Power in Numbers

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Power in Numbers
Studio album by Jurassic 5
Released October 8, 2002 (2002-10-08)
Recorded 2001-2002
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 56:11
Label Interscope
4934372 (Original)
06949344821 (Re-release)
Producer Cut Chemist, DJ Nu-Mark
Jurassic 5 chronology
Quality Control
Power in Numbers
Alternative cover
Re-issue cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]

Power in Numbers is the third studio album from the alternative hip-hop group Jurassic 5 (their second on a major label).

It picks up where their previous album, Quality Control left off, with a short double bass sample playing the same riff that the last song on Quality Control, "Swing Set", ended with.

The album features a number of differing song styles. One track, "React", composed by Jurassic 5 DJ Cut Chemist, is sample-based and contains no raps. "Acetate Prophets" has the same structure, but is much longer and also features production from Jurassic 5's other DJ, DJ Nu-Mark. Many tracks start or end with a sample of speech, usually inserted by Cut Chemist. The track "DDT" is an a cappella track rapped by renowned underground emcee Kool Keith, featuring no raps by Jurassic 5 themselves. The chorus of "What's Golden" features a sample from "Prophets of Rage" by Public Enemy.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s) Samples from
1 "This Is" Cut Chemist *Interlude* Los Van Van - Llegue Llegue
2 "Freedom" DJ Nu-Mark Akil, Chali 2na, Mark 7even, Zaakir Julius Brockington - This Feeling
3 "If You Only Knew" Juju Akil, Chali 2na, Mark 7even, Zaakir
4 "Break" Cut Chemist Akil, Chali 2na, Mark 7even, Zaakir Freddie North - Love to Hate
5 "React" Cut Chemist *Interlude* O'Donel Levy - We've Only Just Begun
6 "A Day at the Races" Cut Chemist Akil, Big Daddy Kane, Chali 2na, Mark 7even, Percee P, Zaakir David Axelrod - Urizen
7 "Remember His Name" DJ Nu-Mark Akil, Chali 2na, Mark 7even, Zaakir Ennio Morricone - La Lucertola
8 "What's Golden" DJ Nu-Mark Akil, Chali 2na, Mark 7even, Zaakir Public Enemy - Prophets Of Rage
9 "Thin Line" Cut Chemist Akil, Chali 2na, Mark 7even, Nelly Furtado, Zaakir Minnie Riperton - Les Fleur, Lynn Williams - Don't Be Surprised
10 "After School Special" DJ Nu-Mark Akil, Chali 2na, Mark 7even, Zaakir Bill Cosby - Ben
11 "High Fidelity" DJ Nu-Mark Mark 7even, Zaakir
12 "Sum of Us" DJ Nu-Mark Akil, Chali 2na
13 "DDT" Kool Keith
14 "One of Them" Juju Akil, Chali 2na, JuJu, Mark 7even, Zaakir
15 "Hey" Sa-Ra Creative Partners Akil, Boy Wonder, Chali 2na, Mark 7even, Zaakir
16 "I Am Somebody" Cut Chemist Akil, Chali 2na, Mark 7even, Zaakir J.J. Band - Love In Them There Hills
17 "Acetate Prophets" Cut Chemist, DJ Nu-Mark *Interlude* Ray Manzarek - The Golden Scarab

The album later had a limited re-release, which came with an accompanying DVD. The DVD consists of three featurettes on the group, one of which is a live performance. The UK version of this re-release also included an additional track on the CD, an alternative version of the track "Thin Line", featuring Mýa in place of Nelly Furtado. "Thin Line" also uses a sample of the score from the Spanish sci-fi movie Pod People.

Album singles[edit]

Single information
"What's Golden"
  • Released: October 22, 2002
  • B-side: "High Fidelity"
"If You Only Knew" (Australia Only)
  • Released: November 25, 2003
  • B-side: "Quality Control (Live)", "Concrete Schoolyard (Live)", "If You Only Knew (Live)"
  • Released: December 2, 2003
  • B-side: "One Of Them"
  • Released: January 27, 2004
  • B-side: "If You Only Knew"

Chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
2002 Power In Numbers 15 13

Appearances in other media[edit]