During a recent appearance on Outside with Gorilla Nems, rapper Canibus shared a memory from early in his career when he received some profound advice from JAY-Z.
While discussing his relationship with Wyclef and the opportunities he was given in the music industry, Canibus recounted a moment at the grand opening of Diddy’s restaurant, Justin’s, in 1997 when JAY-Z approached him. Despite only having a brief interaction, Canibus remembered the sage-like wisdom that JAY-Z imparted, although he regretted not having a longer conversation with him.
“He says, ‘Yo Canibus, man… I like yo sh**. You ready for what this game about to do to you?” real cool,” he told Nems. “And me being young and ignorant, I said, ‘Hell yeah I’m ready!’”
Before the conversation could go any further, Wyclef told Canibus they needed to head to the studio to work on his hit single, “Gone Till November.”
Due to a misunderstanding of the question posed to him, the rapper regretfully missed out on the chance to form a stronger rapport with JAY-Z.