How the Illuminati conquered hip hop (allegedly)

kanye_west_jay_z-illuminati

I wrote an article for The Daily Beast exploring the origins of the rumors that Jay Z, Kanye West, and many of their colleagues are pawns of the Illuminati. Here’s an excerpt…

“Illuminati want my mind, soul, and my body / Secret society trying to keep they eye on me,” rapped Mobb Deep’s Prodigy, in a 1995 remix of LL Cool J’s “I Shot Ya.” The same year, “Cell Therapy” by Goodie Mob painted a bleak picture of what society will look like under the coming New World Order, invoking conspiracy tropes like martial law, concentration camps, and black helicopters: “Time is getting shorter / If we don’t get prepared, people, it’s gonna be a slaughter.” Also released in 1995, “We Can’t Win” by AZ begins with a monologue explaining how society is really structured: “This world is ruled and controlled by societies that exist within societies, that exist within societies, you understand? These secret societies is maneuvering within society to control society. That’s why society is outta control. Thirty-third and one third, I heard, the Illuminated ones.”

Over the next year or so, Ras Kass, the Wu-Tang Clan, and Dr. Dre all mentioned the Illuminati or the New World Order. Canibus went even further down the rabbit hole with his 1998 single “Channel Zero,” which begins by claiming the government is covering up visits by super-intelligent aliens, and explains that Roswell, cattle mutilations, and even astronomer Carl Sagan were part of the plot.

Click here to read the whole article on The Daily Beast.

Advertisements

About Rob Brotherton

Rob is a Visiting Research Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London, and assistant editor of The Skeptic [www.skeptic.org.uk]. Follow Rob on Twitter: @rob_brotherton
This entry was posted in Pop culture and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to How the Illuminati conquered hip hop (allegedly)

  1. hybridrogue1 says:

    One might begin with Weishaupt and work forward rather then catch it at the end of the game when every wacko with a bullhorn of one sort or another has bleated their nonsense.
    \\][//

  2. Jamas Ralbinson says:

    join the great illuminati church of devils to be rich famous and powerful, to ride upon the high place of the earth and to live without pains and poverty.
    Email or call and do all it takes to say goodbye to poverty and say welcome to riches for ever.
    If you like to be a born again member of this church just email us at…..churchofdevils666@hotmail.com or call lord Denis in kenya +254731601758 or lord Rich in nigeria +2348137342387 for immediate initiation.

  3. jackson says:

    join the
    Illuminati brotherhood in the
    world. Are you a business
    man or an artist,Politics ans
    and you want to become big,
    Powerful and famous in the
    world, join us to become one
    of our official member
    today.you shall be given an
    ideal chance to visit the
    Illuminati and his
    representative after
    registrations is completed by
    you, no sacrifice or human
    life needed, Illuminati
    brotherhood brings along
    wealth and famous in life,
    you have a full access to
    eradicate poverty away from
    your life now. it only a
    member who is been initiated
    into the church of Illuminati
    have the authority to bring
    any member to the church,
    so before you contact any
    body you must be link by
    who is already a member,
    Join us today and realize
    your dreams. we also help
    out our member in protection
    of drugs pushing email:illuminatiworldrichfamous666 @gmail. com Or call +2348120612602
    contact us today and be free
    from internet scammers

  4. THE ILLUMINATI says:

    PEOPLE MAKE LIFE DIFFICULT FOR THEIR SELF, WE ARE IN THE WORLD WERE EVERYTHING IS IN CONTROL, I WAS LIVING A LIFE OF POVERTY AND PAINS, I NEVER NEW THERE WAS A LIFE BEYOND THAT, BUT RIGHT NOW I ENJOYED EVERY DIVIDEND OF LIFE, AM RICH, FAMOUS POWER, THEN YOU HAVE THE CHANCE TO DO THAT, JOIN THE GREAT ILLUMINATI TODAY AND BE RICH AND FAMOUS POWERFUL, DO YOU WANT TO BECAME A BUSINESS MAN/WOMAN, OR YOU ARE SEEKING FOR WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE, ARE YOU A PASTOR POLITICIAN, MUSICAL,DOCTOR,FOOTBALLER, DO YOU WANT TO BE A FAMOUS ARTIST OR AN ACTOR (ETC) AND YOU WANT TO BE RICH POWERFUL AND FAMOUS IN THE WORLD AND ALSO GET SUM OF 700,000,00 DOLLARS WITH A FREE HOME OF YOUR CHOICE TO LIVE IN THE WORLD AND ALSO BE GETTING 900,000,00 USD AS MONTHLY SALARY, DON’T MISS OUT THIS OPPORTUNITY, EMAIL: Weblandinitiation@gmail.com, TEXT HEAD QUARTER OR VIBER OUT,+1(747)222-3724 WHATS-APP OUR AGENT IN AFRICA +2348137089925, NOTE WE DON’T PATRONIZE PEOPLE TO JOIN US, WE ONLY WANT YOU TO RULE YOUR WORLD

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s