There’s an ongoing debate that Jay-Z is in a “secret society.” Many enthusiasts have put out their own hype, perpetrating this nonsense. Are Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West in a satanic ritualistic cult, or are they simply misunderstood?
All of this drama started months before the Run This Town video. Media speculated that both Rihanna and Jay-Z were practicing â€œdevil worshippers,” and that they were in fact a part of the cult-like atmosphere. No one suspected Kanye of anything, until his recent outburst at the 2009 VMAâ€™s. So, when did all this hype begin; and are there any direct relations to the occult in any of their music.
If you dissect the Run This Town lyrics, Jay says, â€œItâ€™s the return of the god.â€ Some people would say that heâ€™s in fact calling himself God, however, that couldnâ€™t be further from the truth. What heâ€™s really saying is:
We are, ya, I said it, we are/You can call me Ceasar in a dark CSAR/Please follow the leader, so Eric B, we are/Microphone fiend, itâ€™s the return of the god, Peace god.
The song has absolutely nothing to do with God. What Jay is saying, is that heâ€™s back and heâ€™s ready to reclaim his crown- hence the lyric, â€œitâ€™s the return of the god.â€ When he says, â€œPeace god,â€ what heâ€™s really saying is-goodbye to whoever is currently on top, and the word â€œgodâ€ in that sense is like saying peace my n*gg*- a term most black men use in other parts of the country, except New York.
In his hit song Empire State of Mind, with Alicia Keys, Jay says, â€œHail Mary to the city, you’re a virgin. And Jesus can’t save you, life starts when the church endâ€
Now if you simply read this line and nothing else, you might suspect that Jay is telling people that Jesus canâ€™t save them, but there are always two sides to every story, and if you wouldâ€™ve listened to the lyrics before this sentence, you would understand. The complete verse is as follows:
City of sin, it’s a pity on the wind/Good girls gone bad, the city’s filled with them/
Mami took a bus trip, now she got her bust out/Everybody ride her, just like a bus route/Hail Mary to the city, you’re a virgin/And Jesus can’t save you, life starts when the church end
Jayâ€™s referencing how some girls are already so bad off, that even Jesus canâ€™t save them. Once church ends on Sunday, and reality hits them on Monday, they go back to sinning. This goes to show that you canâ€™t judge a book by its cover, and if you donâ€™t know something about rap lyrics, then it is best that you keep your mouth shut-instead of spouting off garbage, just to increase your blog hits.
Check back next week for theÂ deconstruction ofÂ Rihannaâ€™s lyrics.