Why Is This Still Here? Jurassic 5 Collectible Wood Box
Why is this Still Here? We have one copy of the fantastic Jurassic 5 wood, vinyl box set for the album Quality Control.
An exclusive from Record Store Day, the box has been quietly hanging out, like a prize puppy at the shelter, waiting for a good home.
When Quality Control was originally released in June of 2000, it launched the Los Angeles hip-hop crew into the spotlight and solidified their place as legends of the underground.
The wood box consists of four LPs of original tracks and instrumentals, a 24-page book with extensive liner notes and interviews with all six Jurassic 5 members. The collectible box itself is a work of art, with the J5 logo wood burned right onto it. It goes for $69.98.
With double the pleasure of your average hip-hop group – two DJs and producers (Cut Chemist and DJ Nu-Mark); and four MCs (Chali 2na, Akil, Marc 7 and Zaakir aka Soup) – they brought the late 1970s “unison MC” style of pioneering groups like the Fantastic 5 and the Force MCs to a new generation. Even more surprisingly, they did so out of Los Angeles, whose hip-hop flavors generally leaned towards Gangsta, G-Funk or Electro lines.
Musically inventive and lyrically forward-thinking, each song on Quality Control is a new adventure, exploring engaging territory, delivered via one of the best live hip-hop shows fans had seen in years.