• S
    • M
    • L
    • XL
    • XXL
      • XXL
      • XL
      • L
      • M
      • S

Jedi Mind Tricks, Violence Begets Violence

For more than a decade, rap collective Jedi Mind Tricks have been underground mainstays thanks to venomous wordplay and a niche all their own. On Violence Begets Violence, the group return with the hardened approach that’s become their trademark on their first album in three years.

“I am the reverse of Christ,” frontman Vinnie Paz rasps at one points, and his yen for minor-key hellfire remains robust throughout the album. Even with longtime producer Stoupe a no-show this time around, the Philadelphia indie group manages to elicit a sinister consistency from a younger generation that includes Hypnotist Beats, Illinformed and the inventive C-Lance. Scorched-earth stomps like “Design in Malice” and “Willing a Destruction Onto Humanity” beget their own share of sonic mayhem.

With Violence Begets Violence, JMT are as vicious and energetic as ever, reminding why they’ve been able to enjoy such longevity. Not even the occasional curve ball (like the reggae-inflected “Chalice”) can harness Paz’s Mephistophelean fervor. JMT’s fan base, which views “three inches of blood on my carpeting” as a good thing, wouldn’t have it any other way. —Eric Grode

  • Brand-New

    i’m blown away that you guys actually did a review for JMT. and the review is on point, not their best album and not worst either. Jus Allah suprisingly shines on this album, and even without Stoupe, the production was on point. AOTP!!

  • http://xxl BIGED

    XXL CAN SUCK A FAT ONE!!!!! WHAT FUCKIN LIL B, LIL WAYNE, AND EVERY OTHER HALF ASS RAPPER LIKE THEM THAT COULDNT RAP A CHRISTMAS GIFT GET XL…..GET A CLUE IF U DONT LIKE REAL RAP GO WORK FOR TMZ…BULLSHIT THIS ALBUM BANGS SO GO BANG UR ASS…WHO THE FUCK DOES THESE REVEIWS??? ALL U LOSERS ARE AFRAID OF REAL RAP….SLAUGHTERHOUSE RIPPED EVERYBODY A NEW ASS ON BET TOO!!!!!!!!!!

    • ASD

      HAHA the people putting this up are the same ones beefing up lil wayne and kanye, good thing they put it up, but their reviews worthless

  • Blehh

    Worst jmt album ever, very bad, very bad!! No consitancy, bad bad beats, shitty rhymes, my mother drops btter lines than vinnie. A shame that this guy does not think a bit more

    • AP

      DOPE ALBUM, DON’T KNOW WHAT THIS CUNT BELOW ME IS ON ABOUT….VINNIE RIPPED THIS FUCKING ALBUM…..SUCK A FAT ONE!

  • x-it

    are you guys ignorant? This is a true JMT fans shit right here. it may not be their best, but VINNIE IS A BEAST. AND FUC K YOU BLEHH

  • Ras

    This album was dope i give it an XL and Vinnie and Jus are both lyrical anomalies so wut if stoupes not on it he will be back

  • Jake

    fuck XXL JEDI MIND FOREVER

  • MZ

    Judging by BIGED, x-it and Jake’s comments, these guys are probably akin to the new ICP, with some hardcore, can’t see the wood for the trees, Juggalo type following. Not what the world needs. Go paint your faces and scurry off back to the carnival…

    • None

      bro. your comments and allegations are retarded. just because someone likes JMT doesnt mean you like face painted fags. grow up and come back with some more comments.

  • None

    Album is dope! Carnival of Souls is my shit.

  • http://xxl BIGED

    HEY MZ, I MEAN COCK HEAD I AINT NO ICP BITCH. IVE BEEN LISTENING TO REAL RAP BEFORE UR PARENTS LET U OFF THE PORCH: PUBLIC ENEMY, EPMD, RAKIN, 2PAC, GETO BOYS O WHAT THATS ALL OLD SHIT RIGHT OK : IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE , TECH N9NE, SLAUGHTERHOUSE , BROTHA LYNCH, NAS, GAME , JAY ROCK, BAD VS EVIL, STYLES RAEKWON . I DONT PAINT MY FACE BUT ILL PAINT MY DICK AND STICK IT IN UR MOUTH HOWS THAT

  • NIGJIG

    Straight jacket playa’s game hating trick ya dig. Bitches be crazy up in this shit. Throwing rhymes like playtime. Fuck ya’ll need Jesus. Brap Brap Brap, and kronic smoke. Niggaz sellin’ babies out the back of a starbucks. What What? Understand me?

  • CZiggyZag

    Yea fuck the rating. All things considered, Violence Begets Violence is a relentless comeback album, especially considering the absence of Stoupe it still hits harder and smarter than the Sri Lankan Bomb. I actually found some of the production refreshing. Vinnie is a fuckin beast as usual, and Jus Allah really stepped it up. JMT is real as ever so fuckin deal with it, theyre not going away.