Mobb Deep’s Prodigy Talks on Illuminati Lyrics
HipHopDX chopped it up with Prodigy about his latest album H.N.I.C.3 and they asked him about the Illuminati rhymes and here’s what he had to say:
HipHopDX: I usually don’t start off interviews asking super-heavy questions, but I wanna go ahead and get the inevitable Illuminati question out of the way first. On “Skull & Bones” you spit, “Illuminati is us, we are the origin, of all enlightenment / These pirates stole our shit.” Can you elaborate a little bit on what you were saying in that verse?
Prodigy: The word Illuminati means “the illuminated ones,” basically. And, the origin of that comes from the ancient Egyptians, the Black Egyptians that ruled Egypt. They had the schools of thought in medicine, technology, and that’s where everything comes from. So that’s what I mean when I say, “We are the origin, of all enlightenment / These pirates stole our shit.” Like, that’s our shit. We are the original illuminated ones. They took it and used it for something evil.
Later, he goes on to talk about how he actually had more Illuminati references on the previous album, H.N.I.C.2.