Can-i-bus (Explicit Version)

September 8, 1998 | Format: MP3

$6.99
Also available in CD Format
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 8, 1998
  • Release Date: September 8, 1998
  • Label: Universal
  • Copyright: (C) 1998 Universal Records Inc.
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  • Total Length: 48:04
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  • ASIN: B001NTNI6K
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,236 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

This is some of the best rapping I have ever heard.
ME
Buy this album and the upcoming one if you want to know what this music is really about.
"canibusfan"
That being said, Can-i-bus is a pretty solid album.
Michael H

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By "canibusfan" on June 14, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Unfortunately this CD was released when there was an extreme thirst for dancehall/commercial rap(Puffy looped beats/RuffRyder Jingles). Even though I'm an underground fan, I was dissapointed at first because the oldschool/mellow beats totally DID NOT match with Canibus' wicked style(although now I love this CD from concentrating on the LYRICS). As Canibus said himself when he apologized to his fans "It wasn't my fault, Wyclef spoiled it!" I've bought mostly all of Canibus freestyles and tracks. And I've heard some tracks from the upcoming album. Let me tell you...These beats are some of the best I've ever heard. I heard a song where Canibus is ryhming A'capella(?) for a minute, then the beat comes in slowly and builds itself up around HIM. Thats real hip-hop. Not when rappers create jingles that sound exactly like the beats they are given. I try hard to be a hiphop purist, and with his upcoming CD, it will be a lot easier to remain faithful! Buy this album and the upcoming one if you want to know what this music is really about.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By joehiphophead on September 4, 2005
Format: Audio CD
This album is truly underated and misunderstood i cant tell you how many people have knocked it and dissed it since its release in 1998. Canibus is a truly talented MC and out of all of his albums this one is probably my favorite. If any man could save hiphop from its sorry state than that man is Canibus also be sure to check out Mic club and Rip the Jacker 5 Mics all around.

P.S. Canibus has a new album comin out in a couple months called

Hip Hop For Sale Be sure to check that out to.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By AG on June 19, 2002
Format: Audio CD
This was one of the most anticipated debuts in awhile as Canibus had a career's worth of dope verses on mixtapes and guest appearances. So could Canibus translate his "underground" success into a full length album?
No. The first question to the hip-hop fan is why would Canibus choose to sign with Wyclef of everyone? This seems to be the biggest problem of this entire album. Wyclef and his Fugee's connections (as talented as they are) are not the same type of music that Canibus makes. Wyclef's beats and some of the directions he takes this album in are more appropriate for himself, rather than the lyrical monster Canibus and his battle rhymes. Wyclef's best contribution to this album is the song "Second Round K.O." as Canibus lyrically gives it to LL Cool J. "I Honor You" is a great song and is underrated as Canibus expands his lyrical horizons, but still feels forced.
The album really gets going on the tracks "How We Roll" and "Channel Zero" as they are produced by DJ Clark Kent and Canibus rips these quality beats to shreds. The latter (Channel Zero) is a highlight of the album as Canibus mixes his lyrics with his intelligent way of thinking and creates a song full of government conspiracies. The song "Rip Rock" is a cross between rock and rap and was worth the chance taken because it could've been good, but again misses its mark as Canibus seems uncomfortable on this song.
The song that best captures this album is "Buckingham Palace" as Canibus raps over a very simplistic beat and spits venomous lyrics that will show everyone that he is a top lyricist. Canibus has said multiple times that he believes beats don't matter and lyrics is all that he's concerned about. That's what this album is. It's weak from a production standpoint, but lyrically as strong as any album out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Topher on May 24, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Can I Bus

This dude was one of the most hyped emcees ever, and with good reason. After dropping some incredible guest appearances with the Lost Boyz and The Firm, many people believed that Canibus was sure to blow up. This dude was the epitome of a battle rapper.

This cd has its' highs and lows. I'll start with the highs.

2nd Round KO is the ILLEST dis track I've ever heard. To this day I can't understand how anyone could think that LL won that battle. True, the ripper strikes back was also a good dis track, but 2nd Round KO is on another level. The line:

"You're mad at me cause I kick that ish real N***as feel, (with amazon.com edits)
While 99 percent of your fans wear high heels"

is one of the best battle punchlines I've ever heard and it is still relevant to LL's career in 2006. Buckingham Palace is another dope braggadocio track full of amazing punchlines and metaphors. These two tracks alone make this cd worth buying. Patriots and Get Retarded are also good tracks as well. What's Going On-a song centered on violence in hip-hop, is also well done.

However, this cd definitely has its' flaws.
1) As previously mentioned the majority of the production on this cd is pretty weak.
2) Canibus is another victim of the "curse of the battle rapper" in a sense that he can write battle tracks all day, but he struggles with conceptual songs. Certain tracks on this cd don't work at all.

While it doesn't live up to the hype, Can I Bus is overall a decent cd. There are some flashes of greatness on here. It is disappointing though in the sense that dude had so much potential, and he never really lived up to it. I wish he would have stuck to the battle/braggadocio tracks and got better production.
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