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.
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.