Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Illuminati Theory: Just What Is It About?

Hip-hop fans have always loved a good conspiracy theory. From 2Pac's death right up to Guru's mysterious requests. Strange occurrences relating to a much larger answer have always served as a source of speculation. The latest theory is the Illumanti's influence over hip-hop and the music industry. A quick search on youtube of popular hip-hop videos and you will notice a lot of comments that point to the occult nature of the images. The theory goes that behind major music videos are people working to push the agenda of secret societies.

When commenting on this issue, it's important to separate fact from fiction. The Illumanti, Freemasons & Secret Societies are all the subjects of an ever increasing amount of books and films. Think the new Dan Brown and Sherlock Holmes movies. So is there any truth to their existence? Well, their control over world affairs can often be overstated, but an examination of the facts show these groups do in fact exist. The most blatant evidence was "Propaganda Due" a scandal which exposed their powerful influence. This was not a 'Roswell' story but a factual truth which shocked much of Italy.

The three groups interlink and operate in different forms. The strongest connection between them is their goal to control the masses through belief in the occult and subliminal messages. So the real question is not if these groups exist, but rather to what extent to they influence our media. Historically, religion, cults and propaganda have always shaped to some extent the trends in Hollywood. Examples of bizarre cult influences include Tom Cruise and Isaac Hayes. These much respected celebs hold allegiance to the hideous cult of Scientology. It would not be unthinkable that some hip-hop stars of today belong to some similarly sinister groups who prefer to stay hidden.

The most staggering evidence comes from Jay-Z. As an artist, I am a huge fan of his music. However, a lot of strange symbolism is starting to appear in his videos and rather than blindly let them sail by me, I choose to analyse the messages he is sending. It is beyond doubt that his work is laced with occult images; all that's left to answer is what his motives are. One thing's for sure Jay-Z is fully aware of the controversy.

Check out this photo below of him on the set of "Run This Town":

This shirt is no accident, "Do What Thou Wilt" was the message of the satanic freemason Aleister Crowley. The music video itself is also full of masonic imagery mainly regarding torch bearing and power shifts. It's important to recognise Jay-Z works with director's who delibaretly put these messages in the videos, nothing is accidental. In 1996 Jay wrote a song called "D'Evils" the lyrics were as follows:

"Whoever said illegal was the easy way out couldn't understand the mechanics and the workings of the underworld. Lifes ills poison my body, I used to say 'fuck mic skills,' and never prayed to God, I prayed to Gotti (a known freemason).

My soul is possessed by D'Evils in the form of diamonds and lexuses. Was thought to be a pleasant guy all my fuckin' life. So now I'm down for whatever, ain't nothing nice. Throughout my junior high years it was all friendly. But now this higher learnin' got the Remy in me. Liquors invaded my kidneys. Got me ready to lick off, mama forgive me. I can't be held accountable, D'Evils beating me down.

Dear God, I wonder can you save me?
Illuminati want my mind, soul, and my body
Secret society, tryin' to keep they eye on me"

Lyrically this song addresses the Illumanti and Freemasonry. It talks of his hopeless acceptance into their lifestyle. Despite publicly denying he is a member of a cult Jay loves to continually play with his audience. A recent video "On To The Next One" is again full of dark subliminal images.

Have a look at these freeze frame shots:

^ Dehumanisation. A sinister aspect of freemasonry.

^ Bamphomet. The horns represent the Masonic devil god.

This song does not mention devil worship, so why do these images appear? Perhaps Jay believes they simply look cool. Maybe he wants to stir controversy. Or maybe Jay-Z is a member of a cult? I will let you decide. However, the new trend of satanic images does not stop with Jay-Z. Let's take a look at a recent Lil Wayne single "On Fire". The woman he raps about in this video is indeed the devil.

When you add these themes with Christina Aguilera's latest video (in which she performs an orgy in a church) or Rihanna's devilish messages in "Umbrella", a pattern begins to emerge. The fore-mentioned artists along with Beyonce and Lady Gaga are all lacing their music with satanic imagery. They also happen to be the most successful artists of the modern music scene. Perhaps the key to their success are rewards for their pro-illumanti messages.

Remember even if the artist's themselvs don't understand the symbolism in their music videos, perhaps the directors do. The video for "Paparazzi" was directed by an open Satanist, here he is on the set:


I believe we should all look closely at the lyrics and imagery of our favourite music. Like 2Pac said don't just nod your head to the beat, listen to what the rappers are saying. Decide if it's a message you agree with. This can only be a positive thing. But be smart. It is easy to single out images and lyrics to make something look one-dimensional.

For all this devil imagery, there is a lot of Christian imagery too. Think Kanye West "Jesus Walks". So don't start declaring every artist you hear or see to be part of this. I've read a lot about Nas being a member of the Illumanti, this is sensationalism and lacks credibility.

On the flipside, don't be sheep, the media like to push agendas at us, and certainly cults have the ability to influence our music. Just like Scientology have control over movie stars. Trust your gut instinct on what is pure and honest art.

*Much thanks to the Vigilant Citizen.com for helping me research this topic*


  1. good stuff! not too paranoid, just stating facts and observations. The blog is now bookmarked!

  2. This shit makes me so f***ING sick I cnt believe ppl wuld sell their soul for money and fame. God is the most important n best thing that evr happnd to me. Wen I was lost he found me web I was sick he healed me wen all I did was curse his name in vain and be a bad disgrace he gave me another chance. Wen I pray he hears me and answers me. I never will regret excepting Jesus and hating the devil. God is watching and wen its all over things will fall into place