MEDIA ROOTS — Abby Martin of Media Roots and RT extends meaningful and challenging questions to the iconic hip hop artist and activist Immortal Technique, who notes what “seems to be a meticulous strategy to keep anything that is thought-provoking out of the mainstream.”
Like other renegades, such as artists like Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello, Morrissey and Paul Mooney, independent recording artist Immortal Technique delivers a potent interview on an array of sundry topics. They discuss music, conspiracy, politics, culture and the evolution of consciousness throughout the extended thirty minute interview for RT TV.
RT — Hip-hop artist Immortal Technique is a self-described social guerrilla. Felipe Coronel is the real name of the Peruvian-born, Harlem-raised political activist who raps about politics, religion and racism. Since the genesis of the OWS movement, Tech has been an active voice for the cause, and on July 10 a documentary will be released showing his everyday life. He now joins us with more on his beliefs and his work.
Abby Martin: “Something you rarely see these days in the MTV-generated music industry mainstream: hip hop with a message of raw truth. Felipe Coronel, better known as Immortal Technique, is a Peruvian-born, Harlem-raised hip hop artist and political activist, a self-described social guerilla. Tech’s views about politics, religion, classism, and racism are expressed poetically and powerfully through his lyrics. And some of his albums pack more historical relvance than an entire school history book. To maintain control over his work, Tech has never signed with a label, which gives him ultimate freedom of expression. He’s a vocal supporter of many political movements and struggles for justice. Since the Occupy Wall Street movement started last year, he’s been an active voice of support for the cause. And now a new documentary coming out July 10 gives us an intimate look at his life, music, and activism. Here’s a sneak peek.”