Melatonin Magik

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Melatonin Magik
Canibus melatonin magik cover.png
Studio album by Canibus
Released February 9, 2010
Genre Hip hop
Label War Lab
Producer ENG, 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 rap artist Canibus. In the years subsequent to its release the album has been universally considered to be among his finest and most cohesive work. The album contains a prolonged guest appearance by Professor Griff of Public Enemy who provides introductory or hype vocals on numerous songs. The album also features production from an impressive collective of producers such as Sicknature and ENG, as well as performance appearances by fellow rap artists such as DZK and Warbux of Warlab Records, Blaq Poet, K-Solo, and D12 among others. The song "Air Strike (Pop Killer)" generated discussion as both Canibus and DZK verbally attack Eminem in an attempt to bait him into issuing a response which never came either due to scheduling conflicts or a lack of competitive interest, and songs "Post Traumatic Warlab Stress", "Dead By Design" and "Kriminal Kindness" in particular have elicited great enthusiasm from Canibus' fans for the intellectual merits of their songwriting and respective guest appearances.

Artwork[edit]

The conceptual artwork for Melatonin Magik is derived in part from the feature film The Matrix, displaying Canibus in meditative posture, unchaining himself and his listeners from structural and unknown tyrannies while alluding to the central protagonists ultimate choice of the liberating red pill as opposed to its blue counterpart. The graphic design artist credited with its illustration was requisitioned by Canibus himself through Spitboss.

Track list[edit]

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

Charts[edit]

Charts (2010) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[7] 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. Archived from the original on March 3, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  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. ^ "Canibus Melatonin Magik album review". Parlemag.com. Retrieved 2011-04-14. 
  7. ^ "Canibus Album & Song Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22.