Jedi Mind Tricks  - A History Of Violence

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Stoupe's sprawling soundscapes could score a Genghis Khan biopic, and with Vinnie swinging his axe at everything in sight he rides along in stride

There is plenty to love and plenty to hate about Jedi Mind Tricks' unmistakable brand of hardcore Hip Hop. Over the course of 12 years and five LPs, Vinnie Paz and Stoupe have dished out their fair share of intense, M.O.P.-esque battle cries over sweeping, epic production. But for every fan who loves their rugged never smooth stylings, there are those who can't bear Vinnie's clumsy religious rhetoric, unending contradictions, and repetitive brute force battle raps.

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  • Johannes Johansson

    It's heavy as fuck and heads should appreciate Jus Allah more here, only if you ain't used to this breed of dark hiphop can you ignore his qualities. He did suck on Ritual of Battle but he straightened up for this. One of my favorite JMT albums. I do believe that Stoupe really wasn't very into this shit though. He wanted to do r&b or some shit and in 2008 JMT songs already started to sound less and less like Stoupes joints (and now he's out the group)

  • additional distress

    my favorite tracks are trail of lies and death messiah. ....and what do you know jus allahs not on them go figure.

  • AD

    this review is a joke. to me. this is their worst albums. how are they gonna put this one over. psycho social, sevants or even legacy?

  • john

    violent by design is a classic album,visions of ghandy is a good album,legacy of blood is a dope album,servants in heaven kings in hell is a dope album and history of violence else is a dope album,true rap,hardcore rap,stoupe is the best producer in the game and vinnie is pure raw,jedi mnd tricks is the best group alive.

  • DAMU JOKER

    jedi mind forever