Immortal Technique

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    June 19, 2014

    San Clemente's Bumps the Goosegot Makes Hair Raising Hip-Hop

    OC hip-hop heads best not sleep on South County. If they do, San Clemente's Bumps the Goosegot is just one rapper they'd foolishly overlook, depriving themselves of his offerings of quality beats and rhymes. Born in Santa Ana, Bumps, whose real name is Eric Rodriguez, forms one-third of Rock Bottom. ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    The 30 Most Disturbing Songs of All Time

    By: Mac McCann Artists choose to write shockingly upsetting music for a number of reasons: To express extreme emotions or to provoke a visceral response in listeners or say something about a particular issue or for the shock itself. Sometimes, they're presented as true story warnings, as in Bushwick ... More >>

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    March 26, 2013

    Top Five Acts at Paid Dues 2013

    A few months into 2013 and we're less than a week away from the first big live hip-hop experience of the year. Last year was filled with immensely enjoyable shows all across Southern California, from Nas at Rock the Bells to Juicy J and ASAP Rocky at the Observatory. And, here we are, ready to start ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012

    Five More Hip-Hop Holiday Renditions We Would Love to Hear

    If the sugar plum fairies dancing in your head this week have started to stop, drop, shut 'em down and open up shop, that's likely because they're still beaming from DMX's absolutely spellbinding cover of the children's Christmas classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." We at the Weekly consider th ... More >>

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    May 16, 2012

    Rock the Bells 2012 Lineup Announced

    Last night, the folks at Guerilla Union announced the lineup and dates for Rock the Bells 2012 and a couple new surprises to its format.In an obvious attempt to capitalize on the popularity of the Coachella's decision to clone itself, this year's Rock the Bells will be expanding its lineup to two co ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012

    Lowkey, UK-based Rebel Rapper, Calls it Quits

    Lowkey's approach to hip-hop was always professorial and politicized. His critically acclaimed independently released double-album Soundtrack to the Struggle last year was layered with lyrical lectures and skits sampling luminaries like Tariq Ali. It was, then, as surprising as it was fitting that t ... More >>

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    August 3, 2011

    VIDEO: L.A. Rising in Less than Five Minutes

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Miss out on L.A. Rising this year? Over 70,000 fans flocked to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for L.A. Rising. El Gran Silencio, Immortal Technique, Rise Against, Lauryn Hill, Muse and Rage Against the Machine filled up the historic venue for nine hours of swea ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    El Gran Silencio Tries to Cross the Border

    ​In a 2003 interview, El Gran Silencio talked about their music: "We just want to play the music of our roots, like cumbia and norteño, combine them with rap and rock, and share it with the world. But most of Mexico still doesn't accept that. They hear us and dismiss us as chúntaros"On Saturda ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011

    Immortal Technique Talks About Playing LA Rising and Rage Against the Machine

    ​L.A. Rising's July 30 date at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is coming up, and to get people pumped, organizers have been producing interviews with various performers on the bill. Today they dropped the interview with  Immortal Technique; last month they released interviews with Rage Agai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Seven Rap Songs about Eating Well

    Buff Love aka The Human Beat Box​Last week, the USDA introduced a new symbol for healthy eating to replace the decades-old food pyramid long considered ineffectual. The new graphic, called "MyPlate," replaces the pyramid with a plate-shaped pie chart demonstrating the importance of making fruits a ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    Rock the Bells 2011: Lauryn Hill, Nas, Cypress Hill and Black Star Performing Whole Albums

    ​This year's hip-hop festival Rock the Bells pushes something Pitchfork and ATP has tried before to the hilt: Nine of its headlining acts will perform their groundbreaking albums in full. The one everyone will be frothing at the mouth to hear? The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill by Ms. Lauryn herself. ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    L.A. Rising: Get Tickets Tomorrow if You Missed the KROQ Presale

    ​L.A. Rising's July 30 date at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will have performances by El Gran Silencio, Immortal Technique, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Muse, Rage Against The Machine and Rise Against. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale on tomorrow, May 13 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster for $69.00 and $99. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    New Hip-Hop Album Says Leonard Peltier Got a Bad Rap

    ​While many of us were helping ourselves to servings of turkey, stuffing and other offerings of the annual feast last Thursday, jailed American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier continued to serve time on consecutive life sentences. Peltier has spent more than three decades imprisoned fo ... More >>

  • Music

    September 2, 2010

    Dropping Knowledge

    [Mental Notes] Immortal Technique speaks on immigration, plus the First Annual Real Blues Festival of Orange County calls out the Doheny Blues Fest

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    August 27, 2010

    Video of Immortal Technique at Costa Mesa Immigration Panel​Revolutionary underground MC Immortal Technique dropped knowledge in Costa Mesa on Wednesday for an assembled group of Los Angeles and Orange County-based community organizations for a panel discussion on immigration and indigenous issues. John Morales, an activis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Activist/Rapper Immortal Technique Heads Immigration Panel in Costa Mesa

    ​In a recent Daily Pilot profile of Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor, the controversial politician claimed that taco trucks blaring "La Cucaracha" motivated him to get active in politics. If that's the case, he'll be slightly relieved that revolutionary underground MC Immortal Technique is coming to ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    Rock the Bells Festival at NOS Over the Weekend

    Doug Neill/OC WeeklySnoop Dogg​Check out our Rock the Bells slideshow here!Rock the Bells Festival August 21, 2010 NOS Event Center Scorching heat, swarming crowds, parking gridlock, inefficient management, and borderline incompetent staffing didn't stop Southern California from "rocking th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Rock The Bells 2010: No Lauryn Hill, But Guess Who's Performing?​Yesterday, called it: Lauryn Hill would be performing The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill in its entirety at Guerilla Union's veritable hip-hop fest, Rock the Bells. When the lineup was announced at the Key Club in Hollywood last night, Rock the Bells announced  ot ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009
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    January 28, 2009

    Daily Coachella Update: Still No Lineup, but There is a Fake One

    It's getting to the point where the idea of the Coachella lineup is actually more appealing than whatever the eventual Coachella lineup will be, even if the actual lineup is really impressive. It's like Spock said, "having is not such a pleasing thing as wanting."So yeah, still no official Coachella ... More >>

  • Music

    August 9, 2007

    Cream of Elite

    Sporting perhaps the greatest hip-hop bill ever, Rock the Bells enshrines rap's history—and foreshadows its future

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    May 11, 2006
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    December 23, 2004