So why is Immortal Technique’s Revolutionary, Vol. 2 on this best 1,000 albums ever thing?
Way back in in the summer of 2021, I wrote about Immortal Technique’s Revolutionary, Vol.1, which is #975 of the best 1,000 albums ever.
Of course, the not so little secret here is that this is superior underground hip hop. The bare bones production sets an intriguing hip hop backbeat, but it’s Immortal Technique (also known as artist Felipe Coronel) that shows off a crisp, intelligent, and aggressive flow that makes you sit up and give this music all of your attention.
Revolutionary, Vol. 2 is even better.
A rousing classical string arrangement and strong hip hop backbeat is often an effective recipe for a solid track, and then add in Immortal Technique’s (a.k.a. Felipe Andres Coronel) passionate, aggressive flow* and you get a powerful track in the form of “Point of No Return.” Lyrically, it tackles topics such as government corruption, media manipulation, and the military-industrial complex.
* Reminds me of a smoother version of Brother Ali.
“Peruvian Cocaine,” with is credited to Tonedeff, Pumpkinhead, Poison Pen, Loucipher, Diabolic, and C-Rayz Walz in addition to Immortal Technique, leverages pulsing, head bobbing flute samples that put you in the mood of South American climes. It also shows off this group’s sharp lyrical prowess in exposing the realities of the drug epidemic.
Songs like “Internally Bleeding” have some of the best production I’ve ever heard on a hip hop track: menacing, exciting, and bombastic, which matches the hip hop flow that’s brimming with emotion and anger.
Some stats & info about Immortal Technique – Revolutionary, Vol. 2
- What kind of musical stylings does this album represent? Rap, Hip Hop, Underground Hip Hop, East Coast Rap, Political Rap, Hardcore Rap
- Rolling Stone’s greatest 500 albums ranking – not ranked!
- All Music’s rating – not rated!
- When was Revolutionary, Vol. 2released? 2003
- My ranking, the one you’re reading right now – #407 out of 1,000
Immortal Technique’s Revolutionary, Vol. 2on Spotify
A lyrical snippet from Immortal Technique’s Revolutionary, Vol. 2 that’s evocative of the album in some way, maybe
This is the point from which I could never return, and if I back down now then forever I burn.
What’s the most interesting thing about Immortal Technique’s Revolutionary, Vol. 2 that most people don’t know?
Immortal Technique founded his own label, Viper Records, which released Revolutionary, Vol. 2 without the support of major record labels. That likely helps to explain in part why the album uniquely fuses socially conscious lyrics, personal activism, and independent spirit.
What does the “best 1,000 albums ever” mean and why are you doing this?
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But here’s what it’s NOT: a definitive list of the Greatest Albums of All-Time. This is 100% my own personal super biased, incredibly subjective review of what my top 1,000 albums are, ranked in painstaking order over the course of doing research for nearly a year, Rob from High Fidelity style. Find out more about why I embarked on a best 1,000 albums ever project.