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Charles Stewart, Chali 2Na, Courtenay Henderson and Zakir - Jurassic 5 performing live at Vicar Street - Dublin, Ireland - Tuesday 17th June 2014

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Chali 2Na, Fish Market Part 2 Album Review


Back in the day, before the likes of Outkast, Eminem, Kanye and Jay-Z succeeded in extending their appeal beyond hip hop's traditional fan base, before producers like Timbaland, J Dilla and Madlib found themselves feted as genre-transcending creative talents, and before it became de rigueur for indie musicians to talk up their love of hip-hop, Jurassic 5 had the strange distinction of being the one rap group that every pasty, introverted fan of guitar music could admit to loving. J5's affection for the old-school, their embrace of simple beats and nursery-rhyme choruses, and their moralising rejection of mainstream rap's focus on guns and money - qualities nicely encapsulated in the chorus-cum-mission-statement of their best-known song 'Concrete Schoolyard', 'Let's take you back to those concrete streets/Original beats with real live MCs' - struck a chord with those who were alienated by the perceived shallowness of the overground.

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Chali 2Na Wednesday 3rd December 2008 The GRAMMY nominations concerts live, Celebrating the grand opening of the Grammy museum in Los Angeles - Arrivals Los Angeles, California

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