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News Political Hip-Hop Lampoon Video from Jurassic 5
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Written by Robert ID2871   
Sunday, 23 July 2006 13:55

The hip-hop crew formed in 1993 in Los Angeles, California; Jurassic 5 will launch their new video for "Work It Out," the lead single from their forthcoming album ‘Feedback’, this week to music television channels around the world.

The video is a clever hip-hop lampoon which targets the US Government as it follows a gleeful President George W. Bush on a jog around downtown Los Angeles. Along the way, he rocks out on his Ipod to the tunes of J5, taunts the unemployed, raises gas prices, urinates in public, and exercises with Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

The song, "Work It Out" features the Dave Matthews Band and is the result of a strong relationship that J5 and the signer/songwriter developed while touring together over the past few years. The politically charged hip-hop video highlights Jurassic 5's commitment to innovation and taste for the unconventional. Rap artists Akil, Zaakir, Nu-Mark, Marc 7, and Chali 2na make only brief, almost inconspicuous appearances, complementing the satire and allowing President Bush to run his course.

Feedback follows J5's acclaimed releases Power in Numbers and the certified gold Quality Control. DJ/Producer Nu-Mark handles most of the album's production, including the standout tracks "Future Sound," "Red Hot," and "Where We At," which features a vocal bit from rap artist Mos Def. Super producers Scott Storch ("Brown Girl") and Salaam Remi ("Radio" and "Get It Together") and up-and-comers Exile and Bean One also contribute impressive tracks.

In conjunction with the release of Feedback J5 launched a massive nationwide tour this week hitting every major city in the United States. The tour kicked off in Seattle on July 18th, and wraps up with a stop at the House of Blues in Las Vegas on September 13th. See remaining dates below.

Check an early look the video Work It Out HERE.

Visit their site at http://www.jurassic5.com for more information on the album an the tour.

 

Remaining Concert dates

July 25th – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues

July 26th – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues

July 27th – San Diego, CA – 4th and B Concert Theatre

July 28th – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre

July 29th – Santa Fe, NM – Paolo Soleri Amphitheater

July 31st – Dallas, TX – Gypsy Tea Room & Ballroom

August 1st – Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ

August 2nd – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live

August 4th – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing

August 5th – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution

August 6th – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues

August 9th – Atlanta, GA – Roxy Theatre

August 10th – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre

August 11th – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre

August 12th – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel

August 14th – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club

August 22nd – So. Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom

August 24th – Buffalo, NY – The Town Ballroom

August 25th – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues

August 26th – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall

August 28th – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s

August 30th – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant

August 31st – Indianapolis, IN  - Vogue Theatre

September 1st – Chicago, IL – House of Blues

September 2nd – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave @ The Eagles Club

September 4th – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

September 5th – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre

September 8th – Aspen, CO – Belly Up, Aspen

September 9th – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater

September 10th – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre

September 11th – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot

September 13th – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

 
News Political Hip-Hop Lampoon Video from Jurassic 5

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