Jurassic 5 was in fact formed of six members; two DJs/Producers coupled with four distinct rappers who, when performing sequences simultaneously, was perfectly tempered, making their early releases stand above the experimental rap that was burgeoning at the time. They weren't throwback or old school, but they embodied a nostalgic sound that was also at once fresh. Their first release, The Jurassic 5 EP, had songs like "Concrete Schoolyard" and "Jayou", quickly turned heads to their relaxed yet detailed sound. Their next release, a gold selling Quality Control, was a more fully realized effort which was a charting album on the Billboard Charts, peaking at #43 and largely introduced them to the masses worldwide. As momentum snowballed, their next effort, Power in Numbers produced "Day At The Races" featuring legendary Big Daddy Kane and a Hip Hop classic entitled "What's Golden." Feedback both reached #15 on the Billboard Charts in 2006, would be their last official outing, as Cut Chemist left to pursue solo works. A year later, the group parted ways. Given that everyone left amicably, a reunion was always possible, and yielded two huge European tours when it finally did.
The six-member tribe, now of age and full of know-how, are reaching a stage in their career where their full rise will be marked in an upcoming documentary feature currently in the works. In July and August, their spectacular "Word Of Mouth" Tour will feature Blackalicious, DJ Shadow, Lyrics Born and Lateef the Truthspeaker. As DJ Nu-Mark aptly told the LA Times before their reunion at Coachella, this right here is a "Rebirth".