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Quality Control [CD]

Jurassic 5 Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (19 Jun 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Polydor Group
  • ASIN: B00004TL2V
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,020 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. How We Get Along (Album Version) 1:140.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The Influence (Album Version) 3:560.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Great Expectations (Album Version) 3:370.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Quality Contro lntro (Album Version)0:310.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Quality Control (Album Version) 4:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Contact (Album Version) 1:150.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Lausd (Album Version) 4:070.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. W.O.E. Is Me (World Of Entertainment) (Album Version) 3:570.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Monkey Bars (Album Version) 4:060.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Jurass Finish First (Album Version) 4:350.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Contribution (Album Version) 3:460.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Twelve (Album Version) 4:250.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. The Game (Album Version) [Explicit] 4:340.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Concrete & Clay (Album Version) [Explicit] 4:360.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Swing Set (Album Version) 5:180.99  Buy MP3 


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Jurassic 5 made an instant name for themselves with the release of their self-titled EP; like the Freestyle Fellowship before them (also regulars at the now-legendary Good Life Cafe), J5 were a Los-Angeles-based crew of old school hip-hop purists that sounded like they had come straight outta the schoolyard. With sparse, melodic backing tracks, the attention here is placed squarely on the four MCs, who--each with their own sound and style--come across as the hip-hop equivalent to a street-corner doo-wop group. Quality Control, the group's first proper album, is a history lesson wrapped around a tribute, stuffed with quality and innovation: DJs Nu-Mark and Cut Chemist keep things moving with tight production and great tracks--no one in hip-hop does more with music designed not to call too much attention to itself--while Chali 2Na, Akil, Marc 7 and Zaakir (Soup) weave intricate routines.

Not as self-conciously hip as the Beastie Boys or as political as Blackalicious, the J5 MCs still hit all the right notes, name checking everyone from Lionel Hampton to Grand Puba, the Funky Four +1 and the Treacherous Three while boasting of "Original beats with real live MCs / Playground tactics, no rabbit-in-a-hat tricks / Just that classic rap hit from Jurassic" ("Concrete and Clay", a re-worked version of the original EP's "Concrete Schoolyard"). Think of them like the hip-hop Temptations, with the 6-foot-15-inch (or so) basso profundo Chali 2Na as the group's David Ruffin. Modern turntablism and a pre-Run DMC, Rock Steady Crew mindset mixed together, J5 are showmen--and Quality Control displays those talents admirably. --Randy Silver


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars J5 Keep Their Beats Alive 14 Mar 2005
Format:Audio CD
After stumbling across Jurassic 5 by mistake in a Burtons shop with 'Concrete Schoolyard' bursting out of the speakers i new at that moment i need their stuff. So i brought the J5-Lp a brilliant album and one of the best rap/hip-hop debuts ever!
Although this alubm is not as good as the first it still is a masterpiece 'Quality Control' uses more tracks and rhymes to make the listener just chill.
Quality Control is easily the best song on the album and the second best they've done. The line 'Lyrical Decapitation' sums up this entire band. With 2na the best deliverist and top 5 of my favourite Mc's. Other stand out tracks include Lausd and Influence, with Concrete And Clay a good lyrical display but not as good as the Schoolyard from the first.
This album needs to be in your collection, a mellowed out Black Star!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars return of jurassic 9 Mar 2001
Format:Audio CD
jurassic 5 are back...but it is a more mature sound we hearing pourin out of our stereo.on first listening 'quality' may seem inferioir to its predecessor, without the catchy choruses and standout tracks.but this album demands listening too.The beats laid down my cut chemist and nu-mark are incredible, pathing the way for the for MCs to do there thing.'Quality' is a fusion of a jazz background,with MCing straight out of the old school, early 90s LA scene.The delicately interwoven rhymes of 2na,Akil,Zakir and Marc 7even are still there brimmin with positivity, but there is an edgier side to this record.'Quality' will become a classic in anyone's record collection, if given the chance for the beats to slowly unravel!Cut chemist once again demonstrates his amazin skills with he brilliantly cut swingset,a bizarre mixture that is strangely infectious.Most of all 'quality' is a triumph of hip hop's daisy age, a record that really makes you stand up and recognise this group's talent.no go buy it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Modern day rap is something that, in my opinion , has been bred from the whole egotistical and mass of abusive songs that came from the early 90's. Big Daddy Kane is, ofcourse, an exception from most of this scene, but there is no doubt that modern day 'gangsta-rap' is heavily influenced from this scene. The less offensive, more casually and laid back 'rap' was often left oiut the mainstream equation, with the afore mentioned Big Daddy Kane and Will Smith leading the way through various sub-genres of hip-hop. Jurassic 5 are, ironically, descendants of this smooth, summer-esque 'beats-and-rhymes' mindset of music. Which, in this day and age, is truly a brilliant thing indeed.

So, to the album itself. The album, as a whole, is a good, solid package of smooth songs that instantly brighten up anyone's day, or make it even better. The are, however, some true moments of brilliance, less than there are on 'Power Of Numbers', on this album. The title track is great, with the innovative 'rhymers', as they preferred to be called, bouncing off each other. 'Swing Set', a DJ instrumental of sampling and scratching, is based on, what the various voice-overs call 'the sound of the 30's' - it's imaginative, smart and down right good. Period. 'World Of Entertainment' is a clever and ironic song, with some great beats provided by DJ Nu-Mark and Cut Chemist. 'Contribution' is my personal foavourite, as the lyrics are laced with irony and wit. A very smart song with some wonderfully slick backbeats.

In short, Jurassic 5's 'Quality Control' is smart, smooth and so original in today's hectic place. It's a great change from what we're are used to hearing these days. If you want a brilliant and powerful ntrip down the good parts of memory lane, then you couldn't do much worse than listening to this musical goodness.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top hip hop 30 Jan 2006
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Format:Audio CD
Nevermind Kanye West, 50 Cent or even Emimem these guys rap faster an truer than anyone else, all the tracks on this album are pure quality. From pure fun to making a statement this is the best Hip hop there is.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars j-u-r-a-S-s-i-c 5 in the flesh!!!!!! 2 Mar 2001
Format:Audio CD
I don't do this... It was Monday morning, 8:55am waiting outsie my local music store to get in and buy this album. I have never, ever, ever waited like that to buy a new release but after the self-titled EP, 'Quality Control' had to be good... and it is! The re-working of 'Concrete Schoolyard' into 'Concrete and Clay' is a personal favourite but the whole album is classic hip-hop. It is a shame that J5 haven't received the wider support they deserve. However, if you buy this you have the honour of saying you have something very special in your music collection, and no one can take that away.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
Although not as good as their first EP, Quality Control (the group's first full length album) does not disappoint. No single song shines like 'Lesson 6' or 'Concrete Schoolyard' from the last album, but there is more quality that appears consistently throughout the cd. The title track and 'Jurass finish first' are probably the tracks you'll get into first, but as you listen more, you'll find they all have decent beats courtesy of Cut-Chemist, and smooth and poignant lyrics...most distinctively from Chali2na (check out 'jurass finish first' to hear his voice become one with the beat).
Overall, i would definitely recommend this cd to all old skool hip hoppers, but i would also suggest they bought the J5 EP first (their debut album). Lastly, a comment about the explicit version - there is hardly any really bad language and as far as i can tell, 'import' does not make too much difference to the other version.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album, great seller
I have had a resurgence within myself to listen to hip hop after 'growing out of it' some years back. Jurrasic 5 do not disappoint and it's a great album. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Big tony
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality controlled
Quality. That word says it all. I got into these guys from someone lending me the first DJ Format Album. And I can't thank them enough for that. Read more
Published on 18 May 2011 by Christopher Long
4.0 out of 5 stars smooth, anti-gangsta, rapping and ace beats
This is a great hip hop album, without any of the dismal macho posturing that passes for MTV-friendly hip hop these days. Read more
Published on 25 Feb 2006 by G. Dietz
5.0 out of 5 stars quality album
This is the best album i have ever heard and should be an essential of everybodies collections. listen to the music fan from manchester above him. Read more
Published on 13 Oct 2004 by Mr. T. I. David
5.0 out of 5 stars True Hip-Hop at its Finest
This is one of that rare breed of albums that is simply instantly likeable. From the very first vocal hook to the last instrumental fading into the background this is undoubtedly... Read more
Published on 29 Jun 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars phat!
This great single from the album 'quality control' is an amazing tune. It shows the true originality of Jurrasic 5 and their musical and lyrical skills. Read more
Published on 3 Feb 2003 by "votefourme2"
5.0 out of 5 stars if your into the beats and the lyrics this is for you
this cd is excellent, there is some great beats and outstanding lyrics. Anyone into hip hop should like this, its smooth old school tunes, but its also fresh. Read more
Published on 25 May 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars Hold on tight, look up to the light.
Jurassic 5 really don't recieve the recognition they deserve. After their first album 'Jurasic 5' i was sure their second release would be a dissapointment, how could they follow... Read more
Published on 11 Mar 2001 by ballbearing61@hotmail.com
2.0 out of 5 stars No quality
I bought this album on the strength of "Quality Control", which is a great track. Unfortunately the rest of the album is pants. Read more
Published on 10 Mar 2001
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