Kicking off the Christmas festivities here at The Koola we have AKIL, MC of the Los Angeles based Hip Hop group Jurassic 5.
Early Bird Ticket: £5 - will be more on the door: Price TBC
MC AKIL - live performance: 00:00
Jurassic 5 – MCs Chali 2na, Zaakir (Soup), Akil and Marc 7 and DJs Cut Chemist and Nu-Mark – conjure an energy that recalls a throwback era in hip-hop, when the only thing that seemed to matter was the music and having fun. The time of park jams and block parties, of willful braggadocio and stylish wordplay, of crafty disc jockeys and handclap beats. J5 have always displayed characteristics of those back-in-the-day jams, like their powerful vocal harmonizing and amplified funk beats, but what the group embody more than stylistic flourishes is that era's spirit: making good music that connects with the people.
Jurassic 5's roots lie in the L.A. Underground, a hip-hop movement centered around The Good Life Café open-mic
space in the heart of South Central Los Angeles' old jazz district, where dozens of MCs and DJs would congregate
regularly to perform. During its most prolific period (1991-1994), the L.A. Underground was a Mecca of musical
innovation, spawning groups like The Pharcyde and Freestyle Fellowship; more importantly, the movement
encouraged its artists to constantly balance progressive styles and good music – an idea that still resonates with J5,
the most successful group to emerge from that scene.