|Studio album by Canibus|
|Released||September 8, 1998|
|Producer||A Kid Called Roots, Canibus, Clark Kent, Jerry 'Wonda' Duplessis, Joe Servilus, LG, Salaam Remi, Wyclef Jean|
Can-I-Bus is the debut album by rapper Canibus, released on September 8, 1998 through Universal Records. The album was released after the rapper's success with his LL Cool J diss track, "Second Round K.O.", which was included on Can-I-Bus, with additional support from heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson. However, the album received mixed reviews. The beats, created mostly by Wyclef Jean, were criticized for their blandness and unoriginality (with a fair amount of the criticism coming from Canibus), but lyrically, the album was praised. Tower Records referred to Canibus as "one of the most innovative new MCs in hip-hop. With Can-I-Bus, the debut album, Canibus delivers more of the battle-rhyme lyrics that are his stock in trade. Still, he manages to cover new ground with conceptually strong cuts like 'I Honor U,' which is dedicated to his mother. With his lyrical skills, Canibus represents the elements that helped build rap music." The album has been certified gold by the RIAA. The song "How We Roll" also appeared on the bonus 3rd disc of Eightball's album Lost.
|1||"Intro"||Canibus, Wyclef Jean, Jerry Wonda (co-producer)|
|2||"Patriots" (featuring Free & Pras)||Canibus (co-producer), Danny & Cyrus (co-producer), Jerry Wonda|
|3||"Get Retarded"||Canibus (co-producer), Salaam Remi|
|4||"Niggonometry"||Canibus (co-producer), Jerry Wonda, LG|
|5||"Second Round K.O."||Canibus (co-producer), Wyclef Jean, Jerry Wonda|
|6||"What's Going On"||Canibus (co-producer), Jerry Wonda, LG|
|7||"I Honor U" (featuring Jenny Fujita)||Canibus (co-producer), Jerry Wonda, Wyclef Jean|
|8||"Hype-nitis"||Canibus (co-producer), Jerry Wonda, Joe Servilus (co-producer)|
|9||"How We Roll" (featuring Panama P.I.)||Clark Kent|
|10||"Channel Zero"||Canibus (co-producer), Clark Kent|
|11||"Let's Ride"||A Kid Called Roots, Canibus (co-producer), Jerry Wonda|
|12||"Buckingham Palace"||Canibus (co-producer), Jerry Wonda, Wyclef Jean|
|13||"Rip Rock"||Canibus (co-producer), Jerry Wonda, Wyclef Jean|
|14||"How Come" (feat. Youssou N'Dour)
(present on some releases)
|Canibus (co-producer), Jerry Wonda, Wyclef Jean|
- "After The Dance" by Marvin Gaye
- "Christy" by L.A. Boppers
- "Brother's Gotta Work It Out" by Willie Hutch
"Second Recond K.O."
"How We Roll"
- "Something for Nothing" by MFSB
- "Christo Redentor" by Ferrante & Teicher
- "You and I" by Goodie
- "Streets of Cairo of the Poor Little Country Maid" by Sol Bloom
"What's Goin' On"
- "Interlude #2" by Bobby Womack
- "Big Poppa" by The Notorious B.I.G.
- "Live Nigga Rap" by Nas feat. Mobb Deep
|"Second Round K.O."
Album chart positions
|U.S. Billboard 200||2|
|U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers||24|
|U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums||2|
Singles chart positions
|Billboard Hot 100||Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks||Hot Rap Singles||Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales||Canadian Singles Chart|
|1998||"Second Round K.O."||28||13||3||5||9|
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