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Immortal Technique

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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  1.   Song
  2.   Industrial Revolution
  3.   Dance With the Devil
  4.   The Point of Now Return
  5.   Creation & Destruction
  6.   Peruvian Cocaine
  7.   You Never Know
  8.   Internally Bleeding
  9.   Stand Still
  10.   Harlem Streets
  11.   Freedom of Speech
  12.   The 4th Branch
  13.   The Poverety of Philosophy
  14.   Leaving the Past
  15.   Apocrypha
  16.   No Mercy
  17.   Revolutionary
  18.   Ultimas Palabras
  19.   The Martyr
  20.   Hollywood Drive By
  21.   The 3rd World
  22.   That's What It Is
  23.   Speak Your Mind
  24.   The Getaway
  25.   Positive Balance
  26.   The Message & the Money
  27.   Goonies Never Die featuring Diabolic
  28.   Mark of the Beast featuring Akir
  29.   Rich Mans World (1%)
  30.   Dominant Species
  31.   Crossing the Boundary
  32.   Civil War featuring Brother Ali
  33.   The War Vs. Us All By. Mumia Abu Jamal
  34.   Open Your Eyes
  35.   The Prophecy
  36.   Sierra Maestra
  37.   Obnoxious
  38.   Young Lords featuring CF
  39.   Black Vikings featuring Poisen Pen
  40.   Eyes in the Sky by Mojo
  41.   Change Gon Come
  42.   Beatdown of Your Life
  43.   Razorblade Deathsticks
  44.   Impeach the President
  45.   Running Nowhere (Interlude)
  46.   Toast to the Dead
  47.   Angels Demons by Dead Prez
  48.   New Jack Hustler
  49.   Reverse Pimpology by Mojo
  50.   Rich Man's World
  51.   Stronghold Grip
  52.   Reverse Pimpology
  53.   Golpe de Estado
  54.   Watchout
  55.   Crimes of the Heart
  56.   Parole
  57.   Mistakes
  58.   Harlem Renaissance
  59.   Death March
  60.   Bin Laden
  61.   The Illest
  62.   No Me Importa
  63.   Beef & Broccoli
  64.   Caught in the Hustle
  65.   One
  66.   Truth's Razors
  67.   Homeland and Hip Hop
  68.   Top of the Food Chain
  69.   Sign of the Times featuring Cetan Wanbli
  70.   Intro
  71.   Burn This
  72.   The Payback featuring Diabolic
  73.   Bin Laden Feat. MosDef (Street)
  74.   Bin Laden Remix (Street)
  75.   Rebel Arms
  76.   Payback
  77.   Lick Shots
  78.   Adios Uncle Tom
  79.   Spend Some Time
  80.   Understand Why
  81.   The Cause of Death
  82.   Conquerors by Dr John Henrik Clarke
  83.   Natural Beauty by Mela Machinko
  84.   Nuclear Medicine Man

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