Jurassic 5
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Jurassic 5
Hip-hop is not dead. Indeed, contrary to the cries of some cynics, the vibrant cultural offering that is hip-hop music is alive and well. And nowhere is that point more apparent than with the heralded Los Angeles crew Jurassic 5 and their debut full-length album Quality Control. Consisting of four MCs and two DJs, Jurassic 5 is a throwback of sorts, referencing a by-gone era in hip-hop when the only thing that mattered was the music and having fun. In sound, the four MCs Chali 2NA, Zaakir, Akil, and Marc 7 conjure up the dynamic flows of old-school groups like the Cold Crush Brothers and Double Trouble: harmonic convergence, dynamic vocal inflections, and fly b-boy bravado. Jurassic 5's beat-providers, Cut Chemist and DJ Nu-Mark, rock the decks with inventive, original beats that hark back to the true DJ innovators. With Jurassic 5, it's a more innocent, irreverent time that comes to mind, from the early days of jams in the parks to the creative insurgence of the Native Tongues era.
Discography

Power In Numbers Instrumentals - Full Length
Feedback - Full Length
Brown Girl - 12in Vinyl Single
Gotta Understand - 12in Vinyl Single
Baby Please - 12in Vinyl Single
The Influence - 12in Vinyl Single
Canto De Ossanha - 12in Vinyl Single
Work It Out - 12in Vinyl Single
Quality Control - 12in Vinyl Single
Red Hot - 12in Vinyl Single
Improvise - 12in Vinyl Single
Freedom - 12in Vinyl Single
Hey/If You Only Knew - 12in Vinyl Single
Jayou - 12in Vinyl Single
EP - EP
Quality Control 2xLP - 2xLP
Quality Control Instrumentals 2xLP - 2xLP
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