Quality Control - Jurassic 5
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  • Summary: Although Los Angeles-based rappers Jurassic 5 formed in 1995, 2000's "Quality Control" is their first full-length release.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Quality Control hits all of the same highs as Jurassic 5's excellent EP of three years earlier...
  2. 90
    This is a truly freeflowing masterpiece that stands shoulder to shoulder with Mos Def's 'Black On Both Sides.'
  3. Along with absolutely stunning MC'ing across the board, "Quality" heralds the long-awaited return of the DJ to street hip-hop.
  4. There are echoes of every good movement in rap history on Quality Control, from old-school to Def Jam to Native Tongues all the way to Wu-Tang...
  5. The lyrics are down-to-earth and positive -- almost wholesome -- but Quality Control's overall vibe is uncompromisingly intense and hard to resist.
  6. Jurassic 5 deliver on this, their major-label debut.
  7. Why is Quality Control -- an album no doubt many will love simply because of its hip- hop politics -- so damn bland? For all their good intentions, J5's results are so monochromatic, of such a singular focus on staying true to a specific kind of hip-hop blueprint, that even the inclusion of grinning left-field randomness... lacks the fun it means to inject.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Mark:-)
    Jul 2, 2007
    10
    Mark is... impressed and satisfiel by this work of fun genius!
  2. benh
    Dec 30, 2006
    9
    Kickin' cd, sweet MCs cant get much better than the J 5
  3. j30
    Dec 7, 2011
    8
    This is some really good stuff from the Los Angeles, California based Hip-hop group.