Tweets Is Watching: Jeezy's Artwork Awakens The Illuminati Trolls

This week The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan tweets in support of Jay Electronica and Jay Z while Kid Cudi and Diplo plot on working together.

Sometimes Hip Hop can move at a pace too frantic for even the most devoted fan to keep up with. Albums and mixtapes are released at breakneck speed, careers are made and broken with the swipe of a pen, and somewhere in between all the madness actual music (the quality of which vacillates between excellent and god awful) is being made. Twitter provides a nice summary of everything 140 characters at a time. And if you’re the type that would rather not be bothered with stepping into the Twitterverse to catch up on the latest in Hip Hop, we’ve filtered through the top rapper’s tweets and consolidated all the week’s events into one convenient feed.

This week, Charlemagne tha God provides way too much info, Kid Cudi and Diplo tweet about working together and Nelly reconnects with his sports ties.

Jeezy Stirs Up The Illuminati Enthusiasts

If you want to get the conspiracy theory set talking, break out a picture of the “all seeing eye” or a Masonic compass and watch your social media feed go crazy. That’s what happened to Jeezy when he unleashed the artwork for his fifth studio album Seen It All: The Autobiography.  The accompanying flick for Snowman’s album—scheduled for a September 2 release date—got 393 retweets and was favorited 218 times. All of which is to be expected. A certain section of Hip Hop fans have been up in arms about Illuminati/New World Order talk since LL Cool J’s “I Shot Ya (Remix)” When Mobb Deep’s Prodigy infamously proclaimed, “Illuminati want my mind, soul and my body.”

Charlemagne Tweets About Non-Culinary Tossed Salad

The inherent problem with social media is you don’t know if you’ve crossed the line between giving folks a peek into your inner monologue and dispensing too much info until it’s too late. For our purposes, let’s say anything involving the human anus (also known as the Greendale Community College school flag) is off limits. Radio and television personality Charlemagne tha God pushed the limits Monday, when he tweeted the following, “I’ve put my tongue in a asshole or two but never tasted shit. (was this tweet too real?).” We’re just saying, if you have to ask…

Minister Louis Farrakhan Encourages Jay Electronica & Jay Z

People have been inquiring about Jay Z having possible ties to the Nation of the Gods and Earths since he was rocking leather Africa medallions and shouting “millions of Nubians” in his former mentor Jaz-O’s video “The Originators.” The questions didn’t end when Jay sported a Five Percent Nation medallion in 2013, and spread to his Roc Nation signee Jay Electronica after the latter’s Fruit of Islam-assisted performance at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. But the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan deaded any talk of chastising either of the Jays when he tweeted a link to his message of support for both Jay Electronica and Jay Z. Farrakhan referred to his message as a “humble and loving communiqué” in The Final Call.

“If someone offered me what Brother Jay Electronica was offered by Brother Jay Z, I too would accept it with the biggest smile on my face,” Farrakhan wrote. “For I too, as all of us in The Nation of Islam, are The Five Percent: Poor Righteous Teachers who are called to teach the 85 Percent, and free them from the chains of slavery and subservience as tools of the 10 Percent.”

Does Ghostface Killah Have A Wu-Tang Bathmat?

We sincerely hope Ghostface Killah has a plush bathmat in the shape of the Wu-Tang Clan’s iconic, bird-shaped logo. What better accents the plush robes we’ve been seeing on album covers like Bulletproof Wallets than this? Do remember, Ghost has the oh so appropriate “Bathtub” skit from 2004’s The Pretty Toney Album if you want to talk about foreshadowing. But even if this top tier bathroom accent doesn’t belong to Ghost, his tweet is spot on: “Cleanliness is Next to Godliness!”

August Alsina Throws Draya Michele To The Wolves In “Marry, F, Kill”

In a classic game of “Marry, Fuck, Kill,” the Los Angeles Leakers put Def Jam crooner August Alsina on the hot seat. Alsina was asked to choose between labelmate Jhene Aiko, socialite Khloe Kardashian and one time Basketball Wives co-star Draya Michele. It was all in good fun, but Michele caught the short end of the stick, and she responded in kind with an “LOL.”

El-P Blurs The Lines Between Fact & Throwing Shade

Robin Thicke has been publicly attempting to reconcile with his estranged wife Paula Patton for the majority of 2013. He went so far as to name is latest album Paula, and has been musically and metaphorically prostrating himself in public in hopes of getting back with his wife and the mother of his child. Only Robin and Paula know what truly caused the rift (although tabloid rumors would suggest Robin wanted to reenact the Slum Village song “Climax”). But El-P has a thought. El Producto jokingly posted a pic of Thicke with Lana Scolaro with the caption, “its rare that you get a photo that documents the exact last time a man was happy.” Ouch. One thing’s for sure. There’s probably a direct correlation between the smile on Thicke’s face and where his hands are placed.

Nelly & Charlie Weis Discuss Sports In Herre

File this in the “totally random” folder. Nelly’s sports ties predate his chart dominance going back to when he logged time in the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Association. When he’s not in the booth or doing whatever it is a minority owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets (don’t call them the god awful Bobcats anymore) does, Cornell Hayes occasionally pops up at ESPN. While at ESPN’s Bristol Connecticut campus for an appearance on the show First Take, Nelly was snapped in a picture with Kansas University head football coach Charlie Weis. According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, the pic is exactly what it looks like.

“Charlie Weis walking up to talk w/Nelly: ‘This is the sort of thing you have to do. Tweet with rappers.’” Ummm…mission accomplished?

Kid Cudi & Diplo Are Plotting A Collaboration

Kid Cudi has never been afraid to step out of the Hip Hop lane and mix genres. For every collaboration with Kanye West or Too Short, there’s an equally successful cross-genre collab with Ratatat, MGMT or Haim. And Diplo—who’s worked with Snoop Lion, M.I.A and RiFF RaFF—is no different. So while details are scant, we look forward to seeing what these two can cook up.

YG Engages In Canadian Crowd Sourcing

Compton product YG is headed north of the border, presumably for some touring as well as “Bicken Back Bein’ Bool.” In the meantime, he hopped on Twitter to procure poutine or some other Canadian grub that’s hopefully also not an alliteration.

Sadat X Defends Bobby Shmurda

Given the decidedly militant tone of Brand Nubian albums like One For All and In God We Trust, it wouldn’t be a stretch to assume Datty X is having no part of Bobby Shmurda. But such an assumption would be incorrect. In a series of tweets, Sadat X endorsed the young Brooklyn rapper and emphasized some of the external factors around both his meteoric rise and the recent Epic deal the “Shmoney Dance” rapper signed.

Sadat X said he roots for any kid to get off the streets and rhetorically asked, “Was the young boy Bobby Shmurda supposed to turn down that epic bread??? Fuck outa here.”

Regardless of where you fall in the Bobby Shrumda debate, it’s always good to see Sadat X raising the level of dialogue in Hip Hop 140 characters at a time.


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  • Anonymous

  • sonyo

    - this line is from prodigy !!!! you dumb f*ck!!!

  • Anonymous

    Start working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do.

  • Anonymous

    "Illuminatti want my mind, soul, and body, SECRET society's tryen to keep the eye on me" - JAY Z (D'Evils)

    • Anonymous

      which was sampled from prodigy's(from mobb deep) verse in ll cool j's 'who shot ya remix'.......

  • Anonymous

    OMG NOT JEEZY THEY GOT HIM.....wait what do the illuminati do again? Illuminati-A secret society that wants world domination and to take over HIP HOP LMAO............

  • Anonymous

    I can picture the scenario that led to that album cover Jeezy takes a pull off a blunt, passes it to the left and says "Hey, ya'll wanna see me make the internet cry right quick??.... Watch dis" *Uploads Picture* *Internets start screaming shape shifting reptiles & Goat sacrifices* *Jeezy and company laugh their asses off* *The End*

  • IROC

    Jeezy sold out along time ago hes up in that multi million dollar club once he was hooked up wit Diddy devil it was a done deal and now he will only pedal garbage to world to see

  • RoB

    Wtf DX knows about nothing, fuck NWO!

  • Farrakhan Taught Me

    mad love for all 5 percenters cuz they are truth. do the knowledge

  • Farrakhan Taught Me

    Farrakhan is a real Boss, mad respect bruh we always gonna love you. Go check time and what must be done and get educated in this cyber world of today.

  • Anonymous

    Sadat X is a weak ass nigga. He is just trying to be cool with the young dudes in Hip-Hop these days even if he knows they're wack as fuck

    • Anonymous

      fuck outta here, anonymous bitch. sometimes you just gotta let the next generation shine. stop putting hip hop in this tiny little box and just let it breathe.

    • HUH

      Plenty of niggas in the 80's and 90's were wack as fuck too. Yall fools

  • Anonymous

    "awakens-the-illuminati-trolls" DX wishes. Aint nobody believing that crap.

  • Anonymous

    What the fuck is tweets is watching is that a spin on streets is watching? If so that's the lamest shit I ever heard stop it

    • DX Staff

      It's our website and we'll name the article any fucking way we want to, now shut up!! And as for you, whitey, "tweets is watching" could be considered an allusion, or reference, to the information superhighway.

    • Anonymous

      Lmao that's exactly what it is. You know some corny suburban white boy came up with it too. And I'm fucking white and saying that lol