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.