Violence Begets Violence - Jedi Mind Tricks
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  • Summary: The seventh album from the underground hip-hop duo, Vinnie Paz and Jus Allah, features guest appearances from members of Paz's Army of Pharoahs and others. Longtime JMT producer Stoupe did not produce this time around.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Nov 15, 2011
    88
    True to its title, Violence Begets Violence is the Philly powerhouse's most aggressive effort yet, a morally polluted playground that no sane unarmed person should dare to frolic in.
  2. Nov 15, 2011
    70
    An album that hardcore fans will appreciate but isn't likely to help garner any new followers.
  3. Nov 15, 2011
    60
    Violence Begets Violence may not draw too many new fans in, but it will serve to satisfy longtime supporters.
  4. Nov 15, 2011
    60
    With Violence Begets Violence, JMT are as vicious and energetic as ever, reminding why they've been able to enjoy such longevity.
  5. Feb 22, 2012
    40
    Their penchant for thuggish lyrics and thudding beats now sounds more monotonous than menacing. [Mar 2012, p.100]
  6. Nov 15, 2011
    10
    There's just no reason for intelligent rap fans to inflict this album on themselves.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Dec 6, 2011
    8
    Naturally, many people who have been longtime fans of JMT have been disappointed, because Stoupe contributed a unique sound which I thought was great. But all of that is gone now, so the remaining members enlisted a half-dozen producers from around the world to create a similar sound, but also to move the group forward. They don't really succeed, but the formula is still there. Both vocalists have stepped up their lyricism, so that makes up for the sometimes lackluster beats. Jedi Mind Tricks is still head-and-shoulders above almost every other group around, but when compared to most of their six previous efforts, Violence Begets Violence just as blood-drenched and intelligent but certainly nowhere near as stylish or atmospheric. Expand
  2. Dec 9, 2011
    3
    I usually like JMT but this album was really disapointing. Not only have the beats taken a huge step down since Stoupe left but their lyrics are just so poor and stupid. Jus Allah brings the entire album down by his pathetic raps, Its a shame. Expand

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