YMMV / Immortal Technique

  • Base Breaker: One of the biggest examples within hip-hop. He's either one of the most important figures in underground hip-hop whose roughness around the edges lends some extra rawness to his music and who transcends the confines of conscious hip-hop by going beyond the street and looking to both history and world affairs, or he's a blowhard with no flow who blindly regurgitates a bunch of mindless conspiracy theories, historical namedrops, and pointless fifty-dollar words to woo easily-impressed listeners who won't care to notice that he's not actually saying anything of substance.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: "Beef and Broccoli."
    "Being a vegan does not make you a revolutionary, it's a dietary choice."
    • "The Message and the Money"
    • Most of "Goonies Never Die"
    "Woah, alright man, who's been talking to you yo?"
    • "Rich Man's World (1%)"
    • The reference to "watching a porno on 56k" in "Harlem Renaissance". May be a case of What Are Records? for younger listeners.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Using his money to create an orphanage in Kabul is pretty cool.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: A lot, but most fans will agree on "Dance with the Devil" being one of his best songs.'
  • Doing It for the Art: Has rejected many offers made by major record labels, as he says in "Freedom Of Speech".
  • Signature Song: "Dance with the Devil"
  • Misaimed Fandom: For some reason Ron Paul fans seem to love him, despite the fact Technique is an outspoken Marxist and on the complete other side of the political spectrum.
  • Nightmare Fuel: "Dance With the Devil" is widely considered one of the most horrifying songs ever made.
  • Tear Jerker: "You Never Know" and "Dance With The Devil."