Russia Today interviews Immortal Technique

11 November, 2009, 12:09

American rapper and political activist “Immortal Technique” doesn’t sign multi-million contracts with famous record-labels. Instead, he goes to North Africa, Columbia and Afghanistan trying to help people.

“I was born a revolutionary and will be that till the day that I die,” he says.

The rapper thinks 9/11 was “a crime with a motive” and that the government’s version about 9/11 is “definitely not true”, saying:

“They could not even tell the truth about the air to breathe after that occurred. They said that it was safe, but when the people developed those respiratory illnesses, and a lot of the first responders got very sick, some of them died, they went into full deniability mode. Somebody who cannot even tell me the truth about the air I breathe, it really makes me question what else they said. When I talk about it having a motive, I think that it was used as a catalyst to justify several other actions, or a countless number of actions actually.”

“We are not really speaking their language,” says Immortal Technique, regarding the government. “Their language is money. And what they do over and over is that they take action that occurs outside of this country. While the public is completely focused on that, [the government] begins to reorganize what's happening here, in America, with the Patriot Act, what with going after people who have some sort of criticism, with discrediting individuals, who would even question the smallest concern, that they have in terms of what the government is doing behind closed doors.”

Great interview, thanks for posting.

I am and always will be a huge fan of Immortal Technique. Humility, passion, and genuine talent.

I was saving this asshat for a post about the co-opting of what worked for 9/11 grassroots activism into the Fox Noise Teabagger sheep herding, but here's the opposition in rap form; soulless tired rhymes about sucking up to his astroturf, racist corporate "Freedomworks" masters while dissing Charlie Sheen and the rest of the real patriots.

Now, to wash the shit off your brain from listening to that garbage, here's something real from the man himself, my favorite. "The 4th Branch"

Thanks for all you do I.T.

Kudos to Immortal Technique

I'm not a big rap fan and had never even heard of Immortal Technique before viewing this video. However, this guy has definitely won my respect and I hope he keeps up his great work here and abroad.

Someone to Emulate!

Immortal Technique is informed, outspoken, and compassionate. I'm guessing he is a great role model to his peers.

Thanks again and again and again to Russia Today.

If Not Me? Who? If Not Now? When?

Wonderful interview! Profound philosophies! Great actions!!

"It is you who are the torch-bearers with respect to that truth.... ...Steel your spines. Inspire your children. Then when the moment is right, rise again...." W PEPPER

Immortal Technique

I enjoy the show every time I see you brother! Keep up the journey for truth.

With you in the struggle,
WeAreChangeLA -
I work for the 9-11 First Responders, the 9-11 victims, the 9-11 victim family members, and all those who are being slaughtered and tortured because of 9-11.