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Immortal Technique, Chino XL, Da Circle and DJ GI Joe

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Wonder Ballroom (map) Northeast
Thu., Dec. 1, 9 p.m. 2011 All Ages

Wonder Ballroom
$17-19

Since Peru-born, Harlem-raised Immortal Technique's 2001 debut Revolutionary, Vol. 1, he has tried to make plenty of points about institutional racism, classism, government corruption, and other heavy issues in his spit-flecked, polysyllabic rhyme patterns. But this kind of frustrated, paranoid yelling is rarely heard out, and the rapper has instead become punchline fodder for the likes of Das Racist's Victor Vazquez: "I'm Immortal Technique, I'm obnoxious/hella people tellin' me to stop it." Maybe Tech could take a cue from Vazquez, another NY-based Latino rapper who uses slick humor and satire to tackle the same social issues in a milder but more thought-provoking manner. There's more than one way to get your point across, after all. MIKE RAMOS

Wonder Ballroom

128 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
503-284-8686
Hours: Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"
http://wonderballroom.com

Venue Hours
  • Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thu., Dec. 1, 9 p.m. 2011