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Single by k-os
from the album Joyful Rebellion
Released 2004
Format CD
Recorded 2003
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:48
Label Astralwerks
Writer(s) k-os
k-os singles chronology
"B-Boy Stance"
"Man I Used to Be"
Music video
"Crabbuckit" on YouTube

"Crabbuckit" is a single by Canadian hip hop musician k-os, released in 2004 as a single from his album Joyful Rebellion. The title and work refers to the crab in the bucket syndrome where a group of crabs will pull down any crab that tries to escape, thereby ensuring their collective demise.

Music video[edit]

k-os walks down streets in Toronto, wearing sunglasses that allow him to see individual people who are crabs in disguise and he performs in a club. Both Nelly Furtado and Red1 (from Rascalz) make a brief cameo appearance in the music video. Nelly Furtado can be seen playing guitar in front of a house block and Red1 can be seen in the bar sitting beside k-os.

Chart performance[edit]

The single reached number 23 on the Canadian Singles Chart. The video also made No. 1 on the MuchMusic Countdown for two weeks in 2004. The song was also named the 37th greatest Canadian song of all time in the 2005 CBC Radio series 50 Tracks: The Canadian Version.

Peak chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak
Canadian Singles Chart 23
German Singles Chart[1] 90


The song was covered by Canadian folk/country trio The Good Lovelies on their 2011 album Let the Rain Fall.[2]


  1. ^ "K-os - Crabbuckit - Music Charts". Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  2. ^ "Music". The Good Lovelies. Retrieved July 29, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Powerless (Say What You Want)" by Nelly Furtado
Juno Award for Single of the Year
Succeeded by
"Home" by Michael Bublé