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December 02, 2009  | by: Jecquea Howsie


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 “devil 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 VMA’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, “It’s the return of the god.” Some people would say that he’s in fact calling himself God, however, that couldn’t be further from the truth. What he’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, it’s the return of the god, Peace god.

Kanye, Rihanna, and Jay on Run This Town Set

Kanye, Rihanna, and Jay on Run This Town Set

The song has absolutely nothing to do with God. What Jay is saying, is that he’s back and he’s ready to reclaim his crown- hence the lyric, “it’s the return of the god.” When he says, “Peace god,” what he’s really saying is-goodbye to whoever is currently on top, and the word “god” 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, “Hail Mary to the city, you’re a virgin. And Jesus can’t save you, life starts when the church end”

Now if you simply read this line and nothing else, you might suspect that Jay is telling people that Jesus can’t save them, but there are always two sides to every story, and if you would’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

Jay’s referencing how some girls are already so bad off, that even Jesus can’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 can’t judge a book by its cover, and if you don’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 the deconstruction of Rihanna’s lyrics.

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  • Elizabeth

    Oh I want to know how ppl will explain the shirt jay-z was wearing , which says “Do as thou wilt” seemingly unimportant except its the creed of Thelema the occult philosophy. Dont believe me look it up first watch the trailer from MTV in which jayz is talking about his video “run this town” with rihanna and kanye. See him wearing the shirt with these words. Now just google those words or go to the library and find the book if you want, but heres the deal with the creed, “Do as thou wilt” :
    “Do what thou wilt “ presented in Aleister Crowley’s book “AL vel Legis” (developed] the belief system of Thelema following a strange series of experiences in 1904. This book contains both the phrase “Do what thou wilt” and the word Thelema in Greek, which Crowley took for the name of the philosophical, mystical and religious system which he subsequently developed. This system includes ideas from occultism, and both Eastern and Western mysticism (especially the Qabalah). so are you saying him clearly and blantaly wearing the shirt for those who already know what that means and pulling the wool over the eyes of those who dont was just a coinscience i think not!

  • Elizabeth

    Well I have to say that the evidence is very clear, and even though many ppl do not want to believe it is true. The man calls himself jhova which is blantaly sacrireligous. He has a song called lucifer and he did an interview in a shirt that was titled “do as though wilt” the words to a chapter in a book written by a outspoken satanist. sasha fierce formerly beyonce levitates in her music videos and rihanna when from the cute little girl singing “Pon De Replay” to the same devil worshipping heathen who now sings Disturbia, a song about demon possession and russian roullette which is unfortunately getting some young ppl interested in trying the danger game for themselves. just check out the site where that video is posted i read some persons comment, the individual sounded youngwho said, i’ve always wanted to try that game. these ppl are dangerous i would never let my kids listen to them. do some research for yourself rather it be on youtube or just reading their lyrics carefully. The more you know man,