Army of the Pharaohs (AOTP) was initially conceived by lead emcee Vinnie Paz of the independent powerhouse group Jedi Mind Tricks. His vision wasa constantly-evolving, collaboration of epic proportions that would include MC’s, producers and DJ’s. AOTP’s first incarnation included Bahamadia, Jedi Mind Tricks, Chief Kamachi, 7L & Esoteric and Virtuoso and resulted in the wildly successful 12'' single, 'Five Perfect Exertions'. The response was beyond all expectations and fans worldwide have clamored for more material ever since.
2006 saw the long awaited debut The Torture Papers, which has scanned 20,000+ units to date. The supergroup’s sophomore offering, Ritual of Battle, reunites the winning formula, once again featuring the legendary lineup of underground emcees/artists including Vinnie Paz of Jedi Mind Tricks, Outerspace, Apathy, 7L & Esoteric, Celph Titled, Chief Kamachi, King Syze, Faez One as well as first time AOTP constituent (and renowned former Jedi Mind Tricks member) Jus Allah & many more.
Of particular note, is the inclusion of the first collaborative effort of original material between Jedi Mind Tricks' founding members Vinnie Paz & Jus Allah since 2000's Violent By Design.
Ritual of Battle is released to heightened anticipation, shortly after Jedi Mind Tricks' return from ac oveted slot on the entirety of the wildly popular Rock The Bells summer tour.
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