Revolutionary Vol. 2

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Revolutionary Vol. 2
Studio album by Immortal Technique
Released November 18, 2003
Recorded 2002−2003
Genre Hip hop
Underground Rap
Political hip hop
Length 67:46
Label Viper Records
Producer SouthPaw, Metaphysics, Danja Mowf, Domingo, 44 Caliber, Omen
Immortal Technique chronology
Revolutionary Vol. 1
(2001)
Revolutionary Vol. 2
(2003)
The 3rd World
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
MVRemix (8.5/10)[1]
RapReviews (8.5/10)[2]
Pitchfork Media (7.4/10)[3]
Stylus (A-)[4]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4/5 stars[5]

Revolutionary Vol. 2 is the second studio album by rapper Immortal Technique, It was released on November 18, 2003, and is a follow-up to his debut album, Revolutionary Vol. 1.

Revolutionary Vol. 2 attacks the United States government, especially the Bush Administration. Immortal Technique claimed in an interview to have sold more than 85,000 copies.[6] The album features Mumia Abu-Jamal, who introduces the album and also provides a speech about hip hop's relationship to Homeland security. Issues repeatedly discussed on the album include poverty, drug trade, slave labor, censorship, the September 11th World Trade Center attacks, media bias, racism, the prison industrial complex and class struggle.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Featured guest(s) Producer Length
1 "Revolutionary Intro" Mumia Abu-Jamal 0:13
2 "The Point of No Return" SouthPaw 4:03
3 "Peruvian Cocaine"

Pumpkinhead, Diabolic, Tonedeff, Poison Pen, Loucipher & C-Rayz Walz

SouthPaw 4:50
4 "Harlem Streets" SouthPaw 3:54
5 "Obnoxious" SouthPaw 4:51
6 "The Message and the Money" SouthPaw 3:57
7 "Industrial Revolution" Metaphysics 3:40
8 "Crossing the Boundary" Danja Mowf 4:49
9 "Sierra Maestra" (Interlude) Domingo 0:49
10 "The 4th Branch" Danja Mowf 5:20
11 "Internally Bleeding" Domingo 2:47
12 "Homeland and Hip Hop" (Interlude) Mumia Abu-Jamal 44 Caliber 2:46
13 "The Cause of Death" Omen 5:55
14 "Freedom of Speech" Danja Mowf 3:09
15 "Leaving the Past" SouthPaw 4:30
16 "Truth's Razors" (Interlude) SouthPaw 0:21
17 "You Never Know" Jean Grae SouthPaw 7:50
18 "One" (Remix) Akir SouthPaw 4:36

Samples[edit]

  • "Peruvian Cocaine" samples theme from the Scarface film. The outro speech is the infamous speech by the character Nino Brown from the film New Jack City.
  • In the transition between the end of "The Message and the Money" and the beginning of "Industrial Revolution", an audio sample from the film A Soldier's Story is used.
  • At the end of Homeland and Hip Hop, a sample from the Sci-Fi 1997 film Contact is used.

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