Jurassic 5 (EP)

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Jurassic 5
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EP by
ReleasedOctober 13, 1997 (1997-10-13)
GenreHip hop
LabelRumble Records
ProducerCut Chemist, DJ Nu-Mark
Jurassic 5 chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Rolling Stone[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[4]

Jurassic 5 is the first official release by American hip hop group Jurassic 5. It is an EP that includes much of the material that would later appear on the full-length album Jurassic 5.


The first version of the EP to be released contained nine tracks and was available in CD single or double-12" single formats. It was released in October 1997 on the band's own short-lived label, Rumble Records.

Although the label only released one record, it did give the band a platform and allowed them to be heard.

"I urge every independent artist to put something out first. Prove yourself to yourself, to people that pick up the records, then the [labels] will come looking for you. If they know that you can score, they gonna pass the ball to you." — Akil[6]

The band signed to a major label, Interscope Records, in 1999. Their first release on Interscope was the re-issue of the Jurassic 5 EP in an 8-track version in 1999. This had the same listing as the original EP, excluding the final track "Blacktop Beat".

Track listing[edit]

1."In the Flesh"4:07
2."Quality Control Part II"0:42
4."Lesson 6: The Lecture"6:35
5."Concrete Schoolyard"5:23
7."Action Satisfaction"4:00
8."Sausage Gut"0:22
9."Blacktop Beat"1:25


  1. ^ Bush, John. "Jurassic 5 – Jurassic 5". AllMusic. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  2. ^ Ridge, B. (September 1998). "Jurassic 5 :: Jurassic 5 EP :: Interscope". RapReviews. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  3. ^ Kun, Josh (February 5, 1998). "Jurassic 5: Jurassic 5 EP". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on October 1, 2002. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  4. ^ Sarig, Roni (2004). "Jurassic 5". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 445. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  5. ^ Hultkrans, Andrew (February 2009). "Reissues". Spin. Vol. 25, no. 2. p. 82. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  6. ^ Jurassic 5 – The Elements

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