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Canibus Talks Media, Reviews And Future

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While Canibus has received acclaim on the internet

and praise from die-hard fans, those accolades have not necessarily translated

into offline success as well. Nevertheless, the reclusive rappers said that

he has all he needs to fuel his steadfast march forward, which started with

Mic Club: The Curriculum.

“Fan support and internet reviews make it all

worth while. I feel Mic Club was a testament to hip hop and feedback

from the bottom up somewhat reflected that,” he said.

“On an independent level, word of mouth and passionate

fans are what it is about, and I am very thankful and appreciative to have experienced

that with this LP.”

While his set only garnered 2.5 mics of 5 in

The Source, he said that it wasn’t a concern of his, acknowledging the lyric-heavy,

alternative nature of his music.

"As for The Source, it is an opinion and

probably a fair one in a more commercial element of hip-hop," Canibus continued.

" The Curriculum does not fall into that category in my eyes. We

are all content with overall feedback,” he said.

“As for the rating, it would be an issue if that’s

how each person who copped [the album] felt, b

ut it seems that the rating was

more about Canibus than Mic Club. Mic Club speaks for itself.”

Not resting, Canibus said that he has already

prepared for the summer with more of his brand of heat and it will offer much

of what listeners have grown accustomed to.

“The next official worldwide release will be

Rip The Jacker Meets The Enemy of Mankind dropping summer 2003 on Babygrande

distributed through Koch, he said.

“It’s an album lyrically potent and is produced

by Stoupe of Jedi Mind Tricks. The single should drop Spring ’03 and additional

information will be available at Babygrande.com, Micclub.net and MP3.com/Canibus

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