About Vinnie Paz
Born in Sicily, raised in Philadelphia, veteran rapper Vinnie Paz has fronted two politically charged underground rap collectives: Jedi Mind Tricks and Army of Pharaohs.
• Paz is a huge fan of boxing. His stage name references famous Rhode Island pugilist Vinny Paz.
• After moving to the United States as a kid, Paz started Jedi Mind Tricks in his basement with high school friend Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind. They released their debut album, The Psycho-Social, Chemical, Biological & Electro-Magnetic Manipulation of Human Consciousness, in 1997. Eight additional LPs have followed as of 2020.
• Paz founded Army of the Pharaohs in 1998, but the horrorcore crew didn’t deliver their first album until 2006’s The Torture Papers.
• He launched his solo career with 2010’s Season of the Assassin, featuring guests like Paul Wall, Clipse, and Beanie Sigel.
• His 2012 sophomore album, God of the Serengeti, features rap legends Scarface, Kool G Rap, and Mobb Deep.
• The rapper dropped his fifth solo album, As Above So Below, in 2020.
BORNOctober 05, 1977