Cannibal Ox is an underground hip-hop
act on the Def Jux record label
, based out of New York City
. Consists of Vordul Megilah and Vast Aire on the mic
, with music and sound production done by El-P. Releases include The F-Word EP and 2001's The Cold Vein
which received much critical acclaim from the independent music
scene and comes highly recommended.
Their music could best be described as the "inverse of hip-hop", with a very scattershot, dense framework, utilizing blasts of noise
as well as phat
beats. This is not Dr. Dre
. The flows are complex and difficult to understand, but rewarding and intelligent once you make out what's being said.