The Psycho-Social, Chemical, Biological & Electro-Magnetic Manipulation of Human Consciousness (often abbreviated as The Psycho-Social CD) is the debut album of underground hip hop group Jedi Mind Tricks, consisting of rapper Vinnie Paz and producer Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind. The original version of the album was released in 1997, limited to 1000 copies on vinyl by Superegular Records, and was re-released on CD in 2003 on Babygrande Records with six bonus tracks, featuring songs recorded by the group before their debut release. It has been a common misconception that the vinyl version was re-issued in 2001, possibly because the back of the vinyl release says "2001 Superegular." The album contains some themes on religious corruption and violence, themes that would later be expanded upon on their later works. Primarily the album focuses on references to astronomy, history and physics. The album was inspired by a lot of "crazy books" mentioned by Vinnie Paz in an interview, and is named after of those books; "Matrix III - The psycho-social, chemical, biological & electro-magnetic manipulation of human consciousness".
Dean Carlson of AllMusic gave note of how the record consisted of "an angular, symphonic sweatshop of mid-tempo beats" that acted as a palette for the group's penchant for "scatter-shot rhymes and paranoid rhythms" concluding that, "[I]t might take some time for Jedi Mind Tricks' sound to fully mature, but their metaphysical peculiarity is a promising new glow in the dark hip-hop underground." B. Ridge from RapReviews gave praise to the idiosyncratic "sci-fi lyrics dealing with spaceships, Atlantis, and ancient prophecies", "heavy use of religious references and imagery", and Stoupe's production giving off the required soundscape needed to complement the lyricism. He found criticism in the occasional flatness of the beats, odd use of pop culture references disrupting the overall atmosphere and the cornball tendencies in the lyrics that may turn people away from listening to the album.