“Cannibal” (COMETHAZINE, November 2022)

Cannibalism seems to be everywhere lately – movies, TV, books, and music. It represents a radical “othering” that appeals both to our desire to isolate ourselves into our tribe and deny the humanity of others, and our suspicion that we ourselves are the “other” that our society is seeking to jettison. This is particularly so for anyone who counts as marginalised.

No wonder then that cannibalism has repeatedly entered music, here in the shape of cyber-punk and rap.

Comethazine (real name Frank Childress) is a 24-year-old rapper and songwriter who is best known for his platinum-selling singles “Walk” and “Bands“. Both were on his 2018 debut mixtape, Bawskee. He is now up  to Bawskee 5, released on November 18th 2022, the twelfth song on which is called Cannibal (link above).

Rap is not known for its gentle melodies or tranquil lyrics, so you can judge these for yourself.

(Comethazine in this bitch, nigga, I’m piped the fuck up)
Come and get your man ’cause he buggin’ (Add1ct)
Chop that nigga up, throw his body in the oven (Uh, mm, mm, mm)

Come and get your man ’cause he buggin’ (Bitch, buggin’)
I’m about to chop that nigga up, throw his body in the oven (Bitch, bitch, bitch, bitch)
Cannibal, yes, bitch, I’m a real deal animal (Yeah)
I be on the block screaming, “Kill, kill, Hannibal” (Alright)

  
Fuck a snitch, bitch, this chop’ got a handle, uh (Boom)
Light a nigga top like a candle
Mop made a nigga flip, flop like a sandal
Got his thot tryna hump like a camel
Caught him at the light, and let it dump out the rental (Boom)
Bitch boy, like bitch ’cause he sentimental (Hallow)
Unload the clip, full clip to the temple
Hollow tip hit, left a dent like a dimple
If he a opp, he get popped like pimple
Bitch, I don’t wanna fuck, give me top, I’m simple
Bitch, you a thot so you get treated like a rental
Put a fuckboy on ABC like Jimmy Kimmel

Come and get your man ’cause he buggin’ (Bitch, buggin’)
I’m about to chop that nigga up, throw his body in the oven (Bitch, bitch, bitch, bitch)
Cannibal, yes, bitch, I’m a real deal animal (Yeah)
I be on the block screaming, “Kill, kill, Hannibal”
Come and get your man ’cause he buggin’ (Now)
I’m about to chop that nigga up, throw his body in the oven (Bitch, bitch, bitch, bitch)
Cannibal, yes, bitch, I’m a real deal animal (Yeah)
I be on the block screaming, “Kill, kill, Hannibal”

Not too sure what it all means, or maybe that doesn’t matter. Not sure Hannibal Lecter would be playing this in his car, despite the mention of his name. Although Hannibal does like artists who are driven to complete their work, regardless of the cost in human life – remember the guy who makes murals out of corpses

Comethazine is clearly driven, and if that requires chopping up and throwing his fellow man into an oven, who are we to argue?

One thought on ““Cannibal” (COMETHAZINE, November 2022)

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