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Army of the Pharaohs

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(1998 – present)

Army of the Pharaohs is an underground supergroup originating from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formed by Jedi Mind Tricks emcee Vinnie Paz in 1998. From the beginning, Vinnie Paz envisioned the group as a loose collaboration between the biggest names in East Coast Underground hip hop, very similar to the original Wu-Tang Clan.

The original incarnation of the group included five MCs: Vinnie Paz, Chief Kamachi, Julian Voss,also called Linba Virtuoso and Bahamadia, along with JMT producer Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind. The group released their debut EP/single “The Five Perfect Exertions” b/w “War Ensemble” in 1998. Both tracks were later included on JMT’s 2000 album Violent by Design, with “The Five Perfect Exertions” remixed into “Exertions Remix”, and both “Exertions” and “War Ensemble” shedding Chief Kamachi’s appearance. The Army of the Pharaohs project was put on the back-burner while Jedi Mind Tricks’ career took off.


Resurrected with its second incarnation, the group didn’t return until 2005 and excluded Virtuoso and Bahamadia, and at that time, featured Vinnie Paz, Chief Kamachi, 7L & Esoteric, Outerspace, Apathy, Celph Titled, Reef The Lost Cauze, Des Devious, Faez One and King Syze. After years of anticipation, the newly reformed group recorded their debut album, ‘The Torture Papers,’ which was finally released in March 2006 on Babygrande Records.

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  • SongUpInHerHead

    The beats are really solid but a lot of the verses feel like they just exist to have something over the beats. It's solid as hell, it's just probably the most formulaic hip-hop album I've ever heard.

    19 May 7:40pm Reply
  • AntyM92

    New album is back-to-back dope.

    9 May 12:21am Reply
  • Triliader

    Starting to really appreciate the new album.

    8 May 10:14pm Reply
  • ZombiePsyche

    Yeah, after several listens to In Death Reborn, it's mostly glamour. I can blast it while driving, but forget listening to the lyrics. There are only half a dozen rhymes in this whole album I can recall.

    30 Apr 8:54am Reply
  • TorruWearsPrada

    Midnight Burial and Digital War are heavy, at least.

    29 Apr 2:08pm Reply
  • teskimo

    New Age Alternative Hip-Hop: Tsunami of Golden Souls - https://soundcloud.com/tylertsunami

    25 Apr 8:22am Reply
  • Draevon07

    Error 404: Flow Not Found 4/10 at best. >those lyrics

    24 Apr 5:24pm Reply
  • Dimitrovskill

    I just can't believe that there are negative reviews for the new album.

    23 Apr 1:45pm Reply
  • ZombiePsyche

    Everything I've hear from Jus Allah has been pure garbage, I don't get how people actually like him? AOTP is better than Wu-Tang, definitely. I didn't grow up with Wu-Tang like a lot of people, though, and AOTP are the group that got me into any Hip-Hop at all in the first place. It's subjective. In Death Reborn is a great album, not their best, but it was a worthy purchase. The CD digi has an embossed cover, which I like. Makes a physical purchase that much better.

    23 Apr 7:46am Reply
  • ABK225UF

    AOTP > Wu-Tang in my opinion

    23 Apr 5:32am Reply
  • WEEDcake

    Army of the pharaohs was better with Jus Allah and Chief Kamachi, only member that I like that's left is Vinnie Paz, the rest is "okay"

    22 Apr 11:20am Reply
  • locolepe

    Just listened the new AOTP album from Spotify, and it's everything you'd expect from the group. The production is solid, the tracks bang, the verses flow like customary - though no memorable lines come to my mind after the first listening. Death Reborn is a typically raw AOTP joint. All good, nothing out of the ordinary.

    22 Apr 10:22am Reply
  • Caltra

    Cant wait for the new album tomorrow!

    20 Apr 10:15pm Reply
  • thecaio

    aotp till the death

    20 Apr 5:20pm Reply
  • Amior

    No, the album is good. Just a different atmosphere than others, it needs to be done. I struggled at the beginning and again the listening, I find cool.

    17 Apr 5:13pm Reply
  • wyjebanenall

    same here

    17 Apr 8:43am Reply
  • AndrewCG

    I'm disappointed :(

    17 Apr 7:30am Reply
  • Nafister

    In Death Reborn is really dope !

    16 Apr 2:03pm Reply
  • igor_heartless

    SLILI, SLILI, SLILI

    15 Apr 8:01pm Reply
  • ZombiePsyche

    Fuck yes! In Death Reborn, pre-ordered!

    3 Apr 8:42am Reply
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