Rap Music


Private Prison Partnership Conspiracy Exposed

Modern Day Slave Industry-Techno Slave Masters

By Rayford L. Johnson


     In the 90’s the rap industry swiftly changed from the urban rhythmic battle of “Rocking the Mic”, to a deadly game of disrespect and war of words between East and West Coast rap groups,Bloods and Crips, etc.…  This new “gangsta rap” trend exploded out of nowhere and soon local wannabe rap groups, were transforming themselves into street gangs, taunting and challenging the neighborhood gangs in their territory.  I was talking with a man this week whose son was killed after he and his gang made a rap video disrespecting a rival neighborhood gang.  He was killed in a drive-by-shooting the day after the video was aired on Youtube.

Since the early 90’s, the rap game had taken a very dark and diabolical turn, It changed from the creative battle of rhyming lyrics to who can “slang”(sell) the most drugs, pimp the most women and kill the most enemies without any remorse.

How did this happen?  I can sum this up with one verse from the Holy Bible, “The love of money is the root of all evil.”(1 Timothy 6:10).  America’s slave industry has resurrected itself.  It’s larger, stronger and more profitable than ever before, and has legally reinvented itself.  We all know it’s illegal to capture and enslave the human body, however, the modernized slave owner  has learned through new advancements in psychology and technology that if you can capture an individual’s mind, the body will follow into it’s own captivity.  I have personally coined these modernized slave masters, Techno-Slave Masters.

The rap audience has become the modern-day plantation for these techno-slave masters who reside on Wall Street.  These techno-slave masters don’t have to use the big sea ships, rifles and shackles—they have upgraded from their predecessors to the wireless technology of musical airwaves.  The gangster rappers and entertainers have become the new “Uncle Tom’s,” using the tool of music to entrap the minds of the masses. Willing to sell their soul for an easy pay-off for a nicer house on the plantation.  I’m talking about Uncle Tom’s like, Jay Z, Lil Wayne, Eminem and so on.

Who are these techno-slave owners and what does music have to do with it?  Well, it’s a very finely-tuned, covert, intricate system, which has been a dirty, little, profitable secret of some of Wall Street’s elite since the early 90’s.

These new techno slave owners or handlers are a diabolical syndicate of private prison corporations, pharmaceutical companies and the entertainment industry.

How did this all come to light? Well, the event which blew this conspiracy wide open, was an anonymous letter that surfaced on the internet sometime in 2013.  This letter was brought to my attention by a Hollywood insider, which prompted me to do a little investigating. Not to my surprise, the claims by the author checked out, even according to Wall Street’s accounting system. The European author claimed to be a former executive of a  major record label in the United States.  He conveys that he wrote the letter to clear his conscious, after seeing the devastation the rap industry was having on the youth in America.   The letter was regarding a secret industry meeting held back in 1991 on the topic of taking rap music in a new direction.  The following is the anonymous letter:

After more than 20 years, I’ve finally decided to tell the world what I witnessed in 1991, which I believe was one of the biggest turning point in popular music, and ultimately American society. I have struggled for a long time weighing the pros and cons of making this story public as I was reluctant to implicate the individuals who were present that day. So I’ve simply decided to leave out names and all the details that may risk my personal well being and that of those who were, like me, dragged into something they weren’t ready for.

Between the late 80’s and early 90’s, I was what you may call a “decision maker” with one of the more established company in the music industry. I came from Europe in the early 80’s and quickly established myself in the business. The industry was different back then. Since technology and media weren’t accessible to people like they are today, the industry had more control over the public and had the means to influence them anyway it wanted. This may explain why in early 1991, I was invited to attend a closed door meeting with a small group of music business insiders to discuss rap music’s new direction. Little did I know that we would be asked to participate in one of the most unethical and destructive business practice I’ve ever seen.

The meeting was held at a private residence on the outskirts of Los Angeles. I remember about 25 to 30 people being there, most of them familiar faces. Speaking to those I knew, we joked about the theme of the meeting as many of us did not care for rap music and failed to see the purpose of being invited to a private gathering to discuss its future. Among the attendees was a small group of unfamiliar faces who stayed to themselves and made no attempt to socialize beyond their circle. Based on their behavior and formal appearances, they didn’t seem to be in our industry. Our casual chatter was interrupted when we were asked to sign a confidentiality agreement preventing us from publicly discussing the information presented during the meeting. Needless to say, this intrigued and in some cases disturbed many of us. The agreement was only a page long but very clear on the matter and consequences which stated that violating the terms would result in job termination. We asked several people what this meeting was about and the reason for such secrecy but couldn’t find anyone who had answers for us. A few people refused to sign and walked out. No one stopped them. I was tempted to follow but curiosity got the best of me. A man who was part of the “unfamiliar” group collected the agreements from us.

Quickly after the meeting began, one of my industry colleagues (who shall remain nameless like everyone else) thanked us for attending. He then gave the floor to a man who only introduced himself by first name and gave no further details about his personal background. I think he was the owner of the residence but it was never confirmed. He briefly praised all of us for the success we had achieved in our industry and congratulated us for being selected as part of this small group of “decision makers”. At this point I begin to feel slightly uncomfortable at the strangeness of this gathering. The subject quickly changed as the speaker went on to tell us that the respective companies we represented had invested in a very profitable industry which could become even more rewarding with our active involvement. He explained that the companies we work for had invested millions into the building of privately owned prisons and that our positions of influence in the music industry would actually impact the profitability of these investments. I remember many of us in the group immediately looking at each other in confusion. At the time, I didn’t know what a private prison was but I wasn’t the only one. Sure enough, someone asked what these prisons were and what any of this had to do with us. We were told that these prisons were built by privately owned companies who received funding from the government based on the number of inmates. The more inmates, the more money the government would pay these prisons. It was also made clear to us that since these prisons are privately owned, as they become publicly traded, we’d be able to buy shares. Most of us were taken back by this. Again, a couple of people asked what this had to do with us. At this point, my industry colleague who had first opened the meeting took the floor again and answered our questions. He told us that since our employers had become silent investors in this prison business, it was now in their interest to make sure that these prisons remained filled. Our job would be to help make this happen by marketing music which promotes criminal behavior, rap being the music of choice. He assured us that this would be a great situation for us because rap music was becoming an increasingly profitable market for our companies, and as employee, we’d also be able to buy personal stocks in these prisons. Immediately, silence came over the room. You could have heard a pin drop. I remember looking around to make sure I wasn’t dreaming and saw half of the people with dropped jaws. My daze was interrupted when someone shouted, “Is this a f****** joke?” At this point things became chaotic. Two of the men who were part of the “unfamiliar” group grabbed the man who shouted out and attempted to remove him from the house. A few of us, myself included, tried to intervene. One of them pulled out a gun and we all backed off. They separated us from the crowd and all four of us were escorted outside. My industry colleague who had opened the meeting earlier hurried out to meet us and reminded us that we had signed agreement and would suffer the consequences of speaking about this publicly or even with those who attended the meeting. I asked him why he was involved with something this corrupt and he replied that it was bigger than the music business and nothing we’d want to challenge without risking consequences. We all protested and as he walked back into the house I remember word for word the last thing he said, “It’s out of my hands now. Remember you signed an agreement.” He then closed the door behind him. The men rushed us to our cars and actually watched until we drove off.

A million things were going through my mind as I drove away and I eventually decided to pull over and park on a side street in order to collect my thoughts. I replayed everything in my mind repeatedly and it all seemed very surreal to me. I was angry with myself for not having taken a more active role in questioning what had been presented to us. I’d like to believe the shock of it all is what suspended my better nature. After what seemed like an eternity, I was able to calm myself enough to make it home. I didn’t talk or call anyone that night. The next day back at the office, I was visibly out of it but blamed it on being under the weather. No one else in my department had been invited to the meeting and I felt a sense of guilt for not being able to share what I had witnessed. I thought about contacting the 3 others who wear kicked out of the house but I didn’t remember their names and thought that tracking them down would probably bring unwanted attention. I considered speaking out publicly at the risk of losing my job but I realized I’d probably be jeopardizing more than my job and I wasn’t willing to risk anything happening to my family. I thought about those men with guns and wondered who they were? I had been told that this was bigger than the music business and all I could do was let my imagination run free. There were no answers and no one to talk to. I tried to do a little bit of research on private prisons but didn’t uncover anything about the music business’ involvement. However, the information I did find confirmed how dangerous this prison business really was. Days turned into weeks and weeks into months. Eventually, it was as if the meeting had never taken place. It all seemed surreal. I became more reclusive and stopped going to any industry events unless professionally obligated to do so. On two occasions, I found myself attending the same function as my former colleague. Both times, our eyes met but nothing more was exchanged. 

As the months passed, rap music had definitely changed direction. I was never a fan of it but even I could tell the difference. Rap acts that talked about politics or harmless fun were quickly fading away as gangster rap started dominating the airwaves. Only a few months had passed since the meeting but I suspect that the ideas presented that day had been successfully implemented. It was as if the order has been given to all major label executives. The music was climbing the charts and most companies when more than happy to capitalize on it. Each one was churning out their very own gangster rap acts on an assembly line. Everyone bought into it, consumers included. Violence and drug use became a central theme in most rap music. I spoke to a few of my peers in the industry to get their opinions on the new trend but was told repeatedly that it was all about supply and demand. Sadly many of them even expressed that the music reinforced their prejudice of minorities.

I officially quit the music business in 1993 but my heart had already left months before. I broke ties with the majority of my peers and removed myself from this thing I had once loved. I took some time off, returned to Europe for a few years, settled out of state, and lived a “quiet” life away from the world of entertainment. As the years passed, I managed to keep my secret, fearful of sharing it with the wrong person but also a little ashamed of not having had the balls to blow the whistle. But as rap got worse, my guilt grew. Fortunately, in the late 90’s, having the internet as a resource which wasn’t at my disposal in the early days made it easier for me to investigate what is now labeled the prison industrial complex. Now that I have a greater understanding of how private prisons operate, things make much more sense than they ever have. I see how the criminalization of rap music played a big part in promoting racial stereotypes and misguided so many impressionable young minds into adopting these glorified criminal behaviors which often lead to incarceration. Twenty years of guilt is a heavy load to carry but the least I can do now is to share my story, hoping that fans of rap music realize how they’ve been used for the past 2 decades. Although I plan on remaining anonymous for obvious reasons, my goal now is to get this information out to as many people as possible. Please help me spread the word. Hopefully, others who attended the meeting back in 1991 will be inspired by this and tell their own stories. Most importantly, if only one life has been touched by my story, I pray it makes the weight of my guilt a little more tolerable.

Thank you.

These techno-slave masters views individuals not as souls of God’s creation, but as mere products to profit on.  The system was basically set up to manufacture an assembly line of behavioral products to be placed within their trillion dollar business infrastructure.  What type of behavioral products? Thugs, gang members, criminals, pimps, prostitutes, drug addicts, drunkards, refurbished humans who have been targeted and pre-programmed with reckless, promiscuous, immoral and mindless behavior through the gangsta music.

Let me  break it down how it works and how profit is made.  The two major prison companies are CCA (Corrections Corporation of America) and GEO Group.  The number one share holder for CCA  & GEO Group is the The Vanguard Group, who holds shares in Viacom which owns BET & MTV, two major catalysts for the gangsta rap movement.  Other shareholders are General Electric, which owns substantial shares in Universal, which owns major shares in Interscope Records which is Suge Knight’s Death Row Records.  There is also Russell Simmons CEO of Def Jam,a major catalyst and pioneer in the gangsta rap and thug movement.

Private prisons earn $122.00 per day from the federal government per inmate.  Techno-slave masters have the opportunity to double dip, earning extreme bonuses from the mass quantities of medication their syndicated pharmaceutical companies distribute out to the prisoners.  Not only to prisoners, but also to the growing mental illness epidemic in free society, often cultivated by the street drugs their pushing throughout the music.

But don’t be mistaken, the thug movement is not just capsulated within the rap industry, but in the 90’s these techno-slave owners discovered that the “thug mentality “ movement could also be transferable in R&B, Pop,Rock, Punk Music and more, and also cleverly inserted in movies, television and video games.

In the pharmaceutical industry these techno slave owners  portfolio of companies include Vertez Pharmaceuticals, Astellas Pharmaceuticals and Rexahn Pharmaceuticals.  You don’t believe they have contracted ties to these youth and adult correctional facilities?  Of course they do. ( Note:  I want to make it clear, that I don’t believe that all pharmaceuticals are bad, I’m talking about those in the industry who purposely abuse the use of pharmaceuticals  for financial gain.  Nor do I believe all those who invest or work in these financial groups or in these private prisons are bad individuals. I know many of them are descent, God fearing people.  I’m addressing the minority  in these groups who were were aware and help to orchestrate this diabolical plan of propagating the thug mentality through the media.)

As a former correctional counselor for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, I know first hand that medicating inmates is big business, again the pharmaceutical industry is a trillion dollar business.  Unfortunately I have witnessed too many psychiatrists desiring to begin medicating instead of educating inmates on developing practical coping methods and life skills. Bottom line, medicating is a lot more profitable. (Note: I want to make it clear that not all mental health staff believe this way, I have worked with and have learned from a lot of great psychologist and psychiatrists who truly had a desire to help individuals, and would only prescribe medication after all other treatment attempts had failed. )

The Techno-Slave Master’s Process

For example a youth comes to juvenile hall hallucinating after taking “Molly” (Ecstasy) a drug promoted by the rap industry, he is immediately medicated with intense psychtrophic meds by the clinical staff. Staff observes and documents the youth portraying a hostile disposition, so he is also medicated for anger.  These drugs transform him into a stoic, zombie like state, which often leads to depression, which leads to more medication.   After a period of time, the youth is released, with a strict regimented of medication schedule three times- a-day.  They know this youth most likely will not stick to the medication schedule nor the medication.  The typical pattern is that the youth will hit the streets, self medicating himself with street drugs, alcohol, promiscuous sexual encounters and erratic and mindless adrenaline rush expeditions, such as gang banging and other criminal activities.

This will lead to their brain chemistry to become even more off balanced, which will eventually place them back into the correctional system,many times with an STD (sexually transmitted disease), back on their medication and then some.  It’s a set up, which is making these techno-slave masters wealthy beyond beyond measure.

These techno-slave masters are the puppeteers or screen writers for this well orchestrated production.  They simply direct the music industry department which they own or co-own to write the scripts, and then transmit them out through the music and the videos, which a large percentage of the public will naively act-out, driving them into their own self-destructive captivity.  Those who buy the music just for entertainment value, though don’t act it out, are just as important to the cycle, due to they are the major funders and willing marketers of this destructive and deadly cycle.

Fidelity, which is in this techno-slave master syndicate, is a major share holder of Rockstar Games Inc..  A company infamous for their violent and immoral video games such as Grand Theft Auto.  In this game you the player are awarded points by committing crimes as a dope dealer, car jacker, rapist, gang banger and  even killer.  In a recent podcast titled, “Grand Theft Auto Exposed “ I feature a segment of the Nut Case gang, which was heavily influenced by the GTA game.  This group of individuals got so pumped up by the game, that they went to the streets committing violent crimes such as robbery, car jacking and murder for points.  Believe it or not, but you can purchase this game at Toys R Us.

Psychological Warfare Strategy

Why are musical lyrics the weapon of choice for the enslavement process?  Lyrics are a creative assortment of words to create a message.  What is within the power of a word? Well think about it… a word becomes a thought, a thought becomes an imagination, and imagination becomes a desire. The Bible says in Proverbs 18:21, that “Life and death are in the power of the tongue.”

As these techno-slave masters fund the music industry within their syndicate to seek talent, produce albums, videos and concerts with criminal and immoral content,  they understand that as it is systematically and continuously  pumped through the airwaves, scientific research and data has validated that new beliefs and behaviors will occur in the consistent listener.

These musical beats and rhythms can be so captivating to the soul (mind, emotions, will) that it has the ability to override and muzzle out the immoral and illogical lyrical messages, however these immoral and illogical messages are downloaded to the right brain which is our subconscious.   Scientist have discovered that during the sleep cycle, the messages from the lyrics are transferred from the right brain, back to the conscious left brain, where the individual begins the process of understanding and believing the messages, without them realizing their understanding and believing them.  The individual then wakes up over a period time as an individual with a refurbished mind full of criminal, immoral, promiscuous and reckless beliefs and character traits.  This process implemented on the masses, gives birth to various immoral and criminal  sub cultures such as:



Social Substance Abuse

Sexual Promiscuity: “Friends with benefits”,pimping, stripping, orgies

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Domestic violence

Reckless Driving

Criminal Hustling



Time Magazine ran an article in 2012 discussing the negative behavior traits in many of the youth today, which is hindering their growth potential in the job market.  The article points out that many of the youth today are growing up with a lack of soft skills.  What are soft skills?

Soft Skills


Personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people.

US English Dictionary 

“ This generation’s 20-year-olds lack some of the soft skills that are necessary to move up the professional ladder: perseverance, humility, flexibility and commitment”. 

Time Magazine

Too Busy for a Summer Job? Why America’s Youth Lacks Basic Work Skills By Ericka Christakis,  May 01, 2012

Instead of embracing a soft skills mentality, our youth have been lured in by the techno-slave masters to embrace a “thug mentality.”  Thug mentality is producing and embedding the following traits in many of the youth today:

Mean mugging

Pimp & King Pin Mentality

Anarchy mentality

Sagging pants

Eccentric hair styles

Street Slang

Sexual Harassment


Excessive tattoos


The above list is a sure recipe to become or remain unemployable.  These behaviors and actions will keep the individual circulating within this diabolical cycle.  Think about it like this, if that individual is rejected in the job market, he or she most likely will become angry, frustrated and depressed, filled with worry and anxiety about survival.  This will result in choosing one or all of the below options, I testify of this as a correctional counselor for over 13 years:

Become bored and join a gang or group with negative peers

Commit crimes to meet his or her needs

Commit violent crimes as an outlet for their frustration such as domestic violence, child abuse, promiscuous sexual behavior, rape, reckless driving, fighting, gang banging etc…

Seek medication for the depression, stress, anger, anxiety and hallucinations caused by  their substance abuse or street medicate through drugs and alcohol.

Typical results:


Life-time co-dependency on pharmaceutical drugs due to emotional issues caused by drugs, post traumatic stress or a sexually transmitted disease.

Premature Death

All in which these techno-slave masters will profit for life for this lucrative residual income brought in by these captive individuals.  By simply using the Pied Piper method of music.

Through the music they create this false illusion for the listener of empowerment as if they are rebelling against the system and that they might one day be able to dominate it, if they can become “gangsta” enough. However in all reality, they are puppets in the techno-slave masters puppet show, reaping their masters profits so that their masters and their families can live lavishly with the best education and luxuries that life has to offer.

Please help wake up a love one, friend or even a stranger out of this techno-slavery, by sharing this article with them.  For more information please go to my website

God Bless,

Rayford Johnson

Author of Thug Mentality Exposed

Certified Gang Specialist