During the early aughts, Canibus was one of the premier lyricists in the game and had some high-profile beef in the process.

Despite still consistently dropping music, his rap career still didn’t go in the direction he expected and led him to decide another path that involved joining the army. While conversing with Bootleg Kev, Canibus recounted the decision to enlist after the lackluster response to his album 2000 B.C. (Before Can-I-Bus).