It’s been sixteen years since LA Hip Hop group Jurassic 5 released their seminal debut self titled album and the face of Hip Hop has undoubtedly changed drastically since then, yet they remain a staple force in playlists worldwide to this day, their timeless, feel good style still unfailingly infectious and an antidote to today’s tales of excess and glitz. With three more albums under their belt, released on a deal with Interscope, they’ve forged a lasting musical legacy that’s as highly regarded with the old timers who were there the first time around as it is with a new generation finding their tastes in Hip Hop. However, internal disagreements led to them disbanding in 2007 and it was only last year that they put this behind them and reformed, with the addition of Cut Chemist, something that’s led to a sold out tour, incredible festival headline appearances and even rumours of a forthcoming live album.
Having sold out plenty of UK venues in the summer, they return over June for another set of UK dates that sees the full crew touch down at Brixton Academy on 20/21st June. Gracing one of the capitals prime venues for large scale Hip Hop gigs, there’s no doubt their energetic flows and pumping bass lines will leave the writhing mass of bodies in the massive venue shaking when they arrive on Friday 20th June, and even more so on Saturday 21st when they’re accompanied by fellow LA trio Dilated Peoples. One of Hip Hop’s most highly regarded crews, we’ve heard great things about Jurassic 5’s live show and definitely won’t be missing this one. Pick up tickets from the O2 Brixton Academy website here.
O2 Academy Brixton
Fri 20 Jun 14/Sat 21st Jun 14
Door time: 7.00pm
Show time: TBC