Immortal Technique (born Felipe Andres Coronel) is an American rapper of Afro-Peruvian descent who is as well known for his activism as he is for his socially conscious (and oftentimes controversial) lyrics. Emigrating from Lima, Peru as a toddler, he gravitated towards rapping at the age of nine and later began to take the craft seriously in high school. Tech was accepted to Penn State University, but before he could graduate, he was arrested and spent a year in prison. During that time, Tech devoted himself to studying the teachings of revolutionaries such as Che Guevara and Malcom X dedicating himself to weaving themes of politics, socialism, class hierarchy, religion, government, institutional racism, and more into his music. Gaining momentum in the underground battle scene, Tech began to hone his style aggressively delivering freestyles and solidifying himself as a ferocious battle emcee before going on to refine his songwriting talents. In addition to his career in music, Immortal Technique has a long resume of charitable work, including partnering with Omeid International to build an orphanage in Kabul, Afghanistan and making prison visits to speak with the youth. He has made a career out of making music that is personal, passionate, and tells a story of sacrifice, full of historical and political references. As someone who has built a name for himself in the music industry by drawing from real life, Immortal Technique represents an authenticity that has inspired countless others over the years, solidifying himself as an influential rapper despite only having released three studio albums.

This is gonna have to be something that's worked out politically in my mind. Because nobody wants to see a nuclear war over the Ukraine. I think it will be a lot of money on the table to political parties. I think there would be tons of bribery, but hopefully the end result would be Ukrainian people getting a self determined ability to rule themselves. If they're fixed in with what Russia wants, then that's fine. But it shouldn't be determined by war commissioners what the Ukraine does. That's my philosophy.
You couldn't join unions, couldn't get room security.
My only hope is that there could be a peaceful solution that comes to mind, that people can stop war mongering and pretending that it's gonna be a war that ends early. It's not. It's gonna be a horrible tragedy. We need to avert that. I think we still can. I'm praying for a diplomatic solution. And hopefully there will be one because I know that when people stop talking, they start shooting. Hopefully, we can keep them talking so no one's shooting.
...wasn't just troops that we sent to Iraq...
...We are one, regardless of our birth place.

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