Jurassic 5 ‘Ducky Boy’ Video

Jurassic 5 are out with the video to their new single ‘Ducky Boy’, directed by Decon’s Yoram Benz, from the Los Angeles alternative hip hop group’s ‘J5’ Deluxe re-issue, in stores now. Watch it below.

On TV: Big Boi, Pharrell, Jurassic 5

Rap acts on television this week include Outkast’s Big Boi, who is featured on ‘Total Request Live’ on Wednesday; Pharrell Williams, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Wednesday and ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Friday; Jurassic 5, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Wednesday; and Flavor Flav, who visits ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Friday.

On TV: Yung Joc, Nick Cannon, Jurassic 5

Rap acts on television this week include Yung Joc, who gets a 1st Look on ‘Total Request Lie’ on Monday; Paul Wall, who is Pre-RL on ‘TRL’ with Brooke Hogan on Tuesday; Nick Cannon, who visits ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Tuesday and ‘TRL’ on Thursday; Rhymefest, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Wednesday; and Jurassic 5, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Friday.

Concerts Should Be By The Book

‘CD:USA’ spoke with Jurassic 5 and asked the group what are the important elements to building a good hip hop show. “Your transitions from song to song have to be smooth,” Akil said. “You have to look at it like it’s a book. You don’t just start in the middle of the book. You have an intro, a middle, and an ending and then you have the credits at the end. A lot of times, people come out and do their credits: ‘Yo! Shout out to my homeboy da da da da!’ Before they even give you the intro. The order be all mixed up and stuff, so if you have a beginning, middle, and end in there and the songs that you have, you place them in there.” The transcript at cdusa.tv has since been removed.

Rock The Bells At Holiday Havoc Concert

Cypress Hill, Jurassic 5, Mos Def, Q-Tip, and Xzibit were on hand for Rock the Bells at Holiday Havoc Concert on Saturday (November 13) at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. Check out pictures from WireImage.

DJ X-Cel Explains Choice Of Beats

DJ X-Cel of Blackalicious tells The New Zealand Herald he finds beats from everywhere, rock, classical, jazz, soul. “It’s about how to best depict a vibe, how to throw an emotion or a situation out there and do it in a fun way that hasn’t been done before – that’s what I want my music to be,” he said. “Like I wrote the song ‘Chemical Calisthenics’ [where Gift of Gab goes through the periodic table getting increasingly faster] in one night while waiting for Cut Chemist [from Jurassic 5] to show up to the studio. It was hard out trying to arrange chemical elements, all this new language and making it into something that would be fun.”