Years Active: 1997-present
Label: Superegular, Babygrande
Best Known Song: Jedi Mind Tricks f/ R.A. the Rugged Man, "Uncommon Valor (A Vietnam Story)"
If it weren't for his original moniker, Ikon the Verbal Hologram, you might not know that Vinnie Paz, the Philly rapper behind underground mainstay Jedi Mind Tricks, is actually of the pale Italian persuasion. Thanks to metal plates in this converted Muslim's mouth, he has a raspy, gravelly voice that makes him sound extra grimy (like a white Big Twins!) as he spits pseudo-violence and conscious aggression about religion, war, and government.