Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Quality Control

Posted on

Quality Control

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
genre:
Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it a B

Three years after a remarkable indie hip-hop EP manifesto, the L.A. old-school revivalists Jurassic 5 drop their long-awaited LP Quality Control. And although critics who dismiss the sextet as rap’s Sha Na Na may remain unmoved, there is much to love. The four MCs are playful and progressive (if preachy), and the virtuoso DJs quilt vintage funk with surgical scratching and deep-crate sampling. The anti-star attitude is refreshing, too, except for one thing: It undercuts the star power. B