Rip, Canibus’s alter ego, is referring to the radio station cypher that Funkmaster Flex set up in 1998. In said cypher, his alter ego Rip made his first appearance (Known to the RG editor group).
Rip is the more aggressive & lyrical side of Germaine, he had to make an appearance to keep up with DMX & Nore, his competitors. The cypher went on for more than 30 minutes with no intermission or commercials, and was set up by flex with none of the contestants knowing.
Fun side fact: Big Pun & Fat Joe were in the car parking lot of Hot 97, while the cypher was taking place. Pun & Joe wanted to join in on the cypher, but for whatever reason, weren’t let into the radio station.