Jedi Mind Tricks
A ground-breaking crew out of Philly, Jedi Mind Tricks first debuted in 1997 with their highly advanced LP, The Psycho-Social Biological and Electro-Magnetic Manipulation of Human Consciousness. Comprising Stoupe (the Enemy of Mankind) on production and Ikon the Hologram (aka Vinnie Paz) on the mic, they made serious noise with sick beats and crazy rhymes that fused religious scriptures with conspiracy theories. In 2000 they returned with new member JusAllah in tow for their more hardcore album, Violent By Design. Flexing a fiercer, blood-drenched style, the team continues their underground dominance. Their side-project, Army of the Pharoahs, adds Virtuoso, 7L and Esoteric, Bahamadia, and Chief Kamachi to the mix.