Will Hermes
June 23, 2000 AT 04:00 AM EDT

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

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