Ab Soul: Aleister Crowley & the God of Rap

Hello and welcome back to IlluminatiWatcher.com! I’ve always been a fan of the rap genre as well as conspiracy theories (you already knew both of these things). When I found out that a rapper devoted an entire album to Aleister Crowley: The wickedest man alive (or dead); it was of great interest to me (big ups to the YouTuber ‘Cruz’ that made me aware of this on my channel). Most particularly because I wrote an entire book on this exact subject of mixing rap with occult practices.

Ab Soul is a rapper that was a part of early-2010s influx of new artists with the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica. His 2016 album called Do What Thou Wilt is nothing short of an homage to Aleister Crowley.


So without further ado, let’s explore the rapper Ab Soul and his latest work…


My video on this analysis- check it out!


Ab Soul’s Tattoos

The tattoos on Ab Soul tell a message in and of itself. Consider that he’s got the Aleister Crowley axiom of Do What Thou Wilt tattooed across his back and you can see how interested he was in this realm of the occult:


Reverse side of the DWTW album


Looking at the front cover of the album reveals even more tattoos that we should be aware of. For example, you’ll see the Freemason compass and square on his right forearm:


The compass and square shows the connection of the cosmos (the macrocosm) with the earth (the microcosm). The ceremonial magician operates from one to control the other. This is precisely what Aleister Crowley was interested in during his time on earth and why so many have become avid followers. Crowley’s supposed success in channeling an extraterrestrial entity put him in the occult “Hall of Fame” and that is precisely what NASA and others are attempting today.

Ab Soul’s “Braille” video shows the Louvre & the dual pyramids that reflect “As Above So Below”


On Ab Soul’s left forearm we find the All Seeing Eye. Across his chest is the sacred geometry referred to as the Flower of Life. All of these symbols refer to an esoteric working knowledge of the world that was passed down through the mystery schools.

The major concern with these teachings is that (I believe) they will eventually give way to ideas like worshipping Lucifer as a rebel god of enlightenment or pushing for the evolution of man into the transhuman cyborgs in the pursuit of immortality…


DWTW: The Album

Interviews about the album revealed that he has a working knowledge of Crowley. For example, in an interview asking about the album he said the following:

“I think that that cover is a proper depiction of… the tone of the album. It’s the grey area.”

Yes indeed he is talking about a New World Order where good and evil are no longer two extremes. He is attempting to balance the Force so to speak- just like Crowley.

Ab Soul wears the Darth Vader shirt in “Womanogamy” video- see my book THE STAR WARS CONSPIRACY to understand the true balancing of The Force


Ab Soul’s shirt with Darth Vader is also echoing the concepts of Da’ath- the hidden sephirot on the Kabbalah Tree of Life. In fact, Ab Soul’s album Control System utilizes this idea and depicts Ab Soul as the Da’ath sephirot:


He also tweeted:

My albums (sic) is almost done… it’s a love story.

This falls in line with the major commandment from Crowley’s Thelema religion (which also utilizes the title of the album):

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. Love is the law, love under will


Examining the Lyrics

The lyrics to the first song, RAW (Backwards), directly tell us of Ab Soul’s adoration of Crowley (*this is a song which I believe could be a reference to Robert Anton Wilson- the writer of the Illuminatus Triology who goes by R.A.W.; however the lyrics suggest he is just saying “WAR”):

Wicked as Aleister Crowley, I just might OD
Overly dedicated, just like my homie

‘Cause this one for my fellow Thelemites about that fuckin’ life
You fuckin’ right, I need to stand up for my fuckin’ rights

Thelemites are obviously followers of Crowley’s religion he founded called Thelema. Crowley channeled a spirit that dictated to him the Book of the Law from which the religion was founded. This spirit was named Aiwass and Crowley believed it to be an ancient deity from the land of Sumer (*could it be possibly related to the blood-thirsty horned god Moloch?…).

Ab Soul fans doing the 666 hand symbol in the video for RAW


In Crowley’s Magick in Theory and Practice he explained Aiwass as the following:

 This has led to so much confusion of thought that THE BEAST 666 has preferred to let names stand as they are, and to proclaim simply that AIWAZ — the solar-phallic hermetic “Lucifer” is His own Holy Guardian Angel, and “The Devil” SATAN or HADIT of our particular unit of the Starry Universe. This serpent, SATAN, is not the enemy of Man, but He who made Gods of our race, knowing Good and Evil; He bade “Know Thyself!” and taught Initiation. He is “the Devil” of the Book of Thoth, and His emblem is BAPHOMET, the Androgyne who is the hieroglyph of arcane perfection.

Much like we see from various other films, music videos, and television shows; the message to be spread is that Lucifer is the true god of mankind and a further evolved form of mankind is on its way through the androgynous Baphomet form.

Towards the end of the song he reiterates his position as a follower of Crowley’s axiom:

(Do what thou wilt) I’m not talented, I’m skilled
(I’m the darkest knight) With the shiniest shield

The purpose for the “RAW-WAR” being backwards is the Crowley Law of Reversals, which was alleged to be the purpose for back masking from rock bands in the 1970s-1980s. It should also be noted that Jay Electronica is on the receiving end of some combative lyrics in this song (hence “WAR”). If you’re unfamiliar with Jay Electronica; he was a well known rapper who had a romance with Kate Rothschild- a member of the supposed Illuminati Rothschild bloodline…

Ab Soul with the All Seeing Eye in RAW video- symbolizing his “awakened” pineal gland


Another song on the album called Threatening Nature goes deeper into the complex workings of Ab Soul’s mind as he vacillates between Crowley and Christianity.

The song starts on a pro-Christian stance but quickly goes into Crowley territory (a man who was Hell-bent on bringing “the lying hypocrisy” of Christianity down in his Aeon of Horus):

This time around, we takin’ atheists to church
Servin’ serpents with sermons with curse words
You can do all things through Jesus Christ
All the time God is good and God is good all the time
24/7 all day every week

Numerous funeral services for PaKK music beats
(Do What Thou Wilt)

It seems that Ab Soul is already flirting with the idea of Luciferianism (as I warned about at the start of this post) when he reveals the advantages of Adam and Eve listening to the serpent in the Garden of Eden:

An atom is a molecule and Adam was a maricón
But if he would’ve never ate that apple, he’d be mad sad
And would’ve never pulled the leaves off of Eve
And seen all that ass


Ab Soul’s “DRUGS” video shows the Freemason Reflection Chamber

Freemason Reflection Chamber

Songs like Portishead in the Morning has lyrics in which he claims to be from Nibiru (perhaps a setup for an extraterrestrial alter ego?…). On the song YMF he further alludes to this idea:

Told my lady I was an alien; she believed my ass
I said “Sike!”, I didn’t tell you E.T. was back

Crowley contacted an entity from the “Other Side” named Lam- the first ‘grey’ alien


He also makes conspiracy references like…

The philosopher gettin’ stoned
It’s no doubt in my mind I found the philosopher’s stone
Thought these were just songs that I write? You’re wrong


And I ain’t a sexist, I enlighten sisters too
And, oh yes, it’s Bohemian Grove baby, not groove
One time for the women
Two times for the bitches

I’m from another galaxy, I’m actually an android
Look me up on your Galaxy’s and your Android’s

The Devil was created, he is not a creator

The album culminates with a song called The Law. This is obviously a reference to Aleister Crowley’s “Law” (as in Book of the Law). In the prelude we hear rapper SZA repeat the Thelemite phrase:

Love is the law, love is the lovely law
Love is the law, lovely love

Ab Soul talks about the power of the symbol (which is probably why he has so many tattooed on his body):

They love to go to sleep but hate to be awake
Treat the eye of Horus as if it’s just a symbol
Unattainable, they read the wrong rights
They see the signs but ain’t see what the sign saw
But luckily, uh, love is the only law, uh
Love is the, Love is the only…

Ab Soul proceeds to talk about the Scarlet Woman that Crowley and many other occultists have discussed:

I know you a modest Scarlet Woman
Like to say you everything but nothin’
But you nothin’ but my everything

This Scarlet Woman idea has a controversial history. The original Scarlet Woman was the Whore of Babylon referenced in the Bible’s Book of Revelations and since then occultists like Crowley, Jack Parsons, and L. Ron Hubbard have attempted to channel entities through their Scarlet Women.

Tarot card of the Scarlet Woman riding on her Beast


In the Babylon Workings, Parsons and LRH tried to create a star child through Crowley’s Moonchild book because they thought they could magically create this Scarlet Woman of Babalon through ritual magick. They accidentally left the portal open and not-so-coincidentally we saw the UFO crash at Roswell months later…

In the 2015 Super Bowl we saw Katy Perry embody this Scarlet Woman as she came onto the field depicting the Tarot card version of the beast:

As Crowley said in The Book of Thoth: “she rides astride the Beast…”


Mac Miller is the featured rapper on The Law and his chorus lyrics reiterate the idea of the Scarlet Woman when he says:

See I was thumbin’ through the mail, fishin’ for a feed
To feed my female, A-S-A-P
Yeah, nature is a mother

He is referencing the goddess of Babylon who is referred to as Mother Earth in Crowley’s Gnostic Mass.

The actual final track (YMF) ends with Alia Zin talking as a god:

In the beginning, I created the heavens and the earth
Now, the earth was formless and empty
Darkness was over the surface of the deep
And my spirit was hovering over the waters
And I said, let there be light

Alia Zin is a rapper that has an album called Wiccan that reflects her spiritual awareness. An interview reveals that her family has a mix of Christians and satanists and she claims to use magick by repeating lyrics until they become her reality.


In Conclusion…

Ab Soul is one of many entertainers in a long line that have showed their devotion to the occultist Aleister Crowley. The concepts that Crowley propagated down through entertainment are quite evident once you open up your mind to the understanding and awareness of what he was talking about.

He wanted to usher in the new age that he called the Aeon of Horus and it is becoming clear that he may have been successful.

If you consider the many musicians that keep Crowley’s vision alive, it should make you want to learn more about this covert agenda…


If you’re looking for the answers I’ve got a slew of resources available. From a free email newsletter to an entire bookstore (most particularly my hip hop conspiracy book featured on Higherside Chats and SIRIUS/XM); I assure you that you can start your journey through IlluminatiWatcher.com!


Thanks for reading!


isaac-weishaupt-profile-2Website publisher of IlluminatiWatcher.com, author, and independent researcher; Isaac Weishaupt has been on the leading edge of conspiracy theories surrounding the elusive “Illuminati” and its infiltration of the entertainment industry. Using examples of familiar pop culture and works of entertainment, Isaac has been speaking and writing about the occult from a unique perspective that seeks to understand the big agenda while helping others along the way.

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    • RAW is Robert Anton Wildon. Read the cosmic trigger

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