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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 ...

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