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Immortal Technique

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Born Felipe Coronel in a military hospital in Lima, Peru, in 1978, Immortal Technique moved to Harlem with his parents when he was two years old. At age nine he started rapping, though he didn't start to take it more seriously until he was in high school. Despite the fact he was in and out of trouble throughout his teenage years, Tech was accepted at Penn State University, but before he could get through much of college, he was arrested and eventually ended up spending a year in prison. It was there that he began to study the lives and teachings of black and Latino revolutionaries like Che Guevara and Malcolm X, as well as to devote himself to writing songs. Out in 1999, on parole, he moved back to New York, where he spent his days working various jobs and his nights battling other rappers, a forum that allowed him the opportunity to show off his aggressive, vituperative style. Concerned that he was being pigeonholed as a one-trick pony, Tech set about writing complete tracks, finding beats to accompany them, and eventually releasing his debut, Revolutionary, Vol. 1, in 2001 (an album that was later re-released by his own company, Viper Records, in 2004 and Babygrande in 2005). The record, plus his indefatigable work ethic, earned him local recognition and a spot as The Source's "unsigned hype" in November 2002, and the following year he issued his second album, Revolutionary, Vol. 2. Although he promised his third release would see the light of day in 2005, it wasn't until the summer of 2007 that -- besides a few singles and mixtapes -- fans got any new material from Immortal Technique, coming in the form of the full-length The Middle Passage. ~ Marisa Brown
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  2.   Industrial Revolution
  3.   Dance With the Devil
  4.   The Point of Now Return
  5.   Creation & Destruction
  6.   Peruvian Cocaine
  7.   Freedom of Speech
  8.   Harlem Streets
  9.   You Never Know
  10.   The Cause of Death
  11.   New Jack Hustler
  12.   Revolutionary
  13.   That's What It Is
  14.   The Illest
  15.   Positive Balance
  16.   Dominant Species
  17.   Rebel Arms
  18.   The 4th Branch
  19.   Payback featuring Diabolic
  20.   Internally Bleeding
  21.   Obnoxious
  22.   Crossing the Boundary
  23.   Reverse Pimpology by Mojo
  24.   Hollywood Drive By
  25.   Parole
  26.   Open Your Eyes
  27.   Spend Some Time
  28.   The Message & the Money
  29.   Young Lords featuring CF
  30.   Razorblade Deathsticks
  31.   Impeach the President
  32.   Intro
  33.   Civil War featuring Brother Ali
  34.   The Martyr
  35.   The War Vs. Us All By. Mumia Abu Jamal
  36.   Bin Laden Remix (Street)
  37.   Rich Man's World
  38.   Golpe de Estado
  39.   Watchout
  40.   Mistakes
  41.   The 3rd World
  42.   The Poverety of Philosophy
  43.   No Me Importa
  44.   The Getaway
  45.   Nuclear Medicine Man
  46.   Change Gon Come
  47.   Beatdown of Your Life
  48.   Sierra Maestra
  49.   Ultimas Palabras
  50.   Angels Demons by Dead Prez
  51.   Burn This
  52.   Payback
  53.   Reverse Pimpology
  54.   Crimes of the Heart
  55.   Apocrypha (Interlude)
  56.   Death March
  57.   Bin Laden
  58.   Speak Your Mind
  59.   Understand Why
  60.   The Prophecy
  61.   One
  62.   Leaving the Past
  63.   Homeland and Hip Hop
  64.   Goonies Never Die featuring Diabolic
  65.   Eyes in the Sky by Mojo
  66.   Stand Still
  67.   Mark of the Beast featuring Akir
  68.   Natural Beauty by Mela Machinko
  69.   Running Nowhere (Interlude)
  70.   Rich Mans World (1%)
  71.   Bin Laden Feat. MosDef (Street)
  72.   Stronghold Grip
  73.   Lick Shots
  74.   Adios Uncle Tom
  75.   Harlem Renaissance
  76.   No Mercy
  77.   Beef & Broccoli
  78.   Caught in the Hustle
  79.   Top of the Food Chain
  80.   Conquerors by Dr John Henrik Clarke
  81.   Black Vikings featuring Poisen Pen
  82.   Toast to the Dead
  83.   Sign of the Times featuring Cetan Wanbli
  84.   Truth's Razors

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