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November 11, 2010

Throwback Thursday - 11/11/2010 - Canibus/Veteran's Day Edition

Canibus, or Can-I-Bus as he liked to break his name down to, was one of the greatest MC's to ever have picked up a microphone. I don't care what you want to say. The dude was nice... hell, he was nicer then nice. He was a protege to Wyclef Jean of the Fugees, and that may have ultimatetly hurt him in his career since he was such a hardcore rapper. He did not really fit with Clef. He was a sharp tongued monster of a rapper, and his best work was done when he entered into a "Rap Beef " with LL Cool J.

LL was a major star at the time, and asked up and comer Canibus to be on his new single "4,3,2,1". After Canibus completely blew away Mr J on his own song, LL grew mad. He re-recorded his verse, and attacked Canibus in his second take. He attacked a dude that was on the same song, a song he asked Canibus to be on!!! Naturally, Canibus was angry, and he enlisted Iron Mike Tyson for some ad libs on "2nd Round KO". At the end of the day, LL was the bigger star and despite getting laced by the young upstart he used his clout to squash Canibus's career.

 'Bus never really recovered, and he left music to join the US Army. He has released numerous independant projects over the years since his military service, but never has gotten over the hump. That's a shame, because he is really nice with his. He also spit the greatest tribute line in history when he said "The greatest rapper of all time died on March 9th" in memory of Biggie!!! I thought he was a fitting subject for Throwback Thursday, especially since it is Veteran's Day and he is a former soldier who served his country proudly. So with no further ado, here are my five favorite Canibus songs:

*****Please click Read more below to see the Canibus music videos after the jump*****

LL Cool J ft. Redman, Method Man, Master P & Canibus - 4,3,2,1

Canibus ft Wyclef & Mike Tyson - 2nd round K.O.

Canibus - I Honor U

Canibus - 100 Bars Freestyle

DJ Clue ft. Cam'ron, Big Pun, Noreaga, and Canibus - Fantastic Four

***Bonus Track*** - Canibus for Allen Iverson's Reebok Commercial

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