‘The Martyr’ (Mixtape)

    It’s been three years since we previously heard from Harlem rapper Immortal Technique, who dropped The 3rd World with DJ Green Lantern back in 2008. But it’s not like he hasn’t kept busy. The straight-shootin’ spitter chose to take some time off from music to focus on activist work across the globe.

    Technique recognized his fan base’s desire for new music, though, and recently began compiling unreleased and new tracks. The end result is The Martyr, a free 16-song collection of never-before-heard material from the hyper-political MC. The mixtape features like-minded guests such as Brother Ali, Dead Prez, Chuck D, Killer Mike, and Pumpkinhead, among others.

    While it’s still not clear when he’ll drop his planned third album, The Middle Passage, The Martyr will most certainly do. You can download the mixtape here and view its track listing below. Photo credit: David Tansey.

    1. Burn This
    2. The Martyr produced by Southpaw
    3. Angels & Demons (feat. dead prez & Bazaar Royale) produced by Dj GreenLantern
    4. Rich Man’s World (1%) produced by Shuko
    5. Toast to the Dead produced by J.Dilla (with Cuts by Dj GreenLantern)
    6. Eyes in the Sky (feat. Mojo of Dujeous) produced by Southpaw
    7. Goonies (feat. Diabolic, Swave Sevah & Gomez) produced by Southpaw
    8. Natural Beauty (feat. Mela Machinko) produced by Slimfass
    9. Running Nowhere – interlude produced by Southpaw
    10. Civil War (feat. Killer Mike, Brother Ali & Chuck D) produced by Southpaw
    11. Mark of The Beast (feat. Akir & Beast 1333) with cuts by DJDPONE produced by The Molemen
    12. Black Vikings (feat. StylesP, Vinnie Paz & Poison Pen) produced by Southpaw
    13. Conquerors (with Dr. John Henrik Clarke) produced by Engineer
    14. Young Lords (feat. Joell Ortiz, Pumpkinhead, CF & Panama Alba) produced by Southpaw
    15. Ultimas Palabras produced by Immortal Technique & Southpaw
    16. Sign of the Times (feat. Cetan Wanbli, Lockjaw Nakai & Cornel West) Produced by Southpaw