This afternoon, rapper and revolutionary Immortal distributed a letter to followers and interested parties, confirming his plans to build an orphanage and clinic in Kabul, Afghanistan.
He writes, “The ‘green light’ has been given. I made the world a promise. Not the music world, not the subdivision of Hip-Hop, not the 4th Branch, and not the 3rd World underground.”
“I gave my word that there would be a serious mission on June 24th. Some of you just thought that was just the release of an album, which it is partly. But it is really so much more than that for me and for the eternal struggle. ”
Tech went on to address the apathy and distrust he sees in far too many of his generation.
“I know that the people who believe in the Revolution are naturally cynical,” Tech admits. “They expect their leaders to be flawless and almost take pride in finding the subtle or blatantly obvious hypocrisy in those they idolize. That is why I never wanted to be worshipped or followed blindly.”
“I know it is hard to trust anyone and anything in this life, you feel better when you don’t because you feel like you are no longer as vulnerable,” Tech reasoned. “But I am a man of my word and I have never let other people’s insecurities and self-image dictate my course of action.”
Omeid International, a non-profit Human Rights organization, will oversee the project along with Immortal Technique.
The orphanage will assist children up to 10 years old who “have been left without families because of the wars and diseases that have ravaged the land.”
An in-house clinic will also service all of the surrounding communities, while certified teachers at the on site school will instruct grades K through 5.
Above all, the main objective of this mission is to begin a movement towards social change but empowering those who remain displaced and without a voice.
“In every city in America we see homeless people. We have become numb and desensitized to it, as if it was an acceptable normality,” Immortal Technique explains. “I cannot change this throughout the world overnight, or I would, but I feel as if we have a good chance to start a small project in Afghanistan that we can build on. I pledge myself to this cause, to this Revolution.”