Jurassic 5 Want To Be More Than Friends With R&B Radio

Group teams with Mya to remix 'Thin Line' for latest single.

After crossing over to modern rock radio with Power in Numbers' first single, "What's Golden," Jurassic 5 are eyeing R&B.

The Los Angeles hip-hop group is releasing a remix of "Thin Line" featuring Mya as the second single from its second major-label release. Nelly Furtado sings on the album version, but not on the remix (see "Nelly Furtado, Big Daddy Kane On New Jurassic 5 Album").

"That track is basically about when you have a relationship with a friend that's of the opposite sex that you could cross that line with, that sexual line, but you respect the relationship so much that you never do," rapper Chali 2na explained. "I think all of us have that kind of friend or have went through that at some point."

2na said they're going to test the remix at radio before shooting a video.

In the meantime, Jurassic 5 plan to continue touring, first with a U.K. outing in March, and later on Lollapalooza with Jane's Addiction, Audioslave, Incubus, Queens of the Stone Age and others (see "Lollapalooza Back To Showcase Musical Revolution, Perry Farrell Says").

Jurassic 5 will carry the torch passed by Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill and Beastie Boys as one of the few hip-hop acts on a primarily rock bill. Fortunately, with Warped Tour experience behind them, they are prepared.

"We just try to entertain," 2na said nonchalantly. "Hopefully we catch you with more than just audio. We're trying to catch all five of your senses."