Jurassic 5是90年代末期最成功的地下说唱团体之一.Marc 7even,Chali 2na,Zaakir,和Akil担任rapper,而才华横溢的Cut Chemist和DJ Nu-Mark负责专辑的制作.六人是在LA的一个名叫Good Life的咖啡厅认识的,当时他们分别属于Rebels of Rhythm和Unity Committee两支团队,在他们共同制作了一支单曲后,两个团队合并为了Jurassic 5.1995年, Jurassic 5在TVT Record旗下发行了单曲Unified Rebellion.而在1997年发行的Jurassic 5 EP则为他们赢得了满堂喝采,人们记住了Jurassic 5这个名字,在接下来的一年,团队发行了Jurassic 5 LP,同样大获成功.团队中的Cut Chemist和Chali 2na还是一支叫Ozomatli的Latin hip-hop团队的成员,他们要时常奔走于两支之间,这使得团队的专辑迟迟没有成型.Jurassic 5更多的时间是出现在各种巡回演出现场.终于在2000年团队发行了专辑Quality Control,一张足矣载入史册的专辑,他们让所有人重温经典的old-school,正是这张专辑将他们推上了顶峰.接下来的两年,他们又是忙禄于各地的演出,2002年发行了Power in Numbers.Jurassic 5赢得了越来越多歌迷的喜爱,其中甚至有很多不喜欢hip-hop的人.进入2006年,Cut Chemist决定离队单飞.成为5人团体的Jurassic 5同年就发行了Feedback,专辑并没有预想的那么成功,很多评论界的人士认为他们毫无进步.但在如今商业味十足的说唱圈中,Jurassic 5还能坚持做真正的音乐,单凭这一点,他们就该赢得尊敬.by John BushThough theres actually six of them, Jurassic 5 got everything else right on their self-titled debut EP. Part of the new rap underground of the late 90s (along with Company Flow, Mos Def, Dr. Octagon, and Sir Menelik), the sextet — rappers Marc 7even, Chali 2na, Zaakir, and Akil, plus producers Cut Chemist and DJ Nu-Mark — came together in 1993 at the Los Angeles café/venue named the Good Life. The six members were part of two different crews, Rebels of Rhythm and Unity Committee; after collaborating on a track, they combined into Jurassic 5 and debuted in 1995 with the Unified Rebellion single for TVT Records. At the tail end of 1997, the Jurassic 5 EP appeared and was hailed by critics as one of the freshest debuts of the year (if not the decade). Both Cut Chemist and Chali 2na are also part of the Latin hip-hop collective Ozomatli, while Chemist himself recorded several mixtapes plus the wide-issue album Future Primitive Soundsession (with Shortkut from Invisibl Skratch Piklz). The year 2000 found the group on tour with Fiona Apple and on the Warped Tour, just in time for the release of Quality Control that summer. Live work continued during 2000-2001, and a second record (Power in Numbers) appeared by the end of 2002. Jurassic 5 earned new fans — many outside of hip-hop — by playing some unconventional venues, including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and the Warped Tour. By 2006, Cut Chemist had left the group to pursue his production and DJ ambitions; the remaining quintet enlisted producers including Salaam Remi, Scott Storch, and Exile (as well as in-house talent DJ Nu-Mark) to record their third full LP, Feedback, released in July 2006. Less than a year later, however, the group, citing musical differences, officially called it quits.