Station Identification (album)

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Station Identification
Station Identification.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 21, 1995 (1995-03-21)
Recorded1993–94
Studio
GenreHip hop
Length46:00
LabelCapitol
Producer
Channel Live chronology
Station Identification
(1995)
Armaghetto
(2000)
Singles from Station Identification
  1. "Mad Izm"
    Released: December 6, 1994
  2. "Reprogram"
    Released: 1995
  3. "Sex For The Sport"
    Released: August 1, 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
The Source3/5[2]

Station Identification is the first studio album by American hip hop duo Channel Live. It was released on March 21, 1995 via Capitol Records. Recording sessions took place at The Crib in New York City and at Palm Tree Studios. Production was handled by KRS-One, Salaam Remi and Rheji Burrell. The album debuted at number 58 on the Billboard 200 and number 9 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

The album is best known for its lead single, "Mad Izm", which was a collaboration with KRS-One. The song became Channel Live's biggest hit, peaking at #54 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number three on the Hot Rap Singles. The track was remixed by D.I.T.C.'s Buckwild for his 2007 compilation album Rare Studio Masters' as track one on disc one. "Reprogram" reached number 31 on the Maxi-Singles chart.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Station Identification"
Rheji Burrell4:39
2."Channel 1" KRS-One0:34
3."Lock It Up"
Salaam Remi3:31
4."Channel 2" KRS-One0:24
5."What! (Cause and Effect)"
KRS-One2:57
6."Mad Izm" (featuring KRS-One)
  • Green
  • Morgan
  • Parker
KRS-One4:16
7."Reprogram"
  • Green
  • Morgan
  • Parker
KRS-One3:51
8."Channel 3" KRS-One0:52
9."Sex For the Sport"
  • Green
  • Morgan
  • Burrell
Rheji Burrell5:02
10."Channel 4" KRS-One0:37
11."Down Goes the Devil"
  • Green
  • Morgan
  • Parker
KRS-One3:32
12."Build & Destroy"
  • Green
  • Morgan
  • Parker
KRS-One2:21
13."Alpha & Omega"
  • Green
  • Morgan
  • Remi
Salaam Remi4:47
14."Homicide Ride"
  • Green
  • Morgan
  • Remi
Salaam Remi4:38
15."Who U Represent"
  • Green
  • Morgan
  • Parker
KRS-One3:59
Total length:46:00

Charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[3] 58
US Top R&B Albums (Billboard)[4] 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bush, John. "Station Identification - Channel Live | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved November 15, 2020.
  2. ^ Mohammed, Clarence M. (March 1995). "The Source (March 1995)". The Source.
  3. ^ "Billboard 200 Chart: Week of April 8, 1995". Billboard. Retrieved November 15, 2020.
  4. ^ "Top R&B Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. April 8, 1995. p. 21. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved November 15, 2020.

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