At their best, they're the angry children of Fishbone. They inherited the funk and the gift for making lyrical poetry of everyday happenings. But they caught their shirttails in the underground rap-punk/kitch of the early nineties( I miss you, Digable Planets). Their fans will never understand comparison to another band alive and are rabid in their defense. If you can get through "Channel Zero" without shaking your ass, then just forget it.