Interesting 'trivia' from the Umbrella wiki...
"Umbrella" was not originally written for Rihanna. Christopher "Tricky" Stewart composed the song in 2007, with American pop singer Britney
Spears in mind.
And we all know what kinds of trouble she has had since... They won't let us forget.
Reported coincidence with weather
The song's reign at number-one in Britain occurred as the UK was hit by extreme rainfall and flooding, which led some people to jokingly suggest the
two events were related, the media referring to it as the "Rihanna Curse". Interestingly, the precise day the song was knocked from the #1 position
by Timbaland, the weather seemed to improve. A similar situation occurred in New Zealand, where the song hit #1 in the early winter of 2007 as the
country was experiencing some of the worst storms in its history. In Greece, "Umbrella" was released at a time when people were suffering
through a summer of several major heatwaves topping 47C/117F, and the worst forest fires of modern history, killing 60 people. When the song peaked at
#4 in the Greek singles chart in October 2007, the country experienced significant rainfall. Spain also experienced one of its wettest summers in
decades, and the coldest August since the beginning of the 20th century during "Umbrella"'s chart run.
Also the 'handlers' so to speak:
The songwriters: Christopher Stewart
Terius Youngdell Nash better known by his stage name The-Dream
. Jay-Z also wrote his own lyrics.
The video director: Chris Applebaum
Who unfortunately lead much more private lives than the music idols that are presented to us. For all we know, each of those men are high ranking
'agents' of the illuminati. I hesitated calling them that, for fear of the 'snide' remarks, but I certainly don't want to make the mistake of
trying to call out exactly their allegiance, as many others seem to do.
I have hesitated to ever bring any of the Hip Hop/Secret Society stuff here, but there is a vast amount of connections.
One such connection is the number of Hip Hop artists connected to the Five-Percent nation, or what is now know as
The Nation of Gods and Earths
Origin of Five-Percent title
Five Percenters also teach that Black people specifically, and the entire world population more generally, can be divided into three groups:
The 85%, easily led in the wrong direction hard to be led in the right direction, who are the humble masses, mentally deaf, dumb , and blind to the
truth about themselves and the world in which they live.
The 10%, who understand much of the truth but use it to their advantage to keep the 85% under their control through religion, politics, entertainment,
economics, and other methods.
The 5%, who are the enlightened divine beings, having repossessed knowledge of the truth regarding the foundations of life and of oneself, and seek to
punitively liberate the 85% through education.
The percentages presented, according to most Five Percenters, are not meant to be exact but are instead meant to represent the public, the religious
and political rulers, and the few truly enlightened people on earth, respectively. The numbers used point out common traits to identify the members of
these three groups and can be fully understood using the language of Supreme Mathematics.
Main article: Supreme Mathematics
The Supreme Mathematics, in the teachings of the Nation of Gods and Earths, is a system of understanding numbers alongside concepts that are used
along with the Supreme Alphabet. Despite its name, the Supreme Mathematics is not actually a system of mathematics. It instead is a variety of
numerology specific to the theology and philosophy of the the Nation of Gods and Earths, derived from Sufism elements.
1. Knowledge 2. Wisdom 3. Understanding 4. Culture/Freedom (40 or more) 5. Power of Refinement 6. Equality 7. God 8. Build/Destroy 9. Born 0.
Main article: Supreme Alphabet
In the Nation of Gods and Earths, the Supreme Alphabet is a system of interpreting text and finding deeper meaning in the original 120 Questions
written by Elijah Muhammad and Wallace Fard Muhammad by assigning actual meanings to the letters of the Roman alphabet. It was developed by Clarence
after splitting from the Nation of Islam, after which he developed his Supreme Understanding.
From the early 1980s to today, many Five Percenters are found among the American East Coast, West Coast, and Midwest, in cities such as New York City,
Trenton, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Los Angeles, especially among the hip-hop scene. Hip-hop artists such as Tupac Shakur, Rakim, Wu-Tang Clan, Brand
Nubian, Sho&Prove, , Nas, Prodigy, SHARE3F, Jus Allah, Poor Righteous Teachers, Gang Starr, J-Live and many others had success spreading the theology
of the Five Percenters. This spread, in part, uses the language of Supreme Mathematics, which represents universal law and order, and the Supreme
Alphabet, which represents universal principles of life, ostensibly to forge solidarity with the inner-city youth through a common language. The
main theme of the Five-Percenter doctrine that can be heard on hip-hop records is the teaching that the Original Blackman [sic] is God, the Original
Blackwoman [sic] is the planet Earth, and through the inner esoteric powers of the Gods and Earths, the youth can transform and possess its true
potential, which seems to overthrow the overbearing oligarchy by becoming just rulers of themselves.
Many terms that originated as Five-Percenter jargon have been adopted into the hip-hop lexicon as well. For example, the term "G" in hip-hop
originally was short for the Five-Percenter greeting of "God," which, through its spread to the American West Coast and the rise of gangsta hip-hop
music, it eventually evolved into "gangsta," a stretch from its origin. Other popular terms such as "word is bond," while having significantly
older roots than the Five Percenters, were believed to have gained prominence through its use of the term, referring back to the Nation of Islam and
the NGE's shared 120 Degrees.
the term "G" in hip-hop comes from the 5-percenter greeting of God. Isn't that why the 'G' is shown here:
See that hand shake on there? Look again...
Thats a bit strange....
Apparently we all missed this thread:
Are Jay-Z, Nas and Kanye Illuminati's?
This seems to be a pretty big conspiracy, not to be getting much airplay on ATS.