Tuesday, 14 September 2010
CANIBUS 'CHANNEL ZERO'. NOT FOR THE X-FACTOR MENTALITY
Here's one for those that like their mind blown, and a great example of how hip-hop can be a truly revelatory force when it wants to be.
Canibus really went in with this track off his 1998 Can-I-Bus album, displaying his penchant for deep lyricism by addressing everything from the Roswell alien crash, to Freemasonry in US politics, to the origin of the 'gods' who seeded human life on Earth millions of years ago. All over a sonically unsettling beat. Exactly. This is not one to listen to when you're in an X Factor frame of mind. It's so cerebral that it definitely warrants a couple of good listens free of distractions to get the full effect.
As this was never a single there was no official video. But this homemade one includes the lyrics for the full effect.