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Jedi Mind Tricks | Violence Begets Violence

It's a daily struggle to avoid murdering Drake fans who bump that trash on the train in front of me, cliché Auto-Tune hooks leaking from their Skull Candy and polluting my perimeter.
Enemy Soil (2011)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 11, 2011
Heavy Metal Kings Conquer New England

Heavy Metal Kings Conquer New England

Anyone who caught the HEAVY METAL KINGS show at Brighton Music Hall a few months back would agree it was a headbanger's ball, something like...
By Chris Faraone  |  July 18, 2011

Hit the sauce

Come find us at the Salon on THURSDAY (the 10th) high-posting in the basement with DJS WAY O'MALLEY AND NO GO GO spinning assorted party jams; 21+ and no cover all night, call 401.865.5330.
The Low Anthem, Green Day, and more

Craft service

The business model adopted by Pawtucket-via-Albany rapper Big Rush is simple: paying bills-via-rhyme skills.
Big Rush on the grind
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 13, 2010

Vinnie Paz | Season of the Assassin + Reef the Lost Cauze vs. Guns-N-Butter | Fight Music

We all needed a break from Jedi Mind Tricks — you, me, gay-rights activists, and even Stoupe and Vinnie Paz.
Enemy Soil (2010)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 18, 2010

Mr. Incongeniality

The night before this interview, Bomshot pulled what might go down as the most boneheaded stunt in Boston hip-hop history when, in the middle of a crowded Slaine and Ill Bill show at Harpers Ferry, he attempted to cheap-shot the former from behind.
Bomshot makes a better MC than neighbor
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 28, 2010

Jedi Mind Tricks at the Asylum

The ever-reliable hip-hop trio JEDI MIND TRICKS return to the area with a 9 pm gig at the Asylum, at 121 Center St. Tickets are...
By webteam  |  September 09, 2009

Dance Fever

Those with a hankering for slick riffs and dirty break beats look no further.
Where to shake it like you mean it
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  September 04, 2009

Get sprung

Between the packages that turn up on my Jamaica Plain doorstep and the envelopes that stuff my Phoenix mailbox, I have enough music to start a mixtape spot in Downtown Crossing.
A bumpin' crop of spring hip-hop
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 18, 2009

Stay positive

Chatting with Grow songwriter Matt Odabashian and resident rapper Sneaktechniks about their livin lovin learnin debut and upcoming CD release party, it was clear that the band has taken an admirable and ballsy approach to their music.
Grow keep it real on livin lovin learnin
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 06, 2009

Philly busters

Jedi Mind Tricks frontman Vinnie Paz instructed me to meet him at a barren studio beneath a highway overpass in South Philly, where they were at work on their latest, A History of Violence (now out on Babygrande).  
In the studio with Jedi Mind Tricks
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 21, 2008


King Syze

The Philly rhyme giant proves his worth with calculated lyrics that simultaneously touch topics and talk trash.
Jedi Mind Tricks Presents: Labor Union | Babygrande
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 26, 2008

Calling for back-up

Of all the tumult and talent swinging through town in 2006, I cherish most my memories of Audible Mainframe backing Slick Rick at Harpers Ferry.
Slick Rick gets fly with a little help from his friends
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 12, 2008

DJ C freeks out

One of Boston’s favorite mixmasters and music makers, DJ C (a/k/a Jake Trussell), was invited to play New York City, sort of out of the blue, alongside Chicago ragga MC and fellow Mashit artist Zulu at the Freek Factory party.
Jake in NYC; Bomshot and Mighty Mystic throwing down; roller-boogie time
By DAVID DAY  |  November 27, 2006

The Devil’s Rejects

There aren’t many rap groups whose lyrics are laced with images of holy shrines, rivers flowing with honey, the execution of Joan of Arc, Area 51, and various demented murder scenes.
Necronomicon/Dynasty Musik
By MATTHEW M. BURKE  |  August 29, 2006

Home boys

Don’t count out 7L & Esoteric just yet. 7L & Esoteric, "3 Minute Classic" (mp3)
7L & Esoteric discover A New Dope
By MATTHEW M. BURKE  |  August 17, 2006