From Rap Dictionary
Life Since The Industry:
Canibus, who's real name is Germaine Williams and also known as Rip the Jacker, displays complex lyrical skills unseen before and after his arrival. He hit the scene in 97' with raw talent and only continues to increase in his abilities. Due to his feud with one of Hiphop's original legends he has been blacklisted in the industry by Def Jam and other associates of the record label. A battle that purported originated in a studio where both LL and Canibus were recording the track "4,3,2,1." Canibus is alleged as commenting on LL's tatto of a mic on his arm, later Canibus was in a vocal booth giving shoutouts before he recorded his verse asked LL if he could borrow the mic on his arm. LL took the comment as an insult as if challenging his status of symbolically holding that mic, while Canibus maintained it was a compliment of his status. LL later recorded an entirely different verse then the one originally intended for "4,3,2,1." Canibus responded with "2nd Round Knock Out." In a conflicting arugment industry hype-men attribute the battle to LL but opposing underground fans scoff at this and maintain Canibus' victory. He has been unsuccessful in the mainstream outlets but ultimately thrives on the underground. He has released a string of albums on independent labels.