Immortal Technique Speaks On The Importance Of Rock The Bells To Hip Hop

Tech explains that the annual festival offers much needed diversity to the culture.

As in years past, Immortal Technique was featured as a performer on the bill at this year’s Rock the Bells festival, which he commends for its contributions to Hip Hop culture. Speaking with Karmaloop TV, Tech explained that it offers concertgoers more than just a few acts and allows them to diversify their tastes.

“I think the importance of gatherings like this is that it showcases a variety of Hip Hop. It may be some hardcore, ruthless, political stuff like what I do,” he said. “You have different versions of street music. You have individuals and classic artists, true school artists, independent individuals that have been busting their ass in the underground independent scene for five, 10 years, making a name for themselves. Wu-Tang stuff that’s going to be rocking. I think it just speaks for itself. That diversity, that variety, that’s the strength of Hip Hop.”

Immortal is currently prepping the release of his documentary, The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique, and promised that his upcoming album, The Middle Passage, is “on the way.”

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  • EMINEM

    EMINEM IS WAYYYYY BETTER THAN THIS PIECE OF SHIT, eminem is probably the greatest rapper alive, no HE IS the greatest rapper alive, no doubt about that

    • Eminem

      u bitch made ass faggots, i posted that shit to see who the fuck would be a bitch to comment on it,no shit immortal technique is better the the other rappers, the other rappers dont rap about shit, IT fuckin speaks the truth mothafuckers u feelin me,

    • A.A

      GRAB MY FUCKING BALLS EMINEM IS ONE PF THE GAYEST RAPPERS RIGHT NOW JUST LIKE LIL WAYNE, IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE IS THE BEST RAPPER EVER BITCH SO STFU.

    • R2die

      Dear Stan.... Shut the fuck up and get the fuck out!! ur opinion holds no weight on this page! go look for an eminem page and voice ur opinions over there!!! with that said.. yeah tech is right about the "rock the bells" i been to one of them a couple of years ago and they truly do have a lot of diversity as far as hip-hop goes

    • Anonymous

      Step your troll game up because you're looking like a true stan. You do remember Em made a song about people like you years ago right?

  • sensei newton

    going to see mobb deep and ghost n rae tonight in charlotte! glad a part of rock the bells made it our way this year!!!!

  • korh561

    I miss the Hard Knock Life Tour. That was the only time you would hear Wu-Tang, Ruff Ryders and Roc-a-fella in the same sentence

  • G($)

    Drop Revolutionary Vol 3 or Middle Passage or whatever. We're waiting for the next to drop Immortal Tech!

  • LOL

    SMARTEST RAPPERS 1. IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE 2. MOS DEF 3. LUPE FIASCO 4. CANIBUS 5. SOULJA BOY (LOL JK I REALLY MEAN K-RINO)

  • Anonymous

    @THEO you're a fuckin retard dude, get your facts straight before you go dissin someone smh...immortal technique is half black/half peruvian, and if you've heard his music then you know he spits nothing but straight fire

  • oldfarts

    rock the bells is bunch old has been standing up on stage barking. and fan thats in there 30's who just wont let it go. outside nas or ghostface most of them couldn't make any decent music if their life depended on it.

    • Anonymous

      A so called culture that has a mass amount of people who follow this "so called culture". Ok u from the golden era, you must have not caught on to the culture deeply and can't be too mad at u for that. Cultures all over practice their traditions to KEEP the culture alive, so it won't die. That's exactly what Rock The Bells is doing.

    • Anonymous

      no i'am from the golden era i just know this these niggas and the new generation is about nothing . this whole so called culture is just holding on to the past. nigggas can't let it go and aint nothing left. this niggas on this rock the bell tour is meaningless that can't bring any thing fresh and new to this music. just do some old songs from 15 years ago.

    • Anonymous

      You must be one of those skinny jean wearing youngin's that think Drake is Hip Hop . Stay in your lane son, just don't dress like that at a Rock the Bells concert, you'd get a much needed ass kicking.

  • THEO

    immortal technique looks like a serial rapist. i've heard his music. he sounds like a serial rapist. he should run for president. he's so political and stuff. i'd love to have an angry mexican in the white house. lawn would look great!

  • RTJ00

    Man I want to go one day. Rock the Bells is the platform for real Hip Hop to perform.

  • McCody

    If Rock The Bells is so important then why did you all cancel the Boston show, if its that important you and everyone else would have figured something out instead of leaving hundreds of people disapointed

  • Ikem

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