Thursday, October 20, 2011

Immortal Technique - The Martyr (2011)

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Underground hip-hop sensation, Immortal Technique, is set to release a free album of selected extra tracks and previously unreleased material. The album entitled The Martyr is set to drop on October 27th. Not too many details are available at the moment but I imagine the release will be limited to strictly digital downloads.

Some of the tracks on The Martyr were said to have been originally recorded for his long anticipated fourth LP, The Middle Passage. Due to delays the album is taking longer than to expected to release and some of the early tracks no longer fit in with the new streamlined direction. I think it’s really cool of Immortal Technique to release this free album to tide over his fans until The Middle Passage is complete.

Immortal Technique is a Peruvian born rapper who grew up in Harlem. His DIY ethics and charitable efforts have made gained in much respect throughout the world. This socially conscious artist’s style of lyricism is redefining a lot of aspects of hip hop to a new generation of listeners. Continue below to check out some of his music.

a b-sides kind of thing? I guess we'll see. A download is coming any minute now for the song "A Toast to the Dead"

I suppose anything new from him is good. But as a fan, I'm still anxious to hear Revolutionary 3 and the aforementioned The Middle Passage.