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Rip the Jacker - Featuring Sto [Explicit Lyrics]

Canibus Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
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1. Intro
2. Genabis
3. Levitibus
4. M-Sea-Cresy
5. No Return
6. Spartibus
7. Indibisible
8. Showtime At The Gallow
9. Psych Evaluation
10. Cemantics
11. Poet Laureate II

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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

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5.0 out of 5 stars For all the haters.. Feb. 24 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Now i won't add much to what people say about this album, simply other then the fact that this really does display everything still good in the hip-hop community. Now i have read other reviews and as for the ones call this album as "backpack" rap and overrated seriously does not understand how good of a lyricist he is. I can tell you who is overrated *ahem* eminem *ahem*, but lets not get into that. The thing is Canibus IS A GENIUS. He raps and talks about subjects the average joe doesn't even knows about. Heck if i was not familiar with the philosophies of Hume and of ilk, or what Moore's Law was, i would simply also would dismiss him of "trying to show how smart he is". The thing is true hip hop heads like him not because he doesn't tlak about bling, money and hoes. Rather because he promotes an element of hip hop that is understated and that is of knowledge. Now i undertsand not everyone listens to music for this kind of fullfillment. For us that do, man nothing gets better then this.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Backpack rap at its worst Feb. 13 2004
Format:Audio CD
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, soulless). Hip-hop backpack "purists" may fall in love with it simply for the fact that it's wall-to-wall lyricism with big words and not a hint of "bling." These tend to be the same people who'll call albums "positive" simply because they don't talk about murdering people and selling crack. It seems that Canibus has that underdog appeal, where many of his fans are rooting for him to succeed so badly that a painfully average album like this one gets proclaimed as genius simply for not sucking as badly as his previous albums. The same phenomenon happened to Nas with his Stillmatic album: fans wanted him to succeed so badly, and his previous albums were so mediocre, that all he had to do was drop Stillmatic, a very average album, and fandom proclaimed it to be the 2nd coming of Christ.
I can't like an album simply because it doesn't fall into the materialistic trappings of most mainstream hip-hop. There has to be charisma, wit, varied subject matter, exciting beats, ANYTHING except nonstop big words. These beats, although they may be the best of his career as many of the other reviewers here claim, are still awful and dull. His raps are just a bunch of loosely strung together non-sequitirs filled with SAT vocabulary words that often feel forced and unnecessary. He needs to stick to his strong points, which are his voice, his flow, and his punchlines, and tone down on the big words and grow a sense of humor. His raps as they stand now are just humorless and unnecessarily complicated.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Album of the Year 2003.................. Feb. 7 2004
Format:Audio CD
i listen to all types of rap...atmosphere, living legends, biggie, apathy, jedi mind tricks, louis logic, Necro, wu tang, binary star, el p, and so on.
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.
peace
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5.0 out of 5 stars This album is beyond words... Dec 31 2003
Format:Audio CD
I started listening to hip-hop music about 5 years ago and started off listening to the mainstream rappers like eminem, ludacris, etc. As I get older and almost done with college, I'm starting to realize how uneducated and stupid those rappers are. If you listen to their lyrics, you can realize that a 10 year old could write them. A year ago I basically gave up listening to hip-hop because i just couldn't take how stupid the songs were. I have about 100 hip-hop cds that I don't listen to anymore, all about killing people, screwing girls, smoking weed, etc. Yeah, real productive. Well, last year at that time I picked up this album, Rip the Jacker by Canibus, and I finally got the understanding of what hip-hop should really be. He gives views on life, astrology, the fall of other rappers to mainstream success, etc. This music makes you think. Its not shallow, its deep. Since I bought this cd I've bought all of Canibus' albums, and gotten into Jedi Mind Tricks also. This is honestly music that I will still be listening to when I'm 40 years old, while all the other mainstream rap cds are collecting dust.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Time to crack open my dictionary... Dec 5 2003
Format:Audio CD
After graping this album of my friend's computer, and listening to it - it seems to have the same problem most "complex/super word" rappers have. It's not interesting.
Canibus has the same problem that Talib Kweli has - and thats monotone, dull, heartless, music. Sure, he can rhyme - but so can I. I have written songs like this before just for the fun of it - it's not hard at all, really, it isn't. While some of you think this is really cool and intelligent hip-hop, it's actually perhaps the easiest hip-hop to write. All you have to do is go to a site like rhyme.lycos.com and type in any words, and it will give a dictionary of multides of words to choose from. This is how I feel when I listen to these "intelligent" rappers - it's like they randomly just pick words in the dictionary that no one has heard before, and then they feel cool when they can make it rhyme. Big deal - not hard at all.
Now, knowing this, I'm not completely hating on the pseudo-intellect rappers - not at all. But there comes a point in where you want some variety. Like for instance: Del The Funky Homosapien. He is quite an intelligent rapper. He uses big words and complex rhyme schemes and off-the-wall subjects such as space and stuff (Deltron 3030; great CD) but whats the difference between him and Canibus? HE MAKES IT INTERESTING. Del knows the line between "too seriuos" and "funny, entertaining music" he is extremly charimatic on the MIC - where-as Canibus, Kweli, etc are not.
Another example is Aesop Rock: His lyrics are very "thoughtful" and make you think a lot. But at the same time, he makes it entertaining.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finest Accomplishment
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Addicting...
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 more
Published on June 30 2004 by "silvac011"
5.0 out of 5 stars This is Awesome
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 more
Published on May 10 2004 by JaneMancini
4.0 out of 5 stars canibus's best
This is his best album i have heard he is the best raper out there u should buy it
Published on April 18 2004 by andrew
5.0 out of 5 stars European Music with rapping
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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Published on March 27 2004 by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Rebel
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 more
Published on March 15 2004 by P. Mcmahon
4.0 out of 5 stars almost classic!
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 more
Published on Feb. 29 2004 by kasey barkle
5.0 out of 5 stars another classic from bis
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 more
Published on Feb. 22 2004 by DayOne
1.0 out of 5 stars canibus give it up
i thought i wrote a review on this awhile ago but since i dont see it i will write it again. this is by far one of his worst albums ever beats plain suck. Read more
Published on Feb. 9 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Canibus is literally a genious
Hey all you canibus lovers out there this album and can-i-bus were his best albums ever. he's lyrically talented and has an ear for the beats. Read more
Published on Feb. 4 2004
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