News J5 No More
posted by March 21 at 15:12 PMon
According to a post yesterday on CMJ.com, sentimental backpacker faves Jurassic 5 have officially called it quits.
Says J5 MC Soup: “When it comes down to it, some people here want their own shine, their own thing. If that’s what you want, I say ‘More power to you.’” Basso profundo/most easily recognized member Chali 2na is apparently shopping his solo joint around as we speak.
Honestly, I haven’t paid attention in a few years, as the band never topped their debut LP from back in 2000. Still, they were always one of the most thrilling live hiphop acts around. As the definition of “underground” shifts, it’s not surprising that a multi-member collective like J5 couldn’t maintain a common vision. It’ll be interesting to see where/when the individual members land.