Jedi Mind Tricks frontman, Vinnie Paz, releases “Drag You To Hell,” the first track from his upcoming debut solo album The Assassin’s Creed, and is going on tour for the release starting August 19, 2009!
Philadelphia, PA (July 20, 2009) – Jedi Mind Tricks frontman, Vinnie Paz, unveiled the first track, “Drag You To Hell,” from his upcoming debut solo album, The Assassin’s Creed. “Drag You To Hell” is now streaming on vinniepaz.com and jmthiphop.com and will available for sale on iTunes tomorrow, July 21, 2009. Vinnie Paz’s debut solo album, The Assassin’s Creed, is coming soon on Vinnie’s own record label, Enemy Soil.
Since 1996, Vinnie Paz has been best known as the fiery frontman of renowned indie rap group Jedi Mind Tricks. After more than a decade of critical and commercial success under both the Jedi Mind Tricks banner and with his underground rap supergroup side project, Army of the Pharaohs, Vinnie finally felt the time was right to take on the challenge of making a solo record.
“This solo record isn’t a matter of being unhappy with Jedi Mind Tricks or me needing to satisfy my ego, it’s just an artistic challenge that I’ve wanted to tackle for awhile now and the timing is right,” says Vinnie. “People will probably wonder why I’d bother doing a solo record when most of the recent JMT material, aside from our last record, has basically been ‘solo’ music with Stoupe on beats and me rapping.” Vinnie adds, “Well, we’ve been fortunate to have a long and successful career as JMT, and our fans are some of the best fans in independent music, but that success creates certain expectations of what Jedi Mind Tricks music should sound like, which as an artist is a blessing and a curse. This solo record is about stepping away from those expectations for a minute and challenging myself to try new things as an artist.”
With that goal in mind, Vinnie headed back to the lab to cook up a new recipe of hardcore rap music. The Assassin’s Creed features guest appearances from some of the most recognized names in rap including Beanie Sigel, Clipse, Freeway and Paul Wall paired with a stellar lineup of producers including Madlib, Lil Fame (M.O.P.), Da Beatminerz, MoSS (Ghostface Killah), 4th Disciple (Wu-Tang), Bronze Nazareth (Wu-Tang), Shuko (Saigon) and more.
Vinnie Paz will be peforming his new solo track “Drag You To Hell” live on stage during Jedi Mind Tricks’ “Hell Awaits” Summer Tour. Tickets are on sale now at jmthiphop.com/tours.
Jedi Mind Tricks “Hell Awaits” Summer Tour w/MC Esoteric & Reef the Lost Cauze
*shows with MC Esoteric & Reef the Lost Cauze
8/19/09 – San Diego, CA – Cane’s Bar & Grill*
8/20/09 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey*
8/21/09 – Pomona, CA – Glasshouse*
8/22/09 – San Francisco, CA – Independent*
8/24/09 – Fresno, CA – Starline*
8/25/09 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Downtown Brewery*
8/26/09 – Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones*
8/28/09 – Salt Lake City, UT – Murray Theatre*
8/29/09 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theatre*
8/30/09 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep*
9/1/09 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater*
9/2/09 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean*
9/3/09 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall*
9/4/09 – Toronto, ON – Opera House*
9/5/09 – Ottawa, ON – Ritual Nightclub*
9/6/09 – Montreal, QC – Telus Theater*
9/9/09 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground*
9/10/09 – Portland, ME – The Asylum*
9/11/09 – Boston, MA – Paradise*
9/12/09 – Long Island, NY – Crazy Donkey
9/13/09 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
9/18/09 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero w/Immortal Technique
9/19/09 – Towson, MD – Recher Theatre w/Immortal Technique
So we just came across two artists that we’re pretty into. You know those moments where you hear tracks and straight from the beginning you know you’re onto something? That’s the impression we got with Lunice and Lazer Sword. More from Lazer Sword to come.
“Hood Rich [Chilly C]:”
“Throw Some D’s [Rich Boy]:”
“The Boss [Rick. Ross ft. T-Pain]:”
“Lazers at Night [Lunice]:”
“Ante Up [MOP]:”
“Wamp Wamp [Clipse ft. Slim Thug]:”
“Pop Lazers [Birdman ft. Lil’ Wayne]:”
Diplo is Philly-based Wesley Pentz. In case you were wondering, Hollertonix is a club and music collective. Pentz was born in Mississippi. He has DJed at the famous Fabric Club in London, which is where he was approached by his future girlfriend and colleague, M.I.A.: a British songwriter, record producer, vocalist and artist. Diplo has actively remixed a number of songs and is arguably more active in his remixing than in his production of original tracks. However, with fickle and scattered nature of people’s taste in music these days, remixing is becoming more common than ever before.
“Clipse – Queen Bitch (Diplo Remix):”
“Rhythm Feat. Sandra Melody, Vybz Cartel & Pantera Os Danadinhos:”
“Rhythm (Newsflash Instrumental):”
“Roots Manuva ‘Seat Yourself’ (Diplo Remix):”
“Don’t You Evah (Diplo Remix):”