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For more than fifteen years, the name Jedi Mind Tricks has become synonymous with raw, gritty underground hip-hop. From their debut album, The Psycho-social, in 1996 to their seminal sophomore release, Violent By Design, to their musical expansion heard on Servants and Heaven, Kings in Hell, JMT has made an indelible impression on the independent music scene while arguably forging its own ... Read more in Amazon's Jedi Mind Tricks Store

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  • Vinyl (22 Oct. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B001PA7O3A
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 348,043 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Intro
2. Deathbed Doctrine
3. Deadly Melody Feat. Block McCloud & Demoz
4. Monolith
5. Those With No Eyes (Interlude)
6. Trail of Lies
7. Heavy Artillery
8. Seance of Shamans Feat. Outerspace & Doap Nixon
9. Geometry in Static (Interlude)
10. Godflesh Feat. Block McCloud & King Magnetic
11. Terror Feat. Demoz
12. Butcher Knife Blood Bath
13. The Sixth Gate Shines (Interlude)
14. Death Messiah

Product Description

After years of being out-of-print and pent-up consumer demand, Babygrande is proud to announce the special edition red vinyl reissue of Jedi Mind Tricks' ''A History of Violence.'' ''AHOV'' is a cherished release to Jedi Mind Tricks' fans as it marks the return of original group member Jus Allah as well as the departure of producer Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind, who is credited with crafting Jedi's illustrious sound. Red Vinyl 2XLP

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By experimusicdotcom on 19 Dec. 2008
Format: Audio CD
With the return of Jus Allah to the Jedi Mind Tricks lineup, many would probably expect A History of Violence to be their greatest accomplishment since Violent By Design. Those people, however, are gonna be disappointed, because while Vinnie Paz finally broke out of the violence rap stereotypes with his impressive performance on Servants in Heaven, Kings in Hell, Jus Allah's lines seem to have not made any growth in the past 8 years. Still, even when, lyrically, Jedi Mind Tricks had almost nothing going for them (which actually has been most of their career), it was Stoupe's first-rate production that kept their albums afloat, and if a fan focuses on that here, as they probably always have in order to be a fan, then they'll find Stoupe as focused as ever, delving even further into elaborate classical samples and keeping his vital reputation intact. Still, the first half is noticeably underwhelming, coming off as too predictable for comfort, with the minor exceptions of "Deathbed Doctrine" and the two instrumentals.

But as soon as the echoey "Seance of Shamnans" begins, the album enters a flawless second half. "Godflesh" slaps with hooks, "Butcher Knife Bloodknife" turns a wall of minor-key opera choir exercises into a frightening onslaught and a consistent symphonic crescendo makes "Terror" a horror-core assault on the ears. Plus, the pensive "Death Messaiah" instantly makes it to the top of the band's greatest dirges. The lack of growth and pocket of mediocrity at the beginning means it's a step down from their last effort, but for your Jedi Mind Tricks fix, A History of Violence completely satisfies. (Aron Fischer)

For fans of: Wu Tang Clan, Cannibal Ox, Aesop Rock, Dalek, El-P, Ill Bill
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By T. M. Kirkup on 28 Dec. 2008
Format: Audio CD
This is a very short review: Jus Allah ruined this album. Was glad to see he patched up his differences with JMT but his mono-syllabic flow is unlistenable. Their albums were far better when Vinnie Paz got his 'mates' on the album rather than Jus. Even Stoupe wasn't quite at his awesome best. Check out the Snowgoons album for a AOTP/JMT type fix.

Easily the worst JMT album.
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When i first heard the whole album on their myspace, i was sceptical. I didn't feel as though there were any monumentally BIG tracks like on previous albums, nothing really stand out. However after a few more listens it all came together, i began to realise every track on that album is a monumental track. I know some people might find Jus allahs new style awkward (monoslabic in some places, very different from the violent by design days) but its something that actually clicked well in the end.
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Format: Audio CD
Got this album a few days ago. Really liking the contributions of Jus Allah. He complements Vinnie Paz well.
Vinnie Paz is as usual very tight and seems at complete ease for every verse he spits.
I feel that this album is slightly more mature than the other, with some deeper tracks on it.
My fav track right now is Trail of Lies.
I urge you to buy, download or steal this album.. peace
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Not the greatest 16 Nov. 2008
By A. Osowski - Published on
Format: Audio CD
"A History of Violence" is far from VBD2, it's more on the level of the Army of the Pharaohs' "The Torture Papers". Two or three really good songs, with the rest of the album just extra baggage. The tracks that do stand out on this album are "Monolith", "Trail of Lies", "Seance of Shamans", and "Death Messiah". I'd recommend just buying these four tracks on mp3, or check out the other ones if you like. If you liked the Army of the Pharaohs compilations better than the original JMT albums, you'll like this album. However, most JMT fans like myself prefer fewer guest spots, good Stoupe beats, and Vinnie Paz verses. Jus Allah is alright on this one, but it's not his best effort. I give it a 70%, or a 3 out of 5.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Before the Geat Collapse? 19 Nov. 2008
By C. Bozik - Published on
Format: Audio CD
WOW, this album was a flop. I loved every other JMT album before this one. Jus Allah sucks, I can't see how people think he's so dope, all he does is rhyme words(horribly) not even in sentences, or says I am this, I am that and try to sound like Vinnie Paz(just like AOTP- Ritual of Battle. Anyone who disagrees is in denial. What happenend to the Jus Allah that did Violent by design, All Fates Have Changed, or Necronomicon? Heres what happened Bomshot called him out and knew he was trying to sound like Holocaust, so now he tries to mimic Paz. But besides all of this Vinnie was still hard on this cd. At least he makes sense.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Jus Allah Sucks!!! 20 Nov. 2008
By J. Tomko - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I consider myself a hardcore JMT listener since they were the original who got me into the wide spectrem of underground/independent rap. Everyone seemed soooo excited about Jus Allah's return except me for two reason. 1. His solo album was garbage and had already shown that he changed his flow. At least it was not as terrible as it is now. 2. He was terrible on AOTP. Why would he not be terrible on JMT's new album? He changed his sound to be just like Vinny. He rhymes one word with another one word and talks about talking to whales and is embarassing. I feel shy in playing tracks from the new album for my friends because I know jus allah's verse is coming up and it is laughable

Stoupe's production is solid, I feel as if it is getting a little weaker because he needs to save material for his solo album and JMT have already established a name for themselves. Stoupe doesn't need to prove himself anymore on a JMT album. I SAY GREAT!!!! If it helps him make an amazing solo album.

I went to their show this year in ABQ and went to a signing beforehand. Vinny, Jus Allah, Reef, and outesrpace were all there. Being an idiot I accidenlty called Vinny Stoupe. Jus Allah heard and started jumping up and down like a thirteen year old girl saying 'He just called him Stoupe, he just called him stoupe.' He was literally jumping around the store. Vinny stayed cool, I apologized and everything was fine. This experience i believe reflexes into Jus Allah's lyrics. They are childish, laughable, and a disgrace to JMT especially one of hip hops best Stoupe. He must be shaking his head right now.

The guest artists are lame compared to past albums. Outerspace have no distinct flow or style therefore have nothing special about them. This also showed when they were live. Reef the lost cauze blew them out of the water. Plus, they both look exactly the same. It shows how bland they are.

As a true JMT fan(VBD is my most influential album) please I beg you drop Jus Allah. A true fan should of seen this coming. Stoupe I'm dying for your solo album to drop. Vinny keep it hardcore scattered with your genocide general stuff. How i see it is give respect to your best group member Stoupe who asks for no glory in return( he doesn't even tour with them) and have someone who can actually rap, rap over his beautiful beats. This album is 2.5.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
It's only ok. Why is it only 34 minutes?! 14 Dec. 2008
By Dio - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I have to admit I was slightly dissapointed by this album. Especilly when I'm still listening to JMT's "Servants" and the AOTP album after all this time and still loving them. Those 2 albums are much better although History Of Violence does have some jems on it. Jus Allah is really simplistic and is just so-so when he's on a track. The wost thing of all is that the CD is only about 35 minutes long! I think the AOTP fellas are just putting too much stuff out there in 35 minute segments, like the Doap Nixon and King Syze CD's. Don't rip me off, guys. I must be one of the only guy still buying whole albums. Don't make me pay 15 bucks for 34 minute's worth of music. These CD's are already five bucks more than commercial release, at least give me enough material.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
history 11 Nov. 2008
By T. DeLorenzo - Published on
Format: Audio CD
i've been listening to jedi mind tricks for a long time and was really anticipating this album, but it wasn't as great as i thought it would be. the beats are amazing (like always) and vinnie's flows are pretty good but jus allah is terrible...he tries to sound like vinnie but he has no direction when he's rhyming. if you've ever listened to the army of the pharaohs cd "ritual of battle", you know what i mean. the guest performances are pretty weak too, besides outerspace. i think this cd is better than their last one (servants in heaven, kings in hell) but it's not great.

favorite tracks: deathbed doctrine, trails of lies, heavy artillery, seance of shamans and godflesh...
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