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Immortal Technique Discusses Afghani School Project, Philanthropic Efforts

By Allen Starbury   /   Published 04/17/12

Immortal TechniqueVeteran New York rapper Immortal Technique may be overseas, performing for fans throughout Europe, but he's also got philanthropic efforts he's planning in the back of his mind.

In a recent interview with Out Da Box TV, the rapper revealed some of his latest outreach efforts, specifically helping fund a school in Afghanistan, which he previously told us about in a 2010 interview.

"I'm working on a few different projects ... we've completed the Afghanistan school, but we're continuing the funding on that," Immortal Tech said. "We just expanded it again. It's a blessing to be able to help so many people."

While Immortal Tech says he's eventually wants to start a foundation to increase his philanthropic efforts, his current focus is to "take on one long project and see it all the way through to fruition."

Where did his philanthropy mindset come from? He explains that as well. He says people around the world are in a far worse situation than people in history or even other places in the world.

Immortal Tech's mindset is something he takes pride in.

"I always took pride in being someone that was worldly," he explained. "Not just understanding my hood, but other people's hoods -- other people's conditions. And I remind individuals who feel like they're oppressed ... like they're beaten down, if they really are, there's no way you can tell me you have it worse than anybody in history because you exist. Go look upon the tribes and peoples that are no longer a part of the world's sphere, because they have been completely destroyed and wiped off the face of the earth."

Aside from outreach, the rapper is currently finalizing his long awaited album, The Middle Passage; and the documentary, "The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique," set to drop in late June.

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