Prince Paul, Members of Jurassic 5, Roots and Digable Planets Become Dino 5

Prince Paul, Members of Jurassic 5, Roots and Digable Planets Become Dino 5
If being a kid wasn't already easy enough, yet another effort has been made to strengthen the musical tastes of the our young. Following the successful pop-oriented efforts of They Might Be Giants, SpongeBob Squarepants, and Paper Bag Records, and let us not forget the seminal 1996 School House Rock! Rocks that arguably started it all, hip-hop artists are now trying to cash in educate the kiddies with Dino 5.

Self-described as "Three Feet High and Rising for the next generation," the prehistoric crew are comprised of legendary producer Prince Paul (DJ Stegosaurus), the Roots' Scratch (Teo Pterodactyl), Jurassic 5's Chali 2na (MC T-Rex), Digable Planets' Ladybug Mecca (Tracy Triceratops) and eMC's Wordsworth (Billy Brontosaurus). Doing everything from the rap-ready ABCs and name-dropping stuffed animals to teaching lessons about not judging books by their covers and jumping at the appropriate times, Prince Paul recently told Newsday that it was important "to make a hip hop record for kids that's not corny. What we're trying to do is teach them things like counting and colors, and at the same time make the whole thing cool."

Narrated by Grammy-winning poet Ursula Rucker, the Dino 5's album, Baby Loves Hip-Hop drops tomorrow (April 1) via the Baby Loves Music label.

Click here to check out the promo video and theme song.

Making the Dino 5