Channel Live

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Channel Live
OriginEast Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
GenresHip Hop
Years active1994–present
Hakim (born February 3, 1969)

Channel Live is an American hip hop duo composed of Vincent "Tuffy" Morgan and Hakim Green, which recorded for Capitol Records and Flavor Unit Records.

Discovered by KRS-One, the duo released its debut album, Station Identification, in 1995.[1][2] It spawned the group's biggest hit, "Mad Izm", which peaked at 54 on the Billboard Hot 100. After the album ran its course, the group continued to make appearances throughout the 1990s, including on KRS-One's self-titled album and on the soundtrack of the first Wesley Snipes Blade film. In 2000, the group released a second album titled Armaghetto on Flavor Unit – it featured Method Man, the now-late Black Rob, Ms. Toi, Malik Yusef, and the singer Carl Thomas. A third album, Secret Science Rap, followed in 2006.

Hakim Green of Channel Live has stayed active into 2021 and 2022, collaborating with Treach, Dres, Keith Murray, Thirstin Howl III, Sadat X, General Steele, and DoItAll Dupré, as well as with Carl Thomas and KRS-One. He and KRS-One remain frequent collaborators. Hakim Green is a believer in 9/11 conspiracy theories.


Year Title Chart positions
U.S. U.S. R&B
1995 Station Identification 58 9
2000 Armaghetto
2006 Secret Science Rap
  • Released: October 31, 2006
  • Label: Draft


  1. ^ "Channel Live". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 December 2021.
  2. ^ Channel Live Signals For Audience, Capitol Sees Street Buzz for Debut. Billboard. 18 Feb 1995. p. 20.