With two DJ’s, Nu-Mark and Cut Chemist, Jurassic 5 have crafted a new take on that classic old-school hip-hop sound. Like a reinvigorated dream team of Grandmaster Flash, the Cold Crush Brothers and the Sugarhill Gang, they bring rapid-fire rhymes, four-man harmonies and wild block-party beats like no one else in hip-hop. “If you listen to hip-hop, you’re going to borrow something,” DJ Nu-Mark contended to Michael Machosky of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. “There’s going to be that DJ Premier beat, that Pete Rock beat that you feel. That’s how you know it’s good music. It changes your soul and makes you think differently.” J5 have taken that new sound on the current Lollapalooza tour, which Nu-Mark says is “a good challenge for us.”
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