Violence Begets Violence
Label: Enemy Soil
Jedi Mind Tricks promoted bloody street jihad long before the 9-11 attacks, though one wonders if God condones guns, hos and other thug fantasies. Seven albums deep, it's a formula that works for them. The difference with Violence Begets Violence is the absence of founding producer Stoupe, who fell out with Vinnie Paz and Jus Allah. Instead, the Philly group recruits journeymen beatmakers who excel at replicating Stoupe's righteous anger on "When Crows Descend Upon You" and "Weapon of Unholy Wrath." The results are an improvement over 2008's disappointing A History of Violence.