2000 B.C. (Before Can-I-Bus)

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2000 B.C. (Before Can-I-Bus)
Studio album by Canibus
Released July 18, 2000
Recorded 1999–2000
Genre Hip hop
Length 55:51
Label Universal
Producer Chaos, Daniel "Danny P" Pierre, DJ Clue, Duro, Irv Gotti, Juju, Laze, Mike "Punch" Harper, Pillo Jamel, Taiwan Green, The Heatmakerz, Ty Fyffe
Canibus chronology
Can-I-Bus
(1998)
2000 B.C.
(2000)
C True Hollywood Stories
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club mixed [2]
Entertainment Weekly D[3]
RapReviews 8/10[4]
Sonicnet unfavourable [5]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 stars[6]
Wall of Sound (71%)[7]

2000 B.C. (Before Can-I-Bus) is the second studio album by rapper Canibus, released on July 18, 2000 through Universal Records.

Considered to have been a significant improvement over his debut album, Can-I-Bus, 2000 B.C. featured multiple record producers and greater differentiation. On the title track, Canibus blames the commercial failure of his first album on the bland beats by Wyclef Jean,[8] whom he severed ties with to team up with various producers, ranging from Ty Fyffe to Irv Gotti. Allegedly, rapper Eminem was to be featured on the track "Phuk U", but turned down the offer.[9]

Universal Records was reportedly underwhelmed by sales of the second release (the album was bootlegged heavily before the release),[citation needed] and the label's contract with Canibus was terminated following the release of 2000 B.C. The album's only charting single was "Mic-Nificent", which peaked at #23 on the Hot Rap Singles.

Track listing[edit]

Information taken from the album's liner notes. The track "Phuk U" does not appear in the tracklisting.[10]

# Title Producer(s) Featured guest(s) Time
1 "The C-Quel" Pillo Jamel, The Heatmakerz 3:36
2 "2000 B.C. (Before Can-I-Bus)" Ty Fyffe, Laze 3:31
3 "Life Liquid" Juju Journalist 4:24
4 "Shock Therapy" (interlude) 1:10
5 "Watch Who U Beef Wit" Chaos 4:30
6 "I'll Buss 'Em U Punish 'Em" DJ Clue, Duro Rakim 4:07
7 "Mic-Nificent" Daniel "Danny P" Pierre 3:13
8 "Die Slow" Ty Fyffe Journalist 4:00
9 "Doomsday News" Chaos 3:33
10 "Lost @ "C"" Taiwan Green, Irv Gotti 4:59
11 "Phuk U" Mike "Punch" Harper 4:04
12 "Horsemen" Pharoahe Monch 1:22
13 "Horsementality" Chaos Ras Kass, Killah Priest, Kurupt 5:59
14 "100 Bars" Mike "Punch" Harper 4:58
15 "Chaos" Chaos 2:29

Album chart positions[edit]

Charts (2000)[11] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 23
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 6

Album singles[edit]

Single information
"2000 B.C."
  • Released: 2000
"Mic-Nificent"
  • Released: 2000
  • B-Side: "Phuk U"
"Life Liquid" (featuring Journalist)
  • Released: 2000
  • B-Side: "Die Slowly" (featuring Journalist) and "Abide By" (feat. The HRSMN)
"Watch Who U Beef Wit"
  • Released: 2000

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions[12]
Hot Rap Singles
2000 "Mic-Nificent" 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ allmusic ((( 2000 B.C. > Overview ))). Allmusic. Accessed February 23, 2008.
  2. ^ Rabin, Nathan (March 29, 2002). 2000 B.C. | The A.V. Club. The A.V. Club. Accessed February 23, 2008.
  3. ^ Seymour, Craig (September 1, 2000). 2000 B.C. | Music Review | Entertainment Weekly. Entertainment Weekly. Accessed February 23, 2008.
  4. ^ Juon, Steve 'Flash' (July 24, 2000). Canibus :: 2000 B.C. (Before Can-I-Bus). RapReviews. Accessed May 19, 2008.
  5. ^ O'Connor, Christopher. 2000 B.C., Canibus. Sonicnet. Accessed February 23, 2008.
  6. ^ Maximilian Harkness (October 30, 2008). Canibus: battle rapper makes epic battle rap. cool. : Music Reviews : Sputnikmusic. Sputnikmusic. Accessed February 21, 2010.
  7. ^ McCarthy, Jackie (2000). Wall of Sound Review: 2000 B.C.. Wall of Sound. Accessed February 23, 2008.
  8. ^ Woodson, A.J. (July 17, 2000). Rebirth. Yahoo! Music. Accessed February 23, 2008.
  9. ^ "Canibus - Eminem's Enemies, Rivals and Beefs - Eminem Lab - eminem enemies, eminem fight, eminem beef, eminem beefs, Eminem lyrics, eminem wallpapers, eminem downloads, eminem battles, eminem screensavers, eminem music". www.eminemlab.com. 2002-11-19. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  10. ^ View Images. Discogs. Accessed May 19, 2008.
  11. ^ allmusic ((( 2000 B.C. > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums ))). Allmusic. Accessed February 23, 2008.
  12. ^ allmusic ((( 2000 B.C. > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles ))). Allmusic. Accessed February 23, 2008.