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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 Mankinds 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
I sure wish there were more rappers like Canibus out there. He is truly "a lyrical legend, second to none in this profession. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jonathan
BUY IT NOW! This album is a timeless classic that NEVER gets OLD. Germaine William's 5th album, which was meant to be his last. Read morePublished 6 months ago by tom kerr
good cd not great but saw he went with vinnie paz label had to check out how he would sound with good beats to rap overPublished on July 13, 2012 by joeyace
This was his best album. Concept album, serious lyrics, crazy beats. He crushed this album. We need more of this from him.Published on May 5, 2012 by J-Plat
Man what Can I say about canibus, this cat is just clever as it gets! This is by far his best album even to this day. Read morePublished on January 20, 2011 by illstatic
This is an instant classic. Brilliant lyricism, great punchlines, and the finest beats of his career. Read morePublished on January 5, 2011 by Quantum Spelunker
STOUPE THE ENEMY OF MANKIND is extremely nice on the boards aka his PRODUCTION/BEATS are classic usually
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stoupe production seems to almost go perfect with canibus's ryhme style i would listen to this if you are a long time canibus fan or even someone who doesn't like rap (why is pop... Read morePublished on July 13, 2009 by Santa Floss