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K-os crabbuckit.jpg
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 the first single from his album Joyful Rebellion, and is the fourth track on the album. 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.

The song won the Juno Award for Single of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2005, and was the first hip hop single ever to win the Juno in that category.

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