Thursday, August 14, 2008

Great Moments in Lyricism...Canibus/Common

Common ft. Canibus - Making a Name for Ourselves


For many people the name Canibus is synonymous with lyricist, so I couldn't do a series on lyrics without dropping at least one Canibus post. While he was always limited as an all-around music artist, no one, not even LL cool J, could doubt the kids spit game. Since I'm lazy I decided to kill two birds with one stone by picking a track that features both Canibus and Common, another artist I was bound to do a post about later. While this is far from Common (Sense) at his best, it is still a nice piece of work.

From now, I will post my favorite line from each artist in each post.

Canibus: (too many to choose from...but)
"My face don't belong in The Source
It belongs on the shroud of turin, for certain "

Common:
"It's like a Malcolm X-orcisim, fuck the rhythm, I hit him"

2 comments:

Thomas said...

It's funny you put this up. Cause as I was listening to this album while Kev and I were doing the sample set...I kept this song on repeat for the longest because Canibus killed it.

Back around 97-98 he was hotter than fish grease. He burnt up everyones tracks. That Lost Boys joint "Beast from the East" was beyond show stealing.

Anyway good one.

Thomas said...

It's funny you put this up. Cause as I was listening to this album while Kev and I were doing the sample set...I kept this song on repeat for the longest because Canibus killed it.

Back around 97-98 he was hotter than fish grease. He burnt up everyones tracks. That Lost Boys joint "Beast from the East" was beyond show stealing.

Anyway good one.