Immortal Technique Prepares Third Album

Harlem-bred emcee Immortal Technique has begun to record his third independent album through his Viper Records, but he said that the album would be a departure from his politically charged albums Revolutionary Vol. 1 & 2.

“Right now it’s in its early stages. I have like two tracks done. I don’t even have any guest appearances planned,” Technique told “Its not going to be less consciousness, [but] its back to the root of what made me Immortal Technique – the brutal lyrics. At the same time, there is going to be a lot of conceptual strength to the album.”

In recent years, Technique has gained accolades for his ability to craft witty, wicked punch lines bound by barbed commentary on the government, both past and present.

He revealed that his upcoming, still-untitled album would reflect his present existence, but will save his more political concepts for Revolutionary Volume 3 as the current events unfold.

“If art imitates life, on [Revolutionary] Volume 2, I was talking about what was going on in the world at that time. Now, it’s changed,” he continued. “On a whole, when I hit them with Volume 3, I need to let a little bit of time progress. I want to see what’s going to happen at the end of the year, with all this drama. And then, at the end of the year – I’m going to hit them and lead them right into 2005.”

The latest album doesn’t have a release date, but he did say it would be dedicated to his flourishing fan base, which is composed of many nationalities.

“I’m going to have something for the streets. They have been the biggest supporters that I have. I have a huge Latino fan base. Brothers have always been there. Now it’s starting to diversify. I’m having more white people [as fans], more Middle Eastern and that’s hip-hop,” he concluded.

While he records his new CD, Technique said he will continue to perform at various spot dates and will even appear on the acclaimed Latin television network Tele Mundos in the upcoming month.