Immortal Technique

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    The 30 Most Disturbing Songs of All Time

    By Mac McCann Artists choose to write shockingly upsetting music for a number of reasons: To express extreme emotions or to provoke a visceral response in listeners or say something about a particular issue or for the shock itself. Sometimes, they're presented as true story warnings, as in Bushwick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Rapper Macklemore Reps Marriage Equality

    Ben "Macklemore" Haggerty has quickly become an unlikely and conscious voice in hip-hop. His name may seem new, but this is really Haggerty's second wind, and he's using his newfound platform to speak out -- but also to have some fun. Speaking by phone from his native Seattle, Haggerty picks up in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Top Five Local Music News Stories of 2011

    The Ghost of Eastside Records​Welcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. We've been counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. This installment takes a look at 2011's some of the most memorable music stories from 2011. Enjoy! Well kids, anoth ... More >>

  • Music

    December 29, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Manu Chao Sings "Clandestino" in Front of Sheriff Joe's Tent City

    Music can be a lot of things: powerful, divisive, heartbreaking, cathartic. When Manu Chao came to Phoenix in September, his music served a rare purpose: healing. Like it or hate it, The Sound Strike has linked the topics of immigration and music. The Sound Strike endorsed Chao's appearance (it wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Immortal Technique, Loudon Wainwright III, John Prine, Mr. Meeble, and More Over the Weekend

    ​Immortal Technique at the Puente Office Friday was a good night to fight the powers that be, especially if you were in Phoenix around 13th and Van Buren. In the wake of the Pearce recall, Puente Movement and Sound Strike hosted a neighborhood style Hip Hop show to celebrate and hone in on the new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Fishbone, The Lesser Saints, WTFunk Fridays, Leo Kottke, and Willy Tea Taylor This Weekend

    ​It's another packed weekend in the Valley. Tonight, Sound Striker-Immortal Technique performs a benefit show at the Puente Office, and Mr. Meeble brings its crazy-as-hell laser show to Crescent Ballroom. On Saturday, you've got folk from Loudon Wainwright III and John Prine, and funky pop cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Tumblr of the Week: Breaking Infinity​We love bringing you tight tracks from local artists, so this week we're bringing you Breaking Infinity, a blog run by hip-hop/rap artist Jaron Ikner, aka Black One.You can even get yourself some fresh new music for free just by going to the site.More on wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Immortal Technique to Play Sound Strike Benefit Show in Phoenix

    ​"There is no better time, or more perfect setting, for the powerful voice and uplifting message of Immortal Technique." That's how a Sound Strike press release reads regarding an upcoming performance by the Harlem-based rapper to benefit AZ-based human rights organization Puente. The press releas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2011

    The Sound Strike's Spin on Their SXSW Panel, Old 97's and More from SXSW

    The Sound StrikeArizona activist Leilani Clark, Sound Strike organizer Javier Gonzalez and rapper Immortal Technique pose after The Sound Strike panel at SXSW.​A day ago, I told you what happened at the panel discussion The Sound Strike hosted at South By Southwest. The group, which is organizing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    DJ John Blaze Talks SB 1070, Public Enemy, Capone-N-Noreaga, Local Hip-hop, and More

    Besides pissing off big-name recording artists and motivating them to boycott Arizona, last month's passage of SB 1070 became an absolute call to arms for those in the local music scene. And one of the first artists to answer the call was DJ John Blaze.Along with P-Town hip-hop siren Queen YoNasDa, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 2, 2008

    What's Selling: Circles Records & Tapes

    By Benjamin Leatherman Hip-hop and R&B are king at Circles Records & Tapes, 800 North Central Avenue in Phoenix, as evidenced by the store's top 10 best sellers for the week of August 25-31. Here's what's poppin: 1. The Game, L.A.X. (Geffen) 2. Immortal Technique, The 3rd World (Viper) 3. Ice Cu ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 21, 2008

    Revolution by Microphone

    Hip-hop warrior challenges the status quo

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2007

    Peacenik Alert

    If you're the road-trippin', hip-hop-lovin', war-hatin' type, you'll want to mark your calendar to take a trip on April 9 down to the Tucson stop of the Make Hip-Hop Not War tour, where local rap-activist Grime will be representing onstage. It's coming straight from Camp Crawford in Texas, where pea ... More >>

  • News

    August 31, 2006

    Rappin' Radical

    Grime is the unholy terror of the Valley's hip-hop scene

  • Music

    August 3, 2006

    High Society

    A local hip-hop crew steps out of the shadows with a national record deal and an invisible army

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Immortal Technique

    Winning the revolution

  • Music

    January 5, 2006

    Hip-Hop's Trends in 2005

    A genre as big as Texas