A History of Violence (album)

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A History of Violence
A History of Violence (Jedi Mind Tricks album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Jedi Mind Tricks
Released November 11, 2008
Recorded 2007–2008
Genre Hardcore hip hop, underground hip hop, Horrorcore
Label Babygrande
Producer Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind
Jedi Mind Tricks chronology
Servants in Heaven, Kings in Hell
A History of Violence
Violence Begets Violence
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
CHARTattack 4.5/5 stars link
HipHopDX 4/5 stars 2008
RapReviews (8.5/10) 2008
Spin 3/5 stars 2008

A History of Violence is the sixth album by Philadelphia hip hop group Jedi Mind Tricks, released on November 11, 2008 on Babygrande Records.[1] The album followed multiple summer releases from the Jedi Mind Tricks camp, including the group's first DVD, titled Divine Fire: The Story of Jedi Mind Tricks, and the Vinnie Paz-executive produced projects Jedi Mind Tricks presents Doap Nixon: Sour Diesel, Jedi Mind Tricks presents King Syze: The Labor Union, and Jedi Mind Tricks presents OuterSpace: God's Fury.[2] The album's first single "Monolith" was released on October 2, 2008 and is available free at Babygrande's official website.[3] Their second single "Godflesh" was released on their website and it featured King Magnetic and Block McCloud too. The album features former Jedi Mind Tricks member Jus Allah's return to the group.


The album sold 4,451 units in its first week out.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs are produced by Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind

No. Title Length
1. "Intro" 1:06
2. "Deathbed Doctrine" 4:23
3. "Deadly Melody" (featuring Block McCloud & Demoz) 4:33
4. "Monolith" 3:38
5. "Those with No Eyes (Interlude)" 1:21
6. "Trail of Lies" 4:27
7. "Heavy Artillery" 3:41
8. "Seance of Shamans" (featuring Doap Nixon & OuterSpace) 4:09
9. "Geometry in Static (Interlude)" 0:50
10. "Godflesh" (featuring Block McCloud & King Magnetic) 4:08
11. "Terror" (featuring Demoz) 4:02
12. "Butcher Knife Bloodbath" 3:55
13. "The Sixth Gate Shines No More (Interlude)" 0:48
14. "Death Messiah" (featuring Dutch) 4:14
Total length: 45:15


Charts (2008)[5] Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 169
U.S. Top Heatseekers 6
U.S. Independent Albums 19
U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 49