Jamaican immigrant turned hip hop emcee Germaine Williams, aka Canibus, has certainly acquired plenty of scars in the past from various industry feuds and flack from perceived career missteps, but all throughout, he has been able to amass a sizable and respectable collection of albums with his razor sharp delivery of vicious, complex rhymes covering material ranging from mystic, scientific sorcery to rough, urban street code. For his Fait Accompli LP, Canibus has become sociopolitical and culturally conscious in criticizing and condemning how society thinks and operates around the world and specifically in the United States. The tone at various points is nihilistic, apocalyptic, and anarchistic, and Canibus's energy and lyrical excellence do justice to the feelings and emotions. Numerous clips of sampled speeches and interviews can bog down the album's momentum and the beats are a little dated, but they capture enough pizzazz to qualify as acceptable. Whether or not Canibus's views are conspiracy theory is up to the listener to decide, but Fait Accompli does have potential to be a catalyst for a shift in popular attitude.
June 11, 2014