Hip-hop has a long-standing fascination with the Illuminati. The secret society, which was founded in the late 1700s, has been referenced on tracks from Jay Z, Kanye West, Rick Ross, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and even pop artists like Madonna and Beyoncé over the years.
However, it was Mobb Deep’s Prodigy who originally started music’s Illuminati craze with his line on on LL Cool J’s 1995 “I Shot Ya (Remix).”
Genius reached out to learn more, so Prodigy invited us to the Illuminati Ball House at a secret estate one hour outside of New York City.
Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/the-illuminati-hip-hop-a-conversation-with-prodigy
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