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