Jurassic 5 (EP)

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Jurassic 5
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EP by Jurassic 5
Released October 13, 1997 (1997-10-13)
Recorded 1996–1997
Genre Hip Hop
Length 23:31
Label Rumble Records
Producer Cut Chemist , DJ Nu-Mark
Jurassic 5 chronology
Jurassic 5 (EP)
Jurassic 5
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
RapReviews.com (8.5/10)[2]

Jurassic 5 EP was the first official release by alternative hip hop group Jurassic 5. It was an EP that included much of the material that would later appear on Jurassic 5.

The first version 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/Pickininny Records.

Although the label only released that 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[3]

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]

# Title Samples
1 "In the Flesh"
2 "Quality Control Part II"
3 "Jayou"
  • "Music Man Pt. 2" by Pleasure Web
4 "Lesson 6: The Lecture"
5 "Concrete Schoolyard"
6 "Setup"
7 "Action Satisfaction"
  • "The Peterman" by Bullet
8 "Sausage Gut"
9 "Blacktop Beat"