Before the medium ate the message, poet and rap precursor Gil Scott-Heron forewarned that the revolution would not be televised. When the tides turn, Immortal Technique will be there to provide color commentary between lobs of Molotov cocktails.
The Peruvian-born, Harlem-raised fire-breather scorches tracks with scathing lyrical criticisms of the government, society, and the music industry, all delivered with a brutal jackhammer flow. Not one to be all talk and no walk, Tech is also an activist. He recently organized Project Green Light, a nonprofit human rights organization and joint effort with Omeid International that builds schools and shelters for the orphaned youth of Afghanistan.
Immortal Technique brings his 3rd World Tour to the Brickhouse in support of his latest mixtape. Other performers scheduled to appear include DJ G.I. Joe, Diabolic, and The Circle as well as locals GRIME and Skunk One from Sol Camp.
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Tue., Aug. 26, 7 p.m., 2008