Formed back in 1996, the group Jedi Mind Tricks has been an ever-evolving force in underground Hip Hop. From its influential debut album The Psycho-Social, Chemical, Biological, And Electro-Magnetic Manipulation of Human Consciousness to the trilogy of "Army of the Pharaohs" projects (the latest, much-anticipated The Unholy Terror comes out the day of the JMT show at the Southgate House), the men of JMT have set a high bar with creative, imaginative tracks and crafty, powerful lyrics that mesh modern social commentary with old-school Hip Hop’s swagger.
Jedi Mind Tricks is all about collaboration — the "Pharaohs" projects are filled with many talented MCs and producers — so there’s no telling who will show up when the group hits the road. For Tuesday’s Newport tour stop, local duos Unrated Business and Constant Elevashun (featuring acclaimed MC Grease) hold down the opening slots.
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