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Rip the Jacker

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Babygrande Records and Mic Club Music are proud to present Canibus’ fifth album, Rip The Jacker. Conceived as a concept album, Rip the Jacker combines Canibus’ unparalled lyricism with Stoupe The Enemy of Mankind’s eccentric beats.

Seeking to challenge convention without concern for commercialism, Canibus and Stoupe chose an unorthodox production approach. Just prior to enlisting in the US Army, Canibus laid the vocals for the entire album. Stoupe would then spend the entire winter of 2002 creating a sonic landscape that would mesh seamlessly with Canibus’ intricate rhyme style. We are proud to say that the result is an album where Canibus’ music is finally as interesting as his incredible lyrics.

Although he's come close before, the third time's the charm for Canibus. Rip the Jacker, the final installment of the poetic MC's indie-release trilogy (and his fifth album overall), delivers exactly what his fans have been waiting for. The album does away with the defects that plagued its predecessors, namely sub-par production and half-hearted attempts at commercial viability. Instead of spreading the wealth among a half-dozen mediocre beat makers, Canibus offers Stoupe, of Jedi Mind Tricks fame, full control behind the boards, and that level of commitment makes a world of difference. Stoupe's beats draw from a wide range of influences, meshing well with Canibus's complex imagery. Bis also shuffles the deck a bit here, adding some sophisticated narrative lyrics to his usual arsenal of battle rhymes. Speaking of battle rhymes, check out "Poet Laureate II," which is seven perfect minutes of straight spitting--no hooks and no choruses, the beat changing several times to fit the flow. --Rebecca Levine

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Song Title Time Price
  1. Intro [Explicit]0:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Genabis [Explicit] 4:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Levitibus [Explicit] 4:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. M-Sea-Cresy [Explicit] 3:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. No Return [Explicit] 4:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Spartibus [Explicit] 4:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Indibisible [Explicit] 3:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Showtime At The Gallow [Explicit] 4:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Psych Evaluation [Explicit] 3:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Cemantics [Explicit] 3:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
11. Poet Laureate II [Explicit] 7:18$0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 22, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Babygrande Records
  • ASIN: B00009Y3PI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #123,139 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Abraham Lender on September 17, 2004
Format: Audio CD
After over 15 years as a rap listener I have stopped listening to rap for the most part because there is so little innovation. With the exception of a few sparse offerings I find little more than run of the mill topics like "I am significantly more gangster than you", "I am a superior MC", "My album is expected to be more lucrative than yours" and lastly "I am quite beloved among my groupies and perhaps by your significant other". Eminem has succumbed to a certain degree to the temptation to make quick money on simple and overused topics and the industry cannot survive on Outkast alone.

Enter Canibus:

Rip the Jacker boasts beats that are both diverse and epic in scale. This is the formula that Canibus has needed for his entire career. He flows competently from track to track utilizing a lyrical complexity that should make other MCs retire in shame. Not only does canibus for the most part avoid the 4 topics mentioned above, he never reverts to gimmicky word plays to make lyrics fit. I can't think of a single lyric that ends in izzle nor does he use a reigonalized accent to make a verse work. Canibus possesses a mastery of the English language that is simply unparalleled in the industry. His critics would use this as a point of attack and some would even say that he "makes up" words. This is a somewhat understandable accusation considering that most people have never heard language of this caliber in day to day conversation and do not understand what he is saying. In fact, many websites that post lyrics misspell or misinterpret words. The fact of the matter is that the epic scale of the beats on this album showcases the powerful concepts that Canibus is trying to relay to the listener.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Scott D. Gribble on August 31, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Let me start by saying this fact:
Currently of the 126 Reviews 116 of them give this album 4 STARS OR BETTER!!!! If that doesn't say something to you you've prolly ruled out Canibus and you wouldn't buy this album anyway.

When Canibus first came out on "Beasts From the East" i loved him instantly. His guests spots for the next two years where always amazing. His albums have always been disappointing, but i kept giving him a chance. Finally I could no longer take it after "C- True Hollywood Stories" which is hilarious but easily the worst album i've ever heard. When Mic-Club came out i shrugged it off, cause i had been scorn by his previous efforts. This album went beyond all my expectations. I could hype the album up... but it speaks for it self.

A small handful of reviewers criticize Canibus for using "big words" or for "intelligent" rap or whatever. So, making rap less intelligent makes it better?? Those same people prolly listen to Jay-Z and completely blow by his "Dumb down for my audience" verse. Criticize Canibus for putting a lot of time into his raps if you want, if you don't think he makes sense on this album, you just don't have enough patience for something that isn't spoon fed to you.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Ludacris88 on August 3, 2005
Format: Audio CD
First, I'm a huge Canibus fan, and I like almost everything he puts out. Personally, I think he could be the best lyricist in the game right now, and he definately is a top 5 MC at the moment. I've only heard 2 Canibus CDs, this (Rip The Jacker) and Mic Club (which is DOPE, too). I need Can-I-Bus & 2000 B.C. (im not going to bother with Mind Control), but everything I have heard from Canibus has been just great.

The greatest, being the material from this album. Here, Canibus is at the top of his game, his flow perfected, great energy, and as always, top notch lyrics. BUT, unlike most of his other material, here Bis gets top notch PRODUCTION from Stoupe of Jedi Mind Tricks. The whole album, luckily, is produced by Stoupe, and the beats for this album go with Canibus perfectly.

Top 5 Songs (In Order):

1. Poet Laureate II - One of my favorite songs of all time, and my favorite Canibus song of all time. Canibus spits fire for 7 minutes over 3 different beats...Classic song

2. Showtime At The Gallows - My favorite beat on the CD

3. Genabis - Sets the mood for the album perfectly...another one of my favorite Stoupe beats

4. No Return - WEIRD chorus (I always picture like Lepruchauns or Gnomes...yeah I know, weird), but dope storytelling, and overall a great song

5. Levitibus - Many songs couldve taken this spot, because nothing on the album really stands out like those 4 (although they're still dope), but Levitibus just has a nice feel to it

Lyrics/Substance/Subject Matter - 10/10
Flow - 10/10
Production - 9/10
Overall Feel - 9/10

Party Rating - 2/10 - Canibus is just not a party MC. He makes no party songs whatsoever, and the beats aren't really ones to dance to.
Overall Rating - 10/10 - Must have for Canibus and Jedi Mind Tricks fans, but personally, I would reccomend it to anyone who likes rap, classic, to me
Guest Apperances - None
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