Miranda says the legendary underground rapper was his high school bully.
Immortal Technique has been an unflinching advocate for the proletariat for the past fifteen years and is generally considered one of the greatest underground rappers ever. According to 'Hamilton' creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, Technique was a high school bully before he ever picked up the mic.
During his guest appearance on Marc Maron's WTF podcast, Miranda revealed that Technique terrorized his classmates while they both attended Manhattan's Hunter College High School in the '90s.
"He was our school bully," Miranda said. "He terrorized kids, he threw them in the garbage. I got thrown in the garbage by him."
Miranda says Technique showed an early interest in the arts when he successfully auditioned for a school play. "He got a part senior year and I was like, 'Oh my god, I'm in a fucking play with the dude that scares the shit out of all my friends!'" Miranda recalls.
"He's one of the most political, ideological [rappers]," Miranda told Maron. "He really made an incredible life for himself as a rapper... He was a really angry kid and it's been wonderful to watch him grow up and find a political outlet for that anger."
Listen to Miranda's Immortal Technique story at the 39:00 mark here.