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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
Top Customer Reviews
this release has to be the best-if not the greatest release and showmanship of lyrical talent. Canibus turned into a story teller as well as his battle rap self. His deep vocabulary has some listeners pissed off because they can't understand his complex jargon. but to those who understand him- can be left puzzled...how can someone so smart rap like that?
as his masterful wordplay wasn't enough- here comes Stoupe- the enemy of mankind- super producer from Jedi Mind Tricks. even as a instrumental album- this would still be in contention for album of the year. Stoupe uses unique rare samples and flips them. He is a severely under-rated producer like dj Muggs of cypress Hill.
i hope these two get together again.
if any of the words i said does not change your views on this great(probably the best emcee ever) rapper- check this out. being a native of Queens new york- after 9-11- he did all the vocals for this album and joined the army to revenge the deaths of all of his fellow New York people. he did not have any beats yet- Stoupe produced them after. No emcee today would ever leave a successful career to do that. that's love.
The intro is beautiful and has a complex melody with fat strings. Then comes "Genabis" and that's the track I heard on a mixtape, two months before Rip The Jacker was released. "No Return" is the album's high point, the verse has an Israeli folk song sample, while Canibus rips it with his storytelling talent. "Poet Luariet II" is amazing, Canibus spits for about 7 minutes as the beat changes and becomes more and more interesting. "Spartibus" is the album's first single, and is one of the stand-out tracks on Rip The Jacker. "Showtime at The Gallow" is a light hearted tune with Bis killing the mic. The rest of the album is similar, and with only 11 tracks, the record falls alittle short.
Overall, this is at least 4/5. Short of a classic because of a few weak points like running time, Canibus' verstality, complexity, and his voice. Bis is an underground legond already. He currently serves in the army. The word on the streets is that Jay-Z wants him to sign to Roc-A-Fella. This would be the best thing to happen to Hip Hop right now. A real MC with mainstream attention. The production team at Roc-A-Fella is also amazing. Kanye West and Canibus could make a tight ass album...
Most recent customer reviews
Best Work Canibus has ever done. Truly an intellectual listening. Combined with interesting beats, it is a master piece.Published on Oct. 27 2006 by Twolves
This is quite possibly Canibus' strongest release yet. From Genabis to Levitibus, No Return to Indibisible, and the gem of the album, Poet Laureate II, there's little on this not... Read morePublished on June 30 2004
I bought this cd for one reason, Stoupe of Jedi Mind is doing ALL the beats on this album. It was worth every penny. I have listened to this probably 100 times. Read morePublished on May 10 2004 by JaneMancini
This is his best album i have heard he is the best raper out there u should buy itPublished on April 18 2004 by andrew
I heard he just kills it on this album we will see
2.Genabis-Awesome Lyrically the Beat works for him 10/10
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Canibus along with the rest of the horsemen are banned from mainstream and make records that no other artist has the guts to so people go to your local cd store or order here and... Read morePublished on March 15 2004 by P. Mcmahon
almost classic, about 6 of the 10 songs are great, but the others are just average and quite boring, with the same old same old canibus lyrics and average production! Read morePublished on Feb. 29 2004 by kasey barkle
First of all, every one who doesn't like this cd is understandable. An average rap fan will not understand the concept of the beats or the persona of rip the jacker. Read morePublished on Feb. 22 2004 by DayOne
I think this type of rap album gets more props for what it's not (i.e. not mainstream, not gangsta, not materialistic) rather than for what it actually is (dull, pointless,... Read morePublished on Feb. 13 2004 by t-boogie