(Photography By Arash Sharifi)
On Sunday 16th June 2013 the US rapper and activist Immortal Technique set alight the stage at The South Bank Centre, London. The live performance on Fathers Day saw Immortal doing what he does best, along with trying to promote positive messages and values including respecting ‘our’ women. Within the first hour Immortal wasted no time and performed some of his biggest tracks to date including: “Toast to the Dead”, “Tell the Truth” , ‘The 3rd World”, “Point of No Return”, “Peruvian Coke” and of course the Hip-Hop classic “Dance with the Devil”.
He dropped a few conscious/politically focused acapella freestyles throughout the show but the lyric before “Point of No Return” really got the crowd going. The crowd participation was really good as he had fans clapping their hands to the beat, and when Immortal said “Are we ready to take this Show to the next level’ and dropped “Peruvian Coke” the whole crowd sang along and towards the end of the show repeatedly chanted ‘Technique,Technique’.
This high energy performance saw Immortal Technique promote more than just his own music but also many positive messages for the people to take home. He addressed issues such as: how important it is to support local independent music and for writers to own their intellectual property, World Poverty, Terrorism, the legalization of cannabis and other messages such as: ‘we grow together or die apart’.
It wasn’t hosted at the greatest of London venues but overall it was a great gig from an artist I have wanted to tick off my list of acts to see for a while.
Giving fans the opportunity to meet with him after the show to sign things and take pictures, this added a nice touch to the performance, evidently showing how humble and down to earth the hip hop revolutionary soldier is.
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