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Jurassic 5 brought some much needed "quality control" to Humphrey's By the Bay on July 8.

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Alternative hip-hop outfit Jurassic 5 stormed Humphrey's by the Bay on July 8.
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The group -- composed of Akil, Chali 2na, Zaakir a.k.a. Soup, Marc 7 and DJs Nu-Mark and Cut Chemist -- formed in the early '90s in Los Angeles.
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They were part of a small movement at the time that pushed for a more socially conscious scene in hip-hop.
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Returning to the roots of the genre, Jurassic 5 used funk and soul to round out their songs, which focused more on the everyday than on the gangster themes.
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Though the group split up in 2007, shortly after DJ Cut Chemist left to pursue a solo career.
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But they couldn't stay apart for long -- in 2013, a hefty offer from Coachella encouraged the group to reunite, Cut Chemist included.
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They've even taken a stab at making new music since the reunion.
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They released the song "The Way We Do It" in 2014.
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The song came some 20 years after they released their first single, "Unified Rebelution."
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When they reunited in 2013, Nu-Mark said he didn't know for how long it would be.
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But for now, it's working -- for both Jurassic 5 and fans.
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