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

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