Friday, June 25, 2010


In sports, a hat-trick is when a player scores three times during a game. The term originated with cricket in the late 1870s, and meant "taking three wickets on three bowls;" then later extended to other sports, including hockey and soccer. The Library’s online database Oxford Reference Premium’s definition is “three successes of the same kind within a limited period, in particular (in soccer) the scoring of three goals in a game by one player or (in cricket) the taking of three wickets by the same bowler with successive balls”. Last week, Gonzalo Higuain of Argentina scored the first hat-trick of the World Cup against South Korea. I am watching soccer for the first time, and when I heard the term “hat trick” I racked my brain trying to remember which song I used to listen to had that phrase. Then I remembered it was from Concrete Schoolyard, by Jurassic 5.

Playground tactics no rabbit in a hat tricks
just add classic rap **** from Jurassic

Jurassic 5 was an American alternative hip hop group formed in 1993 by rappers Chali 2na, Akil, Zaakir, Mark 7even, and disc jockeys DJ Nu-Mark and Cut Chemist. Jurassic 5 made their mark in resurrecting the old-school hip-hop style made famous by veterans such as Grand Master Flash, Melle Mel and Run DMC in the 1980s. The group broke up in 2007 after nearly 15 years together. Classic Jurassic 5 tunes include Concrete School Yard, Quality Control and The Thin Line.

Jurassic 5 albums at APL:

Power in Numbers
Quality Control

To find other hip hop cds at APL, type hip hop in the FindIt search box, and then choose music on cd in the drop down menu.

1 comment:

tim snead said...

A hat because cricketeers who did it were awarded a hat.

I always wondered where that came from.