NEW VIDEO: MALIK B & MR. GREEN “WE GONNA MAKE IT”

We’re proud to be a part of the new Malik B (of The Legendary Roots Crew) and Mr. Green collaborative album, “Unpredictable,” that will be releasing through Enemy Soil on February 24, 2015.  The guys dropped the new video for their latest single “We Gonna Make It” featuring Nate Green. Check it out below.

“Unpredictable” is available for pre-order now on iTunes, Amazon, or cop an exclusive t-shirt, CD, digital download bundle directly through our online store here.

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Thanks

This is the time of the year where we catch our breath and reflect on what came before and what lies ahead. More than anything, we like to take this time to thank each of you for being a fan and for supporting us throughout the year. This year, we dropped two Army of the Pharaohs records after a four-year hiatus. Going into the year, we thought it was an ambitious plan, but thanks to a lot of hard work from a lot of different people, most importantly our AOTP brethren, we were able to release both records.

Right now, we’re working hard to put the finishing touches on the new Jedi Mind Tricks record, which welcomes our old friend and musical backbone, Stoupe, back into the mix after six years.

Almost two decades ago, Jedi Mind Tricks started as a duo on a 4-track tape machine, two turntables, and a microphone in a dusty corner of a bedroom. Honestly, we could’ve never envisioned what this has become. We’ve never hung a gold or platinum plaque, but our music has taken us from that dusty home studio to places around the world that most people never get the opportunity to visit, to do what we love to do for a living, and to feed our families doing it. For that, and for the relentless loyalty of you guys–some of whom have been with us from the start and some of whom we’ve picked up along the way–we genuinely can’t thank you enough.

Happy new year to each of you,
The Jedi Mind Tricks/Enemy Soil crew

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NEW MALIK B & MR. GREEN “UNPREDICTABLE” ALBUM COMING FEB. 24, 2015 ON ENEMY SOIL

Malik B and Mr. Green Unpredictable

We’re real happy to announce that we’ll be releasing the new album from Malik B (of The Legendary Roots Crew) produced entirely by the talented, Mr. Green, who has produced some great songs for us over the years and whose “Live From The Streets” series with his partner Sam Lipman-Stern grabbed our attention years ago for its genuine creativity.

Malik and Mr. Green put together a playlist of videos to celebrate the album. Check it out here:

You can check out more from Malik B and Mr. Green here:

www.livefromthestreets.com

www.malikb.net

facebook.com/therealmalikb

facebook.com/greenhiphop

twitter.com/greenhiphop

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NEW MUSIC: REEF THE LOST CAUZE & KING SYZE “SIGEL”

New Reef the Lost Cauze and King Syze track “Sigel” from their upcoming “Year of the Hyenas” EP out Dec. 16th. Track produced by Grim Reaperz.

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NEW MUSIC: ARMY OF THE PHARAOHS “BLOOD STORM”

New joint from the new Army of the Pharaohs “Heavy Lies The Crown” album out now.  Featuring Crypt the Warchild, Planetary, Celph Titled & Des Devious. Produced by Nero.

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VINNIE PAZ & STOUPE RETURN AS JEDI MIND TRICKS IN 2015

Stoupe and Vinnie PazA picture is worth a thousand words… Vinnie Paz and Stoupe return as Jedi Mind Tricks in 2015. Stay tuned for details.

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SOME WORDS ON “TERRORSTORM” FROM ELOQUENT ESO (AKA SLEEZAR MILLAN, AKA MC ESOTERIC)

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Many moons ago, when Vinnie Paz and some of the Philly guys crashed at my apartment one night in Boston, an old, old picture somehow surfaced of my frail 11 year old body flexing. The flexing itself was ridiculous, but the fact I was in nothing but my home-made “Macho Man Randy Savage” tighty whities put it over the edge. Yeah, way back then, when I was 11, I was such a wrestling fanatic that I wrote “Macho Man” on the back of my undies and paraded around the house like that. The night the Philly guys found this picture was a night I’ve yet to live down, so trust me, 15 years later, when we suddenly found ourselves in a wrestling ring, and I’m wearing a skin-tight singlet by choice, old memories have come full circle. We laughed forever that night, and laughed forever during this “Terrorstorm” video shoot.

That morning, every dude in the crew arrived by themselves, as themselves: Paz with no wig, Crypt with no warpaint….you know, Reef had a shirt on and shit. Everybody acted cool, like this was just another video shoot…until the wigs came out, the shirts came off, and the animals arrived. Bessie was the chosen one out of five canines that our homie Stress brought to the set. He’s as much of a dog person as I am, so for him to offer his canine army for the video meant a lot. My “Sleezar Millan” character needed a mascot/manager, and Bessie came through BIG. I can only imagine what she was thinking during the shoot, being passed from a guy at a urinal “fake-peeing” to a big masked wrestler over and over again. We probably spent two hours on that bathroom scene alone, and I assure you, getting ambushed by 5 wrestlers kicking me in the gut and sticking my face in and out of a piss pot isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

We’ve had a few silly moments in our careers individually, but as AOTP, we’ve always been the mic-murdering, metaphor-mastering monsters who never crack a smile. The truth is, we clown around all the time and I hope this collective effort shows you a side seldom seen from us. Pablo, one of the longest tenured Superegular / Philly guys, really nailed his Romeo Ray Rivera character…yeah, he was wearing a wig, but the mustache was frighteningly real. All of the Pharaohs really “showed up” and I’m proud of them, but the video wouldn’t be possible without the hard work and patience of the Chikara wrestlers (Ophidian, Amasis, Hallowicked, Fire Ant, and Silver Ant). These guys helped us execute the classic moves that we’ve all tried on our living room couches at one point in life. Not only were we working with skilled wrestlers, we were actually IN THE RING. A real ring, and not just any old ring, a ring in the former ECW Arena in Philly.

I was like a toddler in a bouncy house; I was testing the ropes, the turnbuckles, and dropping elbows on the mat. I was demanding that Crypt throw me into the ropes. Suddenly I was that 11 year old kid again. Even my experiences with John Cena never led to any ring work- just studio, music, and “can-you-please-come-up-with-some-Undertaker-disses-because-I’m-facing-him-in-2-hours” type stuff. You knew I had to work a Cena name-drop into this, right? Forgive me, I just thought that would be my wrestling apex.

Nope, “Terrorstorm” is.

One could say making this video was the most fun I’ve had since my Dad (the opposite of a wrestling fan) forced himself to bring me to see the Road Warriors at the Crockett Cup in Baltimore in ’87. My only wish was that it was 60 minutes long and all of the characters could shine a light on their backstories. Yeah, I was into it…before we even finished the treatment I was designing t-shirts for my character, ‘Sleezer Millan, the Best in Show” and inventing his signature moves (“the dog catcher,” Bessie’s bone, the “sit pretty,” and preferring to settle grudges in a “steel crate match”). I wasn’t alone by any means, as Vinnie was talking about this “Perfect Pazzie” gimmick weeks before the shoot. I knew the feeling he had striking Hallowicked with that belt, it’s like dunking the ball for the first time. When Reef was Junkyard Dogging it in the ring, he was a natural like Butch Reed and lit the room up. My DDT wouldn’t have been possible without Ophidian making me look like an ’87 Jake Roberts. The whole thing was as fun as it looked and I’m glad people are digging it!

Shouts to Yan the Phenomenon and Peter, Chris, and Novak at Prime Cut for their hard work making this video what it is. If you want a Sleezer Millan shirt, get at me. If you want an AOTP shirt & cd go to www merchdirect com/jedimindtricks and don’t forget: “Heavy Lies the Crown” drops 10/21, and the “Pharaoh Crew” is live in Santa Ana 10/22 and LA on 10/24. We are accepting reality show offers.

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