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Jurassic 5 Biography


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Birth Place: Los Angeles, California
Years Active: 1993 - 2007
Genres: Alternative Hip Hop


Jurassic 5 was an American alternative hip hop group formed in 1993 from members of two previous groups, Rebels of Rhythm and Unity Committee. Members of the group included rappers Charles Stewart (Chali 2na), Dante Givens (Akil), Courtenay Henderson (Zaakir), Marc Stuart (Mark 7even), and DJs Mark Potsic (DJ Nu-Mark) and Lucas Macfadden (Cut Chemist). The group broke up in 2007.

Jurassic 5 released their first record, “Jurassic 5 EP,” in 1997. The group later signed to Interscope Records and the EP was repackaged with additional tracks and released in December 1998 as the full-length, eponymous debut album entitled “Jurassic 5.”

This was followed by their second album, “Quality Control,” which peaked at #43 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. In 2003, they released their third album, “Power In Numbers” which peaked at #15 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Jurassic 5 eventually toured without Cut Chemist, who left the group to pursue a solo career. The remaining five members released their fourth album, “Feedback,” in 2006. The album peaked at #15 on the Billboard 200.

The group split in 2007. Reasons for the break-up have been attributed to disagreements among members of the group.