Thursday, July 24, 2014
Jurassic 5 w/ Dilated Peoples, Beat Junkies and MC Supernatural
The Los Angeles group Jurassic 5 formed in 1993 during the golden age of hip-hop with a sound that was much closer to jazzy contemporaries A Tribe Called Quest than the gangsta rap of Snoop Dogg or the Wu-Tang Clan. The group’s four rappers trade verses in a style that highlights the diversity of personalities within the group, counterpointed by harmonized choruses that blend the rappers’ distinctive voices into a unified whole. That sound won them a loyal audience through the early 2000s, but by 2007 they’d split up, citing disagreements over their musical direction. Last year they put those differences aside and reunited, paving the way for this year’s Word of Mouth Reunion Tour.