of him. I think the one thing Canibus is missing is the fact that his music should reflect his thoughts and not just his feelings. I still think he's the illest emcee out there and no one puts a rhyme together like this cat but he seriously needs to listen to RTJ/FWTBT and remember thats how to spit. I can't complain though, this album is nice and as a fan I've been waiting for this.

  • liger05

    deserves a 4 at least