The Illuminati in Hip Hop

These days if you are a listener to hip hop or rap music you have probably heard the word Illuminati more than a few times. The entrance of the Illuminati into hip hop recently has been due  primarily to rap superstars Kanye West and Jay-Z. The two have been putting out controversial lyrics, videos and pictures containing Illuminati like ideas and symbols ever since they started making music together. One of the more controversial videos put out has been the “On To The Next One” music video by Jay-Z. In this video, there are multiple pictures and references to this so called Illuminati that he is a part of.

Jay-Z and Kanye West are the proclaimed leaders of the Illuminati in the hip hop industry but many others are following suit. One of hip hop’s newest female superstars, Nicki Minaj, has been rumored to be apart of the Illuminati due to her performance in 2012 Grammy Awards because she was accompanied by a figure that was dressed as the Pope. Lil’ Wayne’s involvement has also been questioned lately because of his video of “My Homies Still” where there is twelve skeletons shown in a movie theater. The controversy over these skeletons is because a shooting in Colorado at the opening of the new Batman movie resulted in twelve casualties. The music video was put out just a week before the shooting happened. This lead people to believe Lil’ Wayne has some part in this killing. Eminem also has been included on Illuminati talks. People believe Eminem’s recent comeback with the hit single “Not Afraid” is actually him leaving the Illuminati and turning away from this powerful, secret society. The influence of Illuminati in hip hop is becoming bigger and bigger but is there any truth in it?

These days rappers often fit the mold that the Illuminati strive for: money and power. However, according to the theory, to be a member of the Illuminati you must be born by blood into it; there is no joining. Many people speculate that the rap industry uses this false idea to to gain more money by creating interest in listeners using this mysterious Illuminati group as a cover. This is a valid point by speculators but the other side of the argument is equally valid. The ideas portrayed by rap and hip hop music are generally sinful and not of the normal morals and ideals that people carry in life. This in mind, using rap music as a way to influence society and change the way people think could be a powerful strategy used by the Illuminati. The Illuminati, real or not, has penetrated the minds of listeners whether for money or world domination and continues to grow into a big story made up of anything but facts.


Symbols of the Illuminati

The Illuminati society takes their symbols and meanings quite seriously. They use these symbols as warnings to other Illuminati members, as brainwashing tools and as a way to unite their secret society. The most famous of these symbols is the all seeing eye.

The all seeing eye can be found on the back of any American one dollar bill. The all seeing eye is actually known as the “udjat” in Illuminati culture and it is often accompanied by a triangle. The eye is supposed to be the eyes of Lucifer watching over everything that is happening in the world.



Another symbol that is used by the the Illuminati is the swastika or sunwheel. This symbol was made well-known by Hitler, who was apart of the Illuminati some suggest. The symbol represents supremacy and power which are both valued by the Illuminati society.

The most common hand sign for the Illuminati is the 666 hand sign. This consists of the middle, ring and pinky fingers sticking up while the pointer and thumb are used as an eye hole. The meaning of this hand sign is labeled “mark of the beast” or in other words stating participation in the Illuminati movement. Shown above is Lady Gaga performing this hand sign. She is believed to play a large role in the Illuminati music industry.



One of the creepier symbols of the Illuminati is that of the goat head. The goat head represents the worship of the anti-Christ. Many Illuminati believers think that preparing for the anti-Christ is the ultimate goal for the Illuminati council. When the goat head appears, it is a symbol for the worship of the anti-Christ and is an influential satanic symbol.

Although much of these symbols appear frightening and quite out of the norm, there are still many who believe the Illuminati is a big hoax for scaring people. Believers of the Illuminati often times exaggerate details about the appearance of symbols and the meanings. The Illuminati theory is interesting but is it plausible?

The Illuminati-The Beginning

The word Illuminati actually is Latin derived and it means, in most general terms, to be enlightened. However, a quick search on google allows discovery that this word has a much larger meaning than just “being enlightened” in today’s society.

Many groups on the internet claim to be “the Illuminati.” These range from religious groups to musicians to cults. With many sources claiming to be the Illuminati, I will put the idea behind this group in the simplest of theories. The Illuminati is the theory that there is a council of super-wealthy people that control the whole world and their goal eventually is to turn the lower people of society into slaves. The Illuminati are a secretive society and there is not much known, factual information about this theory. What is known though, is that at the top there are thirteen royal families. These thirteen families are essentially the puppet masters for the rest of the world.

The motto for the Illuminati is money and power. Through these two things, it is believed that the Illuminati can do and control anyone they please. They gather this power by being on international councils and being a large part of the trading industry. They even use the music and entertainment business to control the ideas and thoughts of society to try and control them.

To achieve their strive for money and power the Illuminati uses these 6 principles:

  1. Military
  2. Government
  3. Spiritual
  4. Scholarship
  5. Leadership
  6. Science

Through these, the Illuminati believe they can take over the human race. The training in these principles begin in childhood for Illuminati offspring. They are stressed the importance of these principles so they can continue the mission.

The Illuminati is not a society that can be joined; you must be born into the Illuminati. People with the same idea of greed and power can be part of the grand plan but cannot be of the hierarchy of the Illuminati. And because you must be born into the Illuminati, the Illuminati families interbreed with each other so that the bloodline is pure. 


What is the ultimate goal for the Illuminati then?

The ultimate goal is for there to be one world government, also called New World Order, where the world is turned into a huge dictatorship with the Illuminati controlling it all. This is a very broad goal but there is many sub-objectives that are out there for why this secret society would do this. Some people believe it is for Aliens and some believe it will be the coming of Christ or even the anti-Christ.

The Illuminati is a very vague idea that may seem unbelievable. However, in the world today the richer are getting richer and the poorer, much poorer so this idea of higher society may not be so far fetched.