View Full Version : Canibus & Chino XL - Easily In The Top 5

03-19-2007, 11:54 AM
Personally, I don't need to explain how or why GZA/Genius .. Big Punisher.. and Masta Killa are among the top 5 greatest lyricists ever... but seeing that there are non-believers of the two based on this topic.. I would like to quote some very prolific verses from both emcees...

Canibus brings the sickest drama,
fierce enough to pierce the thickest armor
I smack bitches who try to suck dick through a condom
Playing with the mic is something I wont do
my only concern when I approach you, is to roast you
I smoke you and whoever you standing close to
and make every man in your crew deny that he knows you
defeating, niggas like Segal Steven,
putting Emcees in, positions to prevent 'em from breathing
I'll make you question any and everything you've ever believed in
by peeping your deepest secrets like psychic readers,
What's the matter with ya'll, I splatter ya'll
against the mutha fuckin wall with these raw lyrics I catapult
None of ya'll got the balls big enough to battle,
I go On & On like Erika Badu
a hundred times nicer than the best there is
twice as African as KRS is, who wanna test this
Fuck yall you dont impress me and no one can test me
An Emcee so ill, I got AIDS scared to catch me
All that shit you poppin will stop, when I put you in a headlock,
and apply pressure until I crush your mutha fuckin noggin
I grab mics and push niggas to the left
so fast their hearts end up on the right side of their chests
My hypothesis, is that nobody can see this
lyrical genius, I got it sown like a seamstress
But if you want to battle, I'm down,
If you got nine lives, I'll take eight of them off your hands right now
Step up and get your neck cut from ear to ear
If you survive, then you can cover your scar with a beard
I'm the illest from Queens to the new Jerusalem briddicks
anyone who aint feeling my shidick can suck my didick
You need to quit it, if you aint spitten
more than 50 bars per minute cause you aint in lyrical fitness
kickin' boring raps with metaphors that's wack
all of ya'll mutha fuckas need NordicTrack
to get ya weight up, fuckin with Canibus you get ate up
get beat down and sprayed up, just for bringing my name up
been rockin longer than niggas twice my age
back in the days before Bob Marley was rockin a fade
before Honest Abe signed the paper that freed slaves
before Neanderthals was drawing on walls in caves
I existed, in the garden of Eden gettin lifted
stickin dick to Eve before she was Adams mistress
Before Christ created Christmas, I been in lyrical fitness
The Canibus is spitten till' he's spitless
50 bars of total sickness, you wont forget this
I'm puttin' every wack Emcee alive on my shit list
verbally vicious, tele-connectically gifted
took you a minute, to exhibit that I'm sick wit it
Now you tell me who you think is damaging shit
going once, going twice
Sold to that nigga name Canibus
Me and Mr.Cheeks, A-Plus, and Funk Doctor
hopping out the Hue helicopter to suey chop ya

[Chino XL]

Running from the sun by day it's become quite obvious
to the people surrounding me I'm the wildest
Untamable blood-luster plus the high school yearbook photos
that I took in eighty-nine, show no sign of a face of mine
Intertwined my mind is a jungle full of cobwebs and tangled vines
and a glass mace even my closest friends are becoming afraid
Of how I, predicting what's happening and events
Prom dates found they're punctured, blood left pleading then lynched
That's just how I fucking express myself
When I consume your blood and leave you dead
sorry it's just to keep my health
Dark forces, police get nauseous from my trail of corpses
No stake through my heart, no holy water, and no priest with crosses
A woman's mind gets clouded by my handsome mannerisms
Listen obsessions bigger than Jackie Gleason's aneurysms
You caught up when my piercing eyes stare right through you
Stronger than the straightest greatest ancient Haitian voodoo
My unholy presence disturbs animals and children
built a sacrifical altar behind an abandoned building
My sense of smell is heightened my sight is razor sharp
Serene that's thorazine when I remove your beating heart
*bump, bu-bump, bu-bump, bu-bump*
And then the blood starts, flowing
Now I got your soul without you even knowing
Lying in a staircase covered in piss, body decomposing
I turn on sirens and I perpetuate gang violence
I'm the devil that got Malcolm X sleeping in silence
Factual I poison anything that's natural
I kill love and I'm hope frozen up just like it's a statue
Vampires walk among us sucking life from our city
Keeping us in constant states of insecurity

03-19-2007, 01:34 PM
Vakill is better than Masta Killa and Chino and doesn't have any bullshit albums like canibus does or throws darts that miss.

03-19-2007, 01:36 PM
No way , Not Chino XL in tha top 5. Top 25 , okay.

03-19-2007, 01:46 PM
i've always been a big canibus fan
beats from the east must of been the 1st track i heard of him & since then i followed his career he is up there with the best

03-19-2007, 01:47 PM
I guess if you removed alot of other factors that make a good rapper, they'd both be top ranked in specifically lyrics

That's what I'm referring to.. LYRICALLY!! even if you look at what is considered their "weakest" work.. it's still sublime...

03-19-2007, 02:31 PM
canibus - poet laureate ii


03-19-2007, 02:51 PM
they are great lyricists, but that doesn't put them in the top 5 overall rappers, there are many more factors in which make you a top 5 emcee.

Both however are in the top 50, maybe top 30.

I listen to both of them, I'm just saying there are ALOT of deserving emcees.

03-19-2007, 07:57 PM
I'd have to disagree also.

xHard to Earnx
03-19-2007, 08:37 PM
Canibus has the worst flow ever. He's on like, E-40's level or something.

11th Chamber
03-19-2007, 10:17 PM
Both are in my Top 50

03-20-2007, 03:26 AM
Canibus has the worst flow ever. He's on like, E-40's level or something.

you have failed to understand the term "flow", quit hip hop.

canibus would probably be in my top 10 or 15...chino not so much, his style gets a bit worn out after a while.

03-20-2007, 07:42 AM
Good lyricists, but not so great rappers.

03-20-2007, 12:30 PM
canibus woud be in my top 20
he is a great lyricists

03-20-2007, 01:41 PM
canibus is ill...

check his verse on the firm album..the song "desperados" one of my fav verses...

canibus is top 15 I guess IMO

03-20-2007, 06:27 PM
it's not 'twice as African as Krs is', it's 'twice as arrogant as KRS is', just to let you know so you git it right, and Cannibus and Chino are nowhere near top 5, I can name so many rappers that deserve that spot but it would take too long!

Negative Plethora
03-22-2007, 02:00 PM
Canibus is probably my favorite MC. I like Chino XL, but a lot of his punchlines are wack. Plus he sometimes puts too many syllables in his lines which fucks up his flow. I'd definitely put 'Bis in the top 5 lyricists, but not Chino.