Revolutionary Vol. 2

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Revolutionary Vol. 2
Revolutionary Vol 2.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 18, 2003
Recorded2001−03
GenreHip hop, Underground hip hop, Political hip hop
Length67:46
LabelViper Records; Fontana
ProducerSouthPaw, Metaphysics, Danja Mowf, Domingo, 44 Caliber, Omen
Immortal Technique chronology
Revolutionary Vol. 1
(2001)
Revolutionary Vol. 2
(2003)
The 3rd World
(2008)
Singles from Revolutionary Vol. 2
  1. "Point of No Return"
  2. "Industrial Revolution"
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
MVRemix4.25/5 stars[1]
RapReviews4.25/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media7.4/10[3]
StylusA-[4]
Tiny Mix Tapes4/5 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. Both albums were re-pressed in 2004 by Babygrande Records.

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, corporate control over the media (including hip hop), the September 11th World Trade Center attacks, 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 film Scarface. 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 film Contact is used.
  • "Crossing the Boundary" samples "You & Me," by the Stylistics.
  • "Leaving the Past" samples "Agosto En Tucumán" by Mercedes Sosa.
  • "Freedom of Speech" samples "I've Got No Strings" (from Walt Disney's Pinocchio) by Dick Jones.

References[edit]

  1. ^ MVRemix review
  2. ^ RapReviews.com review
  3. ^ Pitchfork review
  4. ^ Stylus Magazine review
  5. ^ Tiny Mix Tapes review
  6. ^ "The 10 Questions Series: Immortal Technique". Flawless Hustle.com. September 16, 2009. Archived from the original on September 17, 2011. Retrieved Sep 27, 2009.

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