First of all, Mr. Corcoran, Living Legends was opening for Jedi Mind Tricks, not the other way around. It was the Legacy of Blood tour, to promote the new jmt album, Legacy of blood. I did some research and the only reason jmt opened the show was b/c the legends are from california, so on that small leg of the trip (as your from the hip-hop haven of portland) they were the main attraction.
anyway, i normally don't do this, but you almost made me not buy this album, which would have been a catastrophe, as it is the quintessential example of what hip-hop should be. Or to use one of the many published reviews (these are not my own words or your unprofesional words, but one who actually reviews albums for a living) "Violent by Design will be the new measuring stick for all underground albums. It is a classic, not in some fake sense, but rather it deserves mention with classics such as Wu Tang and Nas." (mx reviews) Another wrote "Classic album. Heavenly divine has to be the scariest song I've ever heard. Stoupe is the next Gza" (all music guide).
Maybe it's just me, but I think i'll trust the writers who get paid to review albums, not some guy from portland. seriously man, your sitting on gold yet you don't even know it. EVERYONE I"VE READ CALLS IT CLASSIC, I URGE YOU TO FIND AN ACTUAL REVIEWER THAT DOESN'T. please, go back and listen to the rhymes. The beats are about as good as they get, and thr rhymes, well just listen to track 25 to the last verse - vinnies verse. Yea, he's ryhming about killing, but in a way no other has before. He brings it to life.
man i got nothing against you, but i don't want other people to make the same mistake i did and wait to buy this album. That includes you. I urge you to buy this album and go home tonight close your eyes and start the cd.