The first record is pretty obvious...and tragic.
About the same story as Black Sheep, Channel Live would follow the same course as a duo under the careful guidance of hip hop veterans (in Channel Live's case, the great KRS-One) and, after blowing up, it'd be a five year lull before they'd resurface. Station Identification was super-illy. "Reprogram," "Mad Izm," "Build and Destroy"--Station was a rare moment in 1995 that found Hakim and Tuffy hustling alongside other upcoming duos Outkast and Mobb Deep in an age that the was seeing the duo or group disappearing. But then, they got kicked out of the major label penthouse party (thanks, Capitol) and had to wait five years before their follow-up, Armaghetto.