#TBT: Immortal Technique
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Revisiting the work of Immortal Technique, who hasn't released an album in nine years.
One of rap's great polemicists, Immortal Technique has spent his career criticizing abuse of power in its many forms, Bush Administration, the military-industrial complex, the prison-industrial complex, the drug trade, class struggle, the media, racism, etc., etc.
Of Afro-Peruvian descent, he was raised in Harlem and briefly attended Penn State before he racked up a series of assault charges and went to jail for a year. From his official bio: "He was facing a 5-10 stretch, but the hiring of a pitbull attorney helped him compile the cases without turning snitch like his co-defendants."
Like Big L, Tech's less than spectacular beats somehow accentuated his righteous fury. Click through the gallery to revisit a handful of his best tracks.