Why Is The Music Industry Fascinated With Hell?

Why Is The Music Industry Fascinated With Hell?

For as long as I can remember, the music industry has had a strange obsession with promoting satanic imagery and the idea that going to hell is a good thing. What connections can we make regarding this? Does this prove that God is real if the world’s stages are being used to promote Lucifer? What effect does this have on the listeners of such content? Does Bollywood music, African Pop music, and K-Pop also have this same issue? What effect does this kind of music have on the minds of those who consume it?

Just a quick FYI, I quoted a lot of studies in this week’s blog/newsletter mainly because I did not want to explain something incorrectly by trying to put it in my own words.

As I did the research on this topic, I came across a fascinating study from The National Center for Biotechnology Information:
“Music has long been associated with trance states, but very little has been written about the modern western discussion of music as a form of hypnosis or ‘brainwashing’. However, from Mesmer’s use of the glass armonica to the supposed dangers of subliminal messages in heavy metal, the idea that music can overwhelm listeners’ self-control has been a recurrent theme. In particular, the concepts of automatic response and conditioned reflex have been the basis for a model of physiological psychology in which the self has been depicted as vulnerable to external stimuli such as music.”
“ By 1800 the combination of the development of Mesmer’s theory of ‘animal magnetism’, new conceptions of the self, and the Romantic aesthetics of music created a discourse that portrayed musical mesmeric trances as a threat to the self and to sexual self-control. These associations with sensuality and a loss of self were to become constant themes in the debate on hypnotic music even as hypnotism emerged as a more mainstream part of science in the mid-nineteenth century. Crucially, hypnotism and hypnotic music came to play an important part in the emergence of a ‘physiological psychology’ that regarded the hypnotic state as an ‘automatic’ phenomenon akin to a physical reflex.”
From the gongs and tuning forks used by Jean-Martin Charcot to induce hypnotic trances to Ivan Pavlov’s use of bells to create conditioned reflexes, the idea of automatic responses to sound, physiologically determined and bypassing the conscious mind, have dominated the debate on musical hypnosis.5 In this context, music was seen as a potential threat to a self that was susceptible to external stimuli and therefore as a danger to the self-control that was the basis of sanity for the individual and of order for society.”

“…starting with James Braid in the 1840s, many physicians attempted to separate hypnotism from its semi-occult mesmerist past and to establish it as serious science.16 Despite this move away from the more fanciful aspects of Mesmer’s legacy, hypnotism continued to be linked with music.”

“More importantly, startling results were achieved using sound and music to hypnotize patients, which were generally explained in terms of the ‘automatic’ responses that could be provoked, raising important questions about the power of music over listeners. These automatic responses to sound seemed to undermine the whole idea of personal autonomy and opened up the possibility of mental ‘contagion’ through music at a time when it was widely felt that emerging mass society threatened both individuality and order.”

What Effect Does Music Have On Will Power?
“The emphasis on willpower as a force for inhibiting acting on desires had particular relevance when it came to sexuality. Charcot’s colleague Gilles de la Tourette echoed the consensus when he linked hypnosis to female sexuality, writing that, ‘Women are especially susceptible to hypnotic manipulation, particularly during the period between the thirteenth and the thirtieth year’.33 The fact that the patients driven to catalepsy by sound were women, places these experiments into the long discussion of hypnotism as male subversion of female will.”

Cold War Era Paranoia Of Brainwashing
“However, the idea that music could overpower listeners with its hypnotic effects enjoyed a huge revival in the 1950s as the concept of ‘brainwashing’ emerged, especially in Cold War-era America. Although many on the Left have fretted about the music’s power to undermine the political autonomy of audiences, it proved particularly popular on the Right. The theme of musical brainwashing has recurred many times since the Second World War, generally relating to fears of subversion of the individual and national will by external forces.”

“The atmosphere in the United States, from the days of Cold War paranoia to contemporary Culture Wars, has proved fertile ground for panics about brainwashing. Another crucial change was the development of recorded music and the related phenomenon of the emergence of modern mass culture, as Rouget noted in his classic study of musical trance.48 Similarly, the emphasis on young people, the main market for that music, reflected the development of teenagers as a distinct social group with a growing profile, spending power and influence.”

“Although many of the ideas associated with brainwashing came to prominence with the Stalinist Show Trials in the 1930s, it was during the Korean War that the term became known in the West. The term ‘wash brain’ (xi nao) originated in China, meaning to cure someone of anti-Communist ‘false consciousness’ with the techniques of ‘re-education’, but drew on the concept of ‘thought reform’ that was based on an older tradition of meditation.”

“Examples of captured American POWs proclaiming sympathy for Communism led to US claims that they had been ‘brainwashed’.50 This was partly for PR reasons, to explain the apparent disloyalty of the troops, but it seems to have caused the CIA to conduct serious investigations into the possibility of using similar techniques themselves, some of which involved sound and music.51 Crucially, whereas the Chinese version had therapeutic overtones, those Americans who promoted the idea, such as journalist-cum-CIA agent Edward Hunter, portrayed it a form of ‘mental rape’, a means of wiping a personality and imposing new ideas.52 Understood in these terms, music’s power to affect behaviour could thus be seen as a sinister potential violation of the listener’s autonomy.”

“Dutch-born American physician Joost Meerloo wrote more about music in his later book Dance Craze and Sacred Dance, where he displayed a very ambivalent attitude to rock music. He explicitly stated that ‘the contagious rhythm of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ is ‘a form of rhythmic mass hypnosis’.63 Although he made it clear that rock ‘n’ roll is just another dance craze that will burn itself out, he argues that it ‘may go over into the madness of oblivion and self-destruction’.”

“Right-wing Christians such as David Noebel, long part of Billy James Hargis’ Christian Crusade, have used it in their critique of rock music. Noebel’s books Rhythm, Riots and Revolution and The Marxist Minstrels, which have been much quoted in subsequent literature on the subject, argue that rock ‘n’ roll is literally a Communist plot.65 Pointing to the Korean War, Noebel concluded that, ‘The Communist scientists and psycho-politicians have devised a method of combining music, hypnotism and Pavlovianism to nerve-jam the children of our nation without our leaders, teachers or parents being aware of its shocking implications’.66 The political implications of this, he warned, could be that, ‘If the following scientific program is not exposed, degenerated Americans will indeed raise the Communist flag over their own nation’.67 He provided ingenious if paradoxical reasoning to explain why Communist states ban rock music although it is their own sinister invention—it just shows that they know how dangerous it really is.”

“The focus on Communism was generally dropped, but the 1980s and 1990s in America saw a full-scale moral panic that linked a modified version of the ‘science’ of brainwashing, the belief in a literal supernatural threat (the ‘Satanic Panic’ of the period, with its lurid fantasies of a global network of perverts and killers) and the musical genre of heavy metal.”

“…right-wing American Christian groups that had popularised the idea of brainwashing in the 1950s, but by the 1980s the cultural and scientific context had changed. Musical brainwashing, by articulating powerful anxieties about the power of the mass media on the self-control of young people, has remained an influential theory in the Culture Wars that have divided America in the last 30 years, in which a resurgent American Right sought to reverse many of the changes of the 1960s.”

“Heavy metal was an easy target partly because of the use of satanic iconography and rhetoric in the genre, a means of provoking parents and society as well as asserting masculine power for an audience of alienated teenagers uncertain of their identity. “

Mario: I don’t think this is how we should be trying to promote masculinity, using satanic imagery.

“Child psychologist Dr Paul King stated that 87 per cent of his patients listened to heavy metal and compared it to a new religion.76 Such was the panic that Tipper Gore’s Parents’ Music Resource Center even sold a $15 ‘Satanism Research Packet’.77 Raschke unselfconsciously provided plenty of evidence of the real fears behind his anger at the satanic threat, explicitly linking the political left in America to the ‘national epidemic’ of satanic evil.”

Mario: It’s funny how people love to continue to keep people divided by using Left and Right rhetoric.

Aleister Crowley And Music
Here’s something about Aleister Crowley, and I’ll explain more about him, a bit later.
“Despite his pitiful death, this anarchist – who, in 1913’s Magick (Book 4), advocated for adding backmasked messages to records as a subliminal means of spreading his message – became a beacon for some of the biggest music stars of the 60s, 70s and beyond.”

RHCP John Frusciante took his interest in Crowley deeper than his colleagues. A voracious reader of Crowley biographies and self-penned works, the guitarist’s 2004 Inside Of Emptiness album featured a number of songs inspired by Crowley’s texts. Frusciante stated on his website that the tracks “Emptiness,” “I’m Around,” and “666” all drew their lyrics from the English occultist.

1971 song “Quicksand” kicks off with the line “I’m closer to the Golden Dawn, immersed in Crowley’s uniform of imagery”. “My overriding interest was in Kabbalah and Crowleyism,” Bowie suggested in 1976, not long after the cocaine-fatigued star had expressed a fear the Devil lived in his LA swimming pool.

While Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson had previously dabbled in songs which investigated Aleister Crowley’s legacy (see “Revelations”, from Iron Maiden’s 1981 album Piece Of Mind), it wasn’t until his 2008 film Chemical Wedding he was able to further delve into the Crowley realm.

Others rumoured to be influenced include The Doors (a stone sculpture surrounded by the band on the reverse side of the 13 LP is alleged to be Crowley), Stevie Nicks (Crowley’s The Confessions Of A Drug Fiend was supposedly one of her favourite books) and The Rolling Stones (at one point, Mick Jagger was tempted by director Kenneth Anger to star as Lucifer in the Crowley-influenced film Lucifer Rising, released after a long gestation in 1980).

Side note: I can’t help but feel like the song by Ciara and Justin Timberlake “Love Sex Magic” is a reference to the rituals that Crowley would perform.
Source: https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/how-aleister-crowley-influenced-six-of-your-favourite-rock-bands

Jay-Z is also a supporter of Aleister Crowley.
“But Jay-Z’s connection to the occult may extend a bit further. In the making-of video for “Run This Town,” he’s pictured wearing a sweatshirt with the phrase “do what thou wilt” printed across the chest.”
“Yes, that has very deep roots in modern occult culture,” Horowitz says. “The full expression is ‘Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.’ That was one of the key maxims of the British occultist Aleister Crowley. So when Jay-Z appears in a hoodie with that phrase on it in public, that’s exactly what he’s referencing.”

Jay-Z’s Rocawear clothing line also often draws upon Masonic symbols: pentagrams, obelisks, pyramids, the all-seeing eye. Of course, that pales in comparison with the near-obsession with the occult of someone like, say, Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page.

Source: https://www.npr.org/2009/09/19/112998783/jay-z-a-master-of-occult-wisdom

Subliminal Messages In Music
“A new twist to the brainwashing theme emerged in the 1980s with a widespread panic about the ability of messages recorded backwards on record or CD influencing listeners subliminally and thus damaging their mental health. Concern about ‘subliminal messages’ first became widespread in 1957 when a market researcher called James Vicary claimed to have proved the potential of subliminal messages”
“A supposedly auditory equivalent, so-called ‘Backmasking’ (recording messages backwards), first became common during the late 1960s with bands like the Beatles using techniques pioneered by 1950s’ musique concrète, sparking a whole set of conspiracy theories analysing what the messages really said.”

Suicide And Music
“The backmasking scare really took off when it was used to link heavy metal to the rise in teen suicide, which quadrupled in the United States between 1950 and 1996.81 Although songs about suicide were by no means a new phenomenon, in 1985 Ozzy Osbourne was sued based on the accusation that his song ‘Suicide Solution’ had caused a 19-year-old to attempt suicide by musical brainwashing. The case was thrown out on freedom of speech grounds, but the idea of ‘subliminal’ backmasking appeared to offer a way around First Amendment protections.”

“The parents of two teenagers who shot themselves in 1985 blamed the heavy metal band Judas Priest, claiming that, ‘satanic incantations are revealed when the music is played backwards’.”

“After teenager Richard Kuntz killed himself while listening to Marilyn Manson in 1996, his father testified before a US Senate Committee to argue that the musical brainwashing was responsible, and media reports blamed Manson for the Columbine school massacre in 1999.” 

“The groups most likely to believe in the satanic musical threat are rural, uneducated conservative Protestant blue-collar workers with an unshaken faith in ‘American values’, for whom the rise of 1960s values, feminism, and especially the rapid deindustrialisation of the 1970s and 1980s led to a serious moral crisis.89 Like nineteenth-century fears about musical hypnosis, contemporary panics about musical brainwashing are thus still closely linked to broader political anxieties about the social implications of music’s supposed power to undermine individual self-control.” 
Source: Musical Hypnosis: Sound and Selfhood from Mesmerism to Brainwashing

Now that we have gone through a few studies that mention music being used to hypnotize its audiences, music being a means for men to manipulate women and music encouraging teens to commit suicide. But what about the phenomenon of artists promoting Christian-themed demonic imagery? Is it because it’s happening in America, and therefore it’s the choice of dark imagery that’s promoted? What about music by artists who are in predominantly Musilm nations? What about atheist nations like China? What images are presented through their content? In Africa, Christianity is a fairly new religion considering that West African nations have their own beliefs like Voodoo and the Yoruba faith of the Orishas. What are the “powers at be” presenting through their content?

In recent years in America, we’ve had American artists use their platforms and their voices to promote darkness. Lil Uzi Vert , 2Chainz with the song “Murder,” YG with his hellish and also masonic music video for “In the dark,” Anuel AA with his absolute level of sell-out energy and constant mention of demons, lucifer and the illuminati, Bad Bunny’s video for “Yo perreo sola,” where he’s chained by demons in a hellfire scene and many more examples.

About four years ago, the artist Lil Uzi Vert said the following at one of his shows:
“You mothaf****s have entered the rapture, and if ain’t no one flying up to heaven right now, obviously all you  mothaf****s going to hell right with me. So, let’s get it, oh you’re already here, I’m sorry you can’t get out, you’re stuck, it’s over, you heard the song a million times, and you didn’t even know, that’s fucked up, but I still love you all.”

Tech N9ne shared a picture of Uzi wearing an upside down cross on his Instagram page. Along with it, he wrote a lenghty post. The text includes reflections about Christianity, worshiping the devil, as well as criticism about hip-hop fans.

“Ok guys, excuse my ignorance but, I’ve never wore an upside down cross out of respect for my elders who follow Christianity and I’ve never worshipped a devil like people have said I did either but, THIS is an upside down cross on this superstar’s neck right? Right!” The rapper writes.

Yes, indeed. There’s an upside down cross hanging on Uzi’s neck in the picture, you can check it out below.

Now, on to the important question…

“How is he not shunned by the black folks that turned their back on me in 2001 due to my imagery being satanic in their eyes?” N9ne asks.

Tech N9ne asks why Lil Uzi Vert isn’t shunned for “satanic” imagery (altpress.com)

Bad Bunny chained by demons in the ‘Yo Perreo Sola’ video.

Mexicano 777. He passed away in 2015. He gave his life to God before his passing.
We can’t ignore that the Latin music industry has taken a really dark turn. But I feel like it’s always had its hands in dark things, given that some of the pioneers of the Reggaeton genre promoted death and demonic themes. Especially the artist named Mexicano 777. We have seen Bad Bunny promote hellish themes such as Yo perreo sola’s scene where Bad Bunny is in chains being held by demons.

Anuel AA in ‘Illuminati’ music video.

Lil Pump in ‘Illuminati’ music video. Everyone throwing up the “Roc” hand gestures. 
There’s also Anuel AA. He’s a Latin Trap/Reggaeton artist from Puerto Rico. He has a song called Illuminati ft Lil Pump. Also has a song called Conversacion con Dios. He constantly mentions demons in his lyrics. Absolute darkness is what I get from him. You are free to feel how you want.

Hell- James Brown
Mr. Brown. Never, ever, ever, ever, ever was alone because he always felt that somebody was out to get him. -Shana Quinones

Brown had several reasons to be afraid. In 1955, when Brown was 22, he was the leader of a band called the Famous Flames. They were playing nightclubs around Macon, Georgia, but they couldn’t quite break through. Then one day, Brown told them he was going to sell his soul to the devil, he was gone for a day or two. When he came back, he was confident that he and the famous flames were about to take off. A few months later, Brown released the first of more than 100 radio hits.

-Thomas Lake for CNN James Brown: The Circus Singer and the Godfather of Soul – CNN.com

James Brown short film mocking himself. The film basically shows us that he sold his soul for fame.James Brown sells his soul – YouTube

Lil Nas X has revealed the meaning behind the lyrics for “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” — and he said the hit song, released Friday, is only partially inspired by the 2017 film of the same name starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet. “It was one of the first gay films that I had watched,” Lil Nas X, whose real name is Montero…”
“The artist said that even the humming section after the song’s chorus carries its own symbolic meaning, and that he meant it as a “mating call.” The “Mmmhmmm” lines, like a head nod to signal interest in someone, reference when “you’re talking without saying anything, but the other person knows what you mean.”

The Georgia-native rapper also told Genius that the song alludes to the pressure he faces through his music as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. With the lyric, “Why me? / A sign of the times every time that I speak,” the artist said he meant to point out that his own commentary is seen as him “opening [his] mouth for so many people.”
The Meaning Behind Lil Nas X’s ‘Montero (Call Me by Your Name)’ Lyrics (insider.com)

Run Run- Shenseea
Many expressed disappointment and told the Sure Sure artist in the much-talked-about “Illuminati., whose “demons” had taken “full control” of her.
“Oh wow! They got her…she bout to rise to the top out of nowhere. Be safe Shen,” raquel.slayy advised.
“Why did you take God first out of your bio?” @multimodeti demanded to know, “@shenseea this is how you thank God for bringing you so far smh,” was @xoxokimbrown response.
Another follower, @thereal_ella.x, also said she was sorely disappointed with the video and was not in support of the Good Comfort artist’s actions. “I guess it’s different but the devil vibes are not it. If this is what’s gonna give her that global recognition then I ain’t here for it. Been supporting from years back but I don’t agree with this personally.  I like the song tho but the visuals…nahhh,” she said.

Over on the Shade Room’s IG page, there was a resounding collective thumbs down from the unimpressed commenters, most of whom said that there seemed to be an apparent fixation by American artists on going to hell in their music videos, something they had grown tired of, and which Shenseea was now copying.

Popular Dancehall selector and commentator Foota Hype, as was expected, also gave his take on the matter. In his summation on his IG page, he said he was not surprised, as he had issued multiple warnings about her going down a slippery slope, following her music video for Blessed in which she was pictured half-naked while caressing a woman in bed.  He also cautioned Shenseea to try to understand what she was getting herself into, claiming that he “rated her”.

However, Dancehall deejay Mr. Vegas condemned the backlash and sought to defend Shenseea during an Instagram Live today.

“If the sister (Shenseea) aspire to be great and she decide, seh she ago get a new manager and she decided that she want to change up some things about her music and she want to add some imagery to her music, we have to first, before we start criticise the imagery, it is essential for us to do our research.  We can’t just see something in the video and jump and say dat a demonic thing and dat a devil thing,” Vegas said.  “Just because we were cultured..or indoctrinated to look at things as demonic.”
He continued, “we have to be very careful about putting down somebody work because it’s going against our norm.  What she is doing is going against the norm, the European norm.  That’s what uno have to understand.”

Megan Thee Stallion knew what she was doing. She’s been one of the most obvious artists who have shown their allegiance with the industry’s agenda.

Billie Eilish- All the good girls go to hell
Billie Eilish released “all the good girls go to hell” as a single from her debut album in 2019. Co-written with her brother Finneas, the duo intended the song to tell a story from the perspective of both the devil and god. Eilish’s vocals also focus on the effects of climate change, as it is intended to be about humans being punished for ruining Earth. The USA is the biggest promoter of satanic imagery and that’s probably due to the nation being full of radical evangelicals in power.

Sympathy for the devil- The Rolling Stones
In this track, Jagger introduces a socialite version of the devil, who claims the responsibility for a number of historical tragedies including the Hundred Years War, the Russian Revolution, World War II, and the Assassination of JFK.

Clip from a Skrillex show while playing ‘The Devil’s Den’ song.

My experience at a Skrillex show
I understand what it feels like to be at a show where you are a huge fan of an artist and then see or hear something that brings discomfort to your soul. Circa 2012, some friends and I went to a Skrillex show in Toronto. It was fun and chill for the most part, until he played his collaborative song with Wolfgang Gartner. The lights turned red, screen went dark and then, a giant pentagram with the goat head came on. When the beat dropped in the song, the audience started losing their minds, dancing hysterically.

I stopped jamming and stood there and prayed because that was not normal to me. I had never seen satanic imagery at a show and the energy was really heavy at that moment.  You wouldn’t have had to be religious to have been able to tell that something wasn’t right.

Pentagram in Deadmau5 backyard.

Pentagram in Deadmau5 music video for Monophobia.

Deadmau5 showing us who he’s aligned with. 
Another one of my favourite electronic music producers and djs is Deadmau5. I knew he was a bit dark, but I had no idea that it was something deep. In his music video for the song Monophobia ft Rob Swire (Ghosts N Stuff), there is a strange scene around 2:10 mark where we see a giant pentagram with an eye ball in its center. It truly disturbed my soul when I saw that. Maybe it was more due to the disappointment that I felt when I realised that he was also a part of this darkness in the music industry. Then again, he did date Kat Von D who is an open Luciferian and she eventually moved on and married an actual Luciferian practitioner named Rafael Reyes aka Leafar Seyer.

The Beast
One of the most famous occultists in history was Aleister Crowley. He founded a religion called Thelema.
“BORN IN THE LATE 1870S, ENGLAND, Aleister Crowley was one of the great characters of the 20th century—a poet, a magician, a journalist, an alchemist, a philosopher, a spy, a self-affirmed drug fiend, and a sex addict. He was also known as “The Great Beast” and the “wickedest man in the world.” He played a major role in the creation of alternate religions like Wicca,  the A∴A∴, and the Ordo Templi Orientis, and he founded the Order of Thelema, a semi-Satanic cult whose famous edict was “do what thou wilt.”

Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin bought the house.
“Page bought Boleskine House on the southern bank of Loch Ness in the early 1970s, driven by his long interest in the work of Victorian occultist and magician of the black arts, Aleister Crowley, who lived there in the early 1900s.”

Page went on to claim “bad vibes” ran through the 18th Century property, where he maintained the head of an executed man – believed to be Lord Lovat who fought with the English during the 1745 uprising – could be heard rolling around the floor. Page was to ask his childhood friend Malcolm Dent to be the caretaker of Boleskine House, which was owned by the musician for 20 years.

In a 2006 interview with the Inverness Courier, Mr Dent, who died in 2011, said he and his wife and children had loved living there, despite the “curious” goings on. Mr Dent, described himself as a skeptic but said there were things at Boleskine that could not be explained.
He said: “Doors would be slamming all night, you’d go into a room and carpets and rugs would be piled up.”

Crowley, aged just 25, bought Boleskine in 1899 after looking for the right location to carry out a series of rituals from the Book of Abramelin.

Source: https://www.scotsman.com/regions/inverness-highlands-and-islands/jimmy-page-and-his-black-magic-highland-home-1487080

Plenty of artists in the Hip Hop world have paid homage in one way or another to Aleister Crowley, including A$AP Rocky, Ab-Soul, Tyler The Creator and many more.

A$AP Mob

A$AP Rocky music video for Pesos shows a guy wearing an Aleister Crowley shirt. This was not a coincidence.

I always found Tyler The Creator to be a dark-content, twisted artist. He was just casually wearing an Aleister Crowley shirt. Ya, right.

Music Is Prohibited In Islam?
As I did research for this topic, I came across a Canadian Facebook page dedicated to followers of Islam. With respect, I share this bit of information that I found. If any of my Muslim brothers or sisters who are reading know a bit more about the topic, please help me find some clarification by contacting me via the many ways available.
Here it goes:
“​​The pious predecessors and the majority of classical Muslim scholars have prohibited music and deemed it to be haram. It’s proven to be conducive to spiritual and psychological harms that affect the heart, body and soul, yet many Muslims still choose to indulge in music.”
1) “And of mankind is he who purchases idle talks (i.e. music, singing) to mislead (men) from the path of Allaah…” [Luqmaan 31:6]”
Sunnah —-
1) Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying: The bell is the musical instrument of the Satan. (Sahih Muslim 2114)

“*Shaykh al-Islam (Ibn Taymiyah) (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: This hadeeth indicates that ma’aazif are haraam, and ma’aazif means musical instruments according to the scholars of (Arabic) language. This word includes all such instruments. (al-Majmoo’, 11/535).
He also mentioned that The view of the four Imaams is that all kinds of musical instruments are haraam.”

“The Messenger of Allaah said: “Among this ummah, people will be transformed into monkeys and pigs, swallowed up in the earth, and pelted with stones.” A man among the Muslims said, “O Messenger of Allaah, when will that be?” He said, “When singing-girls and musical instruments become widespread and wine is drunk.” (Saheeh al-Tirmidhi, 1802).”
Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=2884163721628882&set=music-is-an-instrument-of-satan-that-has-long-plagued-the-muslim-communities-and

In Saudi Arabia, the crown prince has been trying to clean up the regime’s image by paying Western artists to perform at events in the country. Artists like Justin Bieber and Mariah Carey are two of the artists who have performed in the country. This seems contradictory to what the above statements and words from the Quran says about music. I think its safe to say that the Saudi royals are not good role models for their faith. 

Masonic checkerboard pattern. Pay attention, it’s not just there for artistic purposes.
K-Pop group Tomorrow X Together or “TXT” have a song and music video called “Crown.” Throughout the music video, they’re dancing in front of a black/white checkered wall. They also flash the star pointing downwards, a lot. IF you don’t get the meaning of the checkerboard, it represents duality in Freemasonry. They’re just showing us who funds this band by placing their symbols in the video.

Is that Lucifer?

Why’d he lose his wings?

He knows what’s up.

In plain sight, but its just to sell records, right?
In the BTS music video for “Blood, Sweat & Tears,” one of the singers from the band walks up to a statue of a man wearing black wings. What else could that represent if not, Lucifer? The singer then walks up to male statue and kisses it on the lips. Then, it cuts to a scene where the singer is standing in a room with only a spotlight on him with wings that appear to be cut oof. He then slightly turns his head and gives an evil grin. Not sure what the video is supposed to represent, but me being someone who does not understand Korean is only left to interpret the visuals if I don’t read the subtitles. 

Davido promoting the Masonic imagery in his music video for ‘IF.’

Nigerian Masonic Lodge. Yup, they’re everywhere.
If we head over to Africa, we can see the same thing happening. I’ll only mention Davido because this article got really long. Davido is a man who’s been followed by tragedy. He lost four of his friends within a close range of time followed by the horrible loss of his 3 year old son, back in November of 2022.
Davido has shown the same symbols and imagery we see in American videos, Latin music videos and K-POP videos.

For the sake of not making this blog post a novel, I’ll end it here and allow you, the reader, to decide for yourself. Do you think that there’s a strange obsession with satanic imagery? If people say that controversy sells and that’s why the music industry does this, could that mean that this is actually the energy of the mainstream music industry, around the world? Could this mean that it’s more than just a gimmick? I personally believe it is more than just a gimmick. You are now responsible for conducting yourselves accordingly after learning about all of this. Guard your minds, hearts and eyes. Don’t just support artists simply because they’re “cultura.” 

Songs worthy of mentioning:
Highway to Hell- AC/DC
Lucifer Rising- Rob Zombie
Go to hell- Megadeth
In the dark- YG
Conversacion Con Dios- Anuel AA
Murder was the case- Snoop Dogg
Welcome to my hell- Holy wars https://youtu.be/TExL9w0OmLQ
Diary of a Madman- Gravediggaz
Christmas with the devil- Spinal Tap

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Have a blessed week!

We hope you have a great week and don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you’d like to book us to DJ your next event in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area.) We DJ weddings, Birthday parties, Quinceaneras, Pop-up shops and any other event that needs music. We’ll be there for you.
E-mail us: Info@Wokeuparebel.com

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