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

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