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Jurassic 5
Jurassic 5
Jurassic 5
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
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Belgian version featuring 5 additional tracks.


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All Artists: Jurassic 5
Title: Jurassic 5
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Interscope Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1999
Re-Release Date: 6/1/1999
Album Type: EP
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Styles: West Coast, Pop Rap
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Jurassic 5
UPCs: 606949028923, 0606949028923


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Belgian version featuring 5 additional tracks.

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Hip-hop's premier collective
Charles R Gigante | 03/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hip-hop, though always a dynamic force in music, has, until recently, been on a sort of downward spiral due to the watering down of creativity by the likes of Sean Combs, Tupac Shakur, and other money hungry sorts (you know who I'm talking about.) Many, myself included, were turned off of hip-hop because of its steady seat in the mainstream music world. Mid to late nineties hip-hop brought about dreadful results, and though the underground still flourished, the west coast had no true heros of the underground. Or so we thought... Jurassic 5 have literally re-invented west-coast hip-hop. Melding old-school hip-hop rhymes with beats and samples courtesy of Cut Chemist's extensive rare-groove, funk, and instructional records collection, this band has created a sound unique to them, while smoothly paying homage to their influences. This EP is perhaps the best hip-hop record in recent memory, as it not only demonstrates their intensely rich vocal skills, but also has opened people's minds to a more authentic sounding style of hip-hop. Jurassic 5 are original and honest, which makes them somewhat of an anomaly in the rap game. This EP and the 12" "improvise" are two of my favorites in my hip-hop collection, so do yourself a favor and open your ears and mind to them."
Jurassic 5 is one of the dopest hip-hop groups today
Charles R Gigante | 06/07/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Jurassic 5 is a breath of fresh air. The self-acclaimed old school hip-hop revivalists is something to watch out for in the future. Already with a strong and dedicated fan base, their debut self-titled EP is the foundation of global support. Anyone remotely framiliar with the whole hip-hop DJ scene will instantly recognize Cut Chemist and DJ Nu-Mark, J-5's beat producers. "Concrete Playground," easily in my five all-time favorite hip-hop songs, is their ode to the old school. Coming with tight rhymes incorporated by dope beats, this track is easily a classic. The rest of the album is by all means completely supplemental to "Concrete Playground." Everything ranging from funny skits to Cut Chemist's scratch tutorial, you won't be disappointed. In final, if you are disgruntled with the state of mainstream rap, refresh yourself with Jurassic 5's EP."
J5 is fresh!
Charles R Gigante | 06/09/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Attention all REAL HIP HOP fans! J5 has come from the underground to save you from the noise of puff daddy, the family, no limit, and all the rest of the main stream B.S. that makes you want to vomit. If you like phat,ORIGINAL, beats and a crew that can rhyme better than Mother Goose, check out Cut Chemist, Chali 2na, Zaakir, Marc 7even, Akil, and DJ numark- JURASSIC-5."