Published Nov 15, 2016Rapper and political activist Immortal Technique is known for his hyperliterate rhymes taking aim at societal issues around the globe, though according to Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, there was a time where he was feared more for his actions as opposed to his words.
During an appearance on Marc Maron's WTF podcast yesterday (November 14), Miranda revealed that the underground rapper took his anger out on others before he picked up the mic. "He was our school bully," he told Maron. "He terrorized kids, he threw them in the garbage. I got thrown in the garbage by him."
Miranda even acted alongside the MC, born Felipe Andres Coronel, in their youth. "He got a part senior year [in the school play] and I was like, 'Oh my god, I'm in a fucking play with the dude that scares the shit out of all my friends," Miranda revealed.
Though it's safe to say we won't see the two on a stage together anytime soon, Miranda put any ill will aside in praising his former adversary.
"He's one of the most political, ideological [rappers], he really made an incredible life for himself as a rapper...He was a really angry kid and it's been wonderful to watch him grow up and find a political outlet for that anger."
Take a listen to the entire episode of Maron's podcast here. Immortal Technique comes up in conversation around the 39-minute mark.