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Immortal Technique (PE)

Felipe Andres Coronel (born February 19, 1978), better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is a Peruvian rapper, and an urban activist. He was born in Lima, Peru and raised in Harlem, New York. Most of his lyrics focus on controversial issues in global politics. The views expressed in his lyrics are largely a mixture of socialist commentary on issues such as class hierarchy, poverty, religion, government and institutional racism.

Immortal Technique has voiced a desire to keep control over his production, and has stated in his music that record companies, not artists themselves, profit the most from mass production and marketing of music. He claimed in an interview to have sold close to 200,000 units of his three offici...

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Poison Pen

Rhyming is an art form. Just like painting, dancing and hustling. If you don't know the techniques of the genre you can easily be swept off your feet. Enter Hip Hop staple, Poison Pen, a battle MC turned street prophet. The Brooklynite started in 1996 at the first online radio station, before tearing through the streets as the undefeated champ of the NYC MC battle circuit. After participating in the Blaze Battle, Pen decided to retire in 1999 and later host the most popular lyricist competition to date, Da Cypha Emcee Battles featured throughout NYC including special showcases at Kevin Powell & Russell Simmons' Hip Hop Speaks.

It was hunger, not chance, that brought Poison Pen to the forefront. Founder of indie ra...

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Hasan Salaam

Hip-Hop isn't all about violent city life and superficial pipe dreams. But newcomer, Hasan Salaam, knows that best. As emcees are forging a coup de grace, hip-hop is destined for change. But while some retreat and plot their escapes through disillusionment, in real life and on wax, Hasan Salaam aims to be at the forefront of the revolution. His commanding presence holds no punches as he relates to today's youth with honesty and fearlessness. Consequently, misguided portrayals of urban life and a lack of hip-hop with substance on the airwaves has birthed a new emcee.

Attracted to hip-hop since the age of 10, the New Jersey native equates hip-hop to jazz. "I use words like an instrument," Hasan explains. "There's a build up in ...

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Constant Flow

CF or Constant Flow is a hip hop artist from Jersey City, NJ. As a young puerto rican, he grew up in a prodominately italian neighborhood, where his kind was not fully accepted. Being confronted with the realism of life as a Boricua in America, CF decided to take up MCing as a forte. From dealing with the absence of his father, the murder of his rhyming partner, the lack of support for his music from much loved ones and racism, CF has battled his way through life.

CF has won several battles listed in the following order: the DMC convention End of the Weak challenge at BB Kings, bragging rites (2004), MC War East coast division, City of dreams (1999), Wonder Twins show (Sirius Satellite), New Jersey summer jam and has been fea...

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