Canibus Free, Working On Two New Projects

Canibus is in negotiations

with a major label, with hopes of obtaining distribution for two albums, which

he is expected to drop in 2005.

Canibus has parted

ways with his most recent label Babygrande, who released his Rip the Jacker

in 2003, the final installment of his self-described independent trilogy.


had the pleasure of uniting two of the most progressive artists in the game

(Stoupe & Canibus) for a one-off concept album (Rip the Jacker)

that, in our opinion, resulted in a timeless classic for the ages,” the

label said in a statement. “As of today, Rip the Jacker is Canibus'

best-selling album since he left the major label arena.”

The rapper recently

landed representation from entertainment law firm Loeb and Loeb in Los Angeles.

According to Loeb

and Loeb’s website, the company represents “some of the world's

foremost recording artists, songwriters, performers, producers and music supervisors.”

In related news,

Canibus has teamed with Shaquille O’Neal, who has recently stepped up

his rapping efforts and dropped several verses on various mixtapes.

The track is titled

“Victory" and can be found on DJ Kay Slay's “Certified Trouble

Makerz Part 5” mixtape.

Virginia based

beat maker Nottz, who produced Lloyd Banks "I'm So Fly" is one of

the producers for Canibus’ new efforts.

Release dates for

the new albums were not available as of press time.