I remember when I thought devil worship music was only associated to heavy metal bands, like ACDC, Ozzy Osborne and K.I.S.S. We used to call those who listened to this type of music “stoners”, because of the ones we knew were always getting “stoned” from smoking marijuana and other drugs. My friends and I would sometimes talk about how insane they were, to listen to music that paid homage to the devil. “That’s crazy”, I used to say. Things have changed; it’s not just the “stoner” or heavy metal groups any more who pays homage and gives worship to Satan. There are now many rap and R&B groups out there doing the same. For instance, there is a rap group rapidly moving up the charts at this time, which calls themselves “3 Six Mafia” (representing the mark of the beast 666 foretold in the Holy Bible).
Jay Z is featured on 2004’s “The Grey Album,” the underground album contains a secret message. Encoded in a backward or masked message, he says “666, murder, murder Jesus.” These are the type of satanic messages that are coming into many souls unknowing to them, which is corrupting souls and producing behaviors of destruction and self-destruction. I was thinking the other day, how strange it is, that you use to have to prove you didn’t have a criminal record to get a job, in the thug entertainment industry, you now almost have to prove you have one to get a record deal. Recently, I saw a title story on a well-known Hip Hop magazine, which stated on the front, “DJ Quick justifies his Thug”. In other words, in order to be respected and have credibility in the thug industry, you have to prove to everyone that you’re an immoral criminal.
Here are some disturbing quotes from band members in the entertainment industry:
*www.illuminati-news.com/art-and-mc/satanic-quotes.htm *www.av1611.org/crock/dctalk1.htm *www.jesus-is-savior.com/Evils%20in%20America/Rock-n-Roll/satanic_quotes.htm (Jay Z/”The Grey Album” data from “Truth About Hip Hop II” video/Ex Ministries)
In 1966, John Lennon stated that Christianity would pass away and that the Beatles would become more popular than Christ. He referred to Christ as a character he named “Jesus l. Pifco, a garlic eating, stinking, little yellow greasy fascist bastard Catholic Spaniard” (John Lennon, A Spaniard in the Works, New York, Simon & Schuster, 1965 p. 14). John Lennon was murdered in 1980.
David Bowie, one of the biggest rock stars in 1976, declared “Rock has always been devil’s music.”
In a early interview with Rolling Stones magazine with David Crosby, from the group “Crosby Stills and Nash,” Crosby said the following, “I figured the only thing to do was to swipe their kids… By saying that, I’m not talking about kidnapping. I’m just talking about changing their value system, which removes them from their parents’ world very effectively” (Rolling Stone, vol. 1 p. 410).
In the journal “Jesserson Starship,” Paul Kanter confesses: “Our music is intended to broaden the generation gap, to alienate children from their parents .” (In Tinglehoff Documentation of Expose, p. 4).
Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones has remarked, “There is no such thing as a secure, family oriented rock and roll song” (same journal p. 5).
Jon of Bon Jovi observed, “I wanted to rebel against anything and everything, and it happened that I was able to do it by playing rock and roll in a band” (Metal Edge, Aug. 1987, p. 12).
John Cougar reveals, “I swear or cuss because I know that it’s not socially acceptable. I hate things that are ‘this is the way you are supposed to behave.’ That is why I hate schools, governments, and churches” (In Tinglehoff Documentation of Expose, p. 6).
Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue comments: “We never set out to be anybody’s role model. But since we have become that, we are trying to give our fans something to believe in. On the second album, we told them to “Shout at the Devil.” A lot of people… think that song is about Satan. That’s not true. It’s about standing up to authority, whether it is your parents, your teacher or your boss. That is pretty good advice, I think. But I’m sure that any parent who hears it is going to think it is treason” (Rock Beat, 1989 p. 41).
From The Doors’ Jim Morrison’s mocking, screaming hatred of Christian prayer (“Petition the Lord with Prayer”) to Skid Row’s “Quicksand Jesus” (“Are we saved by the words of bastard saints?”) to the more explicit blasphemies, rock culture has often identified its aversion to Christian faith.
Ozzy Osbourne acknowledges “I’m not a born again Christian but a born again Hitler (Cream Metal, March 1986 p. 12).
“The Oath” by the band King Diamond: “I deny Jesus Christ, the deceiver, and I adjure the Christian faith, holding in contempt all of its works.”
“Possessed” by the band Venom: “I am possessed by all that is evil. The death of your God I demand. I … sit at Lord Satan’s right hand,” and “I drink the vomit of the priest, make love to the dying whore, Satan is my master incarnate, hail, praise to my unholy host.”
Billy Idol attempts “to show what a human rip off religion is.” Leon Russell thinks that “organized Christianity has done more harm than any other single force I can think of in the world” and suggests that the religion of rock and roll replace it.
In an interview in Spin, Sinead O’Connor emphasized, “It’s a huge abuse to teach children that God is not within themselves. That God is pollution. That God is bigger than them. That God is outside them. That is a lie. That’s what causes the emptiness of children” (Spin, Nov 1991, p. 51).
In “Hymn 43” the band Jethro Tull conveyed this message, “We are our own saviors, and if Jesus saves, then He better save Himself” (Cream Metal, Mar. 1986, p. 12).
This genre of “inspired music” is now found in local record stores. Some “New Age” music is spiritistically inspired for specific occult goals. The “composers” of the New Age music claim it can foster meditation, help develop psychic power, alter consciousness, induce “astral” travel, and transform personality. Other contemporary rock musicians parallel these ideas.
John Lennon said: “It’s like being possessed: like a psychic or a medium….” Of the Beatles, Yoko Ono has said, “They were like mediums. They weren’t conscious of all they were saying, but it was coming through them…”
Marc Storace, a vocalist with the heavy metal band Krokus, told Circus magazine: “You can’t describe it except to say it’s like a mysterious energy that comes from the metaphysical plane and into my body. It’s almost like being a medium…”
“Little Richard”:“I was directed and commanded by another power The power of darkness … that a lot of people don’t believe exists. The power of the devil. Satan.”
Jim Morrison (of The Doors) called the spirits that at times possessed him “the Lords,” and wrote a book of poetry about them.
Folk rock artist Joni Mitchell’s creativity came from her spirit guide ‘Aft.” So dependent was she upon ‘Aft” that nothing could detain her when he “called.”
Superstar Jimi Hendrix, called “rock’s greatest guitarist” … “believed he was possessed by some spirit,” according to Alan Douglas. Hendrix’s former girlfriend, Fayne Pridgon, has said: “He used to always talk about some devil or something was in him, you know, and he didn’t have any control over it, he didn’t know what made him act the way he acted and what made him say the things he said, and songs … just came out of him.” (Dave Hunt, America: The Sorcerers New Apprentice, Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 1988, pp. 239 40).
Ozzy Osbourne noted, “I never seem to know exactly what I’m gonna do next. I just like to do what the spirits make me do. That way, I always have someone or something to blame” (Faces, Nov. 1983 p. 24). Osbourne, a former lead singer of “Black Sabbath” triumphantly summoned satan at one of his concerts in Canada. “Sometimes I feel like a medium for some outside force… “ (Tinglehoff, Documentation of Expose, p. 21).
Black Sabbath has also made altar calls to Lucifer at some of their concerts. In “Master of Reality” they sing that he is “lord of this world” and “your confessor now.”
According to a Rolling Stone interview, Peter Criss, the first and most famous drummer of the rock band KISS stated, “I believe in the devil as much as God. You can use either one to get things done” (Rolling Stone, Jan 12, 1978). Another guitarist when asked “From where do you draw the strength for such delivery?” He said, “Most probably from below, up there there is no Rock and Roll.”
Members of the group Iron Maiden openly admit that they are dabbling in the occult, including witchcraft (Cream, Sept. 1982). One Iron Maiden concert in Portland, Oregon, opened with the words “Welcome to Satan’s sanctuary.”
Glenn Tipton of the group Judas Priest confessed that when he goes on stage, he goes crazy: “It’s like someone else takes over my body” (Hit Parade, Fall 1984).
In describing what a Van Halen concert is like, David Lee Roth commented, “I’m gonna abandon my spirit to them [emotions], which is actually what I attempt to do. You work yourself up into that state and you fall in supplication of the demon gods” (Rock, April 1984).
Guitarist Mick Mars of Motley Crue described his band as “demonic, that’s what we are” (Heavy Metal Times, May 1983). Nikki Sixx referring to their “Shout at the Devil” stage show commented, “We have skulls, pentagrams, and all kinds of satanic symbols on stage …. I’ve always flirted with the devil” (Circus, Jan. 31, 1984).
Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac has several times dedicated their concerts to the witches of the world. An album of the rock group Venom entitled, “Welcome to Hell” contains the following words on the back cover: “We are possessed by all that is evil. The death of your God we demand: we spit at the virgin you worship, and sit at the Lord Satan’s left hand.”
The “Rune” album of Led Zeppelin displays on the cover the famous black occultist Aleister Crowley. Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, a self confessed Satanist, bought Crowley’s old mansion. John Bonham, a drummer for the band, died in the house in 1980; Robert Plant allegedly split the group up after his death and blamed Page’s obsession with the occult for his death.
David Bowie in Rolling Stone magazine (Feb. 12, 1976), stated: “Rock has always been THE DEVIL’S MUSIC . . . I believe rock and roll is dangerous . . . I feel we’re only heralding SOMETHING EVEN DARKER THAN OURSELVES” (Rolling Stone, Feb. 12, 1976).
In the song “The Conjuring” by Megadeth, the REAL mission of rock is clearly heard: “I AM THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE A SALESMAN, if you will . . . Come join me in my INFERNAL DEPTHS . . . I’ve got your soul!” At the end of the song · they chant “OBEY”! Rocker Frank Zappa (who discovered the awful truth December 4, 1993 the second he died) proudly boasted: “I’m the devil’s advocate. We have our own worshippers who are called ‘groupies.’ Girls will give their bodies to musicians as you would give a sacrifice to a god” (Peters Brothers, What About Christian Rock, p. 17).
* The super group, Metallica, in the song “Jump In the Fire”, commands young people to jump into hell: “Follow me now my child . . . DO JUST AS I SAY . . . Jump by your will or be taken by force I’ll get you either way . . . So reach down grab my hand walk with me through the land COME HOME WHERE YOU BELONG So come on JUMP IN THE FIRE.”
In the cover song, “The Prince”, Metallica openly sing: “Angel from below . . . I WISH TO SELL MY SOUL . . . DEVIL TAKE MY SOUL with diamonds you repay I don’t care for heaven so don’t you look for me to cry AND I WILL BURN IN HELL from the day I die.” *
Rock star, Marilyn Manson, proudly boasts: “Hopefully, I’ll be remembered as the person who brought an end to Christianity” (Spin, August 1996, p. 34). Manson, an ordained “reverend” in the Church of Satan, mutilates himself on stage (1 Kings 18:28), rips up the Holy Bible, and spews “blasphemies” against the Lord Jesus Christ. Manson’s T Shirts declare, “KILL YOUR PARENTS” & “I — SATAN”. Manson claims his album Antichrist Superstar came via “supernatural inspiration”: “I heard this album as finished, I heard it in dreams . . . It was like the revelations of John the Baptist or something” (huH, Oct. 1996, p.34). Manson’s “hope” for Antichrist Superstar,: “I think every time people listen to this new album maybe God will be destroyed in their heads. . .” (huH, Oct. 1996, p.37).
Manson’s “blasphemy” is not just an act. He goes on to let the public know his agenda: “I don’t know if anyone has really understood what we’re trying to do. This isn’t just about shock value . . . that’s just there to lure the people in. Once we’ve got them we can give them our message” (Hit Parader, Oct. 1996, p.28). Manson admits his childhood longing for Satan: “My mom used to tell me when I was a kid, If you curse at nighttime, the devil’s going to come to you when you ‘re sleeping. I used to get excited because I really wanted it to happen . . . I wanted it. I wanted it more than anything . . ”(Rolling Stone, January 23, 1997 p.52).
Twisted Sister sings, “Burn in Hell”: “Welcome to the abandoned land COME ON IN CHILD, TAKE MY HAND Here there’s no work or play Only one bill to pay There’s just five words to say As you go down, down, down YOU’RE GONNA BURN IN HELL!”
Bon Jovi sings in “Homebound Train”: “When I was just a boy THE DEVIL TOOK MY HAND Took me from my home He made me a man . . . I’m going DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN On the homebound train.” In Smash Hits magazine, Bon Jovi says: “ . . . I’d kill my mother for rock and roll. I WOULD SELL MY SOUL.”
* One of the most popular groups in rock history is Slayer. Slayer sing of themselves, as: “Warriors from the gates of hell . . . In lord Satan we trust.” Slayer’s albums sell in the millions! And song after song IS PRAISE TO SATAN! Their song “Hell Awaits” says: “Jesus knows your soul cannot be saved CRUCIFY THE SO CALLED LORD He soon shall fall to me Your souls are damned Your God has fell to slave for me eternally Hell awaits.” The beginning of their song “Hell Awaits” contains an obvious backwards message. When played forward, nothing but garbled noise is heard, but when played backwards you hear the real message “JOIN US, JOIN US, JOIN US” over and over! *
The group Acheron, has an album titled, “The Rites of the Black Mass”. On the album Peter Gilmore, of the Church of Satan, actually reads the rites of a Black Mass, as the group Acheron, in hellish growls, sings such lyrics as: “Glory to thee almighty Satan . . . We praise thee, we bless thee, WE ADORE THEE . . . THOU ART LORD, THOU ALONE, OH MIGHTY SATAN.”
* The group Manowar, sings in “The Bridge of Death”: “Dark Lord, I summon thee Demanding the sacred right to burn in hell . . . Take My lustful soul Drink my blood as I drink yours . . . LUCIFER IS KING PRAISE SATAN!”
* The group Morbid Angel, sings in “Vengeance in Mine”: “Mote it be Satan’s sword I have become . . . I burn with hate TO RID THE WORLD OF THE NAZARENE!” And to commit the ultimate blasphemy they sing in the song “Blasphemy”: “Chant the blasphemy Mockery of the Messiah WE CURSE THE HOLY GHOST . . . Blaspheme the Ghost BLASPHEMY OF THE HOLY GHOST.”
Trey Azagthoh of Morbid Angel claims to be a REAL vampire, and while playing onstage · he actually bites himself and then drinks his own blood! Back in 70’s one of the top songs was “Hotel California” by the Eagles. The song refers to the Church of Satan, which is located in a converted HOTEL on CALIFORNIA street! On the inside of the album cover, looking down on the festivities, is Anton LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan and author of the Satanic Bible! People say, the Eagles aren’t serious, they’re just selling records. That’s what you think! The Eagles manager, Larry Salter, conceded in the Waco Tribune Herald, (Feb. 28, 1982) that the Eagles have attended and were involved in the Church of Satan! One of their songs is entitled “Have A Good Day in Hell.” *
The group Kiss leaped on stage as rock’n roll demons puking blood, breathing fire and screaming · “God of rock’n roll, we’ll steal your virgin soul.” In their song “God of Thunder”, they command young people to kneel before Satan: “I’m lord of the wasteland, a modern day man of steel I gather darkness to please me and I COMMAND YOU TO KNEEL Before, The God of thunder, the god of rock’n roll I’LL STEAL YOUR VIRGIN SOUL!”
One of the most popular groups in rock is AC DC. In the song, “Hells Bells”, they sing: “I got my bell I’m gonna take you to hell I’m gonna get ya SATAN GET YA” Their song “Highway to Hell” they sing: “Ain’t nothing I would rather do GOIN’ DOWN, PARTY TIME My friends are gonna be there too . . . Hey Satan, paid my dues . . . I’m on the way to the promised land I’m on the HIGHWAY TO HELL.”
* The group Suicidal Tendencies, whose songs glorify suicide and have been linked to teen suicides, reveal a frightening truth in the song “Possessed”: “I’M A PRISONER OF A DEMON . . . It stays with me wherever I go I can’t break away from its hold This must be my punishment FOR SELLING MY SOUL!”
During a 1993 Oprah Winfrey interview, Michael Jackson, talked about why he makes sexual gestures in his performances: “It happens subliminally. IT’S THE MUSIC THAT COMPELS ME TO DO IT. You don’t think about it, it just happens. I’M SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM” (The Evening Star, Feb. 11, 1993, p. A10).
* Pink Floyd sings, in the song “Sheep”, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want . . . With bright knives he RELEASETH MY SOUL He maketh me to hang on hooks in high places . . . For lo, he hath great power and GREAT HUNGER.”
* The song “Sympathy for the Devil” by the Rolling Stones, is the official anthem for the Church of Satan. In it, Lucifer speaks in the first person and asks sympathy for all who meet him.
Lead singer, Mick Jagger claims that Anton LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan and author of the Satanic Bible, help inspire their music! Their album titled, “Their Satanic Majesties Request”, leaves no doubt to their allegiance!
* The group Venom reveal the real reason for their music, as they sing: “We’re not here to entertain you . . . I PREACH THE WAYS OF SATAN Answer to his calls!” In their song “Possessed”, they sing: “I am possessed by all that is evil The death of your God, I demand . . . AND SIT AT LORD SATAN’S LEFT HAND!”
* At the 1992 MTV Awards, the group Red Hot Chili Peppers, upon receiving their award and giving thanks, said: “First Of all we want to thank Satan . . .”
Origin of Rock Music
Rock music derived from the 1950’s era of “Rock and Roll.” Alan Freed a Cleveland DJ and promoter coined the name “Rock and Roll.” Freed, concert producer, was attempting to cross over what they called rhythm and blues into the white community. He thought renaming the music would be the answer. The word “rock” was slang in the black community for “sex”. Freed would call the music he was packaging “Rock and Roll,” and it stuck. The definition of this word basically depicts “wild sex.” It’s not a coincidence that sex and drugs has become the main focal point of this industry.
Freed ended up being charged with various crimes of corruption in the music industry. He ended up dying penniless on January 20, 1965 at the young age of 43. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
Satanist Mentality Exposed
Knowing how evil the devil is, why would anyone buy music, paying tribute to God’s arch enemy? Why are so many choosing to become blatant followers of Satan and his doctrine? I asked this question to two wards a couple of weeks ago on a lock-up unit. Both stated that they have chosen to worship Satan, because they could do what they felt like doing and get rewarded for it. They both conveyed that they loved sinning, and the idea of getting rewarded for having fun appealed to them.
Listen to what they had to say:
“I met a lot of homies of mine who worshiped satan” When I was growing up, I was being preached the Catholic faith. During this time I was about 7 or 8 and I was living in a good part of my town, I would attend Catholic services, go the Catholic school. I did believe in Jesus Christ, but then again I do still. I just don’t believe everything that is said about him so I’m against him. When I turned 10 or 11 we moved to the bad part of my town, and during this time both of my older brothers had just got out of prison two months apart from each other. Now there was my two older brothers that gang banged and plus we live in the hood now. So I started kicking it with them and their homies so when they got locked up I felt I had do what they did. So I started getting locked up a lot and I attend church services, but it didn’t mean nothing to me anymore I felt if Jesus loved me, why would he keep me locked up. After a couple of juvenile hall programs and two boot camp programs, they finally sent me to CYA. I met a lot of homies of mine who worshiped satan so I started liking everything they did. You don’t have to be good your whole life just to get what Jesus wants and that for people to go to heaven. I rather get out party everyday, sell drugs and do what I want to and enjoy my life instead of following the 10 Commandments. So I got more into worshiping satan and started tattooing my whole Body with gang related stuff all over my head, face, arms, and body and I got the “Mark of the Beast” tattooed on me “666” on my head. So now when I get out I’m going to become gothic and worship satan in every way I can. I can tell that that’s were I belong and where I want to go. I like to self mutilate my body with tattoos. I got all the tattoos on my face, neck and head to represent were I’m from and what I am. It don’t bother me if people won’t give me a job, I don’t care if I go to prison for the rest of my life. I will still continue to do what I do.
“The Dark Angel”
At this point and time I see my self as a gift to the world, I’ve been asked to see the good and bad the positive and negative, but don’t know the reason why. After I had a vision of my best homie dying and three weeks later he died the way I told him. I saw him dying on the phone, I recognized it was real life, I was being told to look at. This was fun for me, because I knew when somebody was dead in my life that I loved, before it even happened or something bad was going to happen to them. That stopped me from worrying about what was going on, on the street.
Sometime in my visions I could see parts of hell and I could see, feel, hear and smell everything in my vision. That part opened up my eyes to acknowledge this sh*% is for real. And I had to pick a side to go to war with, so I picked the devil and told myself to go to war with God. Now I look at myself as one of the devil’s dark angels, his kid as I call it now. I love everything that is evil and nothing that is good.
People might say I pick the losing side for a spirit war, but I know something they don’t know. If you’re not on God’s side or the devil’s side whose side do you think your on? And where do you think your going after you die? Just put it like this, If you did not give your soul to God, then you sold your soul to the devil and I will see you in hell when the end of days comes trust me on that one. Those who follow the devil should not burn for him, but with him and all his dark angels, but the spirit war is not going to be over, just the fight. The war is yet to come after and it will be the devil’s angel vs. God’s angel and my lord vs. your Lord.
Sometimes I ask people do they think that a person can make them completely, religiously transformed? They tell me, “no!”But what they don’t know when you do bad things and you think you got away with it, and you keep doing them because they make you feel good, your religion is now becoming the devil’s and your soul is the devil’s soul and until you get God back in your life, you belong to the devil and all his dark angels and let me tell you like this, hell ain’t no walk in the park if that’s what you think.
Innately, humans have a natural fear for evil; that’s how God programmed us. The satanist I’ve interviewed believe that if they can make friends with the father of evil (Satan), they can live with out fear, and at the same time be rewarded for indulging in their sinful desires. However there is one big problem with this concept, by trusting Satan, they are trusting not only in the “father of sin”, but also the “father of lies,” which is Satan himself.
44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
I remember saying to two confessed satanists, “you know the Holy Bible refers to Satan as the “father of lies.” They both agreed with me with no rebuttal. They had both told me that as a satanist, they believed that Satan would reward them for their sins, with great riches and power, once they die and go to hell. I then asked, “How are you willing to trust your soul to an individual whose nature is deceitful and known as the ‘father of lies?’ How can you believe, that all of a sudden, Satan will have integrity to honor his promise to you, once you go to hell? Wouldn’t that be a bit naïve of you, to believe that?” Two blank looks appeared on these wards faces; some doubt appeared to be getting planted about their master.
Most satanists fail to understand, that Satan really hates them, and is willing to deceitfully bargain with them while their on earth, in order for him to get another trophy which is their soul. Why does Satan hate and attack the human? Because humans are made in God’s image, which is the image of his judge, and Satan knows that God love us, because he sent his only Son Jesus to die in our place, for all of our sins (John 3:16). Satan knows it hurts God deeply when God loses a precious soul to hell. The satanist is a human made in God’s image, who has been deceived by Satan to believe that Satan and his demons will win the war against God. All satanists have to do is what feels good to their body and keep sinning.
Satan’s strategy is to mobilize humans as tanks in his war, by giving them evil desires which are really demonic instructions, which gives pleasure to their emotions and body, in order to get their will to line up with his will. He sometimes will empower them through witchcraft, and earthly blessings to do supernatural things, such as putting curses on people, levitation and astral travel (the soul comes out the body to travel). This is why movies like Harry Potter and shows like Raven on the Disney Channel are so popular. It makes witchcraft appear cool and exciting. Satan will use any type of bidding technique to get a soul to work faithfully and efficiently for him in this spiritual war, with promises of more blessings in the afterlife.
What better satisfaction could Satan get, then to have God’s creation, a soul, work for him against God. At the end, Satan gets to kill them by torturing their soul in hell which grieves God. Satan relishes having their souls get the same consequence as him and his demons, which is to be thrown into the eternal lake of fire on Judgement Day (Revelation 20). Satan already knows he is fighting a losing battle, however his goal out of hate, is to take as many souls as he can with him. So why would he spare the souls of a satanist?
Satanism is not just practiced by those who proclaim they are satanists. Satanism is a way of life which is in opposition to God’s commandments. With that said, there is a whole wave of Satanism being taught through our airwaves everyday. Whether Heavy Metal, Rap, R&B, New Age, Pop, Blues or Country and the list goes on, Satan is constantly looking for any platform to spread his message. The sad part is, that many don’t even know that they’re listening to satanic doctrine on a daily basis through their own musical selections, whatever styles it may be. I talk to individuals all the time who wonder why they continue to struggle and be overcome by sins such as lust and a host of other ones, and remain unaware or in denial that it is the musical message they are allowing within their soul which has corrupted their mind and driven their emotions and will (actions) against God’s will in their lives.
The Ancient Roots of Hip Hop
“Hip Hop isn’t just music, it is also a spiritual movement of the blacks! You can’t just call Hip Hop a trend!” Lauryn Hill
Afrika Bambaataa is the founder of Hip Hop and The Universal Zulu Nation. “Zulu” means “heaven”. Hip Hop is one of the strong catalysts for thug mentality, and it has cultivated a culture which encompasses not just music, but clothes, religion and philosophy. Before I start on the surface level of Hip Hop, let me take you to its root, back to Africa. Back to the Zulu Kingdom, founded in 1709 by Zulu KaNtombhela, but most known for the leadership of the great warrior Shaka Zulu. Shaka was known for his bravery and strategic battle plans. The Zulus paid homage to numerous gods. Their religious culture was heavily influenced by the Greek and the Chinese. Zulu culture was full of superstitions and sorcery. Zulus shared the belief with the Chinese and the Greeks that ancestral spirits take physical form in the shape of non-venomous snakes. The Chinese and Greeks believed they descended from Kekrops and Fuxi, who were half-man, half-snake. They venerated (paid tribute to) their ancestors and sacrificed animals to pay homage to their spirits. Zulus would perform a war dance called the Pyrrhic dance, a dance created by the Greeks. According to the theology of the dance; the goddess Athena invented the Pyrrhic dance to celebrate the victory of the gods over the giants who represented the dark and evil forces of nature. The Pyrrhic dance was a war dance for celebrating victories. Shaka never married and was against marriage and having children for him self. He had a harem of 1,200 women. When by mistake a harem girl would give birth to a son, shaka would kill the baby, because he believed the proverb, “A bull has perfect place until the young bulls-his progeny-begin to dispute his supremacy.”
Shaka was callous and brutal in his ruling tactics. He massacred thousands who did not appear to him to show sufficient grief when his mother died. Once suspecting infidelity, he made a clean sweep of the whole harem. His tactic was often for the concubines to be rushed away, their necks broken by a sudden sideways jerk in transit and their bodies beaten with knob-berries.
Today, the Zulu Nation pays great homage to Shaka Zulu so much that they formed a religion in honor of his tribe.
Is Hip Hop a Religion?
The Zulu Nation is the creator of “Hip Hop” which clearly has its roots in the pagan worship of false deities, which God forbids (Deuteronomy 5:7-9).
For more in-depth information on the roots of Hip Hop go to: Exministries.com, A ministry of Elder G. Craige Lewis. This ministries’s web site and The Truth behind Hip Hop-video series was very helpful in the research of this book.
Lewis asserts in his video series, that the Zulu Nation channeled a spirit or deity called “Hip Hop” and that “Hip Hop” is actually a registered religion. The spirit of Hip Hop, has unknowingly introduced many into false god worship, along with the worship unto themselves.
From my own research, I have discovered there is now a church called The Temple of Hip Hop which has gone world-wide. These are the requirements for membership according to their website (www. templeofhiphop.org):
You simply must be; 12 years of age or older, registered with the Temple of Hiphop, own at least one copy of the Gospel of Hiphop (a study manual that accompanies the ‘Hiphop’ lifestyle) and you must love Hip Hop to call yourself an official “Temple Member”. Apprenticeships, teaching positions, live concert and lecture touring apprenticeships are also available.
A recent slogan I have seen on T-shirts to promote the Hip Hop agenda and religion states, “I am Hip Hop.” So if Hip Hop was a spirit channeled through an incantation, then the wearer of this shirt is proclaiming that they are one with this spirit or rather possessed with it.
The Zulu Nation’s website states (www.zulunation.com/beliefs.html):
THE BELIEFS OF THE UNIVERSAL ZULU NATION
WE BELIEVE IN THE ONE GOD,WHO IS CALLED BY MANY NAMES ALLAH, JEHOVAH, YAHWEH, ELOAHIM, JAH, GOD, THE MOST HIGH, THE CREATOR, THE SUPREME ONE.WE BELIEVE,AS AMAZULU,WE WIL NOT FIGHT OR KILL OTHER HUMAN BEINGS OVER WHICH PROPER NAME TO CALL GOD.WE BELIEVE GOD WILL COME TO BE SEEN BY THE HUMAN EYE AND WILL STRAIGHTEN OUT THE PROBLEMS THAT HUMAN BEINGS BROUGHT UPON THIS PLANET SO CALLED EARTH. WE BELIEVE IN THE HOLY BIBLE AND THE GLORIOUS QUR’AN AND IN THE SCRIPTURES OF ALL THE PROPHETS OF THE LORD. WE BELIEVE THAT THE BIBLE HAS BEEN TAMPERED WITH AND MUST BE REINTERPRETED,SO THAT HUMANKIND WILL NOT BE SNARED BY THE FALSEHOODS THAT HAVE BEEN ADDED TO IT.
This theological statement contradicts itself; let me explain:
They attempt to make us believe that the names: Allah, Jehovah, Yahweh, Eloahim, Jah, God, The Most High, The Creator and the Supreme One, represent the same God. Jehovah, Yahweh, Eloahim, The Most High, The Creator and the Supreme One, describes the God of the Holy Bible. The names Allah and Jah clearly do not. This is why:
Allah: Muslims call their god Allah. Muslims often claim that their god is the same God referred to in the Holy Bible. Nowhere in the Bible will you find Allah. Because of Islam’s dominance, Allah became the common name of God across some cultures. Most Muslims I talk to don’t know that Allah is one of the Babylonian god’s of Baal, according to the Encyclopedia of Religion. In the Holy Bible, Israel was punished by God on numerous occasions for worshiping the many gods of Baal. The Arabs first knew Allah as the Moon god. The believed Allah had three daughters who were viewed as intercessors for the people into Allah (Remember the God of the Holy Bible had the son Jesus Christ, Allah had no sons). The names of his daughters were Al-uzza, Al-Lat and Al-Manat. The symbol of the Moon God Allah was the crescent moon. This symbol is an ancient pagan fertility symbol that is worshiped throughout the Middle East. The Arabs worshiped Allah long before Mohammed did, who is the founder of the Islamic faith who lead his people away from polytheism (worship of multiple gods). Before they chose Allah as their only true god, they had worshiped 360 gods. Allah was the god of the Qurish tribe, which was Mohammed’s tribe.
The difference between Allah and the God of the Bible is that the God of the Bible is a loving and personal God, who sent his only son Jesus to die for the sins of the world so that the world could be saved from hell and the lake of fire, and inherit eternal life in heaven by accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior. Allah has never revealed himself to man, he relates to man only through his law and will. Jesus has called us to be his friend. (James 2:23)
Another issue with the Zulu Nation’s doctrine is that there is no cohesiveness among these beliefs. For example, read what the Koran states about Christians and Jews who don’t believe in Allah:
“Fight and slay the pagans [Christians] wherever ye find them and seize them, confine them, and lie in wait for them in every place of ambush” (Surah 9:5).
* “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the last day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and his apostle nor acknowledge the religion of truth of the people of the Book (the Jews and the Christians) until they pay the Jizya [tax on non Muslims] with willing submission and feel themselves subdued” (Surah 9:29).
* “Those who follow Muhammad are merciless for the unbelievers but kind to each othe” (Qur’an 48:29).
* “Enmity and hatred will reign between us until ye believe in Allah alon” (Qur’an 60:4).
* “Say to the Unbelievers, if (now) they desist (from Unbelief), their past would be forgiven them; but if they persist, the punishment of those before them is already (a matter of warning for them).
*And fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in God altogether and everywhere; but if they cease, verily God doth see all that they do” (Qur’an 8:37 39).
* “And fight them on until there is no more Tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in God; but if they cease, Let there be no hostility except to those who practice oppression” (Qur’an 2:193).
* “Fight the unbelievers in your surroundings, and let them find harshness in you” (Qur’an 9:123).
* “For he who believes in the Trinity, “the Fire will be his abode a grievous penalty will befall the blasphemer” (Qur’an 5:72 73). Notice the teaching from the Hadith:
* “You (the Jews) should know that the earth belongs to Allah and His Apostle and I wish to expel you from this land (Arabia)” (Hadith, 4363).
* “I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslims” (Hadith Sahih 4366).
Jah: This name for god refers to the Rastafarian’s god, which is not the God of the Holy Bible. The Rasafarian’s god is Haile Selassie. The Rastafarians believe that Selassie, the former Emperor of Ethiopia is the Black Messiah who appeared in the flesh for the redemption of all Blacks exiled in the world of white oppressors.
Selassie claimed to be a direct descendant of King David, the 225th ruler in an unbroken line of Ethiopian Kings from the time of Solomon and Sheba (Queen of Ethiopia). King David came from the bloodline of the Tribe of Judah whose symbol is the lion. This is why some Rastafarians wear their hair in dreadlocks, to look like a lion.
Another trait that is contributed to the Rastafarian’s image is their use of “ganja” (marijuana). In their rituals they use marijuana as a sacrament and aid to meditation, Ganja is used in that they believe smoking it brings them closer to their god. Using marijuana to alter the state of the mind is called witchcraft. Rastafarians utilize various drugs for spiritual rituals also. Reggae Singer, Bob Marley, a disciple of Rastafarian, publicly made known his illicit drug use through interviews and his music.
In a recent interview, Afrika Bambaataa conveyed in an article “The True Meaning of Hip-Hop Culture” by Afrika Bambaataa, and attempted to distant himself from the negative gangster rappers. He states :
The media does play a big role in destroying the hip hop culture movement, but many of you in the hip hop community are the biggest enemies of hip hop and you will be the ones who will help the enemies of hip hop to destroy it, or to bring it back underground, because of your ignorance of knowledge of hip hop (www.globaldarkness.com articles true meaning of hip hop bambaata.htm).
Yet, some of the disciples of the “Zulu Nation” which he proudly presents on his website are gangster rappers themselves.
The Zulu Nation states on their website:
Who is a Member of the Zulu Nation?
Diamond D, Ice T, Kool DJ Red Alert, Nikki D, A Tribe Called Quest, Brand Nubian, Leaders of the New School, Positive K, Yo Yo, Fat Joe, Jungle Brothers, DJ Kool, Funkmaster Flex, Q Bert, BIO, BRIM, King Sun, Rock Steady Crew, Roc Raider As we are dedicated to improving and uplifting ourselves and our communities, all Zulu Nation members should be involved in some activity that is positive and gives back to the community. Hip Hop music is our vehicle of expression. We can learn to write, produce, market, promote, publish, perform and televise our own music, for our own people. There are too many divisions between males and females (www.zulunation.com).
However, listen to what their members have to say and the projects they are involved in, see how many contradictions you can find which conflict with their founder’s mission statement:
Ice T: Advertisement from Ice T’s latest project: “The O.G. is back with his latest project: The Pimp Penal Code. Sit back and get ready to learn how to play the game from some of the world’s top shelf players. The game is to be sold, not told. School is in session.”
Ice-T’s Pimpin’101 is a x-rated documentary on the science of pimping. Ice-T illustrates the five different areas of the pimp game. http://www.icet.com/bio.html.
The Zulu Nation has expanded into another denomination on the West Coast, started by Ice-T. Ice-T explains the beliefs of “The Syndicate” during an interview:
Interviewer: “Okay, what’s The Syndicate?” Ice T: “It’s the L.A. version of Zulu Nation.” Interviewer: “Great. What’s Zulu Nation?” Ice T: “Zulu Nation was the first organization of rappers who got together to agree to work together instead of against one another.”
Drive In Movie Critic of Grapevine, Texas 1991 Joe Bob Briggs All Rights Reserve
Artist: Ice T lyrics
Title: Ice M.F. T
Album: Home Invasion
Nigga step to me
But grab ya hoes quick
Cause the Syndicate’s (West Coast name for Zulu Nation)
throwin that crazy di#@
Punk motherf %#rs run up
You’ll get done up
We’ll have your as# gunned up
Before sun up
So what’s the color I’m raggin?
Been a millionare for years
Artist: Ice T lyrics
Title: The Iceberg(Iceberg Slim is famous pimp, in which Ice T derived his name)
Album: The Iceberg Freedom of Speech
Before my posse makes a move on your mom’s crib
Think we got knives and guns? We got bombs, kid
Blow up your whole block, ya hear the gunshots
Throw you in the Syndicate cellar and let your body rot
Cos I’m the coldest motherf%#r that you ever heard
Call me The Ice…or just The Iceberg
Positive K Lyrics
Carhoppers, car car hoppers
Carhoppers, car car hoppers
Speak on it now
Carhoppers, car car hoppers
Uhh, uhh! I call girls carhoppers
Cause I make em hit notes like they was singin at the operas
May I say, on anyday, yeah they with it me
Artist: Fat Joe Lyrics
Song: Gangsta Lyrics
I went from grams into O’s, pounds to bricks
On the strip pimpin hoes on some goldie s t
I’ma gangsta by destiny, OG’s selected me
I earned my spot, my whole team elected me
[Chorus: children singing]
I wanna be a gangsta
My daddy was a gangsta
I wanna be a gangsta
My daddy was a gangsta
Yo Yo Lyrics
The Bonnie and Clyde Theme Lyrics
It’s a man’s world, but check the girl
With the Mac 11, 187
Hit the switch, front, back, side to side
Corner to corner, punk you a goner
I’m the type of girl that’s down for my nigga
I’ll lie for my nigga, peel a cap for my nigga
See he don’t mind me flirting, wearing tight skirts and
Cause when it’s all over it’s curtains
Industry Supporters of Hip Hop Doctrine:
LL Cool J
LL Cool J is an “old school” Hip Hop artist who has promoted the Hip Hop doctirine and publicly endorses and promotes artists from the 5 percent nation.
On the artist’s 1993 Album, entitled 14 Shots to the Dome, he promotes Hip Hop artists such as Public Emenmy, NWA (niggaz with attitudes), Naughty by Nature, Ice Cube, A Tribe Called Quest and Ice T. In one for the tracks he dedicates it to all of the “Underage brothers with the rebel mentality”. He also states,that women love bad boys and the “feds” can’t stop him. He dedicates track 10 to “gangstas”.
Jay Z Album: “The Blueprint”
Song: Takeover The takeover, the break’s over nigga
god mc, me, jay hova hey lil’ soldier you ain’t ready for war
r.o.c. too strong for y’all
it’s like bringin a knife to a gunfight, pen to a test
your chest in the line of fire witcha thin a#s vest
you bringin them Boyz II men, how them boys gon’ win?
this is grown man b.i., get you rolled into triage
beatch your reach ain’t long enough, dunny
your peeps ain’t strong enough, f*#*a
roc a fella is the army, better yet the navy
niggaz’ll kidnap your babies, spit at your lady
we bring knife to fistfight, kill your drama
uh, we kill you motherf%#n ants with a sledgehammer
don’t let me do it to you dunny cause I overdo it
so you won’t confuse it with just rap music
Album: “Venni Vetti Vecci”
Song:Only begotten Son
He who believeth in ja shall not be condemned. but he that believeth not is condemned already. only because he has not believed in the man and the only begotten son my Lord. for he so feared the word, he left his only begotten son to shed his blood, show that pain is love, but I won’t cry. cause I live to die, wit my mind on my money and my guns in the sky! one of us; from the album “rule 3:36” Lord, when I die pacify, crucify me I rock a devil cross, one’s for the soul one’s for the body if i’m built then god dies, I wanna see god cry real tears from a burned out life in ten years I sware I got the devil in me, with no fear if I hear I can’t see, if I see I can’t hear ————————————————————————
Ice Cube Go To Church Lyrics
(feat. Lil Jon, Snoop Dogg)
This song now has radio play
Nigga you need to stop snitchin!
All that yip yappin and jaw jackin
Nigga if you scared, go to church
You knew the job was dangerous when you took it
[Ice Cube (Lil Jon)]
I’m down with Lil Jon ain’t got to pretend (YEAH!)
“Crunk Juice” nigga run the club that you in (HEY!)
You scary motherfu%#ers don’t wanna bring the ruckus (NAH!) You just spend all your time in the club tryin to duck us
[Chorus 2X: Ice Cube (Lil Jon)]
If you a scared motherfu%#er go to church (GO TO CHURCH)
If you a gutter motherfu%#er do your dirt (A DO YOUR DIRT)
If you a down motherfu%#er put in work (A PUT IN WORK)
IF you a crazy motherfu%#er go berzerk (A GO BERZERK!)
from the album “So Addictive”
read between the lines,ecstacy, a place of fullfillment and fantasies were your dreams become reality’s, mhm, ecstacy it enhances your most inner desire, to become more free with your guts and feelings e e e ecstacy boy let me free your mind, let’s hook up tonight, take you on a flight, high, high make you warm inside, I won’t waste you’re time, my love is so divine, it feels like i’m on.. ecstaacyy, i’m willing, to do the things I said I wouldn’t do on ecstaacyy, the feeling makes me feel like i’m in love with you dog in heat; from the album “so addictive” uhh uhh.. cause this love right here is on fire (fire) slide, wanna take a ride i’m movin on; from the album “so addictive” see, I had to make a record that gives thanks to my Lord and savior Jesus Christ. alot of people criticize me for the kind of music I sing, but see, they don’t change my belief that I have in god, ya know what i’m sayin?
The Zulu Nation’s Attack on God’s Word the Holy Bible:
“We believe that The Bible has been tampered with and that White people, in preaching and teaching White Supremacy, took the Scriptures of the Prophets of God and rearranged them to push for White Supremacy, for example: 1) the painting of Jesus Christ White, 2) all of the Angels White, 3) in fact, even all the Prophets as White” (www.zulunation.com/beliefs.html).
They make a strong argument, however the only thing wrong with this argument is that is that you can’t find any of these points in the Holy Bible. There is no painting of a white Jesus or angels in the Bible, nor does the Bible make written reference of Jesus’ or any angel’s ethnicity. Nor does the Bible promote that one race is better than another race. If the Bible had been tampered with, tamperers would have definitely changed the story (Numbers 12:1) about Miriam, Moses’ sister, who ridiculed Moses for marrying a Cushite woman (Ethiopian woman) and when God observed this, he cursed Miriam with leprosy.
Hip Hop understands the power of music as stated on their website. They embrace many religions. Many other religious groups have now got on the bandwagon, such as the 5 Percenters and the Nation of Islam, both who preach cultic doctrine.
Bambaataa, a former New York City gang member from the streets of the South Bronx, who ran in his youth with the notorious Black Spades, states his spiritual views of music in an article on the Universal Zulu Nation Website:
“The body is a temple, and it’s the feeling that you get from the music that makes you come alive. When the beats hit your body, it takes over. You lose control, you just have to do whatever you have to do” (www.zulunation.com).
Recently, I read about the country of Sri Lanka, an island lying off the southern eastern tip of the Indian Subcontinent. Some of the villages have practiced summoning demons through music since the first millennium B.C. The setting of the rituals takes on the form of a circular arena where dancers perform around a decorative altar of young coconut leaves with offerings. Masks are worn by those involved in the ritual as they dance and play instruments to conjure up spirits (demons) for guidance and their necessities.
A witness describes the ritual:
“The rhythm of the fast drumbeat, of the demon drum of “yak bera” vibrates through the air, building up suspense. An exorcism ceremony begins with an invitation to the demons to appear. The performers chant in time to the rhythm of the drumbeats. The sorcerer implores and finally threateningly asks the demon to stop harassing the afflicted subject and leave, in the name of lord Buddha, and King Vesmuni.”
Another religion that has married itself to Hip Hop is the “Five Percent Nation or The Nation of God’s and Earths.” This movement does not like to be called a religion but a “culture” and a “way of life.” Clarence X founded the movement in Harlem. Clarence joined the Nation of Islam (NOI)Temple No. 7 in Harlem, New York back in the early 1950’s.
They refer to their teaching as “Supreme Mathematics.” Clarence started to question the doctrine of the Nation of Islam(NOI) in the early 1960’s, when it claimed that God had appeared in Detroit in 1930 in the person of Master Farad Muhammad. Farad is the one who passed his teachings to his messenger, Elijah Muhammad. According the NOI doctrine, Farad the black man was the original man, and to Clarence, Farad looked white. Clarence X which later began to call himself Clarence 13X, began to teach that the black man was god. In 1963, he was reprimanded by the NOI, along with a few followers. They began to call him “Father Allah,” after he had changed his name to Allah. They taught that only 5% know their divinity and use the knowledge to release the hidden resources of the black man. Once a man has tapped his hidden talents, he is a god. As a matter of fact, many in the movement prefer to be called gods rather than Five Percenters. The Movement believes that 85% are without knowledge. They refer to these individuals as mentally blind, deaf and dumb and headed towards self-destruction. Ten percent are referred to as the “white devil” or the “grafted” (they believe the white man was created by the evil scientist Yacub, approximately 6,000 years ago, according to Farad’s teachings).
The Core beliefs of the 5 Percenters:
· Black men are gods; others who accept the knowledge of the Five Percent can become “civilized people.”
· Education and family are of primary importance.
· Peace is central to teachings.
· The Five-Percents believe that as god themselves, the only one they must submit to is “self.”
· That scientist created the white man from the black man, who in turn tricked the black man into slavery (Nation of Islam belief)
· Allah is the Supreme Being. Each man is god only of his own universe, his family and not of other people
Below are excerpts of lyrics from songs of mainstream Hip Hop 5 Percent artists and supporters:
Group: Da Lynch Mob
Song: Buck Tha Devil
Buck the devil, buck the devil, buck the devil BOOM
Give the nigga, give the nigga, give the nigga ROOM Must be a full moon, here comes a tune Bullets fly by your head zoom zoom zoom (A to the K to the 4 to the 7 Little devils don’t go to heaven!
Last night I shot eleven at the record shop Most of ‘em dropped when my 9 went pop!)
Damn; see the f**kin cop with the flat top standin over niggaz face down on the blacktop
Represent, represent!! [repeat 4X]
Yo, they call me Nas, I’m not your legal type of fella Moet drinkin, marijuana smokin street dweller who’s always on the corner, rollin up blessed When I dress, it’s never nuttin less than Guess
Warn the town the beast is loose,
Word ‘em up y’all
Cool cliques throw bricks but seldom hit targets
Private DIC sell hits, like p*rno flicks do chicks. The 666 cut W.I.C. like Newt Gingrich SUCKS D***
Let’s get the confusion straight in ghetto Gotham The man behind the mask you thought was Batman is Bill Clinton.
Who soon retire, the roof is on fire Connie Chung brung the bomb as it comes from Oklahoma Things are getting serious, Kuumbaya, On a mountain satan offered me, Manhattan help me Jah Jah
Wu Tang Clan
[Raekwon] It’s real (“Execute Them”), diabolical
Logical, strange chokehold, kill is possible
Flip a wig blindfold, rewind the scroll
Clip full mo, flip on the glow, blow
We roam, through the dark damp litter of the forest
Floor lies dough, wit a c note, throw em overboat
Slit his stomach so the body won’t float
Five Percenters have been accused of cultivating racial hate within the prison system and the community. As you have read, some of the values and beliefs of these 5 Percenters are full of hate, violence, immorality and rebellion.
The Holy Bible states that we will know them by their fruits (Matthew 7:16). I can best sum this section up with this passage from 2 Timothy 3:1-5.
Godlessness in the Last Days
1 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.
Below are answers from a questionnaire I took, from the wards on the maximum lock-up unit in our facility of their favorite songs:
Entertainer:N A Song: 3 Six Mafia
Message: Mak’en money staying on top living your life the way you choose.
How does it make you feel when you listen to it and what does it make you think about?: How they stay rappin about killin. It make me think how they could kill someone when being conscious about it and then it makes me feel attempting to live life the safe way without being apart of the violence.
Do you feel the message is positive or negative?:Negative for the fact killin people for money and petty moral values and principle people die over.
Does the song promote or discuss any criminal behavior?: Yeah! When teenager see this kind or behavior or hear it all they observe is hella money. Casual cars and some fine females. Then they make it their hobby or occupation to live life.
How do they rationalize or justify their criminal behavior?: It’s quick money they grew up in that lifestyle of they have no choice to live life that way.
Are women respected in the song?: No they are not, because every time they refer to a female their called bi*%es or sluts.
Does the song and video promote building a healthy loving relationship with the opposite sex or does it encourage or rationalize being unfaithful and sleeping around?: Encourages being unfaithful. Women can never stay faithful all they want is money and to have sex with ever man they see.
Are drugs or alcohol discussed in the song video?: Someone either holding it or using it. Do the entertainer’s appear angry and intimidating?: Yes, by talking about how they inflict severe damages upon individuals. They also carry guns, knives which intimidate people because they are scared to lose their life.
Would you feel comfortable listening to this song in front of your grandmother or an elder you respected? No! Because that’s something they don’t want to hear profanity, killing. There’s no justification for this type of behavior to them.
If you were mentoring or counseling a youth would you recommend this song to them?: No! Because I don’t want anything to influence them.
Would you or have you purchased the entertainer’s music and why?: I have, to hear what they rap about.
Is this song or video appropriate for air play?:No! this selection would be appropriate for people who do it.
Entertainer: The Relatives Song: The Life Message: How they grew up in the hood and what the hood did for them.
How does it make you feel when you listen to it and what does it make you think about?: I feel that they being real because in my life I see bangin slangin lolo swangin and dirty big faces slugs and drug cases.
Do you feel the message is positive or negative?:.. If you a hood nigga and you understand it I say positive.
Does the song promote or discuss any criminal behavior?: Yeas lots of it but I’m from the hood so I can relate to it.
How do they rationalize or justify their criminal behavior?: Making dirty money either selling dope robbin or stealing or killing to get them dirty hundreds dollar bills.
Are women respected in the song?: No they have a song called being a hoe, all women are respected , but hoes and hoodrats expecially bit#%es are disrespected.
Does the song video promote building a healthy loving relationship with the opposite sex or does it encourage or rationalize being unfaithful and sleeping around?: Probaly all the above because they talk about having sex with a lot of different females.
Are drugs or alcohol discussed in the song video?: Yea, they talk about selling dope and drinking and smoking weed.
Do the entertainer’s appear angry and intimidating?: Nope probably to people that’s “unhood” but people that’s “hood” no. Would you feel comfortable listening to this song in front of your grandmother or an elder you respected?:
I listen to the song in front of my mother so yes I feel comfortable. If you were mentoring or counseling a youth would you recommend this song to them?: If they choose to listen to it which they might then they could. Wee all have choices in life so he she chooses to then so be it..
Would you or have you purchased the entertainer’s music and why?: Yes. Because they are bloods and a lot of stuff I do they represent in the songs they have.
Is this song and video appropriate for air play?:Yes, any song is appropriate for airplay. Entertainer:X Rated Song: N A Message: Gang Banging and survival.
How does it make you feel when you listen to it and what does it make you think about?: I like everything about I can relate to it. It makes me feel like I go to be on top and keep it real. I think about everything I do and done and allows me to see why I done it.
Do you feel the message is positive or negative?:Negative cuz all he says is negative and it gives us a negative message I also promotes negativity.
Does the song promote or discuss any criminal behavior?: It discusses a lot of criminal behavior and a lot of gang issues and promotes it.
How do they rationalize or justify their criminal behavior?: It minimizes it by making it look like you got a good reason for why you do it.
Are women respected in the song?: Not really talked about.
Does the song and video promote building a healthy loving relationship with the opposite sex or does it encourage or rationalize being unfaithful and sleeping around?: Not really talked about.
Are drugs or alcohol discussed in the song video?: It talks about using them but in a way that it’s good and making it look cool or bad to do.
Do the entertainer’s appear angry and intimidating?: X Rated intimidates people of opposite gang culture and give a attitude that says you can’t fu%k with me.
Would you feel comfortable listening to this song in front of your grandmother or an elder you respected? No.
If you were mentoring or counseling a youth would you recommend this song to them?: No! It’s not positive. I would try and help him out so he didn’t go through with what I went through.
Would you or have you purchased the entertainer’s music and why?: Yes, because that what I liked and did at the time of the purchase and cuz I related to what he did.
Is this song video appropriate for air play?:No, cuz it’s promoting violence and gang behavior and it’s just not right.
Entertainer: Rob Zombie
Song: Super Beast
Message: Bringing the dead back to life!
How does it make you feel when you listen to it and what does it make you think about?: What I lie is that it gives a message of death, a gift disguised as something prettier. It makes me feel that death is only the beginning. I think that life is a gift and should be given back to the maker!
Do you feel the message is positive or negative?:It positive if you believe in bringing the dead back to life.
Does the song promote or discuss any criminal behavior?: No. Are women respected in the song?: It don’t talk about women.
Does the song and video promote building a healthy loving relationship with the opposite sex or does it encourage or rationalize being unfaithful and sleeping around?: No, it don’t talk about none of this. Are drugs or alcohol discussed in the song video?: No drugs.
Do the entertainers appear angry and intimidating?: No.
Would you feel comfortable listening to this song in front of your grandmother or an elder you respected? Yeah, because nobody can tell you what you could listen to.
If you were mentoring or counseling a youth would you recommend this song to them?: Yes if they believe in the stuff that the song is presenting.
Would you or have you purchased the entertainer’s music and why?: Yeah because it talks about stuff I believe in and yes I have purchased this.
Is this song video appropriate for air play?:Is appropriate
Entertainer: Brotha Lynch Hung
Song: The Return of the Baby Killa
Message: It’s about a person that has to do feed his kids some way, some how so he feed his kid’s some way, some how so he feed his kids parts of human body’s that he has killed.
How does it make you feel when you listen to it and what does it make you think about?: His whole CD are good it talk as about people killing. People he talks about, eating his victims a lot about cannibal sh*%. When I listen to it I get all pumped up and want to go put people on their back and eat some human parts just to see how it taste. I like to listen to it when I’m hella drugged out.
Do you feel the message is positive or negative?: It’s negative it’s all about killing people and eating human parts.
Does the song promote or discuss any criminal behavior?: It’s all criminal, behavior any one that knows Brotha Lynch will say his sh%* is hella sick especially if him and X Rated make songs together.
How do they rationalize or justify their criminal behavior?: It all sounds good, but I don’t think it’s real, but a lot is. He’s a gang banger from Sac. I mean I don’t know what goes on up here.
Are women respected in the song?: No. In one of his songs it starts off with a Bit%# getting crazy and Brother Lynch loading a gun and blowing her brains out.
Does the song and video promote building a healthy loving relationship with the opposite sex or does it encourage or rationalize being unfaithful and sleeping around?: It don’t really talk about a healthy relationship it’s all bad, for women in these songs. It talk about the rapper putting a gun in the female pu%$y (vagina) and pulling the trigger.
Are drugs or alcohol discussed in the song video?: In this CD it really don’t talk about alcohol it just talks about hard drugs such as KJ, heroin, acid shi% that will make you trip out when you listen to him.
Do the entertainers appear angry and intimidating?: Yes. Because all they talk about is killing Bi%$’s kids so that they could feed their kids.
Would you feel comfortable listening to this song in front of 107 Thug Mentality Exposed your grandmother or an elder you respected? No. If I cared about someone I wouldn’t want them to listen to it, it will have them thinking about doing some sick as% sh%#.
Would you or have you purchased the entertainer’s music and why?: Yes, all his CD’s are underground so you could only buy it in corner stores, you don’t see them on t.v. and sh%#.
Do you agree with the over all message in the song?: Yes, you have to do what you got to do, to feed you kids when there crying, and want to eat.
Entertainer: Celly Cell
Song: It’s going down
Message: It’s about people getting ready to go for war at night time.
How does it make you feel when you listen to it and what does it make you think about?: I like this whole song. If your hearing at night time all drugged out with some homeboys it pumps you up to want to go hurt someone and just gets you ready for war it’s a good song.
Do you feel the message is positive or negative?: Negative. It just pumps people up to want to go start sh%*.
Does the song promote or discuss any criminal behavior?: Yes, it talks about people getting ready to go pull a drive by or a robbery.
Are women respected in the song?: It just talk about after you do what you do just go to a party and get your fu*% on.
Does the song and video promote building a healthy loving relationship with the opposite sex or does it encourage or rationalize being unfaithful and sleeping around?: It talks about being unfaithful cause it says to go fu%# some hoes after your mission is done.
Are drugs or alcohol discussed in the song video?: Yes, marijuana and alcohol. After you do what you did, go out get drugged out and drunk and celebrate your victory.
Do the entertainer’s appear angry and intimidating?: Not really, they just sound cool just trying to pump you up. Would you feel comfortable listening to this song in front of your grandmother or an elder you respected? No, I wouldn’t want them to think it was right to get into hella fights or some other trouble, just because a song pumped them up.
Would you or have you purchased the entertainer’s music and why?: Yes, I like more than half of his music , his sh*% is clean. I like getting pumped up when I’m drugged out.
Do you agree with the over all message in the song?: Yes, I like to listen to those kind of songs when I know me and my homeboys are getting ready to go do something.
The Feeding of the Culture
I was talking to a Christian friend at the gym this past year, and we engaged in a discussion about “gangster rap.” “I just listen to it for the beat,” he said. I asked him if he understood the financial cycle his money is contributing to in buying gangster rap. He responded with a surprised and confused look.
Many fail to realize that the dollars used to purchase these CD’s are used to promote more of this doctrine, which leaks through our airwaves like a deadly gas, infecting minds, which contaminate society through installing destructive behaviors in a mass amount of souls. The deadly fact is that at the same time, it makes the entertainers, the catalyst for this thug doctrine, richer and more popular. It’s giving tithes and offering to the devil’s ministry in order for him to recruit more of his evangelists to propagate his doctrine around the world.
The Bible states that Satan is the prince of the air. It states: “As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient” (Ephesians 2:1-2).
Ironically, Satan uses the high tech airwaves to spread his message through out the entire world. Again, the common justification for purchasing the music for those who claim to have moral values is, “I just like the beat.” I like to ask these individuals, if Dr. Dre put a funky beat behind an Adolph Hitler speech and had rapper Eminem rap the lyrics of the speech, would you buy that single?
When they say “no”, I ask why not? I then clearly point out how the albums they are purchasing (“for the beat”) boasts about killing, substance abuse, gang banging, murder and violence towards women? If they’re just buying these for the beats, why not buy the Hitler single?
Some justify buying gangsta rap albums based on some of the generous donations and charity work some of these gangsta entertainers put on in the ghetto. Fans often assume it’s done with pure intentions, and sometimes it is, but actions speak louder than words; not to mention the huge tax write- offs and the free advertising they get in the media.
I relate this to the analogy of having someone commit a major drive- by shooting in a community, then volunteer to assist the paramedics in the aftermath. These charitable contributions send a contradictory and confusing message to the youth. How can an artist present himself as a humanitarian against crime victims at a charity event when he is a gangster and thug on his album and videos?
“Marilyn Mason has been a true rock and roll renaissance man”
Rock music plays an important role in the minds of the young listeners today. It influences mostly white people in my point of view. A lot of it is about what has happened in someone’s life and it is locked deep down inside somebody’s soul. It’s mostly actual events that have happened to them or that are happening as we speak. There are many rock bands out there that support devil worshiping and in white supremacy. But also there is a few Christian bands also. For example a rock star and a legend. Marilyn Mason has been a true rock and roll renaissance man. He enjoys this role. He is an open white supremacist. Having concerts in Germany with wide screens in the back showing the rise of the Nazi’s. Rock music expresses a lot of hatred towards ethnic groups that are not white, but most people just can’t understand it or they support what certain rock bands are expressing in there music. Rock music has gone a long way from classic rock to now days heavy metal. Very few bands have switched and stayed on top but a long time legend and a very real band Metalica has made it through thick and thin and they still dominate the music world. Rock music to me is a real go getter. I’ve listened to it my whole life and I still can’t get enough of it. It supports my very active role and still growing white supremacist beliefs. And it explains day to day life. It has a lot of different stuff to it too. A band called ‘Disturbed’ for example is into the Jewish beliefs and expresses it through his music to gather more believers. It’s basically a war of who can rise to the top. But people will have their views and on looks about rock. But for me it helps me relate to tragic events that have happened in my life, or it is down right telling the white supremacist may through lyrics. But for one thing that has been proven time in and out rock music will never fall it will continue to dominate the rock world, from all ages and back grounds. Like my influence White Zombie that broke off and formed his own group call Rob Zombie. He is a heavy metalist, that has directed and written two successful films. In my opinion he has dominated both areas in song writing and in film making.
“I tried to walk in the shoes of Easy E”
The person rapper who I looked up to, who inspired me, was Easy E. The way he conducted himself was in my eyes seen as good. Because of rap, I felt it was right to refer to women as b*tches and hoes. That it was cool to push and slap them and dehumanize, and look at them as a nobody. Because of rap, I felt it was cool to rob and steal when you didn’t have nothing. Because of rap I thought it was cool to assault and victimize people. Then I had converted to a gang. I tried to walk in the shoes of Easy E. I tried to be like him. Rap and the negative vibe was my way of getting the attention to be liked to be accepted to get the girls from around the way. And because of this so call thug mentality, look where it got me. Behind bars at a young age of 13, even then I came in here with that thug gangsta, mentality and lost 7 years of my life. It took this place and seven years being here to get me to open my eyes and see what I was doing wrong. That this thug mentality was keeping me longer away from my love ones.
Now, the key for me coming out of this mentality was my family. I noticed that I was causing them great pain. Let me just make it short, the key to coming out of this state of mind was self love, self respect ,respect for others the love of family and most of all the love of Jesus.
“You could feel the power of the dollar bill, while in their presence”
As me growing up, I was raised around a lot of negative things. Being born in the mid 80’s it was the era of gangsta rap. As I got old enough to listen and understand what artists were saying and what message they were putting out, I immediately took a liking to it. My father was the provider, so whenever we went somewhere, Easy E, Ice T, Ice Cube or Too Short was blasting in the tape deck. That’s when I really felt that these rappers had a talent, to put words together and have a rhythm with a beat. I feel that emotionally these men grew up in the cold streets of LA and put something together to get out of the dangerous lifestyle. Gangbanging, selling drugs, and making fast money was all that they knew and experienced, so that’s what they wrote about. After some years past, I grew a very liking to Tupac. He has lyrics that are heart touching and you can feel every word that he’s saying and it’s true. He wrote about struggle and daily life situations. There is more to rap than just, smoking, killing, robbing and the other stuff that is glorified. People just look at the negative and attack without seeing the positive. There are a lot of artists out there that rhyme about the positive side of rap but it’s hard (these days) because the youth don’t want to hear it, so they’re not noticed as much. But there is always a negative to the positive and vice versa. I never really realized how much the rap culture influenced me until I sat here and took a self inventory of my life. Even in jail, I hear a song like “Wanksta.” I ask around find out what it means, fake gangsta, then I add the word within my vocabulary as if it was “fly.” I have done this exact cycle throughout my life so much it has become habitual, sometimes with me not even being aware. Almost like a subconscious thing. Knowing what I know I ask myself, what positive and negative things have I learned, from the music industry? When it comes to positives, I confuse myself. Because, I consider myself a thug from the streets. Rappers are looked at as kings of their own dynasty. They have women, money, cars and jewels. What else does one need, respect? Money brings respect. So from a thugs perspective I can say boom, there’s the positives. I learned money and respect. But in my heart I know the truths and how I’m blind to the truth. I can call a woman a “bi#*%”, but I get mad if someone calls my mother a “Bi#*%”. When I rap to myself this question always appear. The women I disrespect many not be mine but another’s mother or grandmother. I need to start reminding myself of that, as well as rappers in the industry. I never did understand how negativity brings money and publicity. 50 cent, from the group G Unit, made 11 million dollars by disrespecting the entire Terror Squad, Fat Joe, Rimmy Ma, etc
I was raised around people who listen to rap and chose to become famous rappers. Shawn and Anthony know too many as C Bo and Brother Lynch are just a couple I know personally. Both are known as two of the notorious under ground rap artist, I loved as well as envied them. As a child, when they would come to the hood, they would have all the attention, almost as if they demanded it. You could feel the power of the dollar bill, while in their presence. It was so unreal. I wanted that respect, that glory to feel like a king. I know as well, I knew what I had to do, “ryde or die”. In the process learning the negatives, learning the street life. Enabling me the ability to call a female a “bi#*%”, in my rap or who I hate and who I almost killed. People don’t want to admit it but most music is a bad influence on the children. From my rank in the hood I shouldn’t say that, but to know that my admitting could eventually make one person life change positively is worth it. A girl once asked me” why do I listen to such music?” I said, because what I’ve been through, they don’t mind putting on the radio for the world to hear. I t makes me feel better knowing I’m not alone. Even though they may put it with downing another with obscenities. How we can end this hate for one another within the rap culture? I will never know. People suffer from historical and cultural amnesia including myself.
“Just take it for what it is, entertainment”
To me I think that Rock and Heavy Metal are a way of life for people. They get drawn into the sound and messages of music.
Me personally, I don’t really try to dissect songs or look for hidden meanings in lyrics, but do I believe that they are there?
I think that people get deep into the lifestyle and live it to the fullest. That with the combination of drugs and alcohol can influence people by the masses. Some people become die hard fans that will support and promote their favorite band and become emotionally and somewhat spiritually attached to the performers. An example is when performer and guitarist for the well know heavy metal band “Pantera”, Daryl Abbot aka Dimebag Darryl was shot and killed on stage at a club where he and members of the new band he was in “Damage Plan” were having a show. The crazed fan was a dedicated and obvious till death fan of Pantera and blamed Dimebag for the band splitting up. He showed how upset he really was when he went on stage while the band was doing their set and shot and killed dimebag and two others before being laid to rest by a security guard with a shotgun.
That’s just one example of the affect music has on people. Another is quoted by To Araya of “slayer” a known Heavy metal Band with Satanist views: “Our fans are the best, though I think a few of them take it a little too far, they’ll see me walking down the street and they’ll come running up with blood in their eyes shouting at the top of their lungs. It’s great, but if your not used to it, you start to wonder what kind of power you have over these people. If we didn’t have a real good understanding of ourselves and a healthy perspective on what we were doing, that kind of power could be real dangerous.”
I think that goes with most performers. Most of them do it for stardom, money and the love of Rock & Roll lifestyle.
I think the music is what you make of it. If you get too absorbed in lyrics it kind of takes the fun out of it. Just take it for what it is, entertainment.
“I viewed women as Bit#es”
I grew up in the projects of West Oakland living with a single mother on welfare, a younger sister and brother, without enough income to support all of us. I didn’t have a positive role model in the household to lead me in the right direction, so I looked toward the streets seeing the people from the hood with these nice cars and clothes. I wanted that for my family not to be struggling so I resorted to selling drugs even though I knew it was wrong I conned myself into believing it was okay. The rappers that influenced me were local Bay Area rappers like Seagram, R.B.L, Bad Influence, Click, E 40 etc. From the experiences I’ve had with women, I viewed them as Bit**es and hoes from the rappers I listened to and the way some women displayed themselves on the street, being easy and not having respect for themselves.”
“They would give me a natural high”
(incarcerated for murder)
I was conditioned with the belief to be a thug was from the attention from all the peers that had respect. I was rejected as a child. So since I believed I needed the respect to survive in my neighborhood, I could kill two birds with one stone and get the attention and respect from acting like a thug. Being rowdy, boisterous, disrespectful and wild was passed on to me from peers. I had beliefs of if I don’t beat him somebody else will, or this is free money so I’m going to get it. I t was important for me to be serious and got over on the system more I became deep in the mentality as a hustler.Too Short, E 40, and Lil Ric were a couple of main Bay Area rappers that I like because they talked about all types of killing, drug dealing and how they kicked it by drinking and smoking. They would give me a natural high and get me pumped with negative adrenaline.(Ward was killed soon after his release.)
“I’m not a role model”
I started listening to hardcore rap around the age of 6. Artists such as N.W.A., Too Short, 2 Live Crew, and Kool G. Rap, just to name a few, were the ones who had my head nodd’in. Since I was growing up around the type of stuff they talked about, I found it to be nothing less than real beauty. I could be listening to Will Smith on a day that I may be feel’in good and his music may keep me feelin good all day. But since that ain’t my reality, I’d rather listen to those who I can relate to, and eventually try to emulate them and act out the things they talked about. They never put any ideas in my head, but at the same time, their music may have given me an extra boost of motivation to do the things that I had already chose to do at the early age of 6.
How do I feel about the image that I put out? Well, I don’t want to see people getting victimized because my music (I rap) may have helped push someone to do something that I may have said I’d done just to make a rhyme, and then try to say I made them do it. Everyone makes their own choices in life, bad or good. Just this last comment to all parents of kids who listen to hardcore rap… “If your kid listens to my music for the beauty of the art of hip hop rap then let him give me my “props”, but if you see your kid trying to live like me, talk to your child because there’s something wrong going on in your home and your child’s life, I’m not a role model.
“I saw rappers as role models”
Don’t get me wrong I’m not blaming any of these rappers for what I did, I’m just saying their lyrics was a big contributing factor in my behavior. I saw these rappers as role models because growing up in an unfortunate situation and seeing people from my same situation end up having all sorts of money, women gold teeth, cars etc., was very enticing.