During the 1970s, rap music had a great success worldwide, it helped many young artists to find their musical direction and become successful musicians. Hip hop and rap music began to develop in America, and it was usually performed by black musicians.

However, very quickly, this music became accepted throughout the world, crushed all prejudices and merged people of different beliefs.

This musical genre has proven that music does not know the differences; it connects people and helps people to express their emotions, attitudes and opinions.

Vinnie Paz began his career as hip hop and rap artist, so he was one of the first artists who performed this music genre.

We will devote this text to Vinnie Paz, we will talk about his career, his private life, his family and the many events that have had a special place in his life. Vinnie is a special artist, so we are sure that he deserves special attention.

We must note that Vinnie started his music career very early, so he devoted his entire life to music. He says that music is a special type of art for him; he also believes that it helps him to feel better and to think differently.

Vinnie made great success in America, his songs and albums were immediately accepted, but it’s interesting that Vinnie was born in Italy, and that he accidentally started life in America, where he promoted his music. Vinnie often mentions that America helped him to realize his dreams and become a successful musician.

Vinnie began his music career very early, as a teenager; however, he began his serious musical career as a songwriter and performer in the Philadelphia underground hip hop group Jedi Mind Tricks.

Vinnie will remain known as a member of this group, which has achieved great success in America and Europe. Vinnie was the main songwriter of this band, so the biggest hits of this popular band were written by Vinnie.

In addition, Vinnie was also a member of the popular group Army of the Pharaohs.

Although he began his career as a solo artist, Vinnie did not want to record his songs and albums. Vinnie discovered that he had a great talent for writing texts, but he did not want to perform his own songs, so he wrote songs for the groups he was in. Several times he admitted that it was very demanding to be an independent artist, and that he did not want to take that risk.

In addition, Vinnie admitted that he spent years in bands and music groups, and that he did not want to highlight his talent. Nevertheless, 18 years after the start of a music career, Vinnie began work on his first music album, which was released in 2012.

Vinnie did not want to wait a long time to throw out another album, and after two years he released his second album. His songs became very popular, so many noticed his talent, and Vinnie became even more successful and popular after that.

During his career Vinnie will remain famous for his numerous collaborations with popular and successful musicians.

Early life

Vinnie Paz had a very interesting childhood. He was born in Sicily, Italy, but as a teenager, he and his family moved to America, where he began his first musical steps.

His parents were his great support, they were always with him, they helped him, and were ready to sacrifice everything, so that their son would accomplish his dreams and become successful.

His mother was a professor of English and she worked in High School, while his father had a pizza restaurant. His parents had a harmonious marriage; they were good and caring parents.

Vinnie discovered his love for music when he started high school, then he began to discover his musical direction, to write songs and to reveal the other side of his personality. He admitted several times that he was very modest as a boy, that he did not believe in himself and in his talent, but High School helped him to free himself and to discover the other side of his personality.

When he was 16 years old, Vinnie decided to start his music career, he first began to write the lyrics, and after a few years he became a member of the popular group Jedi Mind Tricks. A few years before joining this group, Vinnie started an independent career, but it lasted only for a year. Lack of self-confidence was the main reason why Vinnie gave up of his solo career, he did not believe in himself and his talent, he also did not want to highlight his music, and he made a decision to join music band.


1997 was a very successful year for Jedi Mind Tricks, during that year; this group released its first album, which was a great success. This album was deserved for the band’s success, helped them to become successful and win audiences around the world. This album was named ‘Psycho-Social, Chemical, Biological & Electro-Magnetic Manipulation of Human Consciousness’. The album had a very special and tough sound, so this group left a special impression on audiences around the world. Vinnie had a lot of influence on this album, he wrote songs and composed music.

In 1998, Vinnie Paz formed the Army of the Pharaohs group, members of this group had specially designed clothes and spectacular performances.

This group achieved great success during 1998 and recorded two albums “Five Perfect Exertions” and “War Ensemble 12.” Although many had great expectations from this group, it did not capture the audience, so the band quickly broke up.

After three years of break, Jedi Mind Tricks released their second album. This album was named ‘Violent by Design’. This album was prepared for 3 years, and members of this group acknowledged that this album required a lot of work and effort, as they wanted to display it differently to their audience. A special guest on this album ‘Jedi Mind Tricks’ was the rapper Jus Allah, who helped them compose music and record a number of songs.

In 2003, the third album of this group was released, which was named ‘Visions of Gandhi’. This album was completely different than the previous album, it had different reaction from the audience, and many thought that Jedi Mind Tricks was one of the few music groups with a completely different style in their albums; they would always brought innovations and were always different and better. The name of this album was also very debatable, so the members of this group explained that they found the inspiration for this album from the famous hip hop and artist Nas. This musician was certainly one of the most successful and for many the best rapper.

Jedi Mind Tricks has recorded 7 albums so far, their albums were very successful and popular. Each album had a different story; each one spoke about different life situations and described other events. This group has invested a lot of time and effort in the performances that members of this group had. They designed special costumes, had specific stage performances and achieved great success.

However, in 2009 Vinnie had a turning point in his life, this was a year when he decided to leave a band and start this solo career. Vinnie made a decision to become an independent musician.

Vinnie admits that this decision was very difficult for him, and that he never believed he would start his solo musical career. Lack of self-confidence did not allow him to free himself from fear and start a completely different journey. However, in 2010 Vinnie released his first solo album called ‘Season of the Assassin’.

This album had received a lot of positive reviews, and many commented that this album was a big step for Vinnie as an artist, in this album he showed his true face, his views, he expressed his emotion and show his true talent. One thing was certain that this album was carrying a very powerful message from Vinnie.

Personal life

Paz never talked about his private life, but through his music, we can discover many things about him and his privacy. Vinnie is a person who lives for music; his music helped him to be what he is, to discover his attitudes and to express his emotions.

Paz was never like other artists, he talked about very serious topics that are happening in the world. Through music, he tried to explain his beliefs, his religion, and his attitudes.

Interestingly, Paz is now a Muslim, and he always emphasizes his religion in his music. He says that Islam helped him to discover his personality, but also the world that was surrounding him.

In his texts he says that he was a Catholic, and that he was raised in such a way, but he decided to accept Islam because Allah chose him. 

Quick Summary

Full Name: Vincenzo Luvineri

Birthplace: Sicilia, Italy

Date of birth: October 27, 1977

Age: 42

Profession: Musician, hip hop artist and rapper

Height: 180 cm

Weight: 78 kg

Net Worth: $10 million