Immortal Technique recently returned from Haiti after a visit to aid relief efforts and show moral support for the people and Haitian hip-hop. In conjunction with aid groups Arms Around Haiti and Hip-Hop For Haiti, Cormega, Styles P and Immortal Tech gave a performance tp show moral support and connect with the victims of the disaster. Upon his return, Tech took it upon himself to pen his experiences and provide his perspective on the surrent situation in the earthquake-ravaged country.
“While I was [in Haiti], I worked in a few aspects of the relief effort including a solidarity mission to aid the earthquake survivor,” he began. “In addition to all of this myself, Cormega and Styles P participated in a show to support Haitian Hip Hop and rebuild the community. I would like to thank Arms Around Haiti and Hip-Hop for Haiti for inviting me to be a part of this movement. While I was there I saw both devastation and rebuilding efforts. I also broke bread with people who had lost their entire family. Literally, everyone but them was deceased. Then there were those whose grief centered around losing a mother, father, brother, sister, son, or daughter as a direct result of what happened.”
He continued, “I saw so many different things as I walked through the slums and rode around Port-Au-Prince (as well as the area surrounding it.) I met mayors, townspeople, and the Arms around Haiti (Sobs staff) introduced me to several visionary Haitians with good ideas to rebuild the country that I am seriously considering investing my time into.”