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Originally posted by Theorytripper
I hear so much about jay z conspiracy theories, that he has all this power and creative excellence from deals with the masons and the devil himself. Along with the backwards message argument that gose back to the 70s.
I have two things to point out in my opinion. First what jay z is really good at is recycling old hit songs and making money off them. He finds a hook from a hit song that was big 10 or 20 years ago. Pays the original artist a publishing fee, and writes a rap over it. It's a garenteed money maker. You know it's going to sell because it's already been proven. Further more his raps really aren't that good, nothing original or interesting. If anything I think kanye or eminem do way better raps.
2nd if an artist sold their soul to Satan or the illuminati for global power and success, I would expect beatle success. The kind of fame that is inescapable. Don't get me wrong jay z is huge and known all over the world but his music and influence are very defined and narrow. It's not like your hearing the musaqu version on anything of his in a department store elevator....unless it's some older hit song he's used as vehicle.
In conclusion, the music just isn't good enough to be sold my soul to Satan kind of music. Id buy led zep myth before I buy jay z...and no I don't rely think led zep sold their souls either, but if they did, they got a much better deal. I don't think we'll be listening to jay z 30 years from now the way we still listen to beatles now.