Immortal Technique is a Peruvian born, Harlem raised activist and rapper best known for his complex lyricism, unfeigned humanitarianism, and highly intellectual nature. While incarcerated in his youth, he picked up the pen to unknowingly pioneer a new generation of artists and listeners alike; during his parole in the late nineties, he took battle rap by storm and dominated the world of Underground Hip Hop by being one of the first rappers in a freshly post-9/11 world to amplify the dark history of the United States in an era where most of Hip Hop’s own were waving around the countries flag in support of the war. Instead, he turned it upside down and used his message to take Hip Hop back to its politically charged roots, and as always, highly criticized those in power in his first album, Revolutionary Vol. 1, which went on to become one of the most pirated independent projects to date.
Best known for backing his raps with action, his humanitarianism reaches far and wide – from mentoring youth in prison, to building an orphanage in Afghanistan funded by his third album, The 3rd World, to helping to rebuild Haiti after 2010’s devastating earthquake, and handing out water and supplies at the border in Mexico, his life's work is truly with the people. During the height of the pandemic in 2020, he started his own charity, The Rebel Army Runs to take care of the elders in his community and many others around the US. He’s worked directly with members of the original Black Panther Party, Political Prisoner and Activist Mumia Abu-Jamal, Dr. Cornel West, Harry Belafonte with the Sankofa Organization, Native American Activist Russell Means, has spoken at prestigious universities such as Harvard, Columbia, NYU and more, and has made appearances on CNN, Fox, RT, The Joe Rogan Experience, The Desus & Mero Show, MTV, Vice and BET to name a few.
Immortal Technique is currently working on his highly-anticipated fifth studio album, “The Middle Passage,” which delves into the untold chapters of slavery, global totalitarianism, terrorism, and corprate greed while also making room to discuss the global mental health crisis, with the main message that slavery isn’t just the past of humanity, it exists and thrives in present day, and now more than ever, we’re in danger repeating the past.