Violence Begets Violence

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For the phrase, see Violence begets violence.
Violence Begets Violence
Studio album by Jedi Mind Tricks
Released October 25, 2011
Recorded 2010–2011
Length 46:54
Label Enemy Soil
  • C-Lance
  • DJ Kwestion
  • Grand Finale
  • Hypnotist Beats
  • Illinformed
  • Junior Makno
  • Mr. Green
  • Nero
  • Scott Stallone
  • Shuko
Jedi Mind Tricks chronology
A History of Violence
Violence Begets Violence
The Thief and the Fallen
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
RapReviews (8/10) [1]
411mania (7/10) [2]
URB 3.5/5 stars [3]
XXL Magazine 3/5 stars [4]
Ology 3/5 stars [5]
thisbeatgoes 3/5 stars [6]
hiphopdx 3/5 stars [7]
The Phoenix 3.5/4 stars [8]

Violence Begets Violence is the seventh studio album by underground Philadelphia hip hop duo Jedi Mind Tricks.[9] This is their only album to not feature production from Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind because "his heart wasn't into making JMT records anymore" as well as the fact that both Vinnie Paz and Jus Allah grew tired of waiting.[10] Two singles were released, "Target Practice" and "When Crows Descend Upon You," for which a video has been made.[11] In addition, Shuko remixed the song "Target Practice".[12]


This album received mixed and often polarizing reviews. XXL Magazine gave the album an L, saying that despite Stoupe's absence on the production, "not even the occasional curve ball (like the reggae-inflected “Chalice”) can harness Paz’s Mephistophelean fervor."[13] HipHopDX noted in a 3/5 review that "the rage filled rants can become monotonous as the album wears on, but some longtime fans will be satisfied with the angst-fueled vocals."[14] Other critics were not so kind. Matthew Cole, writing for Slant Magazine, derided the disc's production in a 0.5/5 write-up, saying "a crew of guest producers step in to stuff the album with sub-Luger trunk rattlers and RZA knock-offs that are a lot less spooky than their portentous titles would suggest." [15] The album earned 66 out of 100 from review aggregator Metacritic based on 5 reviews.[16]


The album debuted at #92 on Billboard 200 being the groups best chart performance earning their first ever top 100 spot, selling 4,400 copies in the first week.[17] As of January 1, 2012 the album has sold 10,652 copies in the US.

Track list[edit]

No. Title Producer Length
1. "Intro" Scott Stallone 2:05
2. "Burning the Mirror" C-Lance 3:33
3. "When Crows Descend Upon You" (featuring Demoz) Hypnotist Beats 3:55
4. "Fuck Ya Life" (featuring Blacastan) Junior Makhno, cuts by DJ Kwestion 3:59
5. "Imperial Tyranny" (featuring King Magnetic) C-Lance, cuts by DJ Kwestion 3:41
6. "Design in Malice" (featuring Young Zee & Pacewon) Mr. Green 3:38
7. "Weapon of Unholy Wrath" Shuko 3:53
8. "Target Practice" Hypnotist Beats 2:39
9. "Carnival of Souls" (featuring Demoz) Grand Finale 3:55
10. "Willing a Destruction onto Humanity" C-Lance 2:54
11. "Chalice" (featuring Chip Fu) Illinformed, additional production by Scott Stallone 3:46
12. "BloodBorn Enemy" Nero, cuts by DJ Kwestion 2:50
13. "The Sacrilege of Fatal Arms" C-Lance, cuts by DJ Kwestion 2:43
14. "Street Lights" Nero 3:24


Charts (2011) Peak
U.S. Billboard [18] 103
U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 15
Heatseekers Albums 1
Independent Albums 24
Rap Albums 9
Tastemaker Albums 16


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