On October 25, 2011, JMT will be releasing their seventh studio album. And as most fans already know, Stoupe will not be involved. Vinnie Paz released a statement on his absence and promises to stay true to their hardcose roots.
By now you have heard that this is the first Jedi Mind Tricks album we’ve made without Stoupe handling the production. [The] bottom line is [that] at some point after making our last album, A History of Violence, Stoupe lost his passion for making Hip Hop and wanted to try new things. Through our career, we’ve always waited on him to get inspired to make a new album, but this time around we got tired of waiting out his creative drought. He tried to produce some things for this new album, but we could tell early on that his heart wasn’t in making JMT records anymore. He’s moved on as a producer to work in other genres with his side-projects, Dutch and Vespertina, and we’ve moved on with a new crop of talented producers to make the hardcore hip hop we’ve always been known for.
We’re reinvigorated and we feel like these younger, hungrier kids put a battery in our back. Our fans deserve the best music we can make. Stoupe made great albums with us, but he’s moved in a different direction as a producer, so we decided this was the best move for us to make sure we give you guys the best music we can. Regardless, Jus and I feel like we made a great record. I’ve made plenty of other albums with other producers. You guys know AOTP. You know my solo shit. Some of you even said that my solo album was the best work I’ve done to date, including all of the JMT albums. Don’t worry, that classic hardcore JMT shit is coming on October 25th. Just trust me. I’ve never let you down in 15 years. Give us the benefit of the doubt and listen with an open mind! The music business is crazy right now.
Most artists disappear after one album or one single. We’ve been fortunate to have a 15-year run, which could’ve never happened without our fans! The last thing we want to do is to try to pull the wool over your eyes, so we wanted to let you know upfront about Stoupe, but also let you know that we’re still Jedi Mind Tricks. We still are, and always will be, making hardcore shit no matter who man’s the boards.
1. Intro (prod. Scott Stallone)
2. Burning the Mirror (prod.C-Lance)
3. When Crows Descend Upon You f. Demoz (prod.Hypnotist Beats)
4. Fuck Ya Life featuring Blacastan (prod.Junior Makhno)
5. Imperial Tyranny f. King Magnetic (prod.C-Lance)
6. Design in Malice f. Young Zee & Pacewon (prod.Mr. Green)
7. Weapon of Unholy Wrath (prod.Shuko)
8. Target Practice (prod.Hypnotist Beats)
9. Carnival of Souls f. Demoz (prod.Grand Finale)
10. Willing a Destruction onto Humanity (prod.C-Lance)
11. Chalice f. Chip Fu (prod.Illinformed)
12. BloodBorn Enemy (prod.Nero)
13. The Sacrilege of Fatal Arms (prod.C-Lance)
14. Street Lights (prod.Nero)
Track 6 looks super dope. Definitely looking forward to it.