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Immortal Technique: If Left Alone Will ISIS Become Like America?

Vlad tv  interviews Hip hop’s revolutionary urban activist emcee Immortal Technique, the two discussed how mainstream media has taken citizens’ awareness of national problems to new levels of distraction. What some people fail to realize, is that issues like police brutality have been going on for over half a century, and now that everyone has smart phones to record incidents, lets not forget this has been going on way before technology could help capture footage of these incidents taking place.

In this clip, Immortal Technique gives us another look at the disturbing realities of America’s society (past and present), advantages that certain citizens have in this day and age, and why in the end, America’s claim of being a “free society” may not be all that accurate. Educate yourself on whats really happening in America.

 

Afrika Bambaataa: Hip-Hop Needs a Coalition to Save the Culture

Afrika Bambaataa  Leader of the universal Zulu Nation one of the pioneers in the hip hop culture  sat down with VladTV to discuss a multiple subjects, like creating a coalition to preserve Hip-Hop culture.

Afrika Bambaataa challenges ( Revolutionary / positive ) Hip-Hop artists to come together to help sustain the culture and even the health of its Artist & origin, and even suggests securing medical insurance for its participants.

Afrika bambaataa speaks on the  evolution the elements of the hip hop culture & also questions why other musical genres can grow with their artists, but Hip-Hop continues to place expiration dates on its artists.

Check out the interview with Vlad Tv 

THE ALCHEMIST SPEAKS ON WHAT MADE HIM FALL IN LOVE WITH HIP HOP

 

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Hip Hop Producer  Alchemist spoke with VladTV about  the track that made him fall in love with Hip Hop.

Ignoring the coastal feuds that dominated hip-hop for most of the ’90s, the Alchemist (born Alan Maman) began his career in L.A. (he grew up in affluent Beverly Hills) and ended up in New York City. As a teenager, as part of the duo the Whooliganz (with Scott Caan, son of James) and the greater rap collective the Soul Assassins (with Cypress Hill, House of Pain, etc.), he released the single “Put Your Handz Up” on Tommy Boy in 1993, though the Whooliganz’ debut full-length, Make Way for the W, was eventually shelved. The Alchemist continued making beats, however, working with and learning from DJ Muggs on 1995’s Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom as well as with childhood friend Evidence of Dilated Peoples.

After moving to New York to attend college, Al hooked up with Queensbridge duo Mobb Deep, producing the songs “The Realest” and “Thug Music” from their 1999 record Murda Muzik, a collaboration that led to work with Pharoahe Monch, Royce da 5’9″, Fat Joe, Defari, Freddy Foxxx, Ludacris, Big Daddy Kane, and Ghostface Killah, and even rock acts like Linkin Park and Morcheeba. In 2004, the Alchemist released his first solo full-length, 1st Infantry, which, besides featuring his own beats, also had him rapping alongside Stat Quo, the Game, Lloyd Banks, Mobb Deep, and Dilated Peoples, among others, and in 2005, after Eminem’s DJ Green Lantern left the Anger Management 3 tour, the Detroit rapper hired Al as his replacement.

In 2006, the Alchemist showcased his work with a pair of mixtapes of previously released and unreleased material, The Chemistry Files and No Days Off. After releasing the instrumental collection Rapper’s Best Friend in 2007, 2009’s Chemical Warfare featured Eminem, Juvenile, Dilated Peoples, and the Lady of Rage. The year 2012 found him releasing Vol. 2 of Rapper’s Best Friend along with Vodka & Ayahuasca, a collaborative album with producer/rapper Oh No recorded under the name Gangrene, and Russian Roulette, an album built by sampling Russian music. A year later he worked with Prodigy on the album Albert Einstein, while 2015 saw him collaborate with Oh No on Welcome to Los Santos, a collection inspired by the virtual radio stations found in the video game Grand Theft Auto V.  ~ Marisa Brown, Rovi

 

 

Immortal Technique Interview – People’s Champions Tour 2015 | Free & Equal Network

 

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Independent hip-hop legend Immortal Technique was interviewed on the Free and Equal Network by Christina Tobin during his “People’s Champions” U.S. Tour with Talib Kweli, Constant Flow, Hasan Salaam, and more, to discuss pertinent issues of the day. Tech is most known for his socially and politically-conscious lyrics that are a refreshing alternative to the materialistic, sexist/misogynistic, and superficial lyrics of commercial rappers.

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