(AllHipHop Features) Prodigy has always been on another level. The Mobb Deep general let his views be known with a weighty rhymes that said, “Illuminati want my mind, soul and my body / Secret Society trying to keep their eye on me.” He would continue to create murda musik for the masses, but it was clear that he was cut from a different cloth than his peers. Prodigy’s Hegelian Dialectic: The Book of Revelation goes where no Mobb Deep album has gone before, right into the shadowy world of the hidden hand.
AllHipHop.com: As it relates to rappers, there was a wave for a minute there, everybody was in Illuminati. Everybody from Jay to Beyoncé, and even Taylor Swift, and people like that. Do you think there’s any truth to that, or is that just people looking, and reaching, and they might see somebody do a symbol or…
Prodigy: I believe that a lot of these video directors, a lot of these artists, I believe that they use a lot of the symbolism just to create controversy. Do know what I’m saying? I think a lot of it is for controversy. Just to make people talk.
You know what I’m saying? Yeah, as far as artists being down with certain shit, I don’t think it goes that far. You know what I mean? I definitely think that there is people that use a lot of symbolism and a lot of things in their video just to make people talk. Just to make like, “Oh you saw that? Oh my God.” You know what I’m saying? Get all these millions of views now because everybody’s trying to look at your video and see the symbols that you threw up or that you got in the video. I think there’s a lot of that going on.
You know what I mean? Consciously, they’re doing that, purposely. Then I think that there’s just a lot of ignorance. People don’t know. They don’t really know what they throwing up, or the hand symptoms, or whatever. They just ignorant to what they doing. You know what I mean? Yeah, I don’t really believe that Beyoncé and Jay, and Kanye’s down with the Illuminati. Like, nah. It’s way bigger than that. It’s different than that. It’s not what people think. You know what I’m saying. There’s no group that initiates you like, “Oh, come on … You with us now.” Like, nah. That Illuminati thing is so old from like the 1700’s.
That was a group that started back then to build to something that’s right now. No matter what you want to call it, Bilderberg Group, Illuminati, whatever name they go by, it doesn’t matter. The name is not what matters. What matters is what’s happening. You know what I’m saying? How did we get to that point? Now, how we got to this point is because of that group of people and that’s what they used to call theyself. Who the fuck knows what they call themselves now now?
It doesn’t even matter. What matters is what’s happening and what they’re actually doing. That’s all that matters. A lot of people get caught up. Oh, the Illuminati, Illuminati. You’re so caught up in that name and that word, don’t get caught up in that. It’s deeper than that. I think they get caught up in that because they don’t know how to delve deeper, and do the research, and find out what’s really happening. They’re just going off of the word and it sounds mysterious. You know what I mean?
They just get so caught up in that mystery of it, they’re not really finding out what it’s about.
You know what I mean?
Hegelian Dialectic: The Book of Revelation Tracklist
3. “Broken Rappers”
5. “Mafuckin U$A”
6. “Mic – Rocosm”
7. “As If”
8. “New Balance”
10. “The Good Fight”
11. “Mr. President”
12. “Spiritual War”
13. “No Religion”
14. “Hunger Pangs” Feat. Ca$H Bilz