Melatonin Magik

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Melatonin Magik
Studio album by Canibus
Released February 9, 2010
Genre Hip hop
Label War Lab
Producer Engineer, Rob Fatal, The Architect, Blastah Beatz, X, Sicknature, The Legendary Charlie G, Beat Butcha, Khrome, Nickel Plated
Canibus chronology
For Whom the Beat Tolls
(2007)
Melatonin Magik
(2010)
C of Tranquility
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
HipHopDX 3/5 stars[1]
aboveGround Magazine 4.5/5 stars[2]
Muddled Medley 3/5 stars[3]
Beat-Town 3.5/5 stars[4]
RapReviews 9/10[5]
Parlé Magazine 4/5 stars[6]

Melatonin Magik is the ninth studio album by rapper Canibus. It's his first album since his 2007 effort For Whom the Beat Tolls, and his debut on the new label War Lab Records. The album contains a consistent guest appearance by Professor Griff of Public Enemy, who provides vocals on nearly every track. The album also features artists such as DZK, Warbux, Blaq Poet, K-Solo, among others. On the track "Air Strike (Pop Killer)", both Canibus and DZK diss Eminem and D12, the track is considered as bait to reel Eminem into giving a response, and the track samples an interview from 2002 that Eminem had with Tim Westwood.[7]

Art work for Melatonin Magik features a scene inspired by movie The Matrix. Canibus sits in meditation position breaking through chains of government tyranny and lies and through your computer monitor/television screen, bringing to every potential protagonist a choice of red pill or blue pill. Similar to Redpill analogy in The Matrix listeners that choose to research Germaine's lyrics are taking the red pill, while those that disregard information Germaine presents in his lyrics choose a blue pill. It also depicts Canibus with his third eye open. Canibus commissioned this art work after finding a Northamptonshire based graphic design artist on Spitboss.

Track list[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Melatonin Magik Intro"   Rob Fatal & The Architect 2:13
2. "Melatonin Magik" (ft. Professor Griff) Blastah Beatz 4:59
3. "Kriminal Kindness" (ft. Professor Griff) Blastah Beatz 3:04
4. "Hip-Hop Black Ops" (ft. Professor Griff) Flip Da SoulFisher 3:35
5. "The Dragon of Judah" (ft. Professor Griff) Sicknature 3:18
6. "Post Traumatic Warlab Stress" (ft. DZK & Warbux) Sicknature 5:53
7. "Air Strike (Pop Killer)" (ft. D12 & DZK) Engineer 5:28
8. "Fraternity of the Impoverished" (ft. Professor Griff) Sicknature 4:28
9. "Dead By Design" (ft. Professor Griff) Engineer 4:54
10. "Only Slaves D.R.E.A.M."   Engineer 4:18
11. "Ripperland" (ft. The Goddess Psalm One) The Legendary Charlie G 3:50
12. "Stomp On Ya Brain" (ft. Journalist) X 3:35
13. "Beat Butcher Get Em'" (ft. Jaecyn Bayne, Son One & Chopp Devize) Beat Butcha 4:43
14. "Do It Live!" (ft. Blaq Poet, Skarlet Rose & Presto) Nickel Plated 4:30
15. "Sharpshootaz Blazin' Caps" (ft. K-Solo, Born Son, Willie Dynamite & Maintain) X 5:34
16. "Gold & Bronze Magik" (ft. Bronze Nazareth & Copywrite) Krohme 5:33

Charts[edit]

Charts (2010) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[8] 91

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vasquez, Andres (2010-02-19). "Canibus - Melatonin Magik". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2011-04-14. 
  2. ^ "Review: Canibus – Melatonin Magik". aboveGround Magazine. 2010-03-09. Retrieved 2011-04-14. 
  3. ^ "mudmed.com". mudmed.com. Retrieved 2012-03-01. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Κριτική Δίσκου: Canibus – Melatonin Magik - Beat-Town". Beat-Town.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  5. ^ "Canibus :: Melatonin Magik :: War Lab Records". Rapreviews.com. Retrieved 2011-04-14. 
  6. ^ "Melatonin Magik...Canibus album review". Parlemagazine.com. Retrieved 2011-04-14. 
  7. ^ "Skrillagorillas.Com". Skrillagorillas.Com. Retrieved 2011-04-14. [dead link](registration required)
  8. ^ "Canibus Album & Song Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22.