So I thought I would bring some evidence to the table in regards to peoples feelings on hip hop and that 'Conspiracy' is no stranger to the game. I
will only loosely cover the evidence, for I don't think everything needs to be spelled out for you. Figure it out for yourselves.
Examples of songs that are conspiracy based...
B.o.B - The Watchers - Official Music Video (ANTI - ILLUMINATI)
"But you'll probably be the same one hating,Saying every rapper is in the Freemasons"
"No one man should have all that power,Obviously cuz there's only one power,
But nevermind ya'll keep worshiping towers,While the clock keeps handing yall hours,
But pucker up because the truth gets sour,More sour than the sour ****** i devour"
Awesome music video, and an even better song. He truly nailed it on this one...
B.o.B - Dr. Aden - Official Video
"biological chemicals designed to be contagiousthere"s nothing in a business of controlling the population"
Another song by the same artist, in which speaks out against the creation of vaccines that carry diseases and viruses, then distributing them to the
public, touches base on population control. B.O.B. has multiple other 'conspiracy' type songs... if you like what you've heard so far, he only gets
Here is the 'Holy Grail' of conspiracy in hip hop...
Lupe Fiasco - Words I Never Said ft. Skylar Grey [Music Video]
"I really think the war on terror is a bunch of bull****
Just a poor excuse for you to use up all your bullets
How much money does it take to really make a full clip
9/11 building 7 did they really pull it
Uhh, And a bunch of other cover ups
Your childs future was the first to go with budget cuts"
Here's another song by the same artist(Lupe Fiasco) in which he 'Dumbs it Down' for yall. This is true talent at its finest.
Lupe Fiasco - Dumb it Down (lyrics breakdown)
"Pimps C the wings on the underground king
Who's also Klingon
To infinity and beyond
Something really stinks, but I Sphinx like Leon
Or lying in the desert
I'm flying on Pegasus you're flying on the pheasant"
Although this song may not seem 'conspiritorial' at first glance, if you are to watch the 'Official' music video with him in it, it is
clear(symbology and who does the chorus) who the song is directed towards and about. This song is more about showing off for Lupe Fiasco, but has an
overall message behind it.
Makeshift Patriot - Sage Francis
"Now have to back petal...from the shower of glass and metal
Wondering how after it settles we'll find who provided power to radical rebels
The Melting Pot seems to be calling the kettle black when it boils over
But only on our own soil so the little boy holds a toy soldier.."
(in reference to 9/11)
This is easily one of the most powerful songs you will ever hear in your life. He doesn't hide a darn thing in metaphors, but still finds room for
them. AHHHH so Epic!
BTW Sage Francis does not support the video in which I provided, I used it because it visually represents the thoughts and feelings of the song.
I'm not going to list all of Sage Francis' work, but they are all very well put together and thought provoking. He is one of the most amazing
lyricists the world has ever known, you really can't go wrong with any of his songs.
Stephen Fry Kinetic Typography - Language
This is not a hip hop song, but discusses language, and the use of it. I figured there would be a lot of haters out there that just like to trash
'rap' music because they feel that the artists project an image of ignorance due to their word choices. Watch this video and understand why you are
just fooling yourself.
Lil Wayne - Drop The World ft. Eminem
"I know what they don't wanna tell you, Just hope you're heaven-sent and you're hell-proof,
I'll walk up in the world and cut the lights off, And confidence is the stain they can't wipe off"
Now this song doesn't necessarily address any one conspiracy topic, rather it is a conspiracy in itself. There are pleanty of videos on youtube that
will break down this video and song and try to break down the hidden meanings in this song.
This song is essentially along the lines of "Sympathy For the Devil" - Rollingstones, and "The City is Mine" - Jay Z. It's basically identifying
the world through the eyes of the devil, among other things. I'm not going to go any further into that whole aspect, for it is not the intentions of
Brother Ali - Uncle Sam Goddamn
"Smoke and mirrors, stripes and stars
Stollen for the cross in the name of God
Bloodshed, genocide, rape and fraud
Written to the pages of the law, good lord
The cold continent latch key child
Ran away one day and started acting foul
King of where the wild things are, daddy's proud
Cause the roman empire done passed it down"
This song is about America, slavery, and religion... pretty much everything that is needed in the making of any good ole' conspiracy. It would take
an entire thread to break down this song, so I will wait until a later date to address the song in its entirety. For now, appreciate it for what it
is, and let me know what you think.
He is a part of
Edan - Freestyle
"the caterer, the Darth Vader with the crossfader
you should never be afraid of the harm from armed laborers
we stay patient as we lay the foundation
in a simple composition for the future generations"
I'm choosing to end this thread with this song, not becasue it addresses any 'conspiracy' but rather, is to provide evidence that intellect and
genius are no strangers to hip hop. So the next time some random person goes ahead and claims that it's all just a bunch of 'booty shakin', thugs
and pimps in the rap game, you now know this is simply not the case.
MUCH of this song will probably go over your head if you do not understand exactly what he's talking about. Edan can't truly tell you what it all
means in just one song, so it is produced in this fashion. I've seen this guy live, and every single person I was with said that he is easily the
best performance they have EVER seen. This is coming from a group of people who are VERY familiar with the hip hop scene and are very much involved in
'the biz'. If you EVER! have a chance to see him, don't sleep on it! Ok that's enough about Edan lol.
So, I hope this post has shed some light into hip hop and conspiracy. These are obviously not all of the songs that have a place in this thread, but
it's a good start. Hopefuly you find some new favorite artist out of all this, or at least are now are aware that people are finding new mediums in
which to express their thoughts and feelings about many of the topics in which find themselves on ATS.
Last I will leave you with a quote from B.O.B's 'Generation Lost' in which kinda somes up my feelings about everything, and how we should approach
the future of humanity.
"So I'ma play my guitar
Rap about aliens and sing about stars
Till you understand that's what we are
So we ain't got to struggle no more so we don't starve
I swear to God I love you with every bar"