Immortal Technique: 1984

AnonSingh April 8, 2010 12 Comments

With the rise of Hip Hop in the Sikh Community, a lot of us have been salivating for  rhymes that disseminate emotions on the era of 1984.  Political conscious hip hop is laden with lyrics reppin hood struggles, revolution and even Palestine, but the when it comes 1984, truthfully, we’re still afraid to say the K word and tell it how it is.

Granted, that there are connotations to the word that would make a lot of us think twice. But even then, aside from debating that one word, firey lyrics that rekindle a spirit of revolution and action are needed.

Well check it, just as you nod your heads in agreement (because we know you are),  Immortal Technique of all people has filled that gap and stepped up to the plate.

Even though its only about 3 verses shortly after the 2:30 mark, for all the hip hop heads…. don’t even dare to lie and say that didn’t spark something inside of you.

PS: Before you watch the video, we’d like to add a disclaimer that the song is filled with profanity.  Our motivation for posting the video is just to illustrate the power of music and how knowledge is spreading like wild fire through various mediums including  the massive underground hip hop scene. What occurred in 1984 as recounted by Immortal Technique is a historical tale and we do not endorse or condone it.

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  1. JR April 8, 2010 at 2:46 am

    honestly, its soooo ill.

    2:39 onwards SOOOO SICK

  2. Manjot Singh April 8, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    my god…. that just gave me the chills

  3. zulu April 8, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    legit shittt! big up TECH

  4. subeg singh April 9, 2010 at 1:37 am

    its coooool!!!~!

  5. ss April 9, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    track is straight fire..

  6. KHALISTAN WARRIOR April 20, 2010 at 1:07 am


  7. Anonymous May 1, 2010 at 3:09 am

    “So never desecrate the space on which I meditate”

    meaningful lyrics, underground music is much better then the crap we here on the radio.

  8. SB July 9, 2010 at 4:11 am

    immortal got the shit wrong though..

    Satwant and Beant Singh never “stabbed” Indira Gandhi but shot her numerous times.


    According to information immediately following the incident, Beant Singh shot her three times using his side-arm and Satwant Singh fired 30 rounds,[26] using a Sten submachine gun. Beant Singh & Satwant Singh dropped their weapons and surrendered, afterwards they were taken away by other guards into a closed room where Beant Singh was shot dead and Satwant Singh was shot and arrested by her other bodyguards, on the charges of trying to escape.[27]

    Gandhi died on her way to the hospital, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, where doctors operated on her. Official accounts at the time stated as many as 29 entry and exit wounds and some reports stated 31 bullets were extracted from her body. She was cremated on 3 November near Raj Ghat. Her funeral was televised live on domestic and international stations including the BBC.

  9. Karan March 13, 2011 at 4:45 am

    Im not sure if its “sikh”
    It would make sense, since we killed her. But we didnt stab her, so it makes sense for him to be saying “sick”

  10. J December 19, 2011 at 6:19 am

    It definitely means “Sikh”. Actually, it’s 4 lines dedicated to 1984:

    “My lions live inside a box like Jumanji

    Sikh niggas that’ll stab you up like Indira Gandhi

    So never desecrate the space on which I meditate

    My thoughts rip through tank-armored metalplates.”

    I think “lions” indeed refers to the sikh people, more specifically inside the golden temple during Bluestar. “..never desecrate the space in which I meditate” refers to the Golden Temple and the fourth line refers to the tanks that Indira Gandhi sent to the Golden Temple during Bluestar.

  11. Taranjit Singh December 27, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Yo!! Tech is the best rapper alive man. Just imagine,how much he would know about the whole world and cultures. He always spit truth and reality. And “Stab you up” doesn’t means that sikhs stabbed Indra gandhi. It actually mean,”a true person wouldn’t say things behind your back they would say them straight up to you”. That’s what it mean. Big Respect to Immortal Tech,from Punjab.. (:

  12. Bruna December 4, 2012 at 7:20 am

    You gota stop being so negative man.IN the shttroerm the movement had a lot of good effects. Sikhs showed that they got balls, even if they are outnumbered, out resourced and pretty much given no chance to win. Would you have been hapier if Sikhs just acted like bahmans after darbaar sahib was atacked and not done anything about it?In the long-term, look at what the movement has done for Sikhs living outside of India how many kids every year read stoires about shaheeds of 84 and after and get inspired to learn more about sikhi and eventually take amrit? How many amritdhari kids today were introduced to Sikhi through Sant Jarnail Singh and the 84 attack? How many people today continue getting inspired by hearing stories about gursikhs like Baba Manochal or Anokh SIngh babbar?You seem to be dumping all of punjabs current problems of the fact that some singhs had the balls and fight against oppression just imagine no one got up to fight, just think how much worse the situation would be today.And yo, ur trying to associate people knocking pugs off with the movement??? If it wasnt for Sant Jarnail SIngh’s parchaar I don’t think their would be enough people in punjab that wear pugs for anyone to even worry about knocking someone elses pug off.

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