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Immortal Technique is an extremely controversial, self-titled, “revolutionary,” hip-hop artist and activist. He holds some pretty intense beliefs and I don’t in any way believe everything or endorse everything he proselytizes. When it comes to lyrics and real music, there’s no doubt he is an amazing story-teller. Immortal Technique just released a brand new, free CD titled, The Martyr. My favorite track titled, “Natural Beauty,” has some pretty potent social commentary; I implore you to take a listen.

Disclaimer: somewhat explicit lyrics…

Lyrics posted below.

(Verse 1: Immortal Technique)
They corrupted the priceless African image of Isis,
Replaced it with a lifeless, anorexic white b***h
The fashion industry, got em in a funny spot
Self hatred leaking out their mouth like a money shot
Movie star, Hollywood, Babylon fantasy
Bunch of peacock b***es in a cocaine canopy
And if your healthy they make you think you’re a manatee
Look how they invented this Eurocentric insanity.
Got you brainwashed, to the point your bleaching your skin
Blind to the truth and cant see the beauty within
Cos ain’t nothing wrong with exercising and tightening your thighs
But there’s something wrong with contacts that lighten your eyes
We’re going backwards from hip-hop in the park
To the experiments by Dr. Kenneth Clarke
So after the Cannabis, imma have to handle this
Release the pressure on her and open her like an amethyst.

(Hook: Mela Machinko)
Their lies cant phase ya, beauty
You gotta know who you are (know who you are baby)
Stay strong and always remember, the truth in your heart
Don’t forget there are those who benefit from your scars
(Believing) I was natural.

(Verse 2: Immortal Technique)
The business of beauty isn’t a natural model
It’s built to be the opposite of the cultures we topple
These magazines got you caught in a hustle
Cos when you starve yourself, your body doesn’t burn fat it burns muscle
And men who don’t even like women control the business
That’s why the women look like men and the men like b****es
I break it down as God as my witness
Remember Sambo, caricature characteristics
Now who got the collagen under their lipstick
Implanted Arabic hips, surgical sickness
A bi-polar society, that claims to be righteous
Spray painting artificial melanin tryna be like us
Living in a pathetic epidemic of schizophrenics
Buying a synthetic body with credit
You mad that I said it, but you know that I’m right
Find the natural beauty and get you some natural love tonight.

(Hook: Mela Machinko)
Their lies cant phase ya, beauty
You gotta know who you are (know who you are baby)
Stay strong and always remember, the truth in your heart
Don’t forget there are those who benefit from your scars
(Believing) I was natural.

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If you liked this song be sure to check out my all-time favorite track from Tech, You Never Know.

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