posted on Feb, 27 2008 @ 05:58 PM
There are numerous accounts surrounding Jay-Z and illuminati symbolism in his lyrics and videos. While much of it seems to be conjecture, there is
enough 'truth' in the findings that the story continues to have legs. Perhaps they are examples of overzealous attempts by Jay-Z to seem
'connected', or perhaps they are examples of him actually being so.
However, here is one example that is not conjecture. In his 1996 song D'Evils, from his debut album, the chorus is a sample that states:
""Illuminati want my mind, soul, and my body. Secret society, tryin to keep they eye on me"
The whole song is about rising through organized crime, but the following lyrics give some insight to his mindstate:
That's right it's wicked, that's life I live it
Ain't asking for forgiveness for my sins, endz
I break bread with the late heads, picking their brains for angles on
all the evils that the game'll do
It gets dangerous, money and power is changing us
And now we're lethal, infected with D'Evils...
lyrics courtesy of www.azlyrics.com...
More examples of Jay-z's use of occult/illuminati/masonic symbolism can be found extensively throughout his work. So either Jay-z was
'enlightened' or he himself accumulated a vast knowledge of the esoteric on his own. Either way, he is spot on with his use of symbolism. Plus his
reputed coc aine dealings in his past (glorified in his lyrics) point to at least some connection to the 'shadow government' and the CIA.
Jay-z is connected, that much is for sure.
It may be just a coincidence as well, but his 'classic' album, "The Blueprint" came out on September 11, 2001.
2001's The Blueprint is considered by many to be one of hip hop's "classic" albums, receiving the coveted "5 mic" review from The Source
magazine. Released on September 11, 2001, the album managed to debut at #1, selling more than 450,000 albums in its first week. The success of the
album was overshadowed by the terrorist attacks that same day.
There are many others out there questioning Jay-Z and his possible connection to the Illuminati. A simple Google search will unearth many discussions
on the topic.
So yes, I believe that Rhianna's Umbrella song probably does have 'something' more to it.
[edit on 27/2/2008 by DocMoreau]