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8.
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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9.
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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10.
Truly some of the best rap in da world. Ranks with the likes of wu tang and jedi mind tricks. Many politically critical lyrics: racism, terrorism, capitalism. Also outlines life on the street, the REAL life, not the fake stuff some people brand as hiphop. This sh*t is DEEEEEEP.
"Father, forgive them, for they don't know right from wrong
The truth will set you free, written down in this song
And the song has the Cause of Death written in code
The Word of God brought to life, that'll save ya soul..."--from "Cause of Death"
by Entropy April 22, 2005
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11.
Immortal technique is a New York rapper who was born in Peru. His songs are very influential and target all audiences. Although he is an "underground" rapper, his lyrics, which also attack political issues, make immortal technique one of the most educated and meaningful rappers.
I pledge no allegiance, nigga fuck the president's speeches
I'm baptized by America and covered in leeches
The dirty water that bleaches your soul and your facial features
Drownin' you in propaganda that they spit through the speakers
And if you speak about the evil that the government does
The Patriot Act'll track you to the type of your blood
This shit is run by fake Christians, fake politicians
Look at they mansions, then look at the conditions you live in
All they talk about is terrorism on television
They tell you to listen, but they don't really tell you they mission
They funded Al-Qaeda, and now they blame the Muslim religion
Even though Bin Laden, was a CIA tactician
They gave him billions of dollars, and they funded his purpose
Fahrenheit 9/11, that's just scratchin' the surface

They say the rebels in Iraq still fight for Saddam
But that's bullshit, I'll show you why it's totally wrong
Cuz if another country invaded the hood tonight
It'd be warfare through Harlem, and Washington Heights
I wouldn't be fightin' for Bush or White America's dream
I'd be fightin' for my people's survival and self-esteem
And of course Saddam Hussein had chemical weapons
We sold him that shit, after Ronald Reagan's election
Mercenary contractors fightin' a new era
Corporate military bankin' off the war on terror
They controllin' the ghetto, with the failed attack
Tryna distract the fact that they engineerin' the crack

Cuz innocent people get murdered in the struggle daily
And poor people never get shit and struggle daily
This ain't no alien conspiracy theory, this shit is real
Written on the dollar underneath the Masonic seal

Bin laden, Immortal technique
by matt lawrence August 08, 2005
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Great rhymesayer, with deep meaningfull lyrics. I saw this man hit up a blunt onstage cause he just couldn't give a fuck.
"Jerk off into books and bring life to words.."
by Mac Linton July 10, 2005
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13.
Best rapper from Harlem ever. Deff one of the best rappers of all time, its basiclly just him and tupac. Everyone else is around the same lvl. Both are influential rappers that move the shit out of there listeners. And both dont appeal to only one race like most other rappers. A white boi from the burbs and a nigga from the bronx can both listen to his song and agree/understand.
"The things ive seen in life would make you choke by surprise/like an aborted fetus in a jar that opens its eyes"-Internally Bleeding

"It's like Cambodia the killing fields uptown
We live in distress and hang the flag upside down
The sound of conservative politicians on television
People in the hood are blind so they tell us to listen
They vote for us to go to war instantly
But none of their kids serving the infantry
The odds are stacked against us like a casino
Think about it, most of the army is black and latino
And if you can't acknowledge the reality of my words
You just another stupid mother fucker out on the curb
Trying to escape from the ghetto with your ignorant ways
But you can't read history at an illiterate stage
And you can't raise a family on minimum wage
Why the fuck you think most of us are locked in a cage
I give niggaz the truth, cause they pride is indigent
You better off rich and guilty than poor and innocent
But I'm sick of feeling impotent watching the world burn
In the era of apocalypse waiting my turn
I'm a Harlem nigga that's concerned with the future
And if your in my way it'd be an honor to shoot ya
Up root ya with the evil that grows in my people
Making them deceitful, cannibalistic and lethal
But I see through the mentality implanted in us
And I educate my fam about who we should trust"
-Harlem Streets
by E February 13, 2005
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half black, half latino underground hip-hop hero.one of THE SICKEST rappers n lyricists alive today. he will tear you up in a freestyle battle or to voice his opinions on politics and the problems in the world. all of his songs have meaning. see example.
from "the point of no return"

"this is the point from which i can never return,
and if i back down now, then forever ill burn,
this is the point from which i can never retreat
coz if i turn back now there can never be peace,
this is the point from which, i will die or succeed
livin the struggle, i know im alive wen i bleed,
from now on, it can never be the same as before,
coz the place that im from duznt exist anymore."
by Byron_C August 25, 2005
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