Canibus Explains Why He Left Rap & Enlisted In U.S. Army

Canibus is a name that millennial hip-hop fans will likely recognize. While he may not be as culturally relevant in recent years as he was at the start of the millennium, the 47-year-old Jamaica-born, New York-raised rapper is still regarded as one of the greatest lyricists of his time. His music career was shadowed by a lot of drama though, including controversial feuds with the likes of LL Cool J and Eminem. 

Still releasing music consistently in 2021, Canibus hasn’t exactly given up on his passion for rap. He did, however, take a break when he enlisted for the army following the release of 2000 B.C. (Before Can-I-Bus). Speaking with Bootleg Kev about his departure from rap in 2001, Canibus explained his decision to enlist in the U.S. army.