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,