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Jurassic 5

Jurassic 5: Power In NumbersPower In Numbers (2002)
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Contributed by: BostonMusicGuyBostonMusicGuy
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A good rap band is hard to come by these days. In the days of P Diddy, Jay Z and Master P all flashing their "bling bling" and how many Benjamins they have in their back pocket a band that actually has something to say is a rarity. Thats why Jurassic 5 is so important not only to the well being of.
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A good rap band is hard to come by these days. In the days of P Diddy, Jay Z and Master P all flashing their "bling bling" and how many Benjamins they have in their back pocket a band that actually has something to say is a rarity. Thats why Jurassic 5 is so important not only to the well being of rap but music in general. The lyrics that Chali 2na, Soup, Akil, and Marc 7 can be considered some of the best by any standards, past or present. Power by Numbers starts off with Freedom, hard hitting lyrics about ethics of third world countries and attitudes people throughout the world and especially this country. One that hits home for me about a lot of the so called "punk" scene we have hear on the internet and across the country these days is: "Got people screamin' free Umi and Jamal/But two out of three of ya'll will probably be at the mall/I'm heated wit ya'll, been defeated before/And complete an unsolved when the word freedom's involved." If this doesnt speak to you I dont know what will.

But J5 arent only about speaking to you through their rhymes. Sporting 2 DJ's, 2 of the best in the world, Cut Chemist and Numark, they are able to create beats that astound even the most learned of all rap entusiasts. But, while hearing these 2 on on record can impress you, seeing them perform live is a whole different experience altogether. Not just involving the 6 turntables they rock, Numark picks up some mallets and bangs on the xylophone, grabs his drum sticks and rocks the set better than most drummers I have heard. Cut Chemist grabs his over the shoulder turntable and spins out some crazy scratches.

Back to the album, the beats on this album are superb and match the lyrics and rhythm of the 4 MCs so well it seems like Martha Steward put them together. Highlights on the album include "A Day at the Races", "Freedom", and "Break". But the album does nothing to compliment their amazing vocal skills like a live show can. For me a rapper really shines when he can freestyle well. Watching a rapper bust out a few ill rhymes (god a crack myself up sometimes) is something that you cant compare to seeing them perform the songs from their record. A song from a record is great and can get involved in the show as well but hearing them come up with something on the spot that has to match the beat given to them by their DJ is something else altogether.

Alright well to keep this relatively short and sweet (well maybe not so sweet) I'll leave it by telling you that this is definitely a band that I would recommend to anyone with an OPEN MIND... but I know thats hard to find around here. They toured with the Warped Tour in 2000 which, I think, gained them a lot of respect from the punk rock audience, not only because they were on a dominantly punk tour but because they were exposed to the incredible lyrical and musical skills of J5. But if you consider yourself a fan of MUSIC then definitely check this band out.

 

 
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mowlio (March 12, 2011)

Awesome album, but not a scratch (get it?) on quality control or the self titled.

Anonymous (November 14, 2005)

This is PUNKnews.com ...

Anonymous (April 18, 2005)

Deltron 3030 is another awesome society conscious rap group. Check them out.

hstisgod (December 18, 2004)

four words.....this is not rap

Im sick to death of rap getting categorized with Hip Hop....Rap and Hip HOp are two completely different categories in a world of categorization. Simple truth of the matter is Rap is a style of music that changes from year to year...the beats change but the lyricism never change. Every year is bling this...gat there... bitch that....Who knows ...

HIp Hop however my friends for example...J5, Atmosphere, Eyedea and Abilities, A Tribe Called Quest etc... this is Hip Hop, also known as beats with intellectualism.... get a grip to anyone who doesnt know the difference..

Brian

funkisdead (February 12, 2004)

his name is REALPUNX4LIFE.

Anonymous (May 21, 2003)

two words: rap sucks

and what the fuck is a rap review doing on a punk page? they have mtv and shit

CallingLondon (December 6, 2002)

i don't know if anyone's mentioned this yet. i'm not about to read through all those comments, but over thanksgving break, my cousin, who is a big rap and rock enthusiast gave me the new Blackaliscious album. holy shit. it's increadible. it's kinda soul hip hop, and i like it better than what i've heard of J5 musically. i had completely lost faith in hip hop, but this group and J5 have revived some of my faith in the genre. thank god.

Anonymous (November 7, 2002)

fuck yeah J5 kick ass, so does public enemy and NWA

evildeadalive (November 7, 2002)

Burn Hollywood Burn is an old Public Enemy song. I guess they musta redid it. I sure do hate Rage Against the Machine.

rayjay (November 7, 2002)

the reason i mention nfg and the like is that current media belief would label these as 'punk', where i think it's misplaced

Anonymous (November 7, 2002)

j5 are poets with a punk vibe. Check out Talib kweli and hi tek. Another good song is "Burn Hollywood Burn" by Chuck D and Zach DeLa Rocha. Crazy rap with a punk foundation.

BROken fence

BostonMusicGuy (November 7, 2002)

PUNKROCKFORLIFE: nobody has really been arguing on here at all. I dont understand where that comment came from. But you really need to come back with that thing you used to do... JERASIK 5 IZ NOT PUNX... that always killed me. and rayjay... good call on the life of punk... but i dont see why everytime someone talks abhout punk and the meaning of punk and stuff we always have to complain about good charlotte and nfg and blink... its dumb. If they arent punk leave them out of it.-BostonMusicGuy

BostonMusicGuy (November 7, 2002)

PUNKROCKFORLIFE: nobody has really been arguing on here at all. I dont understand where that comment came from. But you really need to come back with that thing you used to do... JERASIK 5 IZ NOT PUNX... that always killed me.-BostonMusicGuy

BostonMusicGuy (November 7, 2002)

Punkrock4life

rayjay (November 7, 2002)

may i remind everyone what punk really was once - an attitude, an outlook on life, a philosophy. be it the london of the 70s, the DC of the late 80s, the seattle of the early 90s, these were times when punk really meant something. i think bands like j5 fit the punk philosophy well, as well as, say, the clash did once, or rites of spring, or nirvana, or current groups like mogwai. they may not sound like what you may think 'punk' is, but their behaviour is. i have never thought of someone like good charlote or blink or green day or any of that as punk in the true sense of the word, even though music media has tagged them as it. punk turned from being a style of music to a way of life long ago. punk music to me is something like the sex pistols, but punk rock is the way the guys from fugazi live their lives, or the way rollins was in black flag, or even the way he is now. punk music is long dead, but punk rock lives on

i point you all to 'dance of days' by jenkins and anderson, an incredible book on the DC punk scene in the late 80s early 90s. that was punk. and i feel comfort knowing that there are still people out their who have this beleif, be it in the form of hip hop, or emo, or plain rock. punk is culture, and we are all cultured people. and for this we should all be proud

REALPUNX4LIFE (November 7, 2002)

Whatever happened to my shtick?

You guys sure do argue about dumb stuff. "Punk rock." hahaha! "Oh, you're not punk!" "No, you aren't because you don't have an open mind!" "Shut up, you're a sissy and that's not punk!" "Being a tough guy isn't punk though so you're not punk!"

Priceless!

Anonymous (November 6, 2002)

and so come the morons

Anonymous (November 6, 2002)

If this site is gonna have garbage like New Found Glory and Good Charlotte on here then they might as well have garbage like DMX and Ja rule- because it is the same kind of music. POP. Fuckin destroy it!

Anonymous (November 6, 2002)

Why can't we have more of this kind of stuff on this site and less of the artificial corporate manufactured pop like good charlotte and new found glory, i mean, last i check, this site was a site about MUSIC, not children's toys. J5, Public Enemy, Cypress Hill, and many others are great. I just hate the mainstream shit like DMX and Ja Rule, but that isn't really rap anyway, it's pop.

rayjay (November 6, 2002)

'...cause we're cypress hill, come on and ride with us...'

FeedMyNightmare (November 5, 2002)

Brilliant cd... Quality Control is in my top 5 favorite albums of all time...Perhaps in time, this will get there as well.

Anonymous (November 5, 2002)

J5 are ok, but I prefer my rap comin' from the Chuck D's ass grabbingly good voice.

Anonymous (November 5, 2002)

blackalicious could kick j5's ass!

-sloppyblake

Anonymous (November 5, 2002)

I'mn ot on my rag,or near that time. Why do I always have to get pounded by idiots.

-Sara(no h)

Anonymous (November 5, 2002)

Sara (h) is gettin angry, she must be on the rag or something. Or maybe she just needs it!! You need it baby? Is that the problem sweetheart?

Anonymous (November 5, 2002)

J5 is the shit and i cant wait to see them live. i agree with what i read below; ja rule, nelly etc are to rap/hip-hop as nfg, good char. etc are to punk..
i'm glad most comments are from open-minded individuals..hip hop worth checking out- big l (personal fav), Scienz of Life, J-live, Copywrite, Def jux label, El-P, rjd2, talib kweli, sage francis, jakki, black star, black sheep, show and ag (ditc old shit), non phixion, arsonists, cage, eastern conference records, mr eon etc etc.

my old group opened for talib kweli and j-live, it was incredible.

Anonymous (November 5, 2002)

Fuck yourself you sexually depraved asshole. I just told you what was punk. Learn to read you shithead.

-Sara(no h)

Fuzzy (November 4, 2002)

What about them makes them not punk? The way they dress, the music they make or their attitude? Because if they aren't punk I'd like to know what they are failing in. They have their own style. They play music true to themselves. And they are out to change the world. Sounds like everything that we describe as punk.

Anonymous (November 4, 2002)

Hey saraH, fuck you. since your so fucking hardcore, you go tell me what is punk. Jurassic 5 rocks my balls off, 100%. Quality Control never left my cd player for about 3 months after I bought it. That cd fucking rules. Now, Ill have to make sure and buy the new onje. Oh yeah, and fuck you.

Anonymous (November 4, 2002)

They're so punk despite the fact that they aren't punk. grrrrrrrr

-Sara(no h)

rayjay (November 4, 2002)

both have been frequent guests of ozomatli. the one where charlie's rapping about being 'the aristocrat, with the gift of rap...'. pure gold.
im sure you're aware of the story behind the cover of the coup's party music? do a google search for the pre september 11 cover
and one more very fine group to check out when it comes to hip hop - people under the stairs. oh, and warsawpack. i can't fucking wait for that album to get to australia... fucking shipping.

krowdsurf (November 4, 2002)

Question: Were Chali 2na and Cut Chemist previously in Ozomatli? I've seen both those bands live and swore those were the same dudes. I've been meaning to check J5 out. After seeing all this positive feedback, I'm even more eager to now. Also, since everyone else is making recommendations, I'd strongly urge you to check out Christina Aguilera's battle rap towards Eminem. That shit is so raw it hurts.....krowdsurf

Anonymous (November 4, 2002)

To the person who asked about the song about the racist father, I think yr looking for "Clear Blue Skies" by the Juggaknots. The album it's on is long outta print, but I think Def Jux is gonna reissue it next year.

Alan

Fuzzy (November 4, 2002)

www.spearheadvibrations.com
Michael Franti & Spearhead. The Disposable Heroes of Hip Hoprasy. The Beatnigs.
These are some great political rap/hiphop/soul groups. Along with the J5, Blackalicious, Public Enemy, and all the good stuff mentioned before. Any music with a conscience is punk. Punk is just the hyperactive generation's folk. :o)
Woody Guthrie was a punk motherfucker, so is Chuck D, so is Joe Strummer.

Anonymous (November 4, 2002)

They're called J5 because they sound "old school" Chali2Na was letting his girlfriend hear the record and she said "You guys sound like the Fabulous Five! More like the Jurassic Five!"
The name stuck.

I'm surprised no one has mentioned The Coup in the discussion of "punk" rap. Definatly the most politically conscious rap group out there, Boots has an amazing flow and Pam the Funkstress creates some of the funkiest, most original beats in hip-hop. Check out anything by them, but their newest record, "Party Music" is my personal favorite.

Anonymous (November 4, 2002)

that's one of the best and most constructive questions ive ever seen posted on here. congrats to the guy below me.

evildeadalive (November 4, 2002)

Can someone tell me why they're called J5 when there's 6 of them? Just curious... Great album and great live show too by the way.

BostonMusicGuy (November 4, 2002)

my son?-BostonMusicGuy

Anonymous (November 4, 2002)

Hey bostonmusicguy, what was rap like back in the day? What was it like to see the sugar hill gang when they were just getting started? Wow, What was it like when rap wasn't around? Rage against the machine? I thought your super-sensitive ensure drinking ass only cried at dashboard confessional shows? What does your son think of daddy listening to rap? Is he still confused like his pappy? You should really tell him what it was back when you were in high school. You know what I'm talking about right? Remember how you used to sneak into the bathroom before gym class and tie your pee pee to your thigh so your classmates couldn't see the raging erection they were giving you. And when you tried to talk to your mom about the way you felt towards the boys, she tied you to a tree and pulled down your pants and rubbed peanut butter and bird seed all over your balls. Remember how you were screaming as those birds came closer and closer. Don't let him make the same mistakes that you did. Don't let him get married to a girl and have a kid just because its the normal thing to do. Instead let him do what you've always wanted to do. Let him put on those fishnets! Let him put a saddle on a john goodman look alike. And let him donkey punch chris carraba. Please just do it for your son! Twat

Anonymous (November 4, 2002)

yeah, J5 blow my mind... the new stuff is I THINK even better than quality control although nothing compares to the ep...

if you guys want REALLY amazing hip hop though, check out dalek... HEAVY beats, noise, almost industrial... lyrics that aren't remotely cheesy... tours with isis, tomahawk, lovage... AMAZING... www.deadverse.com

Anonymous (November 3, 2002)

I have Quality Control and I absolutely love it, I guess I'll have to check this cd out too

BostonMusicGuy (November 3, 2002)

I saw Freddie Foxx open for Rage Against the Machine with Gang Starr... he was ok but was definitley shown up by Guru.-BostonMusicGuy

sickboi (November 3, 2002)

If you guys want to listen to some real underground hiphop with a "punk" attitude, check Freddie Fox aka "Bumpy Knuckles". That is some crazy fucking shit.

Anonymous (November 3, 2002)

has anyone here ever heard of kid rock? He is one of the most orrigional people in punk rock today. he makes PUNK ROCK and he mixes it with the HIP HOP he'll get ya higher then a TREE TOP you know he'll always be a KID ROCK

Anonymous (November 3, 2002)

The Roots and Tribe Called Quest are my two favorite hip hop groups of all time...still, I'm a bit bitter the roots played as Jay-Z's backup band on that unplugged special...totally weak...

But still, hiphip, as bad as a lot of it is nowadays, is still managing to crank out some awesome artists...way to go...

Jimi

Anonymous (November 3, 2002)

hell yeah, J5 and Blackalicious. Fa sho.

i got into an argument with some guy who told me that he hates hip-hop. while listening to the transplants. ah, kids these days

also, people should check out Benefit. Good underground stuff

Anonymous (November 3, 2002)

to the 'aftrican american' dude a few down, ;yea i do listen to talib kweli and the roots, yes they are smart as fuck, yes they are smarter than me and most people on thses boards. most of the people on these boards are upper middle class white boys w/ too much time on their hands, net nerds.

BostonMusicGuy (November 3, 2002)

I love the Roots, but Mos Def and Talib Kweli didnt do it for me on their own. I really enjoy their Black Star album but their solo projects just didnt hit in the same way. I dont consider J5 "underground" at all. I mean fuck, they were number one on that show Direct Effect on MTV and performed on their at least once.-BostonMusicGuy

Anonymous (November 3, 2002)

Very True.

Anonymous (November 3, 2002)

Look, I'm "african american" myself, and I alot of people in our community (our age) don't even get into this stuff. This is pretty underground music with incredibly well thought out lyrics and nod ya head beats.

If you like J5 you have GOT to like Talib Kweli, the Roots, Blackalicious, and Mos Def. These artists are more "punk" than 50% of what is generally considered punk today because they GO AGAINST THE MAINSTREAM NORM. And, they're smarter than most of us.

BostonMusicGuy (November 3, 2002)

So I just read the article.... damn.BostonMusicGuyP.S. coming 2003, bostonmusicguy.com, .net, .org, whatever... but, hopefully, it will be.

BostonMusicGuy (November 3, 2002)

I havent had a chance to read the article yet... But if its true that the BSG is moving to LA I might just have to keel over and die. LA is the enemy of any true celtic fan, which he claims to be. Dont ever plan on the BMG to move to LA, fuck that. Big D and the Kids Table's "LAX" pretty much sums up all the feelings I have about LA. check it out... it fucking rocks. In fact check out the whole "Obey Giant" comp from Fork In Hand, review coming soon. Now if you'll excuse me I am off to, hopefully, read the new BSG article.

TJmoney (November 3, 2002)

J5!!!! they're awesome...Black Eyed Peas...I like them too and Dead Prez is kinda cool.

Anonymous (November 2, 2002)

blackalicious also rock my world...

man, people who know what good hiphop is also rock...

This website gets cooler and cooler everyday...

Jimi

rayjay (November 2, 2002)

what is the deal with 'thin line' and nelly fur-fucking-tado. what the fuck were they thinking? otherwise, this aint a bad record compared to quality control, but it's nothing really new, aside perhaps from 'one of them', i have to admit hearing a slightly angrier j5 is a sweet, sweet thing.

no-one has mentioned how fucking good blackalicious are. well, let me say, they are fucking good

Anonymous (November 2, 2002)

The thing that cracks me up is that I work at a mall that is probably 85% african american outside of Detroit and NONE of the people I work with have ever heard of Jurasssic 5. Kind of sad. Everyone likes that Big Tymers song. I am forced to listen to radio rap all day......

Great review once again BMG but the real boston sports guy is supposedly moving to LA. Are you moving too??

Captain Crunch

Anonymous (November 2, 2002)

thin line, and remember his name are the dopest hip hop tracks i've heard this year
beeee;yaaaaaaaaach but nothing comes close to 'the influence' on the first album

Anonymous (November 2, 2002)

This is the best album released this year....J5 should be blowing up the hiphop radio/mainstream circuit, yet they're not...where is the justice?

"One of them" and "Off to the races" are my favorites on here...but still, not one track I'll skip...

oh, and fucking great review...i'm glad someone had the guts to review this...and all the open minded kids are commenting...good for you guys!

Jimi

Anonymous (November 2, 2002)

Good to see good review of a great rap group. Theres nothing better than to light up a fat one and listen to some J5.
vaz

Anonymous (November 2, 2002)

the only two rappers that matter - atmoshphere and eyedea.

Anonymous (November 2, 2002)

Anybody hear the new Public Enemy song "Son Of a Bush", it's great and perfect for our current times.

Anonymous (November 2, 2002)

Rap Groups like Public Enemy and J5 are more punk than most of the shit released today anyway, so anybody who comes on with the weak punker bullshit can get out. I'd rather listen to this than weak pop acts that people deem "punk" recently. The punk idea is cool, but it isn't a sound so get over it you fucking little highschoolers,.

AstroVince (November 2, 2002)

Fuck yeah J5.

Anonymous (November 2, 2002)

i'll be the first to point out that chali says 'free mumia jamal' homeboy. yes this album kicks ass. yes half the people on this site are ignorant 17 year old suburban white boys that hate all forms of music not dubbed 'punk rock'. go fuck yourselves u litte dorks with monikers like 'punkharcore kid' or 'i'mpunkas fuck' or punkboy or sicksk8erpunk or screechingqueerssum41blows. u litte fucks! fuck!
ps. not as good as their first album, but solid
-cawknocker

BostonMusicGuy (November 2, 2002)

I like DMX... I dont find him to be a fake hip hop artist like a lot of you do. But you guys have definitley surprised me... with the exception of that guy down there who is wicked punkcore i havent heard a negative comment yet. I guess sometimes you can be proven wrong. I dont think this album is weaker than Quality Control, just at a different level. There was a lot more bluesy kinda of rap on Quality Control and they seemed to have somewhat abandoned the harmony rap that made them so appealing to me in the first place, but still kept it around in some songs. I guess I should have put that in the review but I hope having it here is good enough.-BostonMusicGuy

Anonymous (November 2, 2002)

this group sucks. def jux is the label that pays me. and death row. positive rap sucks.

Anonymous (November 2, 2002)

you guys are right about people generalizing rap.....they pay attention too much to what is on the radio. If we only listened to what the radio called "punk" then we'd be listening to shitty nfg and gc....whcih are pop. So when you hear DMX, Jay Z, or Snoop....know the truth, that it is to rap what new found glory and blink are to punk......both are pop and not punk or rap.

Anonymous (November 2, 2002)

I don't want to be the first one to say this but I was disappointed with the new one. It didn't quite have the same effect on me that Quality Control did. Not that it's bad. I guess I just expected something more, maybe a little different.

Anonymous (November 2, 2002)

Out of all the latest reviews i have read, J5 is the only artist that seems interesting. A release i will definatly pick up. You guys should check out the Definitve Jux record label. All of there artist's kick ass

Anonymous (November 1, 2002)

hamish and scott are right on this one. rap gets a bad name placed on it because of all the mainstream crap that gets played on the radio, but more underground rap groups who have something to say and a message to get across don't get jack shit. they really don't get the respect that they deserve. i haven't heard this cd yet, and can't give it a score (thus the rating) but being a former rap enthusiast, i can say that j5 is reknown in the hip hop community for their style, their beats, and the delivery of their message. also, about atmosphere, i first heard them over the summer, my cousin is into rap and listens to them. he introduced me to them, and they're great, check them out if you like j5. i guess what i'm trying to say is that there is good rap out there, just do some digging and don't let the radio fool you. keep an open mind.

great review, by the way, bmg, you get a lot of shit from the people on this site but it seems to me that you're one of the only ones around here who has their head on straight (i.e.-dashboard show review)

-REEko

maverick (November 1, 2002)

One of my roommates listens to mainly hip hop and metalcore, so my listening base this year has expanded a ton. Hip hop acts I can recommend with no shame are Atmosphere and Mr. Dibbs - both are the shit.

-Scott

Hamish (November 1, 2002)

Yah, J5 is quite good. I think it's funny though that people keep saying that they're the only good rap out there. There's plenty of good rap out there, it just doesn't get played on the radio. Please don't judge rap based on Ja Rule and DMX.

P.S. Props to the guy who mentioned Mr. Lif.

Anonymous (November 1, 2002)

I'd rather have a great band like J5 here than New Found Glory or Good Charlotte, yuck.

Anonymous (November 1, 2002)

Speaking of good rap, I was just wonering if someone could help me out? I have a great song that I don't know who sings or what it's called. It's two guys rapping as father and son. The son is dating a black woman an his father is a racist (they're pretending to be white). If anybody knows about this song that would be great and if they post it, I recommend that everybody listen to it. It's got a great beat and the lyrics are beautiful and powerful.

Anonymous (November 1, 2002)

hehe, punkcorekid, we like them because we're not all as close minded as you. its called having different tastes i music. but judging by your name, i guess the only bands that qualify as punk for you are the casualties, a global threat, and all the other shit street punk clones on that label. j5 rules your scrawny little punkcore ass bitch.

eyeball_kid (November 1, 2002)

STOP FUCKING MOANING! It's all gooooood!

Anonymous (November 1, 2002)

the best thing about J5 is that they are black, so they have bigger cocks then most punk bands. mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

-Pat41

sickboi (November 1, 2002)

Maybe because we aren't as "punkcore" as you.

punkcorekid (November 1, 2002)

Ok, this is a PUNK website, why is there a review of Jurassic 5? And why do so many of you like them ?

Vien (November 1, 2002)

Bling bling!!

Anonymous (November 1, 2002)

if you guys like rap....like social conscious rap........check out Mr. Lif from boston. I Phantom is his latest release and it smokes

Anonymous (November 1, 2002)

i was so glad that these guys were on warped tour a couple years ago or else i probably wouldn't have ever heard them....the new album is as impressive as ever, and i hope these guys start to get the recognition they deserve

Anonymous (November 1, 2002)

I am a huge J5 advocate... but if you are just learning about them, i would highly recomend not picking up this record first. while it does have some great moments to it, i believe that you would benifit much more by picking up their last release, Quality Control. I got this record the day it came out, i wasnt dissapointed, but it was not what i expected.... good non the less

Anonymous (November 1, 2002)

Jurassic 5 and Public Enemy= only two rap groups i like. Ice T is a great hardcore frontman with Body Count, but i never listened to his rap stuff, so i dont know how good it is.

Anonymous (November 1, 2002)

Hip Hop...Rocks!

- Scott
http://www.local-felons.com/~uw/
(I got so many karats it's like I'm a fuckin' vegetarian)

Anonymous (November 1, 2002)

JURASSIC 5 R NOT PUNX!!!!

But they do kick ass. I haven't heard the new one yet, but I'm sure it'll kick as much ass as quality control.

Anonymous (November 1, 2002)

J5 is basically the only hiphop I listen to anymore...I listened to rap in the early 90's then got totally turned off by all the gangsta scene...J5 has brought hiphop back into my library. great band, good album. - bigjerk

Anonymous (November 1, 2002)

J5 are one of the reasons why I'm listening to hip-hop. A great release. Also, take a listen to the new Slum Village record. One (God I hate that goodbye saying).

Ramo

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