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Quality Control [Explicit Lyrics]

Jurassic 5Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (210 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (June 20, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • ASIN: B00004THKW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (210 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,434 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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L.A.-based Jurassic 5 have unearthed the lost art of flow. With a style reminiscent of the Native Tongues, J5 delivers one of the most consistent rap albums in recent memory. Cuts like "The Influence" and "Great Expectations" exhibit a wonderfully organic quality that could help us all to forget the tired rap formulas of money, hoes, and gats. Comprised of four MC's and two DJs (DJ Nu-Mark and the legendary Cut Chemist), J5 is near Ellingtonian in size for a hip-hip troupe. The interplay between the members reeks of old school, the place where rap sounds honest and evolves as an art form. As well it should, because J5 aren't new to hip-hop; after all, they've been "rockin' since the '84 Fresh Fest." --Marc Calhoun

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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back To Basics July 10, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Three Years Ago In The Summer Of '97 Jurassic 5 released their self titled debut EP come LP and it was embraced by the entire hip hop nation. `Concrete Schoolyard' became a instant classic. The only problem though was that at 35 minutes it was a little short and was over before you even realised. At 55 minutes however `Quality Control' is just the right length. In case you don't know Jurassic 5 are a throwback group from the mid-late 80's, they use old school beats and deliver some great flowing rhymes throughout the entire album. The album opens up with `The Influence', which just makes you, want to dance and the all the other 15 tracks on the album maintain this desire to just jump around like a mad lunatic. The beauty of Jurassic 5 is that they've spotted a niche in the Hip-Hop market that there are no happy songs out there anymore. The stand out tracks on the album are `The Influence', `WOE Is Me', `Jurass Finish First' and the 1930's sounding `Swing Set' which is just a pure DJ cut and has no vocals on it and it is just brilliant. Lyrically the album is amazing and the 4 MC's provide some amazing flow particularly Charli 2una who stands out the most. There's nothing bad I can say about the album at all except it drags on a bit in the middle but this is barely noticeable. Overall If you loved there EP you'll love this and if you don't insist on listening to it 5 times a day for the first week of owning it there is something wrong with you.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Instant Classic February 7, 2004
Format:Audio CD
For all the airplay J5 got, they are still underappreciated. Somehow this group is able to take progressive beats and forward-thinking lyrics and build them on a foundation of old school hip-hop that works together so well, its magical. Every time I play a song from this album at a party (especially Great Expectations- the best track on QC), I get multiple people asking me to identify the incredible music.
No hip-hop fan should be without this album.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is what quality is all about September 9, 2000
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Truely inspired work, that should definently make some ripples on the rap charts. A true classic from an underground group. With four MC's and two DJ's, the album features gifted rappers and instrumental masterpieces. Chali 2na, Mark 7even, Zaakir, and Akil can flow and harmonize while having individual roles. DJ CutChemist is a genuis for his mixing. With an overall up-beat sound they defy most modern Hip-Hop, boring and repetitive. The West Coast group has a sense of responsibilty, writing great lyrics. It has an old-school feel, where the lyrics are more about battling on the mike and less concentrated on women, cash and recognition. It returns to the roots of rap, house music and political issues. I first heard the single "Quality Control" and I knew if the rest of the album was as good as the single I'd have to get it. I did and I was impressed, a great by for any underground fan or person who is tired of the same old stuff.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING, HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR June 20, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
wow, this release was long awaited but i must say definitely worth it. Jurassic 5 have turned out a hip hop classic. The rappers flow with great ease, as well as amazing lyrics in their old school meets new school style. Rare funk samples and superb production by Cut Chemist and Numark finish it off- everyone buy this- they deserve the long awaited success
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Without the elements, it's all irrelevant August 18, 2004
Format:Audio CD
These guys formed in 1993, but they took 7 years to come out with a full release. After hearing the album, you can tell they've been crafting it for quite some time; because it is absolutely perfect.

This CD is packed with funky fresh harmonies and some of the most skillful songwriting and rhythms hip-hop has ever seen. Not to mention some great turntable action by Cut Chemist and DJ Nu-Mark. Each song has a pretty similar formula (that never gets old). It starts off with 5 man harmonics and then branches off into solos from Zaakir, Chali 2na, Akil, and Mark 7even.

They have an sweet old-school rap sound that keeps you coming back for more. When you listen to "Lausd" for the first time; you really know what these guys are all about; keeping it real, doing it for the love, not for the dollar. This CD will stay in your stereo for a long time; definitely an instant classic.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Say What? December 31, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I love metal. Why would I bother to review a hip-hop CD? Because, it rocks! As many people have said, Jurassic 5 have found a niche. They've noticed that happy and rapping don't mix. So, they released an album that goes back to the days of P.M. Dawn and Run-DMC, a time when hip-hop was new, and exciting. When bad-talking, acting 'tough', and trying to get 'dope' or 'tight' was non-existent. Just listen to "The Influence", or "Quality Control" and tell me those beats aren't wicked. Plus, Cut Chemist and Nu-Mark(whom I respect greatly after hearing their stuff on an instrumental track on an Incubus CD) put some slick grooves and mixes into every song. I really don't like rap, no, actually, I hate rap; but these dudes and House Of Pain cast some light on the genre. This CD is awesome and is good music to chill to. Remember, I LIKE METAL, and this still kicks!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars impressed July 29, 2003
By Scott
Format:Audio CD
Though Jurassic 5 had gotten good reviews by virtually everyone who i've either spoken to or read about, i was skeptical. The first song i listened to by the group was 'What's Golden,' which i can say now is an average track by the stellar group. When I listened to Quality Control i was blown away.
The strength of the album is the charisma and chemistry that is exuded from the tracks. All of the six emcee's have extraordinary flows, if not breathtaking lyrics. one reveiwer went nuts over the abilities of the j5 flows, and i have to say i am in agreement. the rhyme styles are extemely varied to not only the emcee, but the track as well.
J5 won't come at you with social change (contribution a bit) but give a fun, upbeat album. i keep finding myself listening to it despite some of the simplicity. one of the better songs in terms of flow and beat is 'the game' a track about rhymes in terms of basketball. not exactly phemonmenal creativity but still done well.
j5 gives you a taste of the old school, but keeps you connected enough to the present
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great album
I love Jurassic 5. I love this album. I think it's my favorites of there's, but they have so many that I can never chose.
Published 5 months ago by A. Almeida
2.0 out of 5 stars Not sure if its the correct item or not
Well it came very quickly, but the picture and description on Amazon show this is the explicit version however, the one I got does not have that designation on the front. Read more
Published 21 months ago by joe
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
One of the greatest in the business; provided to you by four of the most talented MCs and two DJs in the industry.
Published on August 16, 2010 by JP
5.0 out of 5 stars J5-QUALITY CONTROL
Published on March 20, 2006 by Marquise L. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars "4 mc's at your door once more"
This is my favorite rap album, easy. J5's sound is so pure, it flows like nothing you've ever heard. The beats are so original, and so damn fresh. Read more
Published on March 11, 2006 by Sebastian
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best and most accessible rap albums ever - there's NOTHING...
I'm going to make the claim that Jurassic 5 is the best rap group ever - not because they're the best lyricists or MCs, but because they're the most accessible. Read more
Published on January 7, 2006 by C. Cross
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this cd!!! It's rapping in harmony not like the corny rap other...
Jurassic 5 are one of my favorit groups, on this cd they put an element of rap in their music that is often ignored in rap today, they have incredable talent and wisdom at the same... Read more
Published on December 19, 2005 by D-dub
5.0 out of 5 stars J5's Best.
Well...I don't own their self-titled debut so I might be wrong.

Tapping some of their sound from the classic [A] Tribe [Called Quest], but having their own unique sound... Read more
Published on December 5, 2005 by Angsty Hair
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic, Classic, Classic
This was a great era. 1998-2000, you had the Roots blowing up, Mos Def, Talib, and Hi Tek, actually, the majority of Rawkus blowing up, Dilated getting some play, then comes J-5. Read more
Published on March 30, 2005 by Benjamin S. Tam
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic, One of my all-time favorites
Quality Control hits all the same highs as Jurassic 5's excellent EP of three years earlier, stretching out their resume to nearly an hour with a few turntablist jaunts from... Read more
Published on March 25, 2005 by Deeyar
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