Sad news. Looks like Jurassic 5 is calling it quits after a tour of Australia and Japan (via NME).
No official announcement has been made on the group’s Web site or MySpace. But Soup, one of the four emcees in the group, told NME the root of the split comes from one of the guys’ desire to go solo:
“Some people here want their own shrine, their own thing. If that’s what you want, I say more power to you. I hope it works out for you – just don’t come up with lame excuses.”
CMJ has more (via Wes @ Brooklyn Vegan). If we’re to read between the lines in the CMJ report, Chali 2na (referenced just yesterday) seems to be the member striking out on a solo career.
It’s too bad. The group’s latest LP, Feedback, didn’t do much for me (with the exception of Radio), but that debut EP was darn-near perfection. I’m guessing the stigma of being that feel-good throwback group wore thin. Maybe we should have seen this coming when Cut Chemist left. Hopefully, all those guys find success elsewhere.
Pourin’ one out with one of my favorite J5 joints, tweaked a tad â€“ with kazoos!
Jurassic 5 | Concrete Schoolyard (Funky Precedent Edit)
At Circa 45: A new post dedicated to the greatness of Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince’s Brand New Funk.
4 thoughts on “Jurassic 5 on the outs”
Wow! I have never heard of these guys but after listening to this song it’s a damn shame they decided to split up. (Hopefully the rest will continue to create great music.)
Charlie was always the most talented. I was getting tired of their sound though they never really seemed to switch things up or try new stuff just stuck to the same old formula…when they did that song with DMB my interest in them hit bottom. Good luck to them all cause they do seem like good dudes and like you said their debut was great.