Immortal Technique, the reality rapper came to D’Gaf in Stratford, Maryland Point by invitation from D’GAF, RESTLESS BEINGS & FREEDOM BEATS to give an opportunity for individuals and fans alike to get an insight and opportunity to learn the bigger picture from his experiences.
Immortal Technique explained what he has learnt, sometimes the hard way about; how others interpret his lyrics, what it means to be independent, how money can reveal the real inner self, the reality of the Illuminati, what the value of money is, and more…
With his hunger pacified Immortal Technique was applauded to the stage by his host Usaama and the crowd.
He opened with a recollection of his recent escapades enlightening the audience about the impression his lyrics and others might put over and the reality that other will be out to find the truth behind the man & lyrics.
Immortal: You rap about being ‘gangster’ and then come to London, guest what?, there are groups that wanna test you. You rap about being a ‘pimp’, and then go out one Sunday afternoon with your mom, you can guess right that a fool will approach thinking your got a special on the oldies this week.
Immortal: Realize when you boast about being a ‘gangster’, you are most probably a thief. A ‘thief’ looks at robbing your goods and money and taking them while you’re not in. A gangster aims for you to rob and or use their property and money and then makes demands upon you with the threat of “well, either you do this (performance) or we take away your liberties, causing you to go into convulsion similar to a drug addict due to you having got accustomed to the money and or the circumstances that came along with the gangster’s benefits..
Soon after Immortal Technique opened the microphone to the audience, which was filled comfortably with ‘Everyone’. See gattalogue
The questions and answers varied and covered aspects which allowed others to get his experiences from not only being independent also about what it took and what he had to lose to gain independence.
Immortal Technique took questions on the content of his lyrics, which have been controversial in their subject matter and gave a good account of how it has allowed any to discuss this issue, which might have remained underground.
He did draw attention to other items that have not been covered or dealt with within the Hip Hop community at present.
Immortal Technique confirmed he has been approached and was in a position to question them why they wanted him and what could they provide for him when he had so much things going for himself. It was not really a turn them down as much as he refined their offer to giving them a specific slice on Immortal Technique’s terms rather than the other way round.
Immortal Technique gave insight into his desire from early not to fall into the holes that have been deliberately left open for any to fall into. He went deep into what to buy with your money from the hustle and its secondary value.
Immortal Technique has been accused of being slow with only a few albums in a long space of time and this was explained as the ‘benefit’ of being independent as he has taken on the role of wearing different hats on different days giving further insight to contracts with artists, shop floor marketing, merchandising and distribution which are aspects handled by the big conglomerate when most other artist sign with a ‘major’.
Immortal Technique’s rationale was that you can still do a deal with a major although you should be aware that you may be charged over the odds for services from your side of the split. Therefore the ‘major’ keeps their side of the cut, say 70% and then eats from your 30% to ‘help’ you reach your goal.
He went onto other subjects about values and for each individual to be pure to themselves and come correct from their heart.
Overall the Immortal Technique Question and Answer is a resounding success for the audience whom got the intimate opportunity to see behind the veil and Immortal whom got to reveal many truths.
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