Even though JMT are one of my favorite hip hop groups, and Violent by Design got me in to hip hop, I don't really feel that Vinny Paz is a particularly good MC. He was sick on Violent By Design, terrible on Visions of Gandhi, pretty fucking good on Legacy of Blood, and has gone downhill since then.
First of all it always makes me laugh when he states some very valid reasons why he hates Christians, then like two lines later will talk about how he is going to kill fags in the name of Allah or some other hypocritical bullshit. It REALLY makes me laugh how often he gets his BRAP BRAP BRAAAAP noises in there. Especially when he does guest tracks, oh man its so funny, BRAP BRAP! "Gee, I wonder who is going to be in this song?"
Stoupe is a fucking incredible DJ though, one of the best in hip hop, and I really think he is the reason JMT are so sick/have been so successful. Army of the Pharaohs are sick too because of Celph Titled and various other dope MC's.
The last two JMT albums were in my opinion not all that good. They certainly had tracks but they weren't as good as their older ones for sure. I really like that song about Hannah Montana on the new one though.