Yeah the LP is worth the listen. You guys should give it a listen.
This is all opinionated so none of these "don't belong"
It's all opinionated. So I gave my opinion.
Canibus can't put together five lines that make sense and he has little creativity in making a good overall song... comparing to Kanye West, who does lack lyrical ability, but is superior to everyone in creatvity in all forms. Just kind of cute.
nothing about that sounded right. i understand not everyone can handle his voice, but really, little creativity? He created a song called poet laureate infinity --- 1000 bars (atleast that's what's claimed), and it was created so dj's could mix it any way they wanted and the lyrics would still make sense. Has any artist from any genre done anything of that magnitude or that creative?
And Canibus had one good album in his entire career. He has talent and I will never deny that.. but his music is ****ing awful. It's not just his voice. It's the fact that his beats typically suck and he goes nowhere with his songs. He uses a lot of big words, cool. They don't make sense when spliced together.
He has a load of talent. But he does not make well-rounded song and the only time he came close was on No Return. If you want to listen to 1000 bars of mostly nonsense, go ahead. I'll stick with something that I can vibe to and hear something that has an overall appealing sound. Being a good lyricist isn't about just throwing around a large vocab and hoping a few lines can be seen as "metaphors" by over-thinkers. It's about great structure, great story, great word usage in a logical manner to clearly express a point and purpose.
I can't believe no one has said Tech N9ne yet! I think Madchild and Prevail of Swollen Members are great as well as Krizz Kaliko. Twiztid I feel are underrated due to their style.
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There are easily 3 great albums - Mic-Club (i believe this is his master-peice), Rip the Jacker, 2000 BC
albums with good stuff but not a beast album: can-i-bus, for whom the beat tolls (still a wicked album), c true hollywood stories, lyrical law
albums that were a little off lyrically: hip hop 4 sale, cloak and dagga, c of tranquillity
overall, ill agree he doesnt have many songs with stories in them , but if you understand his metaphors, his lines quite often make sense. Most rappers into lyrics go more poetic, and less realistic. Big L, tech n9ne and Pac were story tellers; Big Pun, KRS-One, Vinnie Paz develop most songs by rhyming intense without a ton of story. This does not mean their songs do not make sense. How do you define structure?
He touches topics not many rappers are smart enough to relate to. hes an easy target as he doesnt talk about cars, money, women....etc....
Canibus quote appropriate for the situation: "Millions of brain organs get lost when i start talkin" - from the Chaos track on 2000bc
Yea canibus is a lyrical beast.
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