In the late 90's, rapper Canibus became known for his lyrical assaults in the midst of high-profile rap battles. But in 2011, over ten years after his debut, another battle seems a bit contrived when the MC has been noticeably absent from the rap game.
This time, Canibus is going at Joe Budden and Royce Da 5'9", two members of the Slaughterhouse collective, just recently signed to Eminem's Shady Records. In a song released on the Internet called "Lyrical Law vs. Joey Cupcakes," Canibus spits a slew of insults at the two MCs.
"He boasts on the mic, then he posts on the site/ Then exposed his whole life for the dope, for a price/ Don’t rep the culture right/ Sold his soul for the hype," Canibus raps about Joe Budden.
Royce responded on his twitter last night, "Why everybody just always diss me n Joey? Lol it's 2 more gentleman in our group. Why yall never bother them? Scared? Lol prolly so..."
Another member of Slaughterhouse, who wasn't addressed in Canibus' dis record, also took to twitter to say his peace. "Just for the record Canibus been on sum bullsh*t with SH for months behind the scenes tho," Crooked I tweeted.
Doesn't look like any of the Slaughterhouse members deem it worthy to respond to Canibus, though before the record dropped, Budden did tease it: “I promise y’all that if I got high, I would smoke Canibus.”
(Photo: Universal Records)