Rappers Vinnie Paz (Jedi Mind Tricks) and ILL Bill (Non-Phixion) return as Heavy Metal Kings, to drop Black God White Devil, the side-project's first studio album together in over 6 years. Both MCs have been staples of the independent hip-hop scene for more than two decades now. Following unrelenting paths to their current destinations, they made their bones during a prolific period of independent hip-hop in the '90s and early '00s. They are like-minded rappers who eschewed the traditional routes of the industry matrix and, instead, took a fiercely independent attitude when it came to their craft. Beyond their indelible work with their respective groups, Paz and Bill have built successful solo careers while also putting in work with supergroups such as Paz's battle-tested outfit Army of the Pharoahs and Bill's collective of accomplished MCs, La Coka Nostra.