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Canibus Set To Return With New Album, Melatonin Magik

By Ronnie Gamble   /   Published 01/05/10

Rapper Canibus has been long considers one of the best lyrical rappers in the game, and has released indie albums diehard fans consider underground gems.

Now, the rapper prepares a new album, titled Melatonin Magik, for February, his first since 2007's For Whom the Beat Tolls.

On the new album, Bus touches on all sorts of topics. But, he also gets back to what he does best ... battle. He's best known for his epic battle with LL Cool J, but this time around, he's moved on to bigger and better prey, with the calculated Eminem diss track "Air Strike (Pop Killer)", featuring D12 and VA based rapper DZK.

Then, he hits on the theme of reclaiming hip-hop for what its true calling is on "Hip-Hop Black Ops," which likens the corporate evil empire forces as those that are hurting the culture the most. Considering it an act of war, Bus' considers "Melatonin Magik" as his pre-emptive strike.

After starting his career with Fugee member Wyclef Jean, Canibus engaged in a long-lived beef with LL Cool J that propelled his stature in the hardcore underground.

From his first album Can-I-Bus, the rapper followed up with 2000 B.C. and C True Hollywood Stories, both of which landed in the Billboard Top 200. Having eventually released eight full-length albums with aggregate sales close to 1 million units, Canibus established a loyal fan base of followers who anticipate each new release, and he's finally blessing them with another.

(Download the Melatonin Magik sampler right here )

Tune into the next chapter in the Canibus saga, when Melatonin Magik hits stores February 9th.

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  • dev

    caibitch oh caibitch are you from los angles .... i see hes tryna diss em to get more sales fool em kiled the guy

  • http://hah.com hah

    Can-i-bitch, oh Can-i-bitch
    Where for art thou Can-i-bitch?
    Please tell me what happened with
    That style that you were rappin' with
    Can-i-bitch, oh Can-i-bitch
    Are you from Los Angeles
    New York or just a janitor
    From Canada? Oh Can-i-bitch

  • http://Www.DemandTheTruth.net Truth

    I guess u neva heard C Hollywood stories or MicClub and eminem leaked that track when bis was in the army lol. Canibus spit a thousand bars and none were about brunos ass , nysnc, masturbating to pretteen popstars or gettin raped by men. Em already said bis was the illest! Maybe all u corny, commercial wiggaz should listen!

  • http://bob bob

    Eminem maybe mainstream, but his music isn't. Canibus is a nobody and he hasn't made a single decent song. Work on your grammar... bye

  • slab

    CANIBUS is one of the greatest freestyle/battle rappers out there, yet his always AAAAAAAAALWAYS FLOP!!!

  • http://cdbaby.com/jsmoothrap J-SMOOTH

    CAN-A-BITCH DON'T WANT NO BEEF WIT SLIM NOOOOOOOOO/SO WHY DON'T YOU JUMP OFF MY DICC /LAY-OFF AND STAY OFF///AND THIS NIGGA IS STILL DISSING

  • JV

    CANABIS IS DOPE BUT NEVER MAKES A COMPLETE FIRE ALBUM..IM STILL WAITIN FOR THE COLLABO WIT HIM AND K MURREY...THE HATER HAS SPOKEN

  • AJ

    tell all them haters that canabis is the reason why underground hiphop is still alive droping jewels that you can not understand is your down fall do the research maybe you will wise up to the real hidden truths that your schools and religions will not teach you. People fear what they can't understand hate what they conquer that just the downfall of humanity. Pay attention you might learn something you dick heads.

  • P-Gunna

    Damn that sample is pure heat, best of luck to Canibus with this release. The dude is one of Hip Hop's true greats.

  • Yep

    are you kidding, Canibus killed Eminem many times and will do it again

  • Yep

    anybody notice that first track on the sampler is the old LL Cool JJ track!

  • harry

    canibus is the greatest rapper out there he teach you these others only talk about billshit because they dont know , listern to canibus lyric they cant fuck with it haters