Monday, 16 July 2018

Rewind: Jurassic 5 - Jayou

Astonishingly, this hip hop classic from Jurassic 5 only made number 56 in the UK charts when it was released 20 years ago back in July 1998. It was the same year that I came to appreciate hip hop for the first time. I have the Beastie Boys and 'Hello Nasty' to thank for that. Around the same sort of time, I heard this track being played often on Radio 1's Evening Session and grew very keen on this old skool-flavoured collective from Los Angeles. With its tantalising flute and punchy funk rhythm, 'Jayou' was taken from the group's self titled debut album.