The boys over at HardKnock.tv continue their extensive sit-down with revolutionary Harlem emcee Immortal Technique to talk about various happenings in his career and related topics.
In this eight-minute clip, the rapper talks about his new documentary The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique, and how he wouldn’t have been able to accomplish all he has if he was signed to a major label; his definition of success, and it doesn’t mean fame or finances; and his upcoming The Middle Passage album, along with two mystery EPs coming with unannounced collaborators.
If you’re not familiar with Immortal Technique, try to find out why his following loves him.
The great Immortal Technique always offers deep dialog during his interviews, and his most recent interview is no different.
He recently sat down with the folks over at HardKnock.tv for an extensive sit-down to discuss a variety of topics — including his feelings on ghostwriting, how rappers glamorize drug dealing, how important lyricism is today, and more.
As the interview continues, Immortal Tech even offers his stance on corporate sponsors at hip-hop festivals, such as unhealthy energy drinks, and more.
Veteran New York rapper Immortal Technique may be overseas, performing for fans throughout Europe, but he’s also got philanthropic efforts he’s planning in the back of his mind.
In a recent interview with Out Da Box TV, the rapper revealed some of his latest outreach efforts, specifically helping fund a school in Afghanistan, which he previously told us about in a 2010 interview.
“I’m working on a few different projects … we’ve completed the Afghanistan school, but we’re continuing the funding on that,” Immortal Tech said. “We just expanded it again. It’s a blessing to be able to help so many people.”
While Immortal Tech says he’s eventually wants to start a foundation to increase his philanthropic efforts, his current focus is to “take on one long project and see it all the way through to fruition.”
Where did his philanthropy mindset come from? He explains that as well. He says people around the world are in a far worse situation than people in history or even other places in the world.
Immortal Tech’s mindset is something he takes pride in.
“I always took pride in being someone that was worldly,” he explained. “Not just understanding my hood, but other people’s hoods — other people’s conditions. And I remind individuals who feel like they’re oppressed … like they’re beaten down, if they really are, there’s no way you can tell me you have it worse than anybody in history because you exist. Go look upon the tribes and peoples that are no longer a part of the world’s sphere, because they have been completely destroyed and wiped off the face of the earth.”
Aside from outreach, the rapper is currently finalizing his long awaited album, The Middle Passage; and the documentary, “The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique,” set to drop in late June.
Immortal Technique sits down with Momma Yancey and discuss everything from the recently released ‘Toast To The Dead’ which was produced by her son, to people of color understanding their history. Momma Yancey also touches on what her son would want to be remembered for.
Immortal Technique‘s followers don’t play games, apparently 20k people already clicked download on his new project that dropped less than an hour ago, The Martyr. Y’all got a sample of it with that J Dilla produced song we posted last week, now try out 15 more track from Tech. Features on the project include Cornel West, Chuck D, Styles P, dead prez, Joell Ortiz, Brother Ali, Killer Mike, Vinnie Paz, Poison Pen, and more. Dilla, DJ Green Lantern, Southpaw, Shuko, Slim Fass, Engineer, and Tech himself on the beats.
1. Burn This
2. The Martyr (Prod. Southpaw)
3. Angels & Demons f. dead prez (Prod DJ GreenLantern)
4. Rich Man’s World (1%) (Prod. Shuko)
5. Toast to the Dead (Prod. J.Dilla)
6. Eyes in the Sky f. Mojo of Dujeous (Prod. Southpaw)
7. Goonies f. Diabolic, Swave Sevah & Gomez (Prod. Southpaw)
8. Natural Beauty f. Mela Machinko (Prod. Slimfass)
9. Running Nowhere (Interlude) (Prod. Southpaw)
11. Mark of The Beast f. Akir & Beast 1333 (Prod. The Molemen)
12. Black Vikings f. StylesP, Vinnie Paz & Poison Pen (Prod. Southpaw)
13. Conquerors (with Dr. John Henrik Clarke) (Prod. Engineer)
14. Young Lords f. Joell Ortiz, Pumpkinhead, CF & Panama Alba (Prod. Southpaw)
15. Ultimas Palabras (Prod. Immortal Technique and Southpaw)
16. Sign of the Times f. Cetan Wanbli, Lockjaw Nakai & Cornel West (Prod. Southpaw)
Throughout his career Immortal Technique has proven to be one of the more prominent activists in hip-hop when it comes to any kind of social injustice (check him at #OWS). Today, he reminds us that he’s also a high caliber rapper with this new joint “Toast To The Dead” over J Dilla‘s production with DJ Green Lantern on the cuts. This is the first leak from Tech’s upcoming free project, The Martyr. The project also features Styles P, Joell Ortiz, and Brother Ali. Next week Tech will be putting out footage of him with Maureen ‘Ma Dukes’ Yancey.