For the past several years, as the truth-seeking and Christian movements on the internet have exposed more and more entertainers for their occult and satanic symbolism, lyrics and practices, there has been a great deal of debate about whether people were “reading too much into things.” Just because a certain artists may have flashed Freemason symbols all throughout a video didn’t necessarily mean the artist was actually in support of it or the occult, right? Well the days of having to work to decipher symbols and search for hidden meanings may be passing- the new generation of hip hop and pop music stars appear to now be openly blaspheming Jesus Christ, Christianity and advocating the occult with no regard for criticism.
We have already chronicled the song ‘Judas’ by Lady Gaga, an open ode to blasphemy against the Savior. But there are even younger and newer artists who now proudly voice their disrespect for Christianity and support of Satan.
The writer and rapper of the hit song “Look Like Jesus”, a track filled with profanity-laced lyrics in which he discusses relations with women and repeatedly blaspheme Jesus’ name throughout. The video for the song was filmed in a church. It received a great deal of media coverage for how far it was willing to go in disgracing a traditionally respected building.
He also refers to himself as “The Based God” and said of the moniker: “Music wise I do feel like I’m a prophet status and at the God status….I just wanted my point across and I wanted to be a little bratty attention ** whore.”
Much of his lyrics are vile, violent and embrace sinful behavior. And he also references the demon possession:
“I’m burning everyday, my soul there’s nothing left
everything I say is contrary to belief
instead of saying something deep, my speech is rap poison
I choose rape cuz I can’t stop the bad voices”
One of the albums he released this year has a cover in which Lil B’s alter ego, “Based God” is depicted as Jesus being crucified on the cross:
Note the image was sure to include women’s underwear hanging on it. And the album is interestingly called “Angels Exodus” which is precisely what Lucifer led when he rebelled against God:
Revelation 12: 3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth:
These verses reference Satan and the rebellious fallen angels being cast out of Heaven. A departure that can certainly be considered an “exodus.”
Here is another album cover for a Lil B mixtape:
Upon close inspection the royal robe the character is wearing is covered in pyramid-shaped All Seeing Eye symbols.
Not only does Lil B have a fanatical following, with male fans often “offering” their girlfriends or wives to him during shows and giving him mock worship. Even some of the most popular hip hop show hosts were taken aback by their treatment of him:
“Lil’ B’s concert still amazed me because of the connection between the performer and the audience. It was like a semi-religious gathering of ethnically diverse superfans, who, at one point, spontaneously chanted rapidly, and in unison: “Thankyoubasedgod. Thankyoubasedgod. Thankyoubasedgod.…“ – Hip Hop Show Host Miss Info of ‘Miss Info TV‘
Tyler the Creator (Odd Future)
Possibly the most potentially successful of these up and coming pop stars is media darling and critically acclaimed Tyler the Creator of the group Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. His album, “Goblin” which on the album cover he sports an upside down cross on his forehead, is full of lyrics disrespecting Jesus, detailing his fantasies of assaulting women and the typical “murder murder” pseudo-scary lyrics that hip hop has been putting out for years.
Here are some of the critics’ comments on Tyler:
“Preternaturally talented, honest, witty, smart, simultaneously poetic and conversational, the L.A. rapper and founder of Odd Future on his label debut, “Goblin,” has a flow that’s curious, assured and magnetic..”
The Source, the preeminent hip hop news magazine, calls Tyler “brilliant” and the ‘breakout talent of 2011.”
A sampling of the lyrics from Tyler and Odd Future shows their blatant promotion of sin and disrespect for the faith:
“One, two, you’re the girl that I want
Three, four, five, six, seven, s—
Eight is the bullets if you say no after all this”
“I’m the type to put you down and bring myself up
So when I rape a b– I hold her down and get my best nut.”
“We go skate, rape sluts, and eat donuts from Randy’s” (in addition to lyrics about sexually assaulting pregnant women).
“I just wanna drag you’re lifeless body to the forest
And fornicate with it but that’s because I’m in love with”
“‘Im opening a church to sell coke..”
“This meeting just begun, n—- I’m Satan’s son”
“God is the cancer”
“But when I f—- go, Lucifer will probably have my soul”
“The devil doesn’t wear Prade – he’s in a white tee”
“Wolf Gang, triple six crew”
“Uh, f– church, they singing and the s— ain’t even worth it
In the choir, whores and liars, scumbags and the dirt..”
“Triple six is my number, you can get it off my Tumblr”
“Jesus called, he said he’s sick of the disses” (And many others which were far too explicit to include).
Yes, they may “just be lyrics” but this artist and his group seem to have an affinity for anti-Christian taunts and imagery. They also make barely veiled “666″ references, the number of the Antichrist in the Bible. And they are leading the move to make open blasphemy of Jesus Christ, normal and acceptable. What shocks society today, is just acceptable and even fashionable tomorrow. So in the minds of the millions of youth, children and adults listening to this music, the blasphemy will soon be no issue because it is “just art” or because the singer is “just kidding around” and “trying to make people think.”
Here are some other pictures of Tyler and Odd Future in action:
The art speaks for itself. The upside down or inverted cross is a Satanic symbol and the “666″ is a direct reference to the number of the Beast or the Anti-Christ, the false Messiah, empowered by Satan, who will temporarily rule the world according to the book of Revelation.
The Bible on Blasphemy
Exodus 20: 7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
Luke 22:63 And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and smote him. 64And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote thee? 65And many other things blasphemously spake they against him.
Matthew 15:18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. 19For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
The blasphemies against Jesus took place when He was on Earth and continues today. God’s law is clear that using His name improperly is a sin. And what truly defiles us is not what we take in but the thoughts that we express in our speech. And so accurately the Bible in the verse above from Matthew 15 accurately describes much of the content of today’s popular music.
Webster’s 1828 Dictionary, which was based on Bible Scripture (as all original dictionaries in America were at that time) defines blasphemy as: “An indignity offered to God by words or writing; reproachful, contemptuous or irreverent words uttered impiously against Jehovah.” Insulting the name of God or Jesus Christ is not something taken lightly by The Lord. Yet artists like these are trying to remove any stigma from disrespecting the Christian faith and actually turn it into entertainment. And by the nature of them being media-hyped superstars, soon their fans will follow suit and have their own attitudes adjusted and shifted to accept this blasphemous behavior without even realizing it.
Psalm 74:18 Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name.
Throughout all this, Tyler’s main defense has been that he is an atheist or that people who get upset with the satanic tone of his music and videos, just do not get him. Like many artists before him, Tyler claims no affiliation with Satanism. However, entertainers, especially rap artists, are putting forth a persona. And that involves sticking to a certain set of statements in interviews. It is interesting that for all of the “shock value” that Tyler appears to be going for, he has made no statements against Allah, Mohammed or the Muslim faith. In fact, all of these “edgy” artists seem to steer clear from making any sort of anti-Muslim statement.
On his hit song, “Yonkers”, Tyler the Creator uses imagery referencing demonic possession. Interestingly, he also puts on contacts that make his eyes look completely black. As the very well-written Justify Theory blog has detailed, much of the video is a take on the 2005 horror “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” which was based on the real-life story of a young woman who was allegedly possessed by demons and died during the process of an exorcism.
Another member of Odd Future is Earl Sweatshirt. The 17 year old is also being lauded as a music prodigy and delves into satanic lyrics and possession as well. In his song, “Moonlight”, Earl states:
Started thinking about a normal life, it got me suicidal
Standing in the kitchen with a noose and a rifle
Hang or bang hockin’ lugees in a bible
Dancing with the Devil tonight’s our first recital
His hands on my hips he take control of my movement
A couple of minutes pass and I don’t know what I’m doin’
Just dance to the music so nobody will laugh at me
But the f—ing voices in my head keep asking me
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight
Again for a group that claims to have no religion or spiritual affiliation at all, the satanic and occultic references seem to abound. Not to mention that Earl is sure to mention that he is “hockin lugees in a bible” which is a reference to spitting into a Bible. If these rappers are so uninterested in spiritual matters, why is that Satan seems to keep being mentioned in their lyrics as controlling them? Why are they constantly bashing Christianity? Jesus Christ said in terms of getting to know people: “you will know them by their fruits.” The lyrical content of this music blatantly satanic.
Preparation for the Antichrist?
The prophetic significance here is great. As the world moves closer to the period the Bible calls the “end times” the stage has to bet set for the rule of the Antichrist. This will be a leader who will come into power because people want him. He will not “take over by force.” And the Bible predicts this satanically-inspired leader will show his true colors by speaking against God with blasphemy:
5And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. – Revelation 13
The world is being prepped to accept and even applaud this type of behavior that one day the future Antichrist will display for the whole world. And already we can see that today’s music fans are eager to “worship” blasphemous artists.
Return of Aleister Crowley
Aleister Crowley, occultist, black magic practitioner and ardent opponent of Christianity, was one of the foremost Satanists of the early 20th century. In addition to advocating drug use, sexual magic, pedophilia, he dubbed himself “the Beast” and “666″ and was once called the “wickedest man in the world.” He is a major influence in Rock ‘n Roll as some of the greatest rock artists of all time from Led Zeppelin to the Doors have paid homage, claimed inspiration or espoused his philosophies in their music and interviews. Fight the Good Fight Ministries has done an excellent job covering all of this in their documentary “They Sold Their Souls for Rock ‘n Roll.” In discussing Christianity, Crowley stated: “That religion they call Christianity; the devil they honor they call God. I accept these definitions, as a poet must do, if he is to be at all intelligible to his age, and it is their God and their religion that I hate and will destroy” (Crowley, The World’s Tragedy, p. xxx).
While he has mainly influenced rock stars in the music industry, it appears Crowley’s influence is now reaching hip hop and pop music as well.
Other young pop stars are jumping on the Crowley bandwagon as well.
Taylor Momsen, one of the stars of the TV show “Gossip Girl” is also lead singer in a rock band called “Pretty Reckless.”
Kevin Jonas, of the Jonas Brothers pop group (who are supposedly “outspoken Christians”) wearing a T-shirt with Crowley on it.
It seems that the younger, newest generation of hip hop and pop stars are determined to push the envelope even further in rebellion against Christianity. What was once done in “subliminal” or subtle jabs and images is now giving way to just openly blaspheming God and Jesus Christ The Lord. All of this is bringing a Satanic influence to the millions of listeners and moving the culture of America farther from righteousness of God, to the lusts and vices of sin. And the young fans, with no Biblical discernment cannot spot this even when it is thrown in their faces.
How any parent would let their children listen to music that is so graphic in its glorification of violence, evil and sexual abuse is stunning. But again, for those who believe in Jesus Christ as their Savior, know that the music industry has become a major tool to move people away from God. The Bible reminds us to be on guard against this deception: “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” – 2 Corinthians 2:11. This music is disrespecting God and should not be supported. These artists are not leaving middle ground – listening to blasphemous artists is supporting music that is against God. And for those who are casual listeners who think it is just fun or art, know that you, like everyone else, will stand before God one day. Instead of supporting music that shows hate for God, look to God for forgiveness and His free love and gift of eternal life in Jesus Christ. There is a real God and He is not be played with.
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” — Galatians 6:7