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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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  • Pam-param-pam

    2007 is dope album!

    18 Apr 9:13am Reply
  • FCA19795

    Damn I am way behind on AOTP. I need to catch up. They are still on point like no other squad these days.

    21 Jan 3:38am Reply
  • AntonZubR

    15 Jan 6:45pm Reply
  • ZombiePsyche

    Crypt & Demoz fucking destroy on Sword And Bullet. Fuck yes. Heavy Lies The Crown absolutely demolishes In Death Reborn.

    12 Nov 2014 Reply
  • fylledal

    So if you think that you can fix yourself, slit your wrists yourself

    7 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Mezkaa

    Kill yourself, there's no way you can feel yourself.

    29 Oct 2014 Reply
  • cletus77

    Their best is still The Unholy Terror though

    28 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Bio_404

    Heavy Lies the Crown is amazing

    21 Oct 2014 Reply
  • cletus77

    Great release, better than In Death Reborn

    21 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Amior

    " Fed to the Lions featuring Vinnie Paz, Reef the Lost Cauze, Planetary, Apathy, Esoteric & Celph Titled" "Planetary" Er... I hear at no time Planetary. It is a bug on the tracklist?

    20 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Nafister

    Can't wait for the new album.

    15 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Dimitrovskill

    Heavy Lies The Crown ! 2nd bomb this year. Just wait for it.

    23 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Hour_of_Chaos

    Starting to really appreciate the new album. [2] I needed a couple reruns to realise that In Death Reborn is a very solid Album

    9 Sep 2014 Reply
  • thespaniard1588

    with a tip of le fedora for true hiphop heads

    11 Aug 2014 Reply
  • S1D1991

    Greetings from Ukraine)

    8 Aug 2014 Reply
  • 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 2014 Reply
  • AntyM92

    New album is back-to-back dope.

    9 May 2014 Reply
  • Triliader

    Starting to really appreciate the new album.

    8 May 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • TorruWearsPrada

    Midnight Burial and Digital War are heavy, at least.

    29 Apr 2014 Reply
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