“Uncommon Valor” – Jedi Mind Tricks
A disturbing, but well written and well delivered rap about the horrors of the Vietnam War. One of the members of Jedi Mind Tricks, R.A. The Rugged Man, was born in a family that was very affected by the use Agent Orange in the war. His brother Maxx was born handicapped and blind, eventually dying at the age of 10, while his sister Dee Ann was unable to walk or speak.
The Rugged Man’s mile-a-minute verse, based on the true story of his father, John A. Thorburn. From the second R.A. picks up the mic, we experience a blistering auditory assault unparalleled in hip-hop.
Sad, but moving and well said.