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Canibus Quick Info
Height5 ft 8 in
Weight79 kg
Date of BirthDecember 9, 1974
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Eye ColorDark Brown

Canibus is an American rapper who has released the solo studio albums Can-I-Bus (1998), 2000 B.C. (Before Can-I-Bus) (2000), C! True Hollywood Stories (2001), Mic Club: The Curriculum (2002), Rip the Jacker (2003), Mind Control (2005), Hip-Hop for Sale (2005), For Whom the Beat Tolls (2007), Melatonin Magik (2010), C of Tranquility (2010), Lyrical Law (2011), Fait Accompli (2014), Time Flys, Life Dies… Phoenix Rise (2015), and Kaiju (2021). Renowned for his exceptional ability to freestyle, (an American digital media company now known as Dotdash) had ranked him at number 32 on their list of the ‘Top 50 MCs of Our Time (1987–2007)’. In 2012, The Source (an American hip hop and entertainment website, and a magazine that publishes annually or semiannually) had ranked him number 44 on their list of the ‘Top 50 Lyricists of All Time’.

Born Name

Germaine Williams

Nick Name

Canibus, Bus, Rip The Jacker

Canibus as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2021
Canibus as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2021 (Canibus / Instagram)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Kingston, Surrey County, Jamaica


United States





Canibus had graduated from high school in 1992. After spending a couple of years working for AT&T Corporation and the U.S. Department of Justice, his interest in computers and the Internet had led him to study computer science at DeKalb College (now known as Perimeter College), a constituent college of the Georgia State University, a public research university in Atlanta, Georgia.



Canibus as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2021
Canibus as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2021 (Canibus / Instagram)


  • Father – Alvadon Basil Williams (Former Professional Cricketer for Jamaica and the West Indies) (d. October 2015)
  • Mother – Patricia Williams
  • Siblings – Basil Williams (Brother)
  • Others – Gabrielle Williams (Younger Half-Sister)


Hip Hop, Rap, East Coast Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop




  • RBC Records
  • Universal Records
  • Archives Music
  • Babygrande Records
  • Gladiator Music
  • Tommy Boy Records
  • Koch Entertainment
  • War Lab
  • Mic Club
  • Interdependent Media
  • Reverse Polarity Studios
  • That’s Hip Hop Music
  • Think Differently Music/Proverbs Music Inc.
  • Head Trauma
  • First Kut
  • Sound Records and Entertainment

Net Worth

Canibus’ net worth had been $200 thousand according to




5 ft 8 in or 173 cm


79 kg or 174 lbs

Canibus as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2021
Canibus as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2021 (Canibus / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Canibus has dated –

  1. Karrine Steffans (2000)

Race / Ethnicity


He is of Afro-Jamaican descent.

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Clean-shaven look
  • Has tattoos on both his arms
Canibus as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2021
Canibus as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2021 (Canibus / Instagram)

Canibus Facts

  1. Growing up in Jamaica, Canibus had developed an interest in both beatboxing and break dancing even though he has often stated that he was an introvert as a child.
  2. After the divorce of his parents, before he had become a teenager, he and his mother had emigrated to the United States. Due to the nature of his mother’s work, they were forced to move around frequently and had lived in several places including The Bronx; Newark; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; Miami; Buffalo; and London.
  3. After his high school graduation in 1992, he had spent a year working for AT&T Corporation, the subsidiary of AT&T Inc. that provides voice, video, data, and Internet services. Thereafter, he had spent another year working as a data analyst for the U.S. Department of Justice.
  4. In 2002, he had signed up to join the United States Army and had served in Iraq, even being a part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2004, he had been discharged from his duties after he was caught smoking cannabis. A year later, in an interview, he had stated that he had joined the army because he had wanted to redefine himself.

Featured Image by Canibus / Instagram

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