Canibus Disses J.Cole, Then Apologizes

 |  December 12, 2011
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Some ish went down between Canibus and J.Cole over the weekend apparently. Canibus released a diss track about J.Cole called “J.Clone.” Oddly enough J.Cole is actually a big Canibus fan and Canibus felt disrespected by the fact that J.Cole is up on his old work but not his new stuff. Canibus released a statement and a diss record, only to apologize via video afterwords. Check it all out.

Canibus “J.Clone” (J.Cole Diss Track) – StreamDownload

Canibus’ statment with the diss track:

“Currently, new artists such as J Cole have continuously mentioned me as their favorite artist, shouted me out in articles, magazine/online interviews, and even gone as far as starting off show sets by playing some of my earlier material to warm up the audience and give off the impression that he is real hip hop and loves real lyricism. Cole might say he does this to pay homage, but in reality, by him playing my older material owned by my former label dating back to 1998, subsequently overlooking my current works and contributions which directly benefit me now, he is treating me less like an artist that has, and continues to contribute, influence, and inspire an even younger generation of MC’s coming up, and more like an artist that has physically passed on already(i.e. Tupac, B.I.G., Big L, Heavy D, Eyeda): you get the point I’m trying to make. I can’t help but to think that he is not nearly as sincere or genuine as he would like real hip hop heads to think he is because he speaks about me like I am dead. What he is doing is underhanded and disingenuous and whether it is his idea or not, I don’t agree with his tactic and I have something to say about it.”

Then 48 hours later Canibus released this apology video

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  • Freshskimmer

    How did you take a new artist playing your old material as a disrespect to you today? I read your thought process on it, but it makes no sense Canibus. What I did gather is that you don't own the rights to any of your old music and therefore aren't getting paid when it is played. That's your fault for not having good business sense. That's not a reason to go in on these new cats.