Entries in jurassic 5 (16)


Classic of the Day: Jurassic 5 - Jayou

Jurassic 5 will be touring again this summer after parting ways in 2007.  The group rose to prominence from the Los Angeles underground hip hop scene, and their sound was a breath of fresh air.  They shrugged off so many of the themes that hip hop is often overwrought with, in favour of a more infectious, and classic sound.
From their first release they created some of the finest hip hop in the culture's history.  The self titled EP was released in December of 1998.  Many fans first caught onto the group with the inclusion of the single 'Jayou' on the double cd Lyricist Lounge compilation released on Rawkus.  It's safe to say that a great many people are awaiting their tour in the spring and beyond starting at Coachella next month.

DJ Numark: Crate Diggers (Video)

Numark is definitely one of our favorite djs.  Jurassic 5 will forever be one of our favorite crews in hip hop, and Numark's solo stuff has always been so funky, precise and on point. The Crate Diggers series, which explores the record collections of groundbreaking producers and djs is an amazing look at the passion and dedication put forth by these incredible people.
See all of the Crate Diggers: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=...

UNITY Committee w. Freestyle Fellowship, Live in 1991 (Videos)

This is absolutely phenomenal.  Cut Chemist has uploaded the original footage from Chali 2na's bbq in 1991 where UNITY Committee (who eventually became Jurassic 5) had some of their first rap sessions with the incredible Freestyle Fellowship.  If you've seen the mindblowing documentary "This is The Life", you've seen clips.  Here's some more:


Jurassic 5 on the radio! 1996!

J5 with Numark and Cut Chemist on The Wake Up Show 96' by Cut Chemist

As an incredibly generous 4th of July gift, Cut Chemist had uploaded a throwback radio set with himself, Numark and the rest the legends, Jurassic 5 on the radio. From 1996 in Los Angeles on the Sway and Tech Wake Up show, get ready for a ton of freestyle raps, cuts, and classic Cut Chemist/Numark funkstyle beats. This is a free download, and if you love the real hip hop goodness, you'll love this. 

Thanks to Cut Chemist for posting!


DJ Numark with J Live and Erica Dee and M3

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