Who said nice guys finish last? Fun-loving hip-hop outfit Jurassic 5 scores again with Power in Numbers, the follow-up to its critically acclaimed major-label debut, 2000's Quality Control.

Who said nice guys finish last? Fun-loving hip-hop outfit Jurassic 5 scores again with Power in Numbers, the follow-up to its critically acclaimed major-label debut, 2000's Quality Control. The Los Angeles-based sextet—MCs Zaakir (Soup), Charli 2na, Akil, Marc 7, and DJs/producers Nu-Mark and Cut Chemist—remain true to the formula that earned them the respect and adoration of fans and fellow artists alike. Devoid of the gluttonous materialism found in most of today's rap music, Power in Numbers is a feel-good trip back to the day when rap was just about creative wordplay and a great backbeat. "Thin Line," featuring Nelly Furtado, explores the "thin line" between friends and lovers over a dramatic, string-tinged breakbeat courtesy of Cut Chemist. Lead single "What's Golden" is already receiving attention, thanks, in part, to its catchy hook that harkens back to classic rap songs of the late '80s. Other standout tracks include "Freedom" and "A Day at the Races," which features Percy P and Big Daddy Kane.—RH