C-Rayz Walz, Prop Anon, Double AB, Creature, Ireelz, J.Stylez, Original Text
361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is all ages
Cannibal Ox is an underground hip hop duo from Harlem, New York City. It consisted of Vast Aire and Vordul Mega, often accompanied by DJ Cip-One.
In 2001, Cannibal Ox released the first album The Cold Vein on Definitive Jux. It received positive reviews from critics and put the duo in the underground hip hop spot light, and has since been described as one of the best rap albums of the decade 2000-2010.
In 2003, the group was rumored to have disbanded. However, fellow Definitive Jux rapper Murs said "Can Ox is not broken up, it's just a rumor" between tracks on fellow Definitive Jux rapper Aesop Rock's album Bazooka Tooth.
November 2005 brought the release of the live album Return of the Ox: Live at CMJ with a statement in the liner notes hinting at a Cannibal Ox LP to be released summer of 2006. Supposedly, RZA, Pete Rock and El-P were set to contribute. However, the alleged album was never released.
In March 2007, El-P answered "I really doubt it" when asked if a new Cannibal Ox album was coming out anytime in the near future. That same year, Vast Aire confirmed that he was no longer working with Definitive Jux, that he left The Weathermen, and that plans for a new Cannibal Ox LP were scrapped. He cited creative and financial differences with El-P and Definitive Jux as well as Vordul's alleged clinical depression.
In January 2008, Vast Aire plugged a project entitled Mighty Joseph with rapper Karniege and spoke about future projects in the works. When asked about his relationship with Vordul, he confirmed Vordul as a feature on his upcoming solo LP Deuces Wild. Vast Aire was later featured on Vordul's album Megagraphitti.
As one of the original members of the infamous rap crew Stronghold, C Rayz Walz has been a fixture in the New York hip-hop scene for years. He hosts tons of hip-hop shows and events, and has more charisma and energy than most rappers can dream of. But that doesn't mean he's not serious: he's battled and beaten the top battle emcees in the world (including freestyle legend Supernatural), dropped singles that consistently make noise on the Billboard charts, has had a video in rotation on BET and started his own label, Sun Cycle Records. Hand picked by Wu-Tang OG Raekwon to open for him on his last tour, this album finds C-Rayz coming full circle, burning all of his old rhyme books and creating his sophomore full length on Definitive Jux from scratch after months of seclusion. The Album entitled "Year Of The Beast" (out on May 17th on Definitive Jux) include guest appearances by El-P, M-1 of Dead Prez, Jean Grae, Vordul Mega of Cannibal Ox, Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic; the evolution of the beast is now complete