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.
'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:
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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