The opening of this C of Tranquility sampler is a clear reminder that time sure does fly. It almost doesn’t seem that long ago when Canibus was the heir apparent to the lyrical throne, and the hottest rookie in the game.
But that was roughly 12 years ago. With nine solo albums under his belt, Canibus is now a veteran who’s survived many of his contemporaries from that era. While ‘Bis didn’t become the next superstar that some predicted, he’s carved a dedicated, niche fanbase for his dense battle rhyme schemes instead of looking for any mainstream acceptance.
You know what you’ll get lyrically from Canibus, but the question mark with each release is the quality of the production. For this project, Canibus has enlisted DJ Premier, Scram Jones, D.R. Period, Jake One, J-Zone and more.
C of Tranquility drops on October 5 via Interdependent Media.