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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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Immortal Technique

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