Cannibal Ox Breaks Up, Cancels Tour With Jean Grae

Rap group Cannibal

Ox has officially broken up. Group members Vast Aire and Vordul have parted ways

and have canceled a planned 30 city tour with Jean Grae, which was slated to start

October 17th.

"This is the

second tour we canceled this year," former DJ Anthony "Cip One"

Cipriani told "Since leaving Def Jux, Vast and Vordul rarely

speak to each other any more. Vast just wants to focus on his solo career."

Jean Grae expressed

shock at the group members decision to call it quits. Grae was part of the tour,

promoting her The Bootleg Of The Bootleg EP.

"People kept

telling me it wouldn't happen due to the history of the group's situation with

concert promoters worldwide," Jean Grae added. "Friday when Can Ox

decided to pull out of the tour at the last second, as well as break up their

group officially, we were pretty much left with nothing, except the pieces to

try and pick up."

Grae's representatives

have started planning a new tour to support The Bootleg of the Bootleg EP,

which is in stores now.