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All crowd-pleasing skills are not respected equally in hiphop: Jurassic 5’s good-natured breakthrough, Quality Control, never really satisfied the rap game’s underground hardheads. But fuck ’em: Those dudes don’t know how to have fun anyway. Doubters should note that J5 excels at avoiding cliches: The 2000 disc’s stout breakbeats and bass lines nail the way-back party-time sound without mandating that hands be thrown in the air. In the L.A. group’s paradigm, positive-tip, DJ-driven hiphop isn’t a birthright or a priesthood; it’s a lifetime craft that requires open-eyed dedication, like shooting NBA 3-pointers or making a decent thin-crust pizza. Onstage, J5’s self-governance is probably a little looser. After all, hiphop throngs genuinely like to throw their hands in the air and scream stuff. And no rapper alive should feel morally compelled to ignore that opportunity. Jurassic 5 plays with Blackalicious at 8:30 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $20. (202) 393-0930. (Joe Warminsky)