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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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Immortal Technique

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