Jurassic 5

By Paul Glanting

 

The early ’90s saw the rise of hard-edged street tales from West Coast groups like N.W.A., while the East Coast contributed the gritty hardcore hip-hop made famous by groups like Wu-Tang Clan and Nas. As the ’90s came to a close, an interest in a fresh, more upbeat hip-hop began to emerge. Artists like Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Dilated Peoples and Jurassic 5 began to stray away from contemporary hip-hop’s fondness for tales of violence and materialism. The Los Angeles-based Jurassic 5 emerged from the legendary Good Life Café’s open-mic sessions, as did... Read More

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