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 official releases.