Canibus has had a better career than most rappers ever have. The fact that he's still being talked about should be proof enough. Lots of people came and went since '98.
sheeeit, compared to the cats he covered the Source with (which if I'm not mistaken were NORE, DMX, Big Pun, Camron, Kurupt, 8ball) he didnt really have much success compared to some of those guys. And to think, he was the n*gga we all thought was going to be that dude. Noone really thought DMX would blow like he did. Dude just became the butt of too many jokes regardless how nice he was. Just couldnt seem to get passed that whole underground battle rapper thing. Which isnt a bad thing, just saying it would have been cool had he got more mainstream love.