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