Immortal Technique is an activist and political rapper. Apart from being a revolutionary in his music, he is also noted for his talent as a lyricist and storyteller and has won many rap battles. In many of his songs, he references the strife of poverty in the slums of America and he points blame at politicians to the point of conspiracy theory. He has also expressed unwavering support for Mumia Abu-Jamal and has received support from Mr. Jamal in return. His politically based rhymes deal with the wrongdoings of the government, the media (The 4th Branch), religion, and law enforcement. He is a provider of esoteric knowledge. Among many controversial subjects, he raps about MK Ultra, the death of Amadou Bailo Diallo, and the alleged corporate media bias of outlets like FOX News to give only a few examples. To maintain his integrity he has yet to sign with a major label.

Born in a military hospital in South America, Immortal Technique was brought to Harlem in the early 1980's while a civil war was breaking out in his native Peru. After facing several charges of aggravated assault in the New York tri-state area, he was given a 1-2 year sentence in the mountains, 6 hours away from the city. Paroled in 1999, Immortal Technique quickly became known throughout the New York underground. His brutally disrespectful style was trademark, and it was not long until he had won countless battles. From Rocksteady Anniversary, to Braggin' Rites, SLAM DVD's and hookt.com's infamous battles, he established himself as someone who could captivate a crowd and who people looked forward to seeing. Turning his eye to production and touching up some of the songs he had written in prison he now focused on trying to get an album together, but major labels wanted a more pop friendly image and were uncomfortable with his hardcore street style that was complemented by his political views. In response to their lack of vision, Immortal Technique left the battle circuit and released his critically acclaimed Revolutionary Vol.1, which at first moved 3000 copies, but to date has moved more than 12,000. This earned him Unsigned Hype in The Source and numerous articles in Elemental and Mass Appeal. Being featured in XXL, The Washington Post, and having been titled with the Hip Hop quotable in The Source for his sophomore independent release Revolutionary Vol.2 was just the beginning. On Viper Records, where he is the Executive VP, he sold 29,000 copies of Revolutionary Vol.2 to date and has appeared on soundtracks for new movies including the new Mario Van Peebles film Baadasssss!. Immortal Technique has also worked with Mumia Abu Jamal and AWOL magazine. He often does features with Akir, who has become Technique's supposed right-hand-man. His single "Industrial Revolution" released in conjunction with Uncle Howie Records hit #1 on CMJ and #50 on the Billboard charts. His next release, The Middle Passage, is due in september of 2005. In late 2004, he released two singles from The Middle Passage. One, entitled "Bin Laden," features Mos Def and samples lyrics by Eminem and Jadakiss. The second, "Caught In A Hustle" will be featured with a number of Immortal Technique's songs in the upcoming movie This Revolution. The movie, which includes appearances from Technique himself, is set during the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City and chronicles the protests surrounding the convention in a pseudo-documentary style.
"I'm not trying to save the world, just make it more difficult for those who control it to do business as usual. My time will come and I will die or be killed. But hopefully someone will follow up my work..." Immortal Technique
by clap July 13, 2005
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immortal technique live from N-Y-C,best rapper to hit the earth, hear one song and youll see, the deep issues touched on with contriversy,his opinion stressed not correct politically, but immortal dont give a fuck what you think about him, hell divert you like the US to bin laden.
you better watch what the fuck flies outta your mouth or ima highjack a plane and fly it into your house.
by will March 16, 2004
Underground, New York City based rapper who was born in Peru and usually raps about political subjects.
By far the most educated rapper out there, if you listen to his lyrics, you will definitely have to look up at least some of the people or ideas he used in his music.
Doesn't care who he offends, but most of his views would be described as liberal.
Turned down a development deal from Sony to remain independent.
"Give me a hundred grand, give me your watch, give me your chain.
That's your girl? Bitch, get over here and give me some brain.
I'll bust off on her face and right after the segment,
She'll probably rub it in her pussy, trying to get herself pregnant.
I said it, I meant it, that's the way I deal with enemies,
Like pro-lifers that support the death penalty,
And don't talk about war when niggers know that you pussy,
A fucking hypocrite, draft-dodger like George Bush."
-Immortal Technique in Obnoxious
by Zak November 10, 2004
dope underground rapper, occasionally touches on political subjects that most rappers would be too scared to.
"immortal technique is heavy"
by Paul J December 20, 2003
a very intelligent, concerned, and nonetheless dope MC..roams the underground with a take no prisoners, no-bullshit, in your face, style
"using numerology to count the people I sent to heaven produces more digits than twenty-two divided by seven.." WHAA!?!?
by Greg August 31, 2004
Incredibly talented MC who made The Source's unsigned hype column. His songs are deep and he often talks about the government.
His best lyric: "If you go platinum it's got nothin to do with luck//It just means that a million people are stupid as fuck"
by Rootbeer February 21, 2005
Dopest mothafucker that ever lived, underground rapper that spits his opinion and is unafraid of ingnorant bigots.
Immortal Technique disintegrates mics when i spit, I cause more casualties than sunken slave ships.
by Joe Zeisel June 21, 2004
Well educated underground rapper born in Peru and from New York. He tends to not worry about who he offends in his songs, and simply spits his opinion. Quite talented, although not widely known. He somewhat recently turned down a deal from Sony so as to remain independant.
Devils used to be gods, angels that fell from the top
there's no diversity because we're burning in the melting pot

I'm falling and I can't turn back

he turned away from the woman that had once given him birth
and crying out to the sky cause he was lonely and scared
but only the devil responded, cause god wasn't there
and right then he knew what it was to be empty and cold
and so he jumped off the roof and died with no soul

so when the devil wants to dance with you, you better say never
because the dance with the devil might last you forever


*Dance With the Devil* *Immortal Technique*
by Sally the Ragdoll January 23, 2005

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