Origin:
Harlem, New York City, USA
Decades:
2000-present

Cannibal Ox, also known as CanOx, is an abstract hip hop duo from Harlem, New York City. Its members include Vast Aire and Vordul Mega. They are often accompanied by DJ Cip-One. In 2001, they released their debut album, The Cold Vein, which received wide critical acclaim.

The group was rumored to have disbanded, but in 2003 fellow Definitive Jux rapper Murs said "By the way, Can Ox is not broken up, it's just a rumor" between tracks on fellow Definitive Jux rapper Aesop Rock's album Bazooka Tooth. November 2005 brought the release of a live album, Return of the Ox: Live at CMJ, in the liner notes of which is the statement "Look out for the new full length LP by Cannibal Ox Summer of 06." Supposedly, RZA, Pete Rock and El-P were set to contribute.

In March 2007 El-P answered "I really doubt it" when asked if a new Cannibal Ox album was coming out soon.

Vast confirmed that he was no longer working with Definitive Jux, left the Weathermen, and that plans for a new Cannibal Ox LP were scrapped. He cited creative and financial differences with El-P and Definitive Jux as well as Vordul's alleged clinical depression.

In January 2008, Vast plugged his Mighty Joseph project with rapper Karniege and spoke about future projects in the works. When asked about his relationship with Vordul, he confirmed Vordul is featured on his upcoming solo LP Deuces Wild and the Mighty Joseph project. Vast Aire was later featured on Vordul's album Megagraphitti.

El-P stated conclusively on May 28, 2011 via his Facebook page that "there won't ever be a can ox album produced by me again and that's a fact." On May 31, 2011 Vast Aire released a solo record titled "Ox 2010 : A Street Odyssey". Vordul is featured in the song "Thor's Hammer".