Nas and Damian Marley’s “Patience” (video)

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I’ve received numerous e-mails regarding this video of Distant Relatives, a group formed by rapper Nas and reggae singer Damian Marley. I think it is a great song about the clash of ancient knowledge with modern science.

 

(Verse 1 Damian Marley)
Some of the smartest dummies
Can’t read the language of Egyptian mummies
An’ a fly go a moon
And can’t find food for the starving tummies
Pay no mind to the youths
Cause it’s not like the future depends on it
But save the animals in the zoo
Cause the chimpanzee dem a make big money
This is how the media pillages
On the TV the picture is
Savages in villages
And the scientist still can’t explain the pyramids, huh
Evangelists making a living on the videos of ribs of the little kids
Stereotyping the image of the images
And this is what the image is
You buy a khaki pants
And all of a sudden you say a Indiana Jones
An’ a thief out gold and thief out the scrolls and even the buried bones
Some of the worst paparazzis I’ve ever seen and I ever known
Put the worst on display so the world can see
And that’s all they will ever show
So the ones in the west
Will never move east
And feel like they could be at home
Dem get tricked by the beast
But a where dem ago flee when the monster is fully grown?
Solomonic linage whe dem still can’t defeat and them coulda never clone
My spiritual DNA that print in my soul and I will forever Own Lord 

(Verse 2 Damian Marley)
Huh, we born not knowing, are we born knowing all?
We growing wiser, are we just growing tall?
Can you read thoughts? can you read palms?
Huh, can you predict the future? can you see storms, coming?
The Earth was flat if you went too far you would fall off
Now the Earth is round if the shape change again everybody woulda start laugh
The average man can’t prove of most of the things that he chooses to speak of
And still won’t research and find out the root of the truth that you seek of
Scholars teach in Universities and claim that they’re smart and cunning
Tell them find a cure when we sneeze and that’s when their nose start running
And the rich get stitched up, when we get cut
Man a heal dem broken bones in the bush with the wed mud
Can you read signs? can you read stars?
Can you make peace? can you fight war?
Can you milk cows, even though you drive cars? huh
Can you survive, Against All Odds, Now? 

(Verse 3 Nas)
Who wrote the Bible? Who wrote the Qur’an?
And was it a lightning storm
That gave birth to the earth
And then dinosaurs were born? damn
Who made up words? who made up numbers?
And what kind of spell is mankind under?
Everything on the planet we preserve and can it
Microwaved it and try it
No matter what we’ll survive it
What’s hu? what’s man? what’s human?
Anything along the land we consuming
Eatin’, deletin’, ruin
Trying to get paper
Gotta have land, gotta have acres
So I can sit back like Jack Nicholson
Watch niggas play the game like the lakers
In a world full of 52 fakers
Gypsies, seances, mystical prayers
You superstitious? throw salt over your shoulders
Make a wish for the day cuz
Like somebody got a doll of me
Stickin’ needles in my arteries
But I can’t feel it
Sometimes it’s like ‘pardon me, but I got a real big spirit’
I’m fearless…. I’m fearless
Don’t you try and grab hold of my soul
It’s like a military soldier since seven years old
I held real dead bodies in my arms
Felt their body turn cold, oh
Why we born in the first place
If this is how we gotta go?
Damn.

Regarding the symbolism of the video: yes, there are pyramids and pillars but I do not believe they are “Illuminati symbols” – symbols representing the world elite or its agenda. The video is much more inspired by Nubia, an ancient African civilization which was once located in lower Egypt. Various pharaohs of Nubian origin are held by some Egyptologists to have played an important part in different eras of Egyptian history and culture. For this reason, many rappers have associated themselves with this great civilization as it represents a Golden Age in Black history.

Nubian pyramids

Although I believe it is important to be aware and informed of Illuminati symbolism in popular culture, I also believe in the importance of using judgment and discernment when analyzing it. To believe that everything related to Egypt and ancient civilizations is “Illuminati” is a big step in the wrong direction. To properly analyze a product, one must look at the tone, the context and, most importantly, the overall message. Is the message in line with the elite’s agenda? Does the song promote vain materialism, mindless conformity, dehumanization and oppression?ย  Or the exact opposite?




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173 COMMENTS

  1. This video was financed by nas and damian. The label didnt pay for this video and some of the proceeds of the album went to africa.

    This album was an example of what the elite do not want. Its when the tools are used against them. If any of you had did the research you would have learned that america did not promote this album and universal made them change the whole album and get rid of songs and tone the album down content wise before its international release

    If you are even familiar with nas discography then it would be laughable to even presume he is anything but a “thug poet”. Even his business ventures are funded with minority stake. His team is arabic black jewish hispanic etc. Nas always promoted unification so of course the label can use this to promote its own agendas.

    He is a man which means dualities. He is partners with henessey and partners with bevel.

    In the end he is an artist and his expressions should be experienced as a whole

    Disseminating his lyrics will lead you to only one conclusion;

    Nas is a rebel to america

  2. Great overview and analysis! It has been very interesting reading through all of the commentary here with many great points raised.
    Thanks

  3. the only thing i believe is that damian marley isnt in the group because his music have always talked about jesus (christ). he says count your blessings. "for the babies"- he talks aboutabortions and how it is bad and how its wrong for people to even go through the motions of having sex and aborting the baby. another thing he believes in God he dont believe he came from some monkey he even has a song about it.

    Nas- mmmm i dont know. when he raps he always on two sides christian and than another side.

    Damian-always been on one side never heard him sing/rap that made me wonder what he stands for.

  4. I'm a little skeptical about trusting NAS' work, I have to see/hear more. I used to be a fan of his until I started noticing symbolism in his videos (don't get me wrong, I understand that he may have been a puppet at the time) – the last thing I saw was the masonic handshake with Jay – Z after their "beef" was over. I guess I have to hear a little more of him before I'm convinced that he's actually speaking out and not just giving us more of the same – bait and switch.

  5. i dare someone to say music "DOSENT" effect "us " as a people, i mean think about it…..SATAN was in charge of all music in heaven before he was cast down!!!!so why be suprized that hes being very effective in music now a days??? this trend of saleing your soul isnt new!!! even back in the days back in delta mississippi when the blues man would go down to the crossroads and play and make a bargon with the devil!! for fotrunte and fame,

    what dose a man really profit for selling his sould for fortune and fame?? Illuminati may be rich and have power, but God Jesus Christ have ALL power , the ALPHA AND OMEG!!!

    peace <3

  6. so many of yall are derailing the truth movement…

    u must realize that they(nas & damian) are enlightening us with ancient wisdom and magic

    be willing to accept new information as well as being ready to sacrifice old ideas no matter

    how strong u thought of them…..

    the answers are waiting for us ……

  7. Having read the various comments and seen the video and put that into context of Nas' discography it pains me to say it but VC may be unwillingly spreading a bit of disinformation here.

    Like Lupe Fiasco Nas is signed to a major record label – as VC has pointed out many a time the big 4 are always using the talent of artists (I only refer to Hip Hop and Rap here) to spread their sick message of dehumanisation/godlessness/conformity to the "impressionable" masses; we end up in a state of idol worship and some of the comments on here reflect that – suddenly Nas is infallible.

    Don't get me wrong Nas is a very talented MC – however his wearing the crown symbolism surrounded by his minions is nothing more than Godlessness and Phaoronic – its the old illuminati adage "You are your own God". Unfortunately the record executive has seen fit to team him up with Damian Marley to give him some kind of credibility in the Truth Movement – had Nas and Damian Marley done "Run This Town" we would have intepreted it as a push to Fight the Power or had "Patience" been a collabo between Jay Z and Kanye VC and us would have had a very different view.

    If it feels wrong it probably is wrong. Peace

  8. Nas going against the illuminati??

    He has symbols of Egyptian Gods/Symbols throughout his albums

    He was Christian then Muslim then Christian again

    Some views a similar to black extremists, NOI………..

    He friends with Jay Z, Rick Ross ect…….. even after Jay slept with his ex wife and now he’s pissed with him??

    He pretended to be Jesus in “hate me now” video and others??

    I can’t believe how many people on here with protect there favourite idol lol

    • @stimatic

      "Nas going against the illuminati??" – The article did not state this, its just saying that this particular video is not illuminati agenda

      "He has symbols of Egyptian Gods/Symbols throughout his albums" – Egyptian does not automatically equal illuminati. That it just ridiculous.

      "He was Christian then Muslim then Christian again" – With all due respect, someone's faith is not something you have the right to judge. Analyzing Illuminati symbolism does not equal the doing the Spanish Inquisition.

      "Some views a similar to black extremists, NOI"……….. – Huh? What does this have to do with Illuminati symbolism in a video?

      "He friends with Jay Z, Rick Ross ect…….. even after Jay slept with his ex wife and now he’s pissed with him?? " – Resorting to hearsay, rumors and gossip is not a valid argument.

      "He pretended to be Jesus in “hate me now” video and others??" – Yes to portray the fact he was persecuted. That is not Illuminati symbolism. Once again, you are mixing things up.

      "I can’t believe how many people on here with protect there favourite idol lol" – I cant believe you are resorting to cheap shots to attack Nas. Nobody is "idolizing". VC has never personally attacked artists in his articles, he stuck to the facts and objectively analyzed symbols. You should do the same.

      Something that is not explicitly Christian does not equal Illuminati. Many of you twist the facts found on this site (which are fairly objective and well researched) to go on a witchhunt against everything that is not Christian. You are not only hindering the truth movement, but the image of Christianity which is (in case you forgot) about love and acceptance.

  9. I am also of the mind NY is where Hip Hop was born and a culture of people died. Nas belongs to an order and I don't think it's "The Illuminati". He belongs to an occult order nonetheless and is being used by them.

    He fashions himself a priest. He's playin with fire like the rest of them. They (The "Illuminati People/Performers") are a mish mash/mesh of a million secret religious orders from the beginning of TIME.

    Everyone sounds like a broken record now a days. Once the public accepts music has been hijacked and used for witchcraft, the sooner we can all get over all this Illuminati Mess and let Alex Jones get off Starbucks and take a well needed and deserved nap.

    Whether people believe in a Satan/Devil or not, folks is worshiping him/it/whatever. I was like many who could never fathom people doing odd things in the name of worshiping their god.

    Lying is the WORSE practice. If you are sacrificing babies or harming people physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, in the name of religion, you will be dealt with. Whatever a man soweth, that shall he ALSO reap.

    Much love!

  10. Hey!

    I think Egypt, Israel, Persia and Ethiopia are brethren. I believe it was the Ethiopians/Nubians that built the pyramids.

    That's just what I have seen asserted in some articles. Seems credible given the history of each nation.

  11. nas hate me now…yea i know its throwback but he is mocking jesus on the cross and all the flame symbolism in the vid doesn't help either

  12. Come on Vigilant how can you not see the similarity of this video to Kanye West's Power?

    It starts with Damian in between two similar half masks and two similar women who look like they are bowing to him on either side as if representing two pillars- he is seated on a throne like a king with a red cape gown. Again appears a gateway to clouds with a man and a woman different but same attire with two similar lion statues. Nas then appears in a gateway with a crown seated on a throne with a lion in front of him and we all know that lion is king. Damian appears again on the desert with two pillars with birds on top and a woman kneeling beside him towards the background,come on! Nas then appears again on the throne with two pillars behind him and two similar women facing against one another, the a gateway appears with him in it and a light around his hands as he then points to the small people beneath him like a king would. Again he is on a throne with two similar women now they are facing each other and a wild cat with illumined eyes by his side. The video is all about the two being kings of what we don't know,always between two pillars with a gateway. Too cunning!

    ''Some of the smartest dummies can't read the language of Egyptian mummies'', ''are we growing wiser or are we just growing taller'', more obvious ''can you read signs'' etc are all part of lyrics in the song that are mocking us- just as Jay z said do you listen to music or just scan through it. In this case they are asking can we analyze a video and see the symbolism or do we just see ancient graphics.

  13. thanks for the confirmation. the feeling i initially got from the video was of good energy and if you analyze the lyrics and compare it to what’s happened throughout real history you can tell what direction the artists are coming from.

    I was curious, nonetheless, because it was directed by Nabil and he’s directed a couple Kanye vids (Coldest Winter) which contains scenes oddly similar to the short film “the coven”…so you can see where I’m going here. The director mentioned in a recent article:

    ‘ “The clip is based on the end of his “Coldest Winter” video, “when the girl is running on the cliff.” Elderkin says he wanted a feel that was “ancient times meets Apocalypto.” ‘

    >>>>>VC, it would be helpful if you could analyze Kanye’s film “Runaway”. Not only are his lyrics to “Dark Fantasy” blatantly vc-worthy but the movie contains loads of symbolism throughout that VC would have a field day with! <<<<<< anyway I HOPE YOU DO GET THE CHANCE..IT WOULD BE A GREAT READ because you research is done so well!

    KUDOS to you & the VC community

  14. Would just like to note that ancient Egypt IS black history just like ancient Nubia since the Egyptians were black. I care not what the Arab Egyptologists have to say. That is all…

  15. now these lyrics r powerful!hey i wantd to knw is bruno mars a pupet of iluminati?also i dont get it. do they sel their souls knowing they r doin smthn so evil or r they so dumb they dont knw wat they r being made to do?n do they take parts in those rituals n if rihana etc r abused hw com thay r so normal in public?

  16. Lmao. It's amazing to me that this article was put up because of people asking you to write about it, thinking that it PROMOTES some kind of Illuminati agenda. Are people really that stupid and undiscerning with this NWO/Illuminati information that they see a pyramid and automatically associate it with something nefarious now? I almost miss the days when the public was generally uninformed on this kind of s**t and it was a fringe area of research. Now every moron with access to a computer thinks they're f****n Bill Cooper. Wise up, shitheads.

  17. nas is good at playing both sides of the fence. he clearly states in one of his songs something about you cant find me cause theres lodges all over the nation. i dont trust him. hes the kinda snake we're told to look out for.

    • Please if you quote lyrics use the actual quote. The sourcing that exsists for research nowadays is non exsistent. Its ridiculous.

      “I’m the s**t for ages, my clique still real QB gangsters
      Clique still movin like Freemasons
      So if I’m on the low from the law, there’s lodges all across the nation
      Nas is bred for the plan to hold the Grand
      Dragon’s head in my hand
      Come and get me, here I am..”

      Now that the complete quote is presented we can clearly see nas is comparing his queensbridge housing comrades to freemasons. “The s**t for ages” means nas and music has touched hearts and minds of generations and in doing so his comrades have branched out from queensbridge projects and now have places “all across the nation” where nas could hide from the law for when he decapitates the leader of the klu klux klan.

      Nas/QB gangsters/hideouts around america

      Freemasons/masons/lodges across the nation

      Simple similies.

  18. The saddest thing of all, these artists that are trying to get the message out against "them", are never very popular. This is such a great song with well written and clever lyrics, yet artists like Katy Perry are plastered everywhere (radio, tv, internet, etc.) Why is she so accomplished? She can't dance at all, she doesn't write her own music or lyrics, and she's an average singer at best. This song has been out for quite a while but I can wage that most people who read this site didn't know about this song before they read it here. I'm one of them.

    If stuff like this doesn't make people stand up and at least ask questions, it will only get worse.

    Pray to God. That's our only way of being saved from this.

  19. These are the accurate lyrics including what the african singers sang

    [Nas Talking – Intro]

    Here we are

    here we are

    Yeah

    This one right here is for the people

    [Hook] (Sample -MAMADOU & MARIAM, “SABALI”)

    Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, yonkontê

    Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, kiye

    Ni kêra môgô

    Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, yonkontê

    Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, kagni

    Ni kêra môgô

    [Nas Talking]

    Ay yo D. Lets go all the way on this one.

    [Damian Marley – Verse 1]

    Some of the smartest dummies

    Can’t read the language of Egyptian mummies

    An’ a fly go a moon

    And can’t find food for the starving tummies

    Pay no mind to the youths

    Cause it’s not like the future depends on it

    But save the animals in the zoo

    Cause the chimpanzee dem a make big money

    This is how the media pillages

    On the TV the picture is

    Savages in villages

    And the scientist still can’t explain the pyramids, huh

    Evangelists making a living on the videos of ribs of the little kids

    Stereotyping the image of the images

    And this is what the image is

    You buy a khaki pants

    And all of a sudden you say a Indiana Jones

    An’ a thief out gold and thief out the scrolls and even the buried bones

    Some of the worst paparazzis I’ve ever seen and I ever known

    Put the worst on display so the world can see

    And that’s all they will ever show

    So the ones in the west

    Will never move east

    And feel like they could be at home

    Dem get tricked by the beast

    But a where dem ago flee when the monster is fully grown?

    Solomonic linage whe dem still can’t defeat and them coulda never clone

    My spiritual DNA that print in my soul and I will forever Own Lord

    [Hook]

    [Nas talking]

    Yeah, Sabali. Thats patience. That’s what the old folks told me…

    Discovering the World before this World. A World buried in time.

    Uncover with rhymes. It gets no realer.

    [Damian Marley: Verse 2]

    Huh, we born not knowing, are we born knowing all?

    We growing wiser, are we just growing tall?

    Can you read thoughts? can you read palms?

    Huh, can you predict the future? can you see storms, coming?

    The Earth was flat if you went too far you would fall off

    Now the Earth is round if the shape change again everybody woulda start laugh

    The average man can’t prove of most of the things that he chooses to speak of

    And still won’t research and find out the root of the truth that you seek of

    Scholars teach in Universities and claim that they’re smart and cunning

    Tell them find a cure when we sneeze and that’s when their nose start running

    And the rich get stitched up, when we get cut

    Man a heal dem broken bones in the bush with the wed mud

    Can you read signs? can you read stars?

    Can you make peace? can you fight war?

    Can you milk cows, even though you drive cars? huh

    Can you survive, Against All Odds, Now?

    [Hook]

    [Nas]

    It’s crazy when you feed people the truth you don’t know how they’re gonna react. You’re scared of wrong doers, people that just ignorant, You’re scared of the truth, be patient for now.

    [Nas: Verse 3]

    Who wrote the Bible? Who wrote the Qur’an?

    And was it a lightning storm

    That gave birth to the Earth

    And then dinosaurs were born? damn

    Who made up words? who made up numbers?

    And what kind of spell is mankind under?

    Everything on the planet we preserve and can it

    Microwaved it and try it

    No matter what we’ll survive it

    What’s hue? what’s man? what’s human?

    Anything along the land we consuming

    Eatin’, deletin’, ruin

    Trying to get paper

    Gotta have land, gotta have acres

    So I can sit back like Jack Nicholson

    Watch n-ggas play the game like the lakers

    In a world full of 52 fakers

    Gypsies, seances, mystical prayers

    You superstitious? throw salt over your shoulders

    Make a wish for the day cuz

    Like somebody got a doll of me

    Stickin’ needles in my arteries

    But I can’t feel it

    Sometimes it’s like ‘pardon me, but I got a real big spirit’

    I’m fearless…. I’m fearless

    Don’t you try and grab hold of my soul

    It’s like a military soldier since seven years old

    I held real dead bodies in my arms

    Felt their body turn cold, oh

    Why we born in the first place

    If this is how we gotta go?

    Damn.

    This goes to all the wisdom and knowledge seekers of the World. Sabali, Patience, yeah.

    [End]

  20. This album I love it.

    It's one of the few positive sounds out now.

    I play it everyday, everything about it is positive and constructive and I bet it wont receivemajor exhibition as the media in controlled by the dark side.

    Thing is no matter how hard they try, there will always be a light from somewhere somehow.

    God bless

  21. This album I love it.

    It's one of the few positive sounds out now.

    I play it everyday, everything about it is positive and constructive and I bet it wont receive MAJOR exhibition as the media in controlled by the dark side.

    Thing is no matter how hard they try, there will ALWAYS be a light from somewhere somehow.

    God bless

  22. i hope they play this song on the radio…but they prob wont… its too real!

    who cares if nas is w.e he is, the lyrics speak for themselves

  23. i am so confused from conspiracy articles

    did aliens create us or is god phenomenal

    aint no tellin whats the truth i'll just beleive my mamma though

    life is a leap of faith so i scream toronamo

    flow nice but the message is the main focus

    how am i supposed to beleive when i dont know s**t

    are these religions religous or are the culprits

    are the really the answer or are they all prikks

    good and evil exist but where did it originate

    my energy require both the compliments and the hate

    why do these people judge artists off the songs they make

    oh they aint judgin just never got nothing nice to say

    if death brings me truth then my life is the longest wait

    if lifes a gamble can someone please explain the stakes

    why should i chase my dreams when im wide awake

    this worlds fake it needs money to operate

    im tryna break free from all the lies restraining me

    paying for education never seemed okay with me

    hes wishin for riches im wishin everything was free

    theres alot more to this world than the things we see

  24. VC should do an article on the Great Year and how many sites tie into this ancient knowledge. Perhaps that would open the eyes of some of our Christians to a different interpretation of the Good Book.

      • The great year pertains to the cycle of the sun and is a good explanation of certain things. There is information on it in the companion site (knowledge files) if you know where to look.

  25. I don 't see anything that great in the video. The music might be good, but Hip-Hop is not my cup of tea.

    I think we are reading much too much into it. I can explain these affluence of "revealing" lyrics and suggestive symbolisms in the videos nowadays as a simple trend. Marley did not come up with these questions, they were asked by men all through the history, and he is certainly not the only artist to bring them up. His merit is that he presented them in a way accessible for a larger population. No offense, but more people listen to Hip-hop than read Descartes. I find it a little bit ridiculous to look up at "artists" like NAS or others as if they hold the truth and speak against the Illuminati. Looking for "clues" in popular culture is futile, is like reading the future in a coffee cup. Trends come and go, just like the "one eye"symbol all stars like to flash nowadays.

    • I don ‘t see anything that great in the video. The music might be good, but Hip-Hop is not my cup of tea.

      I think we are reading much too much into it. I can explain these affluence of “revealing” lyrics and suggestive symbolisms in the videos nowadays as a simple trend. Marley did not come up with these questions, they were asked by men all through the history, and he is certainly not the only artist to bring them up. His merit is that he presented them in a way accessible for a larger population. No offense, but more people listen to Hip-hop than read Descartes. I find it a little bit ridiculous to look up at “artists” like NAS or others as if they hold the truth and speak against the Illuminati. Looking for “clues” in popular culture is futile, is like reading the future in a coffee cup. Trends come and go, just like the “one eye”symbol all stars like to flash nowadays.

      you are totally right.. he didnt come up with these questions.. i can say i even asked these same questions.. well some at least.. but the fact that more people listen to hip hop or even reggae is an advantage for artists like nas and d.m. to get our attention, and get our brains rolling.. i can be honest, if it wasn't for pac's "killuminati", i wouldnt prolly have a clue on what the illuminati is.. but then i went researching.. and from there i went soul searching.. and so on and so on.. and what a clever way to get a person to read a book like the one you've mentioned.. and so i guess they do hold the truth.. but i think we all do.. just some people has more truth than others.. and others seek for that truth.. in the end, i agree with you in some ways.. but i dont find it ridiculous, i think its a good idea to look up artists.. cuz that can lead you to the next step, or watever =P

  26. Finaly an article of MY ALL TIME FAVORITE ARTIST: NAS. I have been a Nas fan ever since Iheard him on Live at the Barbeque. I KNEW NAS was going to be HUGE talent wise because his rhyme and flow was ILLMATIC! (Even back then Nasir Jones was phenominal!) Now I have to tell ya'll the truth. Nas did take the oath, just like Pac, and felt remorse for what he did. If you ever compared Pac and Nas, both were EXTREMELY INFLUENTIAL on their respected coast. Im not a big Pac fan(no pun intended) but Pac always had that EMOTION in his delivery to MAKE the listener pay attention to his rhymes. Nas always had the best word play and ill visuals in his rhymes, NO ONE. Not even Rakim or any emcee Nas grew up listening to or J-Cole, Lupe Fiasco, or Jay Electronica is TOUCHIN' NAS! RHYME FOR RHYME, CONCEPT FOR CONCEPT SONG, ANY TOPIC FROM STREET MAFIOSO SONGS TO SOCIAL POLITICAL SONGS NAS KILLS IT. And that goes for Jay-z. Now that I've shakin' my pom-poms for Nas, let me school ya'll on something. Nas, like a lot of smart observant, truth seeking brothers in the hood was introduced to Free- Maonry, Afro-centric teaching, N.OI.( Islamized FreeMasonry) and has been researchingon, searching for The Truth so he could give to us the listeners. Listen to Ghetto Prisoner's on the I AM album. "Before you, one- of- those- prophetic emcees/ with 700 hundred souls in me/ each channelin' from past to present time/ heaven shines/ LIGHT ON THOSE/ innocent to how the world goes/ some men become murders, and some girls become hoes/ and you ACCOUNTED FOR everything that YOU HEARD/ DO NOT SPEAK TO FOOLS, THEY SCORN the WISDOM OF YOUR WORDS!" YOU WANT TIME/ I'm the SELLER of MINUTES, I GIVE YOU EVERY SECOND low price if I SOLD LIES, the truth is TIME WAITS FOR NONE OF YOU/ HE can't WAIT FOR THE DATE/ TO TAKE THE GROUND FROM RIGHT UNDER YOU. Nas is damn near a phrophet that's why he made I AM and NASTRADAMUS to wake people up, and those were albums he did AFTER ALL HIS ORGINAL SONGS WERE BOOT LEGGED!

    • I just came back to finish my comment on Nas and Damian Marley's Distant Relatives. That has to be the best hip hop album of the year. Production was tight D.M. ripped it and Nas went in especially on Dispear/Dispeare ans Africa Must Wake Up. Yes Nas was introduced to mystical concepts and knows about elite secret societies, but he also knows that they have too much money and power: spiritual and material( if you notice all his songs deal with spirituality and/ or sex, because only Man, as in human kind, can generate that drive and force and channel it for good or evil). He's been trying to educate people for a while now. Yes he has been CAUGHT UP IN THE HYPE AT TIMES( Man's biggest battle is with himself, will he follow GOD or his own desires and ultimately Satan, whether he realize it or not). I pray Jesus opens Nasir Jones and other artist eyes and hearts to repentance. I think Nas has been using what he has gained from the occult knowledge he has learned and tried to use it for good,but you can't use Satan's tools for yourself and think it will accomplish any real good. It pains me to say that,since he is my all time favorite artist. Distant Relatives was the last hip hop album I bought( not down loaded). I feel artist like Nas and Damian Marley know the truth or parts of it,but can't get out of the only life they know. Both are being used for The Agenda's schemes. Both given to us by compliments of The Agenda. Still think theyre both amazing Listen to Nas "What comes around, goes around" and also "Silent Murder" tell me Lupe, J-Cole, Immortal Technique tiuchin son's word play. I -got this-Locked-Since '96/ I AM the Truest/ Now, NAME a Rapper I- AINT INFLUENCED/….ETHER! NICK NAME ESCO/took this game to it's threshold/ best flow let the whole U.S. KNOW!…HATE ME NOW!

  27. Thank you VC i heard this song in a taxi and when I tried to look for it I was not able to find it. This song is telling us the fault of our ways our materalistic lust. When these objects are taken from us will we be able to survive? I don't know the answer but I won't stop looking for truth and knowledge and will continue to share it with friends and family.

  28. Nas = a genius everything you try to accuse him of he has purposely done to open eyes and let people realize how they are controlled… yes he has referred to himself as god's son….but we are all children of god if you believe in a god..and if you want to go into that side of nas as an artist most all of that was purposely planned to show how the illuminati uses religion as a tool to control the masses.

    he is one of, if not the, most intelligent artists in hip hop and music in general.

    as earlier stated listen to his "untitled" album released in 2008 and you will see what the man is all about..

    as for his connection with Jay-z after nas released the album i just mentioned Jay-Z distanced himself away from Nas out of fear of being blackballed or catching slack for going against the grain and actually doing something for the people with his music, instead of just trying to put money in his pocket.

    Nas does not serve the eye on the back of our money. quite the contrary.

    and if you say him and Jay-Z are buddies realize this..

    he once released a diss record against Jay-Z entitled ether where he lyrically killed Jay-Z…

    shortly after that when Jay-Z was president of Def Jam Nas was signed to DefJam by Jay-Z and they did one or two promotional songs together..

    as i stated though… this was not for money, it was so he could get his message to a broader audience as shortly after he signed he released the most controversial album of his career which is highly against the illuminati, big brother, whatever you want to call them…the whole album was basically geared to expose the way this system is designed to make people think they are small and cannot make a difference.

  29. okay i had a question… there is some hebrew word in front of nas at 3:06.. can anybody translate it?? plz, cuz im really curious about what it says…

    oo and did you see the two planets colliding with each other at 3:35? idk, illuminati or not.. this video is definately a "something" and not a "nothing"..

      • na, if you see at 3:06 a hebrew word pops up in front of nas in the video.. ialready knew sabali meant patience.. thanks for trying to help tho

  30. There is nothing good about that video. I think some of your discernment has gone out of the window. Don't let the fact that you like an artist cloud your judgement. This video is loaded with symbolism. Look at the ancient gods in the video. Look at the "Illumination." Look at the way they are dressed as king and high priest…etc

    • Your comment right now shows that you have read nothing on the companion site. Perhaps you should read the information on the companion site in conjunction with your Bible and then comment again. I just want you to open your eyes. Have you ever wondered why it is 1 all seeing eye that the illuminati like to use?

      Well, one interpretation: In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

      Think about it.

      ~ A Chic Named Slickback

  31. I'm so happy to see people using discernment and judgment on this web site. Kemetic symbolism are NOT wicked. It is important to understand that all human beings are African because Africa is where humanity originated. Over a period of migration and through genetic evolution we now have multiple races of people. Brown people from where it's hot, white people from where it's cold. Even as a child I could understand this. Because white ( Europeans) were removed from this ancient culture they looked to it's symbolism as a mystery and used them for themselves. That's why the Jews worship the six point star. Before it was ever a "Star of David" it was the Shiva Shakti yantra. Same with the pyramids and other symbology. Don't be so gullible just because Europeans say something means this as to believe that was its original meaning. The European race is a new race of humanity (they don't know). Just like an entire book The Bible takes place in Africa but everyone's white. DON'T BELIEVE IT! Listen to Ashra Kwesi

  32. Well, I actually asked for an explaination on how to interprete those verses, I'm still waiting.

    My point is, it doesn't matter what's written, you're as aware as I am that everything that's written in both the bible and the quoran is misused byt others.

    I'm also wel aware of the rol the US and Israel play in the current mess in the world but, you can't blame everything on them everybody is responsible for the state the world is in today, Muslims, Christians and Jews alike.

    And again, these religions on it's own are really not the cause of any wars, it's the people who abuse religion and the people who blindly follow what the abusers tell them.

    And again, if you can offer an explaination on how to interprete these verses, please share.

    • @ Howard Beale

      I tried numerous times to provide the correct interpretation for you but VC won't allow me to post it as an internal server error appears everytime I do despite the fact that I am able to post other comments. I think it is too long and considered off topic as my previous comments are no longer present and neither is your false interpretation.

      I actually agree with you last comment BUT….

      you said that you are aware that people MISUSE what is in the quran and the bible. Having said that, then why did you think that YOU could go and do that exact thing and MISUSE verses from the quran????

      Verses from a book i'm assuming you DON'T beleive in, and from a book which you have no knowledge or understanding of….

      Please don't go round contradicting yourself on a website dedicated to informing and educating people about the deception and corruption happening in the world.

      You should be coming to VC to spread awareness NOT to spread misinformation.

      • @lycra

        Okay, one more time, I asked you, or anyone with sufficiant knowledge how to interprete those verses. My original posts are gone, unfortunately but, what I said is "how should I interprete this then"? By no means I suggested or pretended that I had any extended knowledge of the quran. So I think, you're twisting my words a bit. I DID NOT, post those verse saying, this is what the quran tells people to do or anything in those lines.

        I'm not anti religion and my one strong believe is that people should make their own decision on what they choose to believe in. My parentas are Christians, my father is an Orthodox Greek and my mother was a catholic and I love them both dearly but, excuse me that I prefer to choose logic over blind faith.

      • You have faith too. It's just in Human Logic and even Human logic is flawed. People that asscoiate Faith (trust) with just religion are ignorant. Even Atheist have faith.

    • Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, yonkontê

      Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, kiye

      Ni kêra môgô

      Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, yonkontê

      Sabali, Sabali, Sabali, kagni

      Ni kêra môgô

      supposedly it means this

      Sabali sabali sabali yonkontê – patience, patience is worth everything

      Sabali sabali sabali Kayi – patince, patience is good

      ni kêra môgô – when you love someone.

      Great song and video.

  33. So, my friend wanted to listen to my iPod with me the other day… oh the disappointment when she realised it was filled with songs of a more deep, meaningful nature with subject matter that was actually important. Needless to say, she didn't really enjoy the majority of songs on there, however I don't really care. I'd take listening to this sort of music over any of that Rihanna, Drake, Lil' Wayne garbage any day.

    • thats right!! alot of people cannot even beegin to think about the deeper meaning of music.. its kind of annoying isn't it?? to see your friend so ignorant and dumbed down…. but theyre still your friend.. gota love em

  34. Vigilant, please make an article about Shakira! Because I really dnt think she has undergoed a transformation like Rihanna or Gaga!

    • Thetruth, Shakira has been used by the iluminati since her very first album, maybe even sice childhood. When she was noone (I mean a teenager with oversexed crappy music), already christian groups in Colombia were warning people about her music not being good for the youth. I dont think Shakira is aware of any of this because they let her function and she serves them well. Check out the pseudooccult media article on Shakira.

  35. Well, I was always suspicious about Nas, but I will look now only at this work, and not his past works, when I say: this video/lyrics is truly thought provoking, it does want you to think, it promotes thinking for yourself (remembering Rihanna's "I just wanna dance, I don't really care" – it promotes that it is cool not to think). I don't know, maybe Marley is saving Nas' soul:-)

    Of course the message is uplifting and touches many important subjects, and tells: don't get dumbed down. The imagery is very deep and brilliant – much to see, much to think of. I just wonder that this video could happen.

  36. Thanks VC, for writing this article. I can only imagine the annoyance you feel when you see these overzealous conspiracy bandwagoners point their fingers like Ak-47s and try to shoot everything down that has triangles, pillars, pyramids, shadows, shading, colours, patterns, a busty blond, etc. ad nauseum in it.

    You must probably see all these coffee shop revolutionaries ask in your forum if "So and So" are in the Illuminati, or if they're not Protestant Christians and doing "Gospel" music, than they won't be "saved". I can't speak for you, but I for one, am greatly annoyed at these lemmings. They read the articles you put up on you're site and still won't do any significant research on their own. They'll just continue to regurgitate the same crap that some 19th-cappuccino cup drinking "El Che" who wrote his spiel in some gentrified bistro in downtown or some overly religious nut job pontificating "we need more 'God' in music and in our life" but when he gets out of his/her home will still cheat, lie to their neighbor and judge other people through appearances and stereotypes.

    So I understand why you had to write this article. For a while now, I've noticed that this whole movement is slowly becoming some 17th century Salem witch hunt, with nearly everything being considered "illuminati". It goes to a point where REAL, SINCERE and GENUINE research into the occult and alternative news is laughed at because these "trendy conspiracy revolutionists" are putting everything to the torches and bonfires. Not many people are thinking critically, they're just becoming lazy critical followers of whats "cool/anti-mainstream".

    To who ever is still reading this, what would the point of VC writing these articles do, if we just sit down and accept what he is telling us straight off the bat. We might as well have just gotten these articles from the local prime time news and just soak it in. What writers like VC is trying to show others is that we must be ACTIVE and AWARE in what we read, see and hear on the radio or tv. We must QUESTION, NOT JUST ASK QUESTIONS FOR THE SAKE OF ASKING QUESTIONS, but we must be intelligently active in questioning what we see in the media, the news we hear around the globe, or trends in our society.

    To close this off, I quote VC,

    "To believe that everything related to Egypt and ancient civilizations is “Illuminati” is a big step in the wrong direction. To properly analyze a product, one must look at the tone, the context and, most importantly, the overall message."

    Good night and good luck.

    • Thank you for your comment. I have been feeling the same way about the comments I have been reading on this site. It's like they're ready for a modern day Inquisition. It kind of shows how easily manipulated man is as well. We are so ready to be led instead of understanding for ourselves. It's heart-hardening and tiring to see so many people who cling to their Bibles but never take the time to understand them.

      ~A Chic Named Slickback

  37. honestly, reading some of these comments VC should just quit and give this up. Ignorance is bliss and the ignorant be damned if they would open their eyes. Discernment is key people, discernment as well as consistency. Nas and DM are nowhere near the type of popular, cookie cutter artists the illuminati are so fond of. This vigilant citizen crap is so much more than who is and who isnt, its about awareness people. You know how VC knows about this symbolism and imagery crap? because he decided to pick up a book first. Do your own research, make your own INFORMED decision when YOU have gathered enough facts to make said decision. Stop falsely regurgitating VC articles as "I heard any videos with a pyramid mean the artist is in the illuminati" VC never said that and you people cant even give a definition of what the illuminati is when asked in the first place. Knowledge is the key not hearsay.

  38. This entire album was amazing. There are many other songs on it worthy of examination, but this was a good pick. Nice article. As for your question, I think it encourages people to think freely and not just blindly accept the teachings of the elite – or of the masses, for that matter.

  39. YES !! This is a beautifully shot and edited video with a positive spiritual message. Thank you VC for pointing out that we shouldn't be confused by the elite adopting symbols from ancient Egypt or any other great civilization for their own purposes. I inherited a fascination with Egyptian culture from my mother and it has been disheartening to see people who are slowing coming into knowledge associate it only with evil. It's also heartbreaking to see news reports of looters in the Egyptian riots breaking into museums and destroying priceless artifacts from thousands of years ago all in the search for gold or other treasure. It's because this was such a powerful and knowledgeable society that the elite use these symbols in the first place. Seeing the pyramids and the rest of Egypt is definitely on my bucket list and it should be everyone else's as well.

  40. Also, Nas begin his journey out of the biz on Damian Marley's Welcome to Jamrock – The Road to Zion – watch the video and you will understand Nas story now

  41. Nas and damien? really? you got to be kidding me.

    Her father is different. damien is another man.

    with nas background and VC backing him up. wow, this is surprising.

  42. I read somewhere that The Nile flowed north and Nubia is considered the upper Nile. Thus modern knowledge actually extends from Nubia yet we focus so much on Egypt

  43. I would say there is no such thing as an anti- Illuminati rapper, well maybe and if any thing it's a new artist, not one thats been around for a long time. They all seem to play both sides. With that being said NAS does go about his rap in a different type way now, but at first he was playing right along ( oochie Wally, wally lol) I believe he has always been well aware of how things work. He seem like good people though, and some one said they don't offer solutions. These guys are actually doing a lot hands on. They have a lot of projects in the works and i'm not talking music. As far as VC comments on " rappers associating with this ancient civilization" I didn't know rappers were & are that smart. It's hard for me to believe. Maybe I came up in the wrong generation because most rappers I know…I will leave that along and give benefit of the doubt. Maybe it's the older generation of rappers who are much deeper. I know most Island rappers have deep music, but these American cats ? If most rappers are knowledgeable of ancient civilizations and etc good for them. I just never would have thought so listening to them talk and rap and their back stories !

  44. Why would he say that about the bible and Qu'ran?anyone who picks on any religion is an automatic mindless drone out for your soul.the fact that the pyramids were shown should be a red alert for all of you vigilant citizens

    • really.. what did he say about the bible, or quran?? he just said who wrote it.. how is that bad.. dont you ask questions?? he's also questioning creationists.. but he's not "saying" anything.. just questioning.. which is what we should do.. i think the point he's trying to get across is that we should do our research, question ourselves on all things that you hear , see , or read.. lets research the bible, have you done that.. do you know who wrote it?? are you just going to believe that paul wrote those books because thats what it says.. you know there is a bigger story to that.. but you would never know that unless you go and do your own research.

      • how is nas picking on any religion?? i think the mindless drone is the one that doesn't think for themselves, they are "mind""less" about the very world that they live in, and it's ancient history, bcuz of fear.. the bible or quran is as far as it gets for the mindless drone when it comes to ancient history.. they dont dare think about the possibilities of what truth really is bcuz they already have their mind set on one truth.. so they live in their own little world.. paying less mind to the reality of the world around them.. the world that God put us in, for us to live, but they wont live it..

  45. the symbolism of the reoccuring sun imagery and the moon imagery is too much, yes i am jamaican and many of their songs speak out against the nwo agenda but nas is deeply in the occult world as well, nothing secular will be good, when will you all realise that music is just another tool used by people, even if the message is good, and it was a good song, i wont lie, but for me i do not listen to rap,hip hop, reggae, rnb,souls,pop, none of those things, what they speak about i see and know, i rather read my bible or a good book, not one like twilight or narnia though.

  46. I'm just so happy to hear a song thats not about SEX, DRUGS, MONEY, or utter MINDLESSNESS. Did notice they used the same style (producer/artist) as was used in the Kanye West "Power" video (I think T-Layme used him too). Thank you, VC, for making a valid point about the Nubian civilization. Some one is bound to be confused in a situation surrounded by people that are proud of their ancient heritage (because they know it..)

  47. VC, you've truly earned my respect with this post. Not only do you bring awareness to the masses, but you also bring nuances to help people keep their heads straight. Instead of pushing people towards a mindless witch-hunt, like other "pop-conspiracy" sites (they plagiarize you btw), you encourage people to be wise and to use their judgment. That is, my friend, the mark of a genuine truth seeker.

  48. Anyone who thinks Nas has anything to do with the occult is dead wrong.Hands down the best hip-hop artist ever,even better than 2-pac or biggie.I have all his albums and he certainly is no sell-out.Also he and Gay-z(Nas gave him the name)are hardly friends and just reconciled after the beef ended in 2006,hence the pictures together at that time(shows,award shows and songs).Nas also said that its just strictly business.Damien Marley is really self-explanory.Please learn the history of the artist before linking him/them with something so sinister.

    • I'm very well aware of the beef between Nas and Jay (Ether) If you knew your history about Hip Hop, you would know that public Hip Hop beef is mainly for recognition. They have since squashed their "beef" and have joined forces.

      • The beef was hardly for recognition as Jay-z,Nas and DMX where some of the biggest artists of the time(2001) Ether didnt start the beef as there where already problems when Nas refused to show up in the hot 97 studio to do a song with jay.(this was for Jay-z's first album reasonable doubt in 1996) Jay-z wasnt exactly pleased and took a jab at Nas in one of his songs after latter said there wasnt any competition anymore after biggie died.And please tell me where you saw Nas with Jay-z after 2006/2007. This wasnt any wannabe beef that you see nowadays.Although i agree some are done for recognition,not this one.Check it on wiki if you care to know more.

      • @Nicole, Nas and Jay pretty much parted ways some years ago and I wouldnt be surprised if it had something to do with this illuminati biz stuff. Nas has constantly pushed for education, knowledge and self-respect in his tracks. I wonder why some people seem eager to demonize every successful artist. Yes, there are "illuminati puppets", but some artists actually have integrity. Your conclusions seem to be based on these crappy youtube videos which display random photos of artists with omnious music in the background. Newflash: any jerk with Windows Movie Maker can make one of those videos. Push your research further than amateur youtube videos and look at the entire work of an artists before demonize them.

    • Nas better than 2pac?!!? man, and you said that with ease.. theres only two conclusions for this one, hes either 'as good' as nas, or better.. i personally think he was better , theres no way nas was better than pac..

    • Yes, finally some sincere educated Hip Hop fans. Mind you, I'm not a Nas apologist, I'm well critical of his work. If you really know you're hip hop history, you would know that Nas was that "quiet smart kid", look at his Illmatic days, his video presence wasn't as ostentatious as in "His Hate Me Now" and "Street Dreams" video. As many would know, around 1996, that's when the 'Mafioso' theme was popular in Hip Hop music. When he got big, the fame got to Nas, as seen with some of his releases in "It was Written" and the complete turn around in "I Am" and "Nastradamus". Jay-Z uses his "conscious"/underground/lyricist image and his "big willie"/materialist pimp image against him when he dissed him in 'Takeover' and 'Superugly'.

      Now honestly, who wouldn't be gassed up when the money starts piling in and the yes men and groupies start showing up, thats the true test of will. But we're all human, we learn from our mistakes. It's the duality of humanity, the balancing of the chakras, we're all trying to find ourselves. I can tolerate some of Nas' materialist songs like "Oochi Wally" and such, but at times, we just wanna have fun and forget the stresses in life. But when Nas gets serious, gets lyrical on that "uzi in the army jacket linin'" flow…Nas is one of the best.

      And if you're still reading this, Jay-Z was a well known goon, in their younger days, Jay, Nas, DJ Premier and some other Hip Hop acts (maybe Lord Finesse) were backstage, things started getting rough with the fans and security, and when people rushed up to them, Jay pulled up a hidden gun, much to their surprise. Hell, look at Jay-Z in his younger, thinner days, who fronted gold fronts in his teeth and was rapping like Jaz-O, Das EFX, then Big L, then Raekwon, then DMX, then got soulful with Kanye's early production work, then started sounding all "grown man" like, than started sounding like Drake and all these Hip Pop acts, all in the span of 15 some-odd years! Jay is not well known for having his "own" sound.

  49. @Truth2theYouth:

    I dont think this song was about black culture being "white washed" at all.. if you actually read the lyrics provided in this same page, you'll see that they're talking about the hypocrisies of humans, about our mindless consumerism and about whats going on in the world.

    That's what I got from the song at least.

  50. i am not really so positive about this video. the lyrics are nicer than what we have been hearing lately but i can't really say that i don't have suspicious thoughts about it.

    i read some of the comments i got the feeling that people were lead more for what VC thinks than anything else.

    i wish VC. had not spoken his opinion yet about this video and lyrics and played a little bit with our mind.

    i wonder if the same scenario with a different rapper like KANYE WEST would bring the same nice comments about the article.

    i really don;t want to believe that Damian is not part of that, but as far as NAS and who ever made the video i am not so sure about it. every time i see this video i remember that Kanye West POWER or the Black Eye Peas MEET ME HALF WAY.

    P.S.: I want to be wrong about it.

      • VC, i really do not see any symbol of the Illuminati

        in this video, besides the pyramid with a ray of sunshine at the top

        and some pillars.

        but many artists that we have discussed here in your website

        bring videos with Illuminati symbols

        and without the symbols, such as the video

        rihanna''what's my name,'' It doesn't make me think

        that she isn't part of it just because she brought a

        video without symbols.

        I simply said what I felt in my heart.

        Many times I've commented in your site that I have closed my heart and mind

        for this world of music and videos thanks to

        you.

        I might sound ignorant now, but i felt very lonely, stressed and scared when i started reading your website. So I will play very hard against this agenda.

        So unfortunately or fortunately I will doubt about Mr.

        NAS and my dear DAMIAN in this case, until I see more articles

        about them. and so with any other artist who

        declares themselves against the Illuminati sh@#t.

        and if its the case I will put my guard down and download their songs in my ipod. poor thing is empty now.

        PS: no matter whether or not you agreed with my opinion

        but I must confess that I'm feeling flattered

        in replying directly to you.

        You don't imagine how much change your site provided to my life, and its great

        saying this to you directly.

        once again. VC ROCKS!

      • wow u seriously need to get a grip. how did VC make u feel lonely dnt get it.. :-s u dnt hav to follow everything ur told to the T. u shud remember nt everyone believes in all this or what is going on in the world. some people r stil living in ignorance even close friends and family who mite mock when u try and explain this to them. and no1 asked u to wipe all the songs from ur ipod. and even if u did illuminati symbolism and the NWO agenda will always be going on around u u cnt escape cos ur stil alive in this world. the only way u cn show that ur not brainwashed or make sure u dnt fall into that trap and stay aware is to read inspiring books, inspiring music, constantly remind urself of the good and important things in the world,, develop interesting hobbies, if u want u cn watch old classic comedies and programs and sitcoms that are actually good and funny (like apartment 222, moesha, wife and kids etc as theyve all been wiped off telly), decent movies that make u think, instead of always watching the ones that rot ur brain kno who u are and prove to others ur nt scared to b who u are. now thats called fighting

      • I agree with you ๐Ÿ™‚

        Well, many people say that we are allowed to express our minds–even the most radical, in a polite manner and without any intention to aggresively impose it to anyone else, that's the ideal, right? Then, allow me to speak mine;

        I think its better if one stop seeking for spiritual guidance or pure truth in music (song lyrics or the singer's persona). It's useless, you wont find it. i like music FOR FUN's SAKE. In my opinion, VC's articles are like an introduction to make us become aware, but ever notice that those articles never state firmly WHAT is the ultimate truth? VC is not the end, keep searching the ultimate truth or fact by searching further. for those who stuck too long in worldly-materialistic life, the ultimate truth or fact mostly makes them feel uncomfortable and unpleased.

        by the way. thanks for bringing this video to our awareness, VC, although unfortunately i disagree with your point of view this time. I see no difference between this video and Kanye West' Power.

      • The video clip itself is worth a closer attention, i have downloaded it. But since i dont like rap, well…i prefer to have the downloaded video without the sound. To me, 'patience' video clip is more like the extended version of Kanye West's 'Power', filled with impressive (but unfortunately) pagan architectural symbolism.

  51. There a few anti evil (or NWO) artists in the game. please check out prodigy- illuminate, this is also a very power message regarding the current state of affairs in the world today.

    • Prodigy – real power is people lyrics, speaks on the government, satanic rituals, and 9/11

      (Sample)

      "They are a secret network of international pirates

      who identify with no nation, no national flag

      and no established religion.

      Their flag is the skull and cross bones

      and their God, G.O.D. spells Gold, Oil, and Drugs."

      (Prodigy talking)

      One, two, aiight

      Yeah, that's right, uh-huh

      Uh, uh

      [Prodigy]

      Live from the belly, they got me behind the fence

      I run s**t from the inside of the f*****g President

      Of the Infamous Gang – get whiff from my stank

      I got that iky-iky cotton picky s**t that have you dazed

      I'm a quadruple O.G., a O so call me

      The reincarnation of the Pharaoh with an ole E

      The barrel full of hot lead; shoot a pot head

      Talking that s**t about Hip-Hop dead

      Nah it's alive behind the gate; permanent smiley face

      Any n***a stunting on the God; nah you outta place

      I beat a lot of cases had to take an L

      I see you in a hot sec', yep hold it down

      (Chorus)

      Money's worthless, real power is people

      Real strength is in the streets where everybody's equal

      F**k jewelry, f**k rims; let's spend on our protection

      Get armor, get cameras, get wit' it lil n***a this man's s**t

      Real power is people

      Real strength is in the streets where everybody's equal

      [Prodigy]

      This is live from behind the wall

      Sitting, starring at the wall

      I'm fit to pop out this b***h like a newborn

      I'm fit to cut out all the smoking and the drinking

      The wine and the spirits is evil where you take it baby

      So I'm telling the truth, you live it then you see it

      You breathe it then you be it

      I'll tell you a lil secret

      It's secret government that work s**t for hours

      They practice witchcraft to harness their power

      P*******e r**e lil kids for energy

      The Satanic rituals; W.T.C. (R.I.P.)

      They let the Pentagon on fire

      That's lightening the pentagram on fire

      All these bodies for what?

      So you could scare everybody into one world huh?

      All my grime's is on deck

      So if you ain't come for war then run

      (Chorus)

      *Crowd protesting and gunfire*

      • thanks for sharing but this is riddled with mistakes

        i.e. "It’s secret government that work s**t for hours" is really "It’s secret government that worships an owl"

        – for more rap messages check out immortal technique, sick since, canibus, dead presidents.

  52. What most people dont realize is that the Great Pyramid was built BEFORE the Great Flood. When HAM moved there AFTER the Flood, the Great Pyramid was already there. They started worshipping the building & built a religion around it. According to Roman historian Tacticus, the Great Pyramid was built by the "righteous descendants of Seth". The Great Pyramid is actually a sign of the Messiah, that's why there is no capstone. He was the stone that the builders refused, imo, the Great Pyramid is a small scale version of the coming KINGDOM, that the Messiah said he is bringing with him. It all right there if you look for it. People want to destroy the Bible as hearsay, but no other book in history can match it for prophecy!

    Black or White, if you dont believe on the "SON, u will be in for a Super Shocker to come in the near future. TRUST.

    • thats interesting ill be sure to look into that.. i dont think the bible is just hearsay, but i also dont think the bible is the only book to call truth.. anyways, thanks for that info..

  53. lol There'res more than just pyramids and pillars in this video…

    Nas and reggae singer Damian Marley walk on water as if they're some kind of God. Nas wearing a crown as he does it.

    The funniest part of the video is the beggining.. where Nas says "This is for the People" and then throughout the entire video He is displayed as being extremely overbearingly larger than the people to the point where he is displayed as being a ruler over the people as he sits in his high throne.

    These so called "conscious" rappers or "anti-illuminati" rappers have no problem making songs and videos about how the world is so messed up, and how we are all being screwed over… yet NOT ONE of them WILL EVER rap about a solution to solving these problems. NOT ONE of them WILL EVER rap about how we as people can rise up and be independent of these problems.

    • Yes, wearing a crown. Being in charge of yourself, of your destiny. Knowing your past, your present and your future. Not being a victim, a puppet or pawn. But a King. THAT is the solution. Youre just too blind to see it.

      • I can't be that blind, I mean, I am able to read your reply.

        So what your saying is… instead of being ruled by Kings, I should become my own King.

        I now have my Crown.

        Now how do I walk on water? Oh I know! I use this same method. Instead of being ruled by God, I should become my own God.

        I now can walk on water (with my crown)

      • The hell youre talking about? He is not mocking Jesus, if thats what youre insinuating. They are walking towards the edge of the earth because Damian sings "The Earth was flat if you went too far you would fall off?". Your argument is pathetic and only proves that Christian fundamentalists sometimes hinder the quest for truth by tainting everything with spectre of fear and ignorance. Good job VC

      • arite NK, since your looking so closely at every detail as to find some reason to criticize.. did you see that the water is on a piece of rock , its not even deep, like an ocean, or lake.. its on rock.. so damian and nas are not walking on water, theyre walking on rock, with water flowing thru it.. so, how do you walk on a rock?? ill leave that brainfart to you..

        go back to that clip and see what im talking about..

        now you claim to see nas as some sort of ruler over the people.. but if you watched the whole video, you see at the end nas and damian both walking WITH the people..

        it is true what "FAX" says. Your argument is pathetic and once again this only proves that Christian fundamentalists sometimes hinder the quest for truth by tainting everything with spectre of fear and ignorance.. its true man, if you choose to disagree then your simply ignoring the truth..

        "the average man cant prove of most of the things that he chooses to speak of, and still won't research and find out the root of the truth that you seek of." –damian marley

      • Theyre only walking with like 16, 17 people at the end vs Nas sitting on a thrown surrounding by a sea of millions of little people. I choose not to follow Nas and Damien into the darkness with those other selected few.

      • Its look like an african ritual,when the sagoman calls outthe gods to protect you.Just because VC says there is into it doesn´t mean he´s totally right. You could do more research on Symbolic and you will know.

      • @NK. maybe dey r tryin 2 show how many ppl r blinded in d world and cannot see the path they r showing. which is y at d end of d vid so few ppl r walkin wit dem? did u stop 2 think that maybe they r showin how many ppl r actually interested in d truth and willing 2 b leaders and not followeres? unless we do something 2 help we r nothing but followers… listen 2 "Leaders" from their album… a very deep song and wud explain to u a bit clearer. listen to the album in entirety to understand their message dont just judge it on one video. the video was very well dun and showed exactly what ther album is about.

        "this ones 4 all the leaders…. oh leadersss… lets all change tha world… change the world" Jah bless

    • No NK, there were precisely 19 people in this video…gawd, can you count?

      And the "water" they were walking on…it was still considered ground…the sediment over water ratio level was well over 23.97%, therefore making it still solid "ground".

      Aren't you watching the video more precisely?? geez

      • yea, I said that.. Theyre walking with 16, 17 people… so if you take my highest number 17 and then add the God Horus (nas) and his handler (damien) – you get 19.

        We don't know that the lake doesnt have depth to it. We see rock has depth to it. We dont see Horus and his handler walking on rock.. we see them walking directly in the middle of the water mass. It kind reminds of a bird bath.. the edges are shallow and the direct middle is the deepest.

        And looking at that same imagine of Horus walking on water lol whats your logical ratio over beast size women to moon..

      • Arite NK, we get your point, you dont want to follow these guys into the dark.. but simply acknowledging their work, doesnt mean we are following their lead.. i am my own leader, and i believe nas and damian have that same view.. all were trying to do is make you see in a different perspective rather than automatically putting down ones work just bcuz you believe they are some demon or sumthin worse…. thats how you fail to see any truth… just cuz you believe that, doesn't mean that they're, so it wouldn't hurt to look at the video in a different perspective and at least try to see a different message that they're trying to share rather than the one that you see…. let me ask, y do you choose not to look at the different point of views?? bcuz you believe theyre evil?? if so, that would mean that your scared.. scared of a consequence for looking any deeper.. but why??? what your doing is digging deeper into the truth.. your finding the "root" of the truth that you seek of.. fear is the reason why the average man cant PROVE of most of the things that he chooses to speak of…

        are we growing wiser? or are we just growing tall?

      • Seeing as that Ive stopped physically growing taller at the age of 21, I now grow mentally wiser. And bravo, bravo youre starting to show double standards. Claiming I never look at different perspectives (which you have no evidence of me not doing) you fail to even look at my perspective yet you don't see my trying to crucify you of that simple fact.

        You want me to look towards your perspective (which you have no evidence that I havent) yet fail to look at my perspective (thats some double standards)

      • @NK, you're so delusional. Just another mob follower on a so-called "witch hunt" for everything.

        You didn't even get the sarcasm I wrote as a reply. Oh well, God gives me the patience to deal with these types of people.

        "The average man can’t prove of most of the things that he chooses to speak of

        And still won’t research and find out the root of the truth that you seek of"

    • Public Enemy:

      "I like Nike but wait a minute….the neighbourhoods supports and puts the money in it, the corporations owe they got to give up the doe to my town or else we gotta shut'em Down"

      I shut'em down, shut'em down

    • Public Enemy:

      “I like Nike but wait a minute….the neighbourhoods supports and puts the money in it, the corporations owe they got to give up the doe to my town or else we gotta shut’em Down”

      I shut’em down, shut’em down

      Please do some research on True Emcees like Chuck D and others that do show people how to fight back against the system

      Guidance to all the bloggers

  54. Last summer I worked concerts at the Brooklyn Waterfront and never saw the amount of DHS, local police, State police, police dogs, undercover cops as when Nas and Damian performed (normally we would only see 4 state troopers). They even had police copters do fly bys. Sure, lots of people are expected to toke up – which they did (Over 50 arrests I heard). After the show we also heard that there were 2 snipers stationed on the adjacent building as well (Which Damian supposedly commented that he gets this "special" attention at every show). Well the concert ended up being the most memorable, peaceful, optimistic show I had ever experienced (I don't consider myself a Rap or Reggae fan). I had never seen so many people connecting on such a deep human level and with such a powerful message for humanity and peace. Nas and Damian are fully aware of the deeper agendas and our deeper history as evidenced in their lyrics. Thanks for posting.

  55. Well said VC.. good article, you surprised me with this one cuz i heard this song a long time ago, it has alot of truth in it, but i never thought to see it on this site.. i love that you clearly stated that 'To believe that everything related to Egypt and ancient civilizations is “Illuminati” is a big step in the wrong direction.' its funny bcuz its totally true that crazy people get all into this illuminati business and start believing everything is illuminati! Does the song promote vain materialism, mindless conformity, dehumanization and oppression? or the exact opposite? even if it was the exac opposite they would still assume theyre illuminati..

  56. Man, I love it when hip-hop makes you think. Shout out to Scareface… Damn it feels good to be a Gangster, oh and My Mind is Playing Tricks on Me

  57. Vigilant.

    I was always a Nas fan, since the Main Source and Illmatic days. However, please do a little more research about Nas NOW OF DAYS, because I hear that him and Jay Z are buddies and are working together. In addition, if you type in Hip Hop and the Occult on Youtube you will see Nas on the list and throwing up the same hand symbols as Jay. As deep as Jay is into this cult, I highly doubt that anyone down with him is going to be anti-illuminati.

      • That's understandable, but to say that Nas is not one of them is to say that Jay, Bey, Rhi, Gaga and countless others are not and they all throw up the same hand signs. Search it for yourself.

    • fyi… Jay-Z and Nas have not been seen together for some time now. Jay-Z basically got Nas a new record deal with DefJam and bounced to form his own record label. Nas did not follow, and has not been seen or associated with Jay-Z since he has started dabbling heavy in occult symbolism.

  58. YEH i saw so many fools saying this is Illuminati on youtube ! lol

    They are talking about ANCIENT/BLACK HISTORY basicly which has been WHITEWASHED.

    I also think it is my favourite track from 2010 epspecially vers2.

  59. YESSS!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ i am so glad VC covered this video, i was one of those many e-mails sent regarding that video to strongly show that not every music video pyramid = Illuminati etc this is actually one of the my favorite songs of ALL TIME! this type of music encourages us righteous people, there is still positive empowering music being made! FIND IT!

    • people fail to realize just how strongly music impacts us. we are triune beings mental physical and spiritual and just like the physical body must be fed the spiritual and mental body must be fed too the one that gets fed the most is the one that "drives the car" so to speak. listening to the pop garbage the industry cranks out dumbs us down mentally and spiritually and makes us focus on the things of a physical plain: money, sex, power. what you sow you shall reap; sowing seeds of foolishness, greed and promiscuity and you get a society fool of people acting on these "principles". Music moves us in more than one way watch what you feed your mind thats all i have to say.

  60. The message behind this song is beautiful and I don't believe a rastafarian would be associated with their agenda. They just don't coincide.

    The Marley family is very against this Illuminati agenda. In fact Stephen Marley's albulm titled "MIND CONTROL" was all about sending a message out to everyone that mind control is the agenda of others and they have always been trying to speak out.

      • i believe lauren was pushed out the business. strike one was being Christian….im more concerned with whats going on with her now. they say shes on drugs and being late for concerts…i dont think shes in her right mind. the real lauren was always against that stuff….but you never know..i mean we arent there to see what the deal is. ๐Ÿ™

  61. I can assure you that any music that you hear from any of the Marleys (Bob, Damien, Julian, Stephen, and Ziggy) speak out against the elite and their agenda. Please take some time and listen to Stephen Marley's Mind Control, or Damien Marley's In too deep, or Ziggy's Be Free and Still the Storms Come. Afer listening to all of the so called "HOT" artist and knowing the message that they are pushing I now find peace in listening to the Marleys. They are very talented and the music delivers a real message.

    Remember that God gave his only begotten son and whosoever believe in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.

  62. Good post. I agree that discernment is the key. If people don't use it anytime they see a pyramid, they would think illuminati. It would get to the point that one would see evil where it doesn't exist. Remember folks look at the context and the subtext. Good job VC. I agree 100%

    • why do i abuse pain killers i started out with 1 then 2 then 3 then 4 now i take 5 sometimes 6 750mg watsons a day , i need help but i do like them i cant function with out them when i dont take em i feel weak and cant function properly ,please take a second and ask god to help me in your prayers.God Bless you all my brothers and sisters black,white,yellow,brown,christian,muslim,jewish,atheist,hindu,budhist

      • Ah, the little buggers you love to hate, and hate to love. I will pray for you boss. There are so many people who have stood where you stand, you are not alone. God's peace be with you friend……if you really want it, you can be set free from this addiction and bondage. Best to you! In my thoughts and prayers!

    • Distant Relatives is a hot album.. its an alternative form of hiphop that is rare these days…i don't think the album was properly promoted as it should have been. Usually music videos are dropped around the time an album is released…this album was released in May 2010…and out of no where we see the video yesturday…."Patience" is still one of my fav tracks since i heard it in the summer..also 'Tribal War is really good as it reminds me of the struggles back in my home country and 'Strong Will Continue' is also a good track..thats my workout joint lol

  63. The entire album speaks such a positive message and even in one of the tracks NaS speaks out about the elite "Dispear". This song message is too honest and positive to be related to the garbage most music rely in it's message. There is nothing negative about the album, so I agree with this post look at the message, the messenger and the context of the message. When I saw this video, I thought to myself the uneducated conspriracy theorist are gonna have a field day thinking this two individuals are involved. So thanks for this post, it speaks voulmes to what you do and that's put out well imormed stuff that just doesn't point the finger at ever pyramid you see. Thanks

    • I thoroughly agree with you. Soo many "conspiracy theorist" sites are just on a Salem level witch-hunt that even your facebook photo of you only showing one side of your face (or even one eye) under a shaded tree is "evil", or your sandcastle has too many sinister looking pyramid shapes to it, that you're now some illuminati follower. Or hell, you can't wear red, white and black together because those are "illuminati/masonic" colours…can't eat Toblerone chocolate bars, their triangular pyramid shapes…can't listen to non-Protestant Christian musical acts, they're heathens!!

      Honestly, like what Damien Marley said:

      "The average man can’t prove of most of the things that he chooses to speak of/And still won’t research and find out the root of the truth that you seek of"

      I laugh at these people who pretentiously think that all "Rap" is "bad" and they just regurgitate the same tripe that these overzealous conspiracy bandwagoners say. If you want to understand a musical genre, please read up on the history, listen to the music, talk to the local musicians who enjoy performing Hip Hop music and talk to some Hip Hip historians.

  64. Nas is my all time favorite emcee & Damian marley has always been my favorite since his father Bob [rest in peace] .. So imagine my excitement when I first heard they did a collaborative album !! Anyway, this song is my favorite cut off of the album. It has so much depth & it puts so much into perspective. The video does it justice. Thanks for covering the song!

    • Please don't have a funny feeling bout him, he is a true blood from his father. He has partnered with Nas I believe to get the attention of mainstream watcher like u & I. I always knew Nas to be deep (hence, his not commercial status like the likes of Jay Z), I don't say he's a saint doe because I believe just like 2pac he has sold his soul but is determined to buy it back through his edutainment. Curiously, I hear he's having probs with the CEO of his record label (with a letter he recently wrote to the CEO that was made available online). but I feel Damian is just like his father, whose shoes are to big for him to fill. However big up to the collabo!

      • Damian is not trying to fill his dad's shoes because, I believe, he's content enough to be his own man with his own style. No disrepect, but you had a great reply before you said that.

    • you should'nt have a funny feeling about nas at all. he has protested outside of fox news, has a song that directly attacks them as a propaganda machine. He also openly spoke out against the illuminati in his song "were not alone" at the end of the song, he talks about how the general population is beginning to realize there is an "elite" group that runs everything and makes everyone else sheep. if you have any question about his intentions i recommend you listen to "untitled" album he released in 2008. its no coincidence that the group with damian marley was formed right after this record was released.

      • Though if he doesn't protest CNN/NBC/MSNBC/ABC/CBS as well…..he is just feeding fuel to the left/right paradigm. Time to break out of that….I don't care who you are!

        MSM IS a propoganda machine!!!!

        "The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers.

        Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can "throw the rascals out" at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy."

        ~ Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in our Time

  65. Thanks for this article. I was wondering just the other day if everything Egyptian is related to the secret cult. I grew up with songs "Walk like an Egyptian," and enjoy the band Earth, Wind, and Fire. EWF has multiple album covers with the Egyptian culture. It is wise to decipher what is evil and secretive, and yet admire the work of pyramids without a paranormal guilt. Thanks VC…I will watch this video after submitting this post!

    • Why would Universal Music and Def Jam, who clearly play a big role in the elite propaganda, release a CD and now a video, directed by Nabil Elderkin who also directed videos for Kanye and Bruno Mars, which apparently speaks out against the elite agenda, mind control and the NWO?

      Something doesn’t add up!

      Don’t get me wrong, i love(d) this album but now i am confused as to what message they are spreading…

      • Because the devil works in confusion, God dosent.

        By the elite being bold, they allow people to confuse you like this, like

        lupe, nas, even media outlets like vigilant, they allow this kind of thing to cause confuse, so

        that one day they can provide you an answer.

        its a form of persuasion (which i cant remember the name for) where basically

        you present your side or argument

        present the other side or argument

        and then present the resolution, which was your true side or argument.

        this is what will deceive the masses in the end and seperate people. believe it, the devil is doing this now. you have people who believe in the illuminati agenda, then those who dont, but the elite will boldy present themselves one day.

      • I used to give the benefit of the doubt to artists who at least seemed to be making efforts to stimulate our minds and hearts. However, my good will cannot overcome a subjectivity and bias that seems to have a planned and strategic purpose. The documentation of Nas representing the Illuminati at this historical time and Damian Marley joining forces with him after his decent into ghetto propaganda is all too telling. Do not dismiss the embrace of further Illuminati symbolism in today's "artistic" climate. Just check out the lyrics to "Welcome To Jamrock." Very sad. Bob Marley and most Jamaicans had/have to deal with dualistic structures which are compromising and makes one wonder… Certainly the need to revert to the baseness of humanity as an explaination, as oppossed to the implications of a semi-conscious guilt, is futile and senseless. We do not need sensationalism as much as we need common sense and daring in the sight of the masses.

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