Despite the popular perception that the death knell has already rung for political hip-hop, Immortal Technique jams a shot of adrenaline through the chest plate into hip-hop's conscious heart. Tackling topics from America's complicity in the drug trade … see full wiki
Immortal Technique delivers hip hop in the style of Non Phixion & Jedi Mind Tricks - raunchy/vulgar bragging, conspiracy theory inspired political lessons, and solid production. This is a very solid hip hop album, with many excellent tracks like Point of No Return, Industrial Revolution, Freedom Of Speech, Obnoxious, The Message & The Money, Homeland & Hip Hop, Harlem Streets, & One. With even mainstream artists like Public Enemy & Jadakiss dissing the Bush administration perhaps some underground artists will reach a wider audience as political and conspiratorial themes are presented in more detail. My only displeasure with this material is the sometimes excessive use of vulgar and violent lyrics. Unlike most rap music, at least there is a purpose to this rebellious form of expression here, so I don't fault I.T. much for going overboard at times. If you want to hear some conscious hip-hop, give this album a listen.