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

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