Originally self-released in 2002 in an edition of only 3,000 copies, the plain-spoken politics (the title of this album is not to be taken lightly) and bare-bones production of Revolutionary, Vol. 1 missed MTV and Rap City entirely, surprise surprise. However, the album built enough underground buzz, helped by the more widely distributed Revolutionary, Vol. 2 the following year, that it was reissued in 2004, sounding as up-to-date as ever. Immortal Technique works the same political side of the street as Dead Prez and the Coup, but much like Chuck D, the godfather of the political rap scene, the Peruvian-born rapper never lets his ideas get in the way of his flow, and manages to express complex and reasoned opinions, only occasionally devolving into simple sloganeering. Those who found the beats on Revolutionary, Vol. 2 too skeletal for their likes, however, will likely find its predecessor even tougher sledding; however, the homemade-sounding production is perfectly suitable for the noncorporate sentiments of Immortal Technique's lyrics, and has a similar rough-edged charm.
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Revolutionary, Vol. 1 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Immortal Technique's Revolutionary Vol. 1 is possibly one of the best albums I've heard. I have listened to some of the older artists yet I don't find them as lyrical as IT. He doesn't just rap about cars, rims, money, and "bling". He raps about things that eerybody can relate to. Even though I don't agree with his politics I think that this type of music makes people actually do some thinking. When was the last time somebody listened to somebody like lil wayne or soldier boy and had to do some thinking? I cant't recall the last time I had to. If you actually listen to lyrics rather than just the beat I highly recommend This album as well as his others.
POWERFUL AND TRULY INSPIRATIONAL "DANCE WITH THE DEVIL" IS ONE OF THE GREATEST SONG OF ALL TIME, ACTUALLY IT ONE OF THE MOST ASTONISHING PIECE OF ART EVER CREATED. NO WORDS CAN EXPRESS THE MAGNITUDE OF THIS ALBUM. EACH ALBUMS IS AMAZING GET THIS. IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
This album aint 4 every1 strictly because most people cant appreciatte or contemplate some of the simplest things in life, Immortal technique's vault may be 2 mind boggling for the masses. Truest hip hop album in a long time, also you can put this one on the shelf with bests of all time.