Feel-X & Channel Live feat. KRS-1 "X Marks Da Spot" (1997)
The beat is cool, a nice guitar sample; solid, but not overwhelming. Feel-X is definately the handicap on this track, but Channel Live straight rips the track up. A lot of "name"-MC's that did guest spot on indie joints during the period put up mediocre material, but Channel Live proved to be consistent on just about everything they touched.
'cause I shine through the universe square
be gettin' higher than hats before my mind snaps like snares
and kicks because my shit be knockin'
rockin' like white people moshin'
my brain's cocked with clip of the truth, that's the bullet
power is the gun pointed at your dome piece - pull it
Before we pull the trigger, yo, we try to kick the knowledge
style is universal - not imminent from college
so "seek and ye shall find", in the mind is golden riches
that's why we dig in books like drug dealers dig ditches
Love that "gettin' higher than hats before my mind snaps like snares" line, Channel Live was on some shit. Don't expect much from KRS-1 on this joint, he drops a sing-songy line on the chorus, and basically acts as the overlord to the production (which works well). The spoken-word chorus/chant is surprisingly effective as well. Includes insrumental.