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R.A. The Rugged Man Says Rappers Purposely Promote Illuminati Imagery

(AllHipHop News) Rumors of rappers being associated with some shadowy organization known as Illuminati has been debated in Hip Hop forums, YouTube comment sections, and barbershops for years. According to R.A. The Rugged Man, rap stars are not actually members of the secret society, but they perpetuate the idea of being in the alleged New World Order group to heighten their image.

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“All these rappers are f**king wannabes. It’s the same way with rappers were, ‘Oh, I’m John Gotti and I’m mafia…’ They are promoting the Illuminati imagery,” R.A. tells VladTV. “Are they a part of the big world power? No, they’re not. They’re nothing. They’re just rappers rapping, and they try to pretend like they’re part of something bigger than they really are.”

The prospect that joining a sect of “illuminated” individuals will bring about wealth and fame has had an influence on some unstable people’s actions. In March of last year, an aspiring Virginia rapper allegedly attempted to kill his friend as a blood sacrifice to the Illuminati. He was later sentenced to eight years in prison.

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Beyond emcee’s obsession with secret society imagery, R.A. also discussed the media’s obsession with an rapper’s fashion which he says leads to poor quality music getting elevated as great art.

“What [the media does] is they see that fashion statement coming and they go, ‘That’s the hot album,’ because they hear a lot about a certain artist,” says the creator of 2013’s Legends Never Die. “So their album is a fashion statement. Meanwhile, that album’s gonna be trash in a year, six months.”

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Watch R.A. The Rugged Man’s interview below.

  • Casor_G

    Anyone with reasonable intelligence levels already knew this to be true.

    • William Witherz

      And what percentage of the people on this site do you believe to have reasonable intelligence levels? Have you seen the comments?

  • Reblogged this on HUEY mix wit RILEY.

  • Mega Don

    Yeah that how i felt to i felt like they was trolling about that illuminati shit them white niggas aint trying to break bread with no niggas like that that illuminatti shit is white european mason shit stolen from egypt

  • Black Jay

    Ummmmm……. Okay….. What’s your point? Rappers will promote maxi pads if it gives them shine. You ain’t saying nothing new. Next story.

  • FUCK ALL OF U RACIST’S

    IT’S TRUE RAPPER’S WANNA BE LIKE THE MAFIA…BUT U WILL NEVER BE LIKE THEM……THE MOB IS THE MOB AND U BLACK GANGS, WELL THAT’S ALL U ARE A GANG WANNABE MAFIA….

  • $18916246

    Dude makes alot great points…though fraternal orders have long existed in many lines of career professions. Doctors, Lawyers, Teachers, Police, Military staff, etc all belong to secret fraternal orders and take oathes. Black people too often associaate our own success with selling out? The truth is you can go but so far up the ladder in any business career before your asked or assumed to be part of the team. Many people who choose careers don’t initially realize that the career they have chosen have fraternal orders and values and once approached will often conform as a means of maintaining their own individual success. Black folks come off extremely naive on the subject offering “BOOGIE MAN” perspectives to secret societies boasting about devil worship in an organized fashion and carried out within an organized structure.

    The funny part is in our own individual and collective ways we as black people often openly commit to largely immoral lifestyles against each other that largley celebrate every known negative stereotype with a conviction and objective to failure and death that would rival any sworn in fraternal member commitments and beliefs. We openly negate any belief in god, no responsibility, no accountability, or any moral code. And openly justify our own continuous ignorant behavior? So negative accusations to our own people who actively pull our selves up and work at uplifting our own amount to jealousy from the ignorant class to the god fearing hard working committed class. The too often negative put downs of the ignorant amount to justification of ignorance and laziness, viewing success as a non-black attribute, no doubt the lingering affect of once being an African chattel slave in America, and today choosing the traps that a openly racist system has to offer. I again invite my people to free and uplift their minds trust in god not the devil…and yall know the rest.

  • Dan_Tebasco

    I agree, but it’s mainly popstars who does that though to get talked about like Lady Gaga and Rhianna etc…

  • johnblacksad

    That n!gga must be dumb as hell thinkin he was droppin knowledge…

    tell me something I don’t know… smh

  • Abbas

    White trailer trash..

    • Flea

      R.A is a real dude, we used to chill back in the days out in Stony Brook. No trailer, but most def White Trash and proud of it

  • Antoine Hart

    rappers never purposely portrayed to be in the illuminati to get buzz…its idiots like this that tries to make every lil symbol or thing to be associated with the illuminati..you people reaching hard

    • Abbas

      True. In other words he even disses President Obama, who is illuminati

    • johnblacksad

      True… idiots like him got a lot of rappers thinkin they might as well play with the so-called illuminati symbols and try to fool more other idiots like him… smh

    • Papi Peligro

      Thank you man only people on it is a bunch crazy excuse ninjas for why they can’t come up.

  • David Gonz

    IF THE ILLUMINATI MAKES RAPPERS APPEAR BIGGER AND MORE SUCCESSFULL THEN THIS NIGGA NEED TO JOIN CUZ AINT NOBODY HEARD HIS NAME IN 25 YEARS

    • Jonathan Bacher

      He is a big underground artist that sells out venues in Europe your boy Future doesnt even get filled 25%. TODAY. Some people…

      • David Gonz

        I DIDNT LIKE HIM 20 YEARS AGO WHY WOULD I CHECK FOR THAT FKKK SHIT
        TODAY? AND YOUR RIGHT FUTURE FELL OFF FROM LAST YEAR THIS TIME SO WHAT?
        HE HAVIN BABIES. DONGEN FAMILY IS WAY DOPER THEN THIS wIGGAS CREW.

      • William Witherz

        I did not like him back in the day either, but the video I saw with him and Talib last year made me download the album. It actually is not bad at all.

      • Obi Won

        Kill, I never heard of dude to be honest but if he’s dope like you all say, i’ll check him out. Any recommended songs or albums?

    • Tony G.

      U need to turn off the radio bro..RA is still doing his thing today

  • Brindle

    the word “illuminati” attracts the most ignorant statements and false knowledge from people (especially black people) and I’m talking about the people who left comments, not RA…

  • Jonathan Bacher

    Finally something with brains on Vladtv

  • Kevin Anthony

    I think some of these rappers may buy into the idea of affiliation with an an enlightened “Party” because its hot right now and there is a sense of empowerment being associating with that imagery. But, The people who put money behind some of these artists are truly the ones responsible for plugging the subtle takeover in. If you plant the seed..well, you know the rest. But to think that a rapper..or anyone else for that matter would seek to obtain wealth and fame by purposely promoting that imagery is misleading. We are not all down to sell our souls for material posessions or monetary gain and Its wrong to just label all of them as such. I talk about these type of things on my mixtape “Food for Thought” for the sole purpose of bringing awareness to whats going on out here. Foreal. Kevin Anthony-21 on soundcloud

  • Prob true… but RA is still a f**kin Diva so far up his own ass its stupid, he thinks he’s a top selling act himself when he’s an underground dude, very dope.. but such a c**t.

  • Elayorx El

    RA been puttin it down for a minute, and I respect his POV. It’s interesting how this so-called “Illuminati” trend, at the moment, regards certain types of information, that my people, and I years ago, were told never to repeat in casual convo. Now, it’s on TV, and social media? True spit, the “Mafia” period in Hip-Hop, was it’s most darkest, and today’s period, so far, is it’s second most darkest. The world is a harlot, with those at the top being the pimps. Sacred information that was once used to enlighten, and construct, has now been perverted. The true “Illume”a”Knotty”, is for those with that hair type, which is most of the world, and at the present time are now asleep. Ohh, when the sleeping giant comes to. I like what Kevin Anthony is doing also, as I’ve checked his stuff out, and similarly, through Hip-Hop, March 1st is when we start to wake up. Respect.

  • Papi Peligro

    Man ain’t no rappers ever said they was in the illimunati. Crazy conspiracy ninja say it so they joke around about it but deny it like a million times. He look like a real dufus.

  • Papi Peligro

    Man only people on some Illumanati is crazy excuse ninjas that want to rap 24/7 about the industry and the state of hiphop. Like somebody want to hear that. Cats is boring not even intellectual. Smart/Dumb ninjas. Looking at the bowling pins spinning on they TV when its off the air talking about the NSA is mind controlling them. No don’t nobody care about.

    The only reason why this is relevant cause dude look Jewish.

  • Vinsanity

    we already know this.

  • BulldogCG

    Duh!!! but i am glad an artist will actually say it, since that is who these misguided children listen to.

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  • Obi Won

    Even though it’s a duh moment, people shouldn’t believe anything rappers say except about the groupie love.

  • Immortal

    He should’ve mention AHH being that damn near no one on this earth talks about the illuminati as much as Illseed and his band of coons do. But then that would’ve been free advertising huh