Revolutionary Vol. 1

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Revolutionary Vol. 1
Revolutionary Vol 1.jpg
Studio album by Immortal Technique
Released September 18, 2001
Recorded 1999–2001
Genre Hip hop, underground hip hop, political hip hop, horrorcore
Length 57:58
Label

1st edition: Self released

Viper Records; Fontana, Nature Sounds
Producer Immortal Technique, Rheturik, 44 Caliber, SouthPaw, Akir, Jean Grae
Immortal Technique chronology
Revolutionary Vol. 1
(2001)
Revolutionary Vol. 2
(2003)Revolutionary Vol. 22003

Revolutionary Vol. 1 is the debut album by rapper Immortal Technique, released on September 18, 2001, and re-pressed in 2004 (by Babygrande Records). The first edition had no distribution and no bar code; it was sold by the artist on the streets and at his shows. The album re-press was manufactured with a bar code and is being distributed worldwide by Viper Records and Babygrande Records. Immortal Technique said in 2009 that the album had sold more than 45,000 copies.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
RapReviews 4/5 stars[3]

Stewart Mason of AllMusic gave the album a score of three-and-a-half stars out of five. He praised Immortal Technique for being able to fit complicated political themes convincingly to music. Mason wrote that listeners may not approve of the production quality, but noted that it had a "rough-edged charm" to it.[2]

Writing on RapReviews in November 2005, Steve 'Flash' Juon responded positively to the album, calling Immortal Technique "a smooth flowing, rough hewn vocalist with an excellent sense of timing and breath control" and judging the production as "good to outstanding".[3]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Featured guest(s) Producer Length
1 "Creation & Destruction" Marley Marl, J-Force 3:09
2 "Dominant Species" Rheturik 3:47
3 "Positive Balance" Big Zoo 44 Caliber 3:17
4 "The Getaway" SouthPaw and Akir 2:41
5 "Beef & Broccoli" Jean Grae 2:05
6 "No Me Importa" 44 Caliber 3:56
7 "Top of the Food Chain (Remix)" Poison Pen Stelf Index 3:22
8 "The Poverty of Philosophy" SouthPaw 6:13
9 "Revolutionary" Jean Grae 5:10
10 "Spend Some Time (Remix)" (Interlude) G. Bennet 0:57
11 "Dance with the Devil" (Hidden track) Diabolic 44 Caliber 9:39
12 "The Prophecy" 44 Caliber 3:15
13 "Understand Why" (Interlude) A. Cohen 0:46
14 "No Mercy" 44 Caliber 3:27
15 "The Illest" Jean Grae & Pumpkinhead 44 Caliber 3:33
16 "Speak Your Mind" (Hidden Track) Diabolic Immortal Technique 2:33
17 "Caught In the Hustle" (iTunes Bonus) Immortal Technique 3:44

Samples[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 10 Questions Series: Immortal Technique". Flawless Hustle.com. September 16, 2009. Archived from the original on September 17, 2011. Retrieved Sep 27, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Allmusic review
  3. ^ a b RapReviews.com review

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