Chali 2na

Interview

Friday, August 14, 2009

LA's underground hip-hop act Jurassic 5 brought tunefulness and fun back to '90s hip-hop. Chali 2na, one of the founders of that group, talks with Kurt about his new solo album and his work as a visual artist. 2na says that writing lyrics is a lot like painting: "I need to see them. I need them to be - beautiful in a way."

    Music Playlist
  1. Jurass Finish First
    Artist: Jurassic 5
    Album: Quality Control
    Label: Interscope Records
    Purchase: Amazon
  2. Unified Rebelution
    Artist: Jurassic 5
    Album: Jurassic 5 Deluxe Edition
    Label: Decon Inc
    Purchase: Amazon
  3. Concrete Schoolyard
    Artist: Jurassic 5
    Album: Jurassic 5 Deluxe Edition
    Label: Decon Inc
    Purchase: Amazon
  4. Righteous Way
    Artist: Chali 2na
    Album: Fish Outta Water
    Label: Decon Inc
    Purchase: Amazon
  5. Contribution
    Artist: Jurassic 5
    Album: Quality Control
    Label: Interscope Records
    Purchase: Amazon
  6. Graff Time
    Artist: Chali 2na
    Album: Fish Outta Water
    Label: Decon Inc
    Purchase: Amazon
  7. Guns Up
    Artist: Chali 2na feat. Damian "Junior Gong" Marley and Stephen Marley
    Album: Fish Outta Water
    Label: Decon Inc
    Purchase: Amazon
  8. I May Be Big And Scary (But I Am Really Pretty Nice)
    Artist: Various Artists
    Album: Baby Loves Hip Hop Presents the Dino-5
    Label: Torque Records
    Purchase: Amazon

Guests:

Chali 2na

Comments [4]

Jackie Ellenson from New York

thanks Mike!

Aug. 24 2009 03:42 PM
Mike Lanza from Los Angeles

Chali's - Children's Hip Hop Album:

http://www.dino5.com/

http://www.amazon.com/Baby-Loves-Hip-Presents-Dino-5/dp/B0014DC0N2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1250548409&sr=1-1

Aug. 17 2009 06:37 PM
Jackie Ellenson from New York

Thanks for a great show this past weekend. I enjoyed each and every part of it. Chali 2na mentioned a cd he made with rap for kids. I'd love to know how/where to purchase a few copies, but I can't find it on amazon or bn.com. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks again!

Aug. 17 2009 12:02 PM
Jackie Ellenson from New yORK

I really enjoyed the show yesterday. You mentioned a cd that Chali made with rap for kids, but I can't seem to find it. Any suggestions? I'd love to buy a few copies. Many thanks for a great show all around!

Aug. 17 2009 12:01 PM

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