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DJ Skizz Recruits Freeway, Vinnie Paz & Westside Gunn In The Name Of Hardcore Rap (Audio)

New York City-based producer DJ Skizz has previously dropped full albums with Big Twins, Da Villins, and D.I.T.C. affiliate Milano Constantine. However, this summer he’s back with another producer compilation in the vein of 2016’s Cruise Control. This DJ/producer who was at the front-lines of Your Old Droog's breakthrough has... Read more

Jedi Mind Tricks Is 25 Years Strong. The Group Shows No Signs Of Backing Down (Video)

Philadelphia’s underground anti-heroes Jedi Mind Tricks have released the first music video for their ninth album. While group front-man Vinnie Paz rotates between JMT, Heavy Metal Kings, Army Of The Pharaohs, and a celebrated solo catalog, it has been three years since The Thief And The Fallen. While style seems... Read more

Finding The GOAT Group: Slum Village vs. Jedi Mind Tricks. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Group,” the fourth installment of Ambrosia For Heads’s annual battle series features Hip-Hop’s greatest collectives vying for the #1 spot. Sixty-two groups have been pre-selected by a panel of experts, and one slot will be reserved for a wild-card entry, including the possibility for write-in candidates, to... Read more

Vinnie Paz Takes It Back To 1993 & Shows The Infinite Power Of Hip-Hop (Video)

In 1993, some truly great Hip-Hop music released. Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, and Black Moon made powerful impact with stellar debut albums. They were not alone either. Critical first LPs dropped from The Alkaholiks, Digable Planets, Fat Joe,  Spice 1, Souls Of Mischief, and The Roots hit record store shelves... Read more

Everlast, Sick Jacken & Divine Styler Declare War Alongside B-Real, Vinnie Paz & More (Mixtape)

Long before Everlast made the whole world hear and feel "What It's Like," he was a slick-talking MC. The multi-talented Los Angeles, California resident (by way of New York) found major success with House Of Pain, but his days on wax stem back to the late 1980s, running with Ice-T's... Read more

There Was Scary Good Hip-Hop In October. Here’s Some Of The Best (Audio)

October was a scary month for a number of reasons. Of course, itended with Halloween, but it also featured some of the most low rent politics the country has ever seen, with even the FBI getting into the action. What's even more frightening, amongst all the jockeying for position, there... Read more

Ghostface Killah & Vinnie Paz Spit Bone Crushing Rhymes On Their New Collabo (Audio)

This weekend, veteran Jedi Mind Tricks frontman Vinnie Paz released his third solo album, The Cornerstone of the Corner Store. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania MC has worked with Wu-Tang Clan's GZA and Inspectah Deck during his decorated career. This time, the member of Army Of The Pharaohs and Heavy Metal Kings... Read more

Vinnie Paz Declares War On The Notion That Conflict Truly Helps People (Audio)

Jedi Mind Tricks front man Vinnie Paz is releasing his third solo album, The Cornerstone of the Corner Store, this week (October 28). Within, the veteran Philly MC collaborates with the likes of Ghostface Killah, Ras Kass, and D.I.T.C.'s O.C. & A.G. tandem. Besides J.M.T. partner Stoupe The Enemy of... Read more

Vinnie Paz Is Releasing A New Album To Fill A Void In Hip-Hop (Video)

Always one to embrace and shine light on the roots of Hip-Hop culture, Vinnie Paz has enlisted Diggin' In The Crates' very own Buckwild on his new single, "The Void." The single presents a hard percussion-driven beat that brings back the classic D.I.T.C. sound while fitting Vinnie's aggressive delivery perfectly.... Read more

Necro, Vinnie Paz & Immortal Technique Take Hip-Hop Back To Its Essence (Video)

Remember when hardcore MCs were at the forefront of Hip-Hop? Necro, Vinnie Paz and Immortal Technique are bringing Heads back to those days with their new music video for "Take HipHop Back." Filmed in New York City, the video features all of the Hip-Hop elements: MCing, DJing, breakdancing and graffiti.... Read more

Jedi Mind Tricks & Eamon Call Out The Frauds In Their Lives (Video)

Vinnie Paz and Stoupe The Enemy Of Mankind have come together to craft a new Jedi Mind Tricks album, The Thief And The Fallen, set to hit stores on June 2, 2015, on Enemy Soil. They've released a music video for a new single off the album called "Fraudulent Cloth,"... Read more

The Original Jedi Mind Tricks Lineup Reunites In This Dark Visual (Video)

Jedi Mind Tricks have reunited and are gearing up to release their eighth album, The Thief and the Fallen on their Enemy Soil label on June 2, 2015. This album will see original JMT members Vinnie Paz & Stoupe The Enemy of Mankind working together for the first time since... Read more

Chris Rivers Joins Styles P & Vinnie Paz In A Visual That Would Make Full-A-Clips Proud (Video)

Long before the Loud Records deal, Big Pun was about the hard-nosed deliveries, the Horror imagery, and the grimy accounts of a life on the edge. Fifteen years to the day after Pun's tragic death, his son, Chris Rivers, carries on tradition. "War Room," with The LOX's Styles P and... Read more

Shuko Recruits Saigon, R.A. The Rugged Man & Vinnie Paz On New Track (Audio)

German producer Shuko is getting ready to release his debut album, For The Love Of It (January 30), and has unveiled a new track, "Change Gonna Come" off the album featuring Saigon, Vinnie Paz, R.A. The Rugged Man and Carolyn D'Elia. Shuko has worked with all of the aforementioned artists... Read more

6 Highly-Skilled Veteran MCs Tear Down The Beat On Army Of The Pharoahs New Single (Video)

In the conversation surrounding super-groups, perhaps A.O.T.P. is the most overlooked. After over 15 years, this perennial Top 200-selling collective known as Army Of The Pharaohs spans the East Coast including Vinnie Paz (Jedi Mind Tricks), Esoteric (CZARFACE), Apathy (Demigodz), Planetary (Outerspace), Blacastan, Celph-Titled, and more. Moreover, highly-respected producers by... Read more

Mr. Green Remixes Vinnie Paz & Planetary From Sampling Live Street Musicians (Video)

New Jersey producer has long been at work at his "Live From The Streets" segment. The producer for The Outsidaz' Young Zee and Pacewon, as well as former Roots member Malik B has a penchant for sampling street musicians, plugging them into his MPC and other samplers, and churning out... Read more

R.A. The Rugged Man, Vinnie Paz & Sadat X Honor Sam Peckinpah In Style (Video)

In addition to his knowledge of Hip-Hop, R.A. The Rugged Man is a boxing enthusiast and huge film buff. On his 2013 acclaimed LP Legends Never Die, R.A. linked with frequent collaborator Vinnie Paz (of Jedi Mind Tricks) and Brand Nubian's Sadat X for "Sam Peckinpah." For those who might... Read more

Blaq Poet – Looking For Trouble ft Chino XL, Vinnie Paz & Spit Gemz

While Onyx and M.O.P. get their rightful props, too many folks forget the hardcore hip-hop impact of Screwball. Tragically, KL passed on over five years ago, but Blaq Poet remains, as a true gap-bridger. As a survivor of "the bridge wars," Blaq Po is a Juice Crew alum who still... Read more