Before Canibus appeared on the scene with his legendary freestyles, he was apart of a duo called T.H.E.M (The Heralds of Extreme Metaphors). In 1996 after a performance in Atlanta, the group bumped into Wu Tang Clan and proceeded to battle (Not in a freestyle friday way, but more of an exchange of lyrics) First they battled Rza and Raekwon. Then the Rza summoned U-God and Sunz of Man. After those bouts affiliated member Killah Priest stepped up a spit rhymes for 6 minutes straight. Everyone left with respect and parted ways. Since then Canibus and Killah Priest have joined Ras Kass and Kurupt to form HRSMN.