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listen  1. Intro [Explicit]Jedi Mind Tricks0:43$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Retaliation [Explicit]Jedi Mind Tricks 3:44$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Contra [Explicit]Killa Sha 3:18$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Speech Cobras [Explicit]Mr. Lif 4:22$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Breath Of God Interlude [Explicit]Jedi Mind Tricks0:37$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Death March [Explicit]The Esoteric 3:35$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Words From Mr. Len Part One [Explicit]Jedi Mind Tricks0:58$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  8. I Against I [Explicit]Planetary of OuterSpace 3:49$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Exertions Remix [Explicit]The Esoteric 3:14$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen10. The Prophecy Interlude [Explicit]Jedi Mind Tricks0:36$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen11. Heavenly Divine [Explicit]Jedi Mind Tricks 4:34$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen12. Sacrafice [Explicit]Jedi Mind Tricks 3:20$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen13. Permanant Midnight Interlude [Explicit]Jedi Mind Tricks0:39$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen14. The Deer Hunter [Explicit]Chief Kamachi 3:41$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen15. Blood Reign [Explicit]Louis Logic 3:37$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen16. Words From Mr. Len Part Two [Explicit]Jedi Mind Tricks0:29$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen17. Gengis Khan [Explicit]Tragedy Khadafi 3:50$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen18. Trinity [Explicit]Louis Logic 3:37$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen19. The Executioners Dream [Explicit]J-Treds 3:52$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen20. Muerte [Explicit]Jedi Mind Tricks 3:57$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen21. Heavenly Divine Remix [Explicit]Jedi Mind Tricks 3:20$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen22. Army of the Pharaohs: War Ensemble [Explicit]The Esoteric 4:07$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen23. Untitled [Explicit]Jus Allah 3:38$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen24. Retaliation Remix [Explicit]Jedi Mind Tricks 4:23$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen25. Blood Runs Cold [Explicit]Sean Price aka Ruck of Heltah Skeltah 3:55$0.89  Buy MP3 

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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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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 25, 2004)
  • Original Release Date: 2004
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Babygrande Records
  • ASIN: B0001XXAN0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #123,935 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The CD has been re-mastered and presented with additional material and an accompanying "scrapbook" DVD featuring 2003 tour footage and a rare insight into the creative process that spawned the band's latest CD "Visions of Gandhi." Packaged in a jewel box.

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This is a must have for true hip hop heads!!!
Justin B
I've seen some of his singles off his album, but if anyone knows any sites, has any albums,or knows any way to buy his albums, please let me know.
Alex
The beats are about as good as they get, and thr rhymes, well just listen to track 25 to the last verse - vinnies verse.
surewhatever

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By N. Jublou on October 27, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I can't really stress how crucial it is to add VBD to your collection. When I first got this CD a few years ago, I played it to the point where none of the tracks even played correctly anymore; I rocked it to death. Luckily, they've re-released it, with a remix of Retaliation, a vicious new track with some tight back-and-forth emceeing on the third verse, and also finally putting Blood Runs Cold on CD. Thank you, hip hop gods. Vinnie Paz has since dipped a bit in his ferocity and mythical references in his verses, but JMT is still a huuge force to be reckoned with; go get Legacy of Blood to hear their new stuff (with GZA, Sean Price, Killah Priest... I don't need to say more).
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By surewhatever on June 18, 2005
Format: Audio CD
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.

peace
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By j-killah on April 30, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I didn't want to write a review for this, because anyone who appreciates raw, east coast hip-hop already knows about Jedi Mind Tricks, and their seminal underground smash that is Violent By Design. This album is by far their best, and personally one of my top 5 hip-hop albums of all time. The kid(and yes this kid is probably 13) who gave it 1 star and reccomended Swollen Members and Living Legends is a clown, plain and simple. His west-coast bias is obvious, and Del and Murs from Living Legends are the only cats he mentions that are really holding down the West Coast, and even their most acclaimed work has been with producers from different areas (Dan the Automator and 9th Wonder).

Back to the album. It is banger after banger, every single song on the album is good, especially Heavenly, Divine, Sacrifice, The Deer Hunter and Retaliation. Don't expect any politics or deep introspective lyrics because that isn't what this is about. Both Vinnie and Jus Allah rip these tracks with a sick flow, voice, and some ill ignorant punchlines. The beats are incredible, and on par with RZA and DJ Premier(seriously). I've been listening to this album for four years and haven't gotten tired of it--thats saying something. To all you cats that are just getting into hip-hop cop this album...philly at it's finest. PEACE.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John on May 17, 2005
Format: Audio CD
This is a bad ass album. Great collaborations throughout the CD, bone-chilling beats from Stoupe and good lyrics from Paz. Yeah, this music isn't for everybody, i guess its an aquired taste but there is nothing else like it. Some of the better tracks include: Retaliatio, Contra, Heavenly Divine and Deer Hunter (one of the greatest rap songs ever). Overall this album is hot and you shouldn't sleep on it if you're a true raphead.

Intricate beats laced with sound bites from all kinds of movies from Antz to Trial at Nuremberg make for a distinctive euphonious sound. The cover and title say it all, this is hard-core War music. If you're bout to fight someone listen to this album to get hyped up and even if you're not listening to this album is a good release. VBD- Genius!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Protient on November 8, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I just heard of JMT and I have to say they are an amazing group. They remind of Wu-Tang but more refined and the raps seems to flow better. I love Wu and lately I have been listening to too much commercial garbage. Picking up this cd got me back into underground. If you like real hip-hop or want to know what it is get this cd, you won't regret it.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By SyDuck on February 7, 2005
Format: Audio CD
This is the BEST JMT album. All of the songs on this album are classics. Songs that stand out to me are Retaliation, I Against I (classic), Exertions, Heavenly Divine, Sacrafice, The Executioners Dream, Army of The Pharaohs, Untitled, and Blood Runs Cold. Just these tracks alone could create a timeless album. This album is worth the money, definately up there with the classics.

The DVD footage is good too. It just follows JMT around during their tour. The ending footage is tight, it interweaves a few different concerts of JMT during their tour performing "I Against I". Very well produced.
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