Quality Control (Wood Box)

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Limited copies left (100 to be exact) of our Record Store Day release of Jurassic 5s groundbreaking release Quality Control, offered for Record as a quadruple vinyl release. A 24 page book is included with extensive liner notes by Brian Coleman including interviews with all six group members and archival photos by B+. The full album and complete instrumentals are included across the 8 sides with each piece of vinyl housed in European style jacket with never before seen artwork. The complete collection is contained in a collectable hard wood box with the J5 logo burned right in.

Jurassic 5 flexed serious old-to-the-new muscles in the 90s, beginning with their independently released single Unified Rebelution in 1994, and book-ending with their stellar debut full-length: 2000s Quality Control. They walked a tightrope between underground and mainstream hip-hop, and toured alongside rap peers as well as punk rockers on the Vans Warped Tour.

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.

From singles like the strutting groove of the title track to the throwback doo-wop samples on The Influence and the catchy, keyboard groove-driven World of Entertainment (WOE Is Me), to deeper album tracks like the lyrical gymnastics of Jurass Finish First and the thought-provoking Lausd, Jurassic 5 consistently stepped to the plate and their fans responded in kind, nearly pushing the album to Gold status. Add the innovative DJ-and-sample workout which closes out the album, Swing Set, and you have one of the 2000s most unique and solid full-length platters.

This special release is housed in a deluxe wooden box (a tribute to the albums original cover), laser etched with the iconic J5 logo on the front, and includes 4 LPs (2 vocal, 2 instrumental) and a in-depth booklet containing rare images from renowned photographer B+, liner notes by author Brian Coleman and input from all six group members.


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