Mohawk Patio (912 Red River St)
Artists: Immortal Technique
About: Born in a military hospital in South America, Immortal Technique was brought to the United States in the early 80's while a civil war was breaking out in his native Peru. Exchanging the struggle and turmoil of a life in South America for the streets of New York in the mid 80’s Immortal Technique’s family migrated to Harlem. Although, there was a violent and often lawless element in the city of New York during that era, and after being arrested for several different offenses Immortal Technique eventually ended up serving some time incarcerated for some violent offenses. Upon his being paroled, Technique immediately began entering local area battles and taking the skills he had gained at rhyming to the forefront of the NYC underground Hip hop scene. He began winning just about every battle that the city had before he realized that he could really get the ideas and concepts for songs across much better with the release of his music. He worked multiple jobs, and use $ from the contests he won to create a CD featuring some of the work that he completed in prison and a few songs written on parole. The project turned into a 17-track album that was titled, "Revolutionary Vol.1." The follow up "Revolutionary Vol.2" was an even larger success attracted more followers with an improved flow and a very diversified political spectrum in the music. In 2008 Immortal Technique released "The 3rd World" with Dj Green Lantern which even further solidified his position as a top tier Underground MC that had infiltrated the mainstream airwaves. He has sold over 200,000 units independently. Unwilling to allow major label control of his music and/or brand Immortal Technique has remained independent, toured the nation and the world several times, founded an orphanage in Afghanistan, traveled to a relief mission in Haiti and is currently working on a new album and a new documentary movie for 2011.