Immortal Technique Hosting Jena 6 Benefit Concert

Underground hip-hop artists and activist, Immortal Technique, is holding a benefit concert for the Jena 6 at Lehman College in the Bronx on November 1. The event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Lovinger Theater. Tickets will be $7 for Lehman students and $10 for non-students. “This is a benefit show with all proceeds going towards the legal defense fund for the Jena 6,” says Immortal Technique. “It is important to rally and march, but it is equally, if not more important, to speak by enforcing the necessary channels for legal action.” Immortal Technique gained notoriety in the underground circuit in 2003 with the release of his critically acclaimed album, Revolutionary, Vol. 2. Drawing comparisons to Chuck D from Public Enemy, the Harlem native has acquired a cult following through his scathing political and social commentary. Immortal Technique has been a staunch supporter of the Jena 6, a group of six Black teenagers from Jena, Louisiana who were wrongfully charged with second-degree attempted murder after beating a white Jena High School student. The incident allegedly stemmed from two Black high school students sitting under a “white” tree on the campus. White students allegedly responded by making threats against the Black students and hanging nooses from the tree.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    Immortal is that dude!

    First sayers suck dicks in hell!

  • http://www.hip-hopkings.com Stu

    Tech is sick with it at his concerts!
    Tore down Manchester when he come.

  • http://www.justlyphe.com Just Lyphe

    I’ve written a Jena Six dedication that I’d like feedback on, called “We Made It”. It’s a free download cause i really did it to bring more awareness to the fact that this country seems to have gone back 60 years in a blink. I’ve also decided to officially Bury Tha N Word… Hip-Hop Is Alive! myspace.com/justlyphe

  • The Boul Philly

    I wish the boul would spend some time putting out another album now.

    He got everyones attention with Rev. Vol. 2 like 4 years ago and then didn’t do nothing with it.

    DO SOMETHING DOG.

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