FORMER JURASSIC 5 MC CHALI 2NA READIES MATERIAL FOR HIS 2007 DEBUT SOLO RELEASEMay 11, 2007 at 11:22 pm | Posted in Hip Hop News/Press Releases | Leave a comment
On the heels of the recent Jurassic 5 split, Chali 2na has announced his entrance into the studio to record his debut solo album. Titled Fish Outta Water, Chali 2na will once again showcase the colossal baritone, dexterous flow and varied wordplay that made him revered for in hip-hop circles and such a stand out MC in Jurassic 5.
Chali 2na, most recognized from his involvement in the Los Angeles-based hip-hop crew Jurassic 5, who recently split, continuously stood apart in the group’s roster due to his unmistakable vocal presence and lyrical capabilities. Now with the recent separation of the group, he is prepared to offer the hip-hop community his own personal contribution in the form of a solo album, further illustrating his artistic talent.
Hearkening back to a time when vocal groups such as the Crash Crew, the Cold Crush Brothers and Funky Four +1 were focusing on the more enjoyable side of hip-hop, Jurassic 5’s music was a throwback to this type of sound but with its added signature flair. With the presence of competent emcees able to harmonize entire verses over party-ready rhythms with the greatest of ease, Jurassic 5 was quickly popularized for its entertaining brand of music and live shows.
Along with his new recording schedule, Chali 2na will be making an appearance at this year’s Bonnaroo festival where he will be featured as a special guest during Galactic’s set. Additionally, he will appear as a special guest on Galactic’s new album which is slated for release later in the year.
For more information on Chali 2na along with additional news updates, please visit his Web site at www.myspace.com/chali2na