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