Immortal Technique, is an American rapper of Afro-Peruvian descent as well as an urban activist. He was born in Lima, Peru and raised in Harlem, New York. Most of his lyrics focus on controversial issues in global politics. The views expressed in his lyrics are largely commentary on issues such as class struggle, poverty, religion, government and institutional racism.
Immortal Technique has voiced a desire to retain control over his production and has stated in his music that record companies, not artists themselves, profit the most from mass production and marketing of music.

Mark Devlin is a UK-based club and radio DJ and music journalist, specialising in R&B, hip hop, reggae, soul, funk, disco, soulful house and black music pretty much in any other form. Since 1990 he has been producing and presenting radio shows, DJ-ing in clubs all over the world, producing mix tapes and CDs, and contributing to market-leading music magazines.