Voices of the Voiceless: Immortal Technique

Immortal Technique is rapper who needs to little introduction to those familiar with underground or political hip-hop. Born in Lima, Peru and raised in Harlem, most of his lyrics focus on issues in global politics, based largely in a mixture of revolutionary socialist commentary on issues such as class hierarchy, poverty, religion, government and institutional racism. Without any major label support he has been able to build a large following and has released three albums – Revolutionary Vol. 1, Revolutionary Vol. 2, and The 3rd World – as well as numerous mixtapes.

While much of his lyrics are problematic – containing heavy doses of conspiracy theoryism and decidedly less than radical treatments of women and queers – his commitment to anti-imperialism and economic democracy make his a voice that is at least a cursory listen. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the sounds,

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Posted on November 28, 2010, in Voices of the Voiceless. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Maybe more polemicist than poet, if you ask me. And I just can’t get into his flow.

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