'90s Flashback: Channel Live's 'Mad Izm'

It's been 20 years since "Mad Izm" rose up the pop charts to No. 54. This catchy track by Channel Live (Hakim and Tuffy), featuring KRS-One, is one of the blunted hip-hop classics of the '90s, according to Pot Culture. It appeared on Station Identification on Capitol/EMI Records, which peaked at No. 58 on the Billboard Top 200.

Wake up in the morning, got the yearnin' for herb
Which loosens up the nouns, metaphors and verbs
And adjectives, ain't it magic, kid, what I'm kicking'?
Multi-flavored bags of sess for the picking'
So listen to the izm as it talks non-stop
Hawaiian when I'm rhyming', but so is the Chocolate Thai
Now the high starts to settle
Kickin' fats lyrics that rock, like heavy metal

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Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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