SOHH Whatcha Think: Lawyer Says Drake Has His Watch + Canibus Done For Good?!

Monday, Jun 11, 2012 9:35AM

Written by Jeezis Peace

Happy Mondays bruh bruhs and guh guhls. Today we got a Canadian rap star accused of rockin' jewels that ain't his, and arguably one of the best lyricists of the 90s breaking one of the holiest hip hop commandments.

[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]

Drake may have a new thing to be sad about: Apparently, a NYC lawer is saying Drizzy need to come up off a watch very similar to the one he was sporting on the cover of Watch the Tears -- I mean Take Care. Yeah, kinda funny; the attorney is saying he took his $30K watch to get cleaned and it somehow got sold to the Young Money rapper.

A New York lawyer has filed a lawsuit claiming Drake has his $30,000 diamond-encrusted, rose-gold Rolex Presidential. James McMillan says he took the watch to get cleaned at a jeweler in midtown Manhattan last year - but when he returned to pick it up, staff told him it had been sold to the Canadian rapper.(TaleTela)

Drizzy says he doesn't have homey's watch, and the one on the front of his album was bought outside of the country.

However, according to TMZ, Drizzy has has hit back, claiming he already has a rose-gold Rolex - which he's wearing on the glittering cover of his latest album Take Care - which he bought direct from the Swiss watchmakers themselves.(TaleTela)

In other news ... 90's hip hop took another Karate Kid crane kick to the face this past weekend. Unless you sleep through the past few days, chances are you heard about the once-mighty lyricist Canibus doing the unthinkable: Pulling out a professional writing pad during a freestyle battle.

The battle was a fail on so many levels: For one, 'Bis showed up with stitches in his head and rockin' a sling like he had just been beaten up the previous day. Next, there's no reason a cat with THAT many years in the game should be battling at an event like that. But then to lose, and ask to recite the rhymes you intended to say, but couldn't remember -- that was just sad. Sad because, if you loved late 90s lyricists, you know Canibus was one of the best. Sad because he had a dude with an unbuttoned linen shirt and Miami Dolphins snapback standing behind him. Sad because dudes descent into madness seems to know no bounds, but saddest of all because although he lost the battle, he did more damage to himself that night than Dizaster did with his bars (a few of which were quite etherous, I may add).

Last night, the "Second Round K.O." rapper and Dizaster battled in LA on pay-per-view and Twitter was abuzz when Canibus started rhyming off a notepad. We're not even going to front like we really care about the rest of the battle (word is Dizaster handled his biz), but Can-I-Bus's behavior broke at least 3,463 rap rules. Rhyming off a struggleberry is bad enough (not to mention that strange J. Cole beef), but a notepad?(Hip Hop Wired)

In my opinion, Bis started off pretty strong -- round 1 had him spitting a few nice bars, but he lost his train of though halfway through. By round 2, you could almost SEE his computer-like mind struggling to upload a new bar. By round 3, homey just gave up.

"[Dizaster can] spit, aight? I prepared for three weeks, every day to come here. I wrote so many f***in' rhymes, you can't memorize all that sh**. I'm not a good freestyler, I'm technical -- always been that way. I didn't come here to let ya'll down, so this is what I'mma do... You win Diz, aight? But, I wanna still spit my sh**," Canibus explained, before a member of his entourage broke out his notepad. "You came here to listen to rhymes right? There's 30 pages of rhymes in this motherf***er," he screamed while holding the notepad in the air. "All I wanna do is spit my sh**. The man wins. Let me spit my sh**. Ya'll paid ya bread."(Baller Status)

You can't take away what 'Bis did in the late 90s with those DJ Clue mixtapes and his infamous battle with LL Cool J. This battle was like watching a dude lose a fist fight, pulling out a gun -- then the gun jams. Dude's mind was razor-sharp in its prime, but as the years pressed on, Canibus has time and time again proven himself to be one of the most self-defeating dudes in the game. Question of the day: Is this the final nail in the coffin for Bis, or will he emerge once again, only to do some more unexplainable sh*t?

Peep a snippet of the KOTD battle here:

[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]

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