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Public Awareness in music lyrics.

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posted on Apr, 19 2004 @ 10:50 AM
I apologize in advance for all the foul language, but I think that everyone who has access to this forum would appreciate just about everything this man has to say.

Let me start by laying down some stuff...Immortal Technique is my favorite rapper ever. Yes, I mean that. He is a ripping political analyst in his own right, much like a left-wing loudmouth (much in the same way that Rush Limbaugh is) but more extreme.

This man is also intelligent. He grew up in harlem, NY, and had one of the roughest lives, and was even incarcerated for a year. His rhymes are dirty, but at the same time, they're wide open, and intelligent. He speaks fluent spanish, as well as english, and if his politics were more mainstream, he'd be more popular.

Oh, and one more thing. This guy isn't EVER going to sell out. In one of his tracks he tears independent record labels apart because as he puts it , they're only independent until they make it big.

so please, sit back and enjoy the Lyrical stylings and cutting political commentary of Immortal Techniqe.

Artist: Immortal Technique
Album: Revolutionary Volume 2
Title: Cause of Death

Immortal Technique
Revolutionary Volume 2
Yeah, broadcasting live from Harlem, New York
Let the truth be known..

[Verse 1]
You better watch what the # flies outta ya mouth
Or I'ma hijack a plane and fly it into your house
Burn your apartment with your family tied to the couch
And slit your throat, so when you scream, only blood comes out
I doubt that there could ever be...a more wicked MC
'Cuz AIDs infested child molesters aren't sicker than me
I see the world for what it is, beyond the white and the black
The way the government downplays historical facts
'Cuz the United States sponsored the rise of the 3rd Reich
Just like the CIA trained terrorists to the fight
Build bombs and sneak box cutters onto a flight
When I was a child, the Devil himself bought me a mic
But I refused the offer, 'cuz God sent me to strike
With skills unused like fallopian tubes on a dyke
My words'll expose George Bush and Bin Laden
As two separate parts of the same seven headed dragon
And you can't fathom the truth, so you don't hear me
You think illuminati's just a #in conspiracy theory?
That's why Conservative racists are all runnin' #
And your phone is tapped by the Federal Government
So I'm jammin' frequencies in ya brain when you speak to me
Technique will rip a rapper to pieces indecently
Pack weapons illegally, because I'm never hesitant
Sniper scoping a commission controllin the president

Father, forgive them, for they don't know right from wrong
The truth will set you free, written down in this song
And the song has the Cause of Death written in code
The Word of God brought to life, that'll save ya soul..

Save ya soul ya soul..

Yeah, yeah, yeah

[Verse 2]
I hacked the Pentagon for self-incriminating evidence
Of Republican manufactured white powder pestilence
Marines Corps. flat (?) vest, with the guns and ammo
Spittin' bars like a demon stuck inside a piano
Turn a Sambo into a soldier with just one line
Now here's the truth about the system that'll # up your mind
They gave Al Queda 6 billion dollars in 1989 to 1992
And now the last chapters of Revelations are coming true
And I know a lot of people find it hard to swallow this
Because subliminal bigotry makes you hate my politics
But you act like America wouldn't destroy two buildings
In a country that was sponsoring bombs dropped on our children
I was watching the Towers, and though I wasn't the closest
I saw them crumble to the Earth like they was full of explosives
And they thought nobody noticed the news report that they did
About the bombs planted on the George Washington bridge
Four Non-Arabs arrested during the emergency
And then it disappeared from the news permanently
They dubbed a tape of Osama, and they said it was proof
"Jealous of our freedom," I can't believe you bought that excuse
Rockin a mother#ing flag don't make you a hero
Word to Ground Zero
The Devil crept into Heaven, God overslept on the 7th
The New World Order was born on September 11


[Verse 3]
And just so Conservatives don't take it to heart
I don't think Bush did it, 'cuz he isn't that smart
He's just a stupid puppet taking orders on his cell phone
From the same people that sabotaged Senator Wellstone
The military industry got it poppin' and lockin'
Looking for a way to justify the Wolfowitz Doctrine
And as a matter of fact, Rumsfeld, now that I think back
Without 9/11, you couldn't have a war in Iraq
Or a Defense budget of world conquest proportions
Kill freedom of speech and revoke the right to abortions
Tax cut extortion, a blessing to the wealthy and wicked
But you still have to answer to the Armageddon you scripted
And Dick Cheney, you #in leech, tell them your plans
About building your pipelines through Afghanistan
And how Israeli troops trained the Taliban in Pakistan
You might have some house niggaz fooled, but I understand
Colonialism is sponsored by corporations
That's why Halliburton gets paid to rebuild nations
Tell me the truth, I don't scare into paralysis
I know the CIA saw Bin Laden on dialysis
In '98 when he was Top Ten for the FBI
Government ties is really why the Government lies
Read it yourself instead of asking the Government why
'Cuz then the Cause of Death will cause the propaganda to die..

[Man talking]
He is scheduled for 60 Minutes next. He is going on
French, Italian, Japanese television. People
everywhere are starting to listen to him. It's embarassing

[Edited on 19-4-2004 by Loki]

posted on Apr, 19 2004 @ 11:07 AM

Theres nothing secret there, hes just covering random favourites of conspiracy theorists. Hardly the first one to do it.

From an Interview with Immortal Technique here. On Revolutionary Vol. 2 you're really getting at the Military Industrial Complex and Current Administration and their complicity in September 11th. On "The Cause of Death" you break down the whole situation citing specific events and the whole 9-yards but you know people are still going to try and classify you as a "conspiracy theorist". What do you say to them?

Technique: I think that anyone who calls me a conspiracy theorist just is trying to marginalize the audience that listens to the music I make. The CIA really did give Al-Queda billions of dollars in the late 80's, and the early 90's. The Taliban were trained by Israeli agents, Halliburton built a pipeline to get natural gas that it couldn't have done if the Taliban was in power. The president is really trying to revoke abortion and frees speech. What is so conspiracy theory about that? I invite people to disagree with my views but look up the historical facts for yourself son.

posted on Apr, 19 2004 @ 11:07 AM
Nice information ! I'm not a huge fan of Rap music or at least what rap music is today, but I think I'll definitly look into obtaining some of this.

posted on Apr, 19 2004 @ 11:11 AM
It's not that it's anything secret, but I feel that more people in rats would appreciate it more than if I threw it out there for general consumption...

Did I make a mistake?

posted on Apr, 19 2004 @ 02:58 PM
I'm bumpin this thread up...

CHeck it out, all. Immortal Technique. Revolutionary vol. 2 is my favorite record of his.

posted on Apr, 19 2004 @ 03:00 PM
the only rap i listen to is Insane Clown Posse and Twiztid, but i'll give anything a listen to
i'll check it out

posted on Apr, 19 2004 @ 03:03 PM

Originally posted by infinite
the only rap i listen to is Insane Clown Posse and Twiztid, but i'll give anything a listen to
i'll check it out

Hey, if you like Twiztid and ICP, I know you'll like this. It's like ICP, only with more talent, and talking about pertinent stuff.

Wow, that sounded like I'm raggin on ICP....whoops. anyhow...yea.

posted on Apr, 19 2004 @ 03:04 PM

It's like ICP, only with more talent

ill pretend i didn't read that lol

posted on Apr, 19 2004 @ 03:13 PM
I listen to ICP too. I agree with Loki..They're fresh but primarily comical. Their lyrics don't have much meaning, at least in the way of politics and conspiracies.

Thanks for the info on Immortal Technique.

If you're interested in another great rapper, check out Paris.

You can listen to a great track of his by...clicking here.

posted on Apr, 20 2004 @ 04:02 AM

Originally posted by Loki
Did I make a mistake?


Not really for that kinda thing.

posted on Apr, 21 2004 @ 01:02 AM
Interesting people know about Immortal Technique on this message board. I listen to underground hip hop and know a thing or two about IT. He is an underground emcee from Harlem and his Bio can be read on

The Devil crept into Heaven, God overslept on the 7th
The New World Order was born on September 11

Amazing line by the way. Just thought I'd point that out. I also have a couple of videos of his old battles, audios of his old battles, movies of him performing live. He's also going on tour right now and coming through the northwest with Brother Ali.

[Edited on 21-4-2004 by Ess Why Kay]

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