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January 7, 2010

Does Jay-Z’s Masonic Status Hold Any Leverage?

Filed under: Chat 'bout,Flashback — Felicia @ 9:37 pm

It’s no secret that for several years Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter has been spewing innuendos about having Masonic affiliation, whether directly or indirectly. “Run This Town”, “Empire State Of Mind” and “On To The Next One” – the three lead singles from his Blueprint 3 album had many conspiracy theorists up in arms about the Masonic imagery showcased in the videos. “On To The Next One” is the latest video broken down bit by bit about its relevancy to the Masonry.

The first time I’ve ever taken notice to any hidden meanings or symbolism in regards to Jay-Z’s music was with his song “D’evils” from his first album, Reasonable Doubt. When I listen to music I’m typically drawn to the beat then after the first listen I pay closer attention to the actual words. I’m not going to break this song apart bar-by-bar, but after listening to it Jay definitely leaves the listener with many questions regarding the frequent mention of the illuminati and the like.

Although I enjoy reading about other’s assumptions and conclusions about Jay-Z’s Masonic status, I wonder if it would really make much of a difference if he did come out and announce his membership. Artists are known for creating false assumptions and pulling publicity stunts as often as they change their underwear. He could be playing us all like a really good game of chess. He’s proven to know a thing or two when it comes to his investments and career decisions. People linger off of every word he spits and he probably figures he’ll just run with it. However I can’t see this to be true because he has us in too deep.

The question that consistently comes back to me is the wonderment of it all making any type of impact on the way people feel about him as an artist. Would it affect his album sales? Would it affect his investments? Would people still consider him the best rapper alive and boast about his lyrical genius? I really don’t think his Masonic standing will have much of an effect on how I feel about him as an artist. The speculation about “secret societies” as a whole has a different meaning to everyone, and people often bestow negativity towards the unknown. If Jay was in fact affiliated with some type of order, because of the secrecy of it all, I can see how it would pose a threat to his artistry; depending on which side of the fence you choose to play. However as the infamous saying on Jay’s shirt reads, people will Do What Thou Wilt and believe what they choose to believe as well. I for one can do without all the excitement behind the obvious visuals in his videos. Many have been turning their blind eye to it for so long already and will continue to do so. For those who feel confident because they can play a mean game of “I Spy”, they’ve only barely scratched the surface.



  1. Great read!!!!

    Comment by Biggest Fan — January 8, 2010 @ 10:00 am | Reply

  2. I just can’t believe you entertain this topic…..

    Comment by John F. — January 30, 2010 @ 8:08 pm | Reply

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