3 Kings – Righteous Skill
Just as everyone starts to catch Spring fever we had a chance to catch up with the 3 Kings. Some might call their views offensive, some might call them righteous. All in all chopping it up with these fellas was interesting to say the least. Check it out here.
HipHopLead- How did you guys come up with your name?
Auram: Auram is a farsi word that means peaceful. It was given to me at birth and I’ve always felt it has placed a significant role in the person that I am.
MDS: Well, the Group name “Three Kings” manifested through our first song together. Our debut song and music video, entitled “Three Kings,” is what created the movement and demand for more music as a group. After becoming known as the “Three Kings” we figured there was no better fitting name.
E-Truth: The Three Kings were guided by a prophecy to seek out Christ to bring him gifts and worship him. We Three Kings use our gifts with this music to glorify and worship him, as we journey through this life. The gold of gab, the frankincense of faith and the myrrh of magnetism.
HipHopLead- Who exactly are all the members that make up “Three Kings” ?
MDS: The 3 recording artists are: E-Truth, Andre Auram & Modern Day Soulja
HipHopLead- What particular quality does each member bring to the table?
E-Truth: Everything I write comes from reflection and personal experience. I’m here to let you know that everything is real, including—most importantly—God and the open enemy (Satan). In Christ, you, the human being, are not a victim, but a beautiful, divine victor! You are god on earth. I have an assertive presence on the mic, in terms of tone and delivery. I’ve been told that I have a “booming voice,” which some have said is a kin to Barry White. Too bad I can’t sing to save my life (laughs).
Auram: What is very interesting to me is how we all come from different backgrounds and parts of the globe. Me and MDS being from LA has given us a certain flavor and E-Truth from Canada brings a very different dynamic. The beauty is that we are all connected by the divine which allows us to flow naturally on records.
MDS: You know your listening to a modern day Soulja verse when your hear the pace pick up in the song. I’m known to bring a more rapid verse to the table to counter act E-Truth and Auram, but that is naturally my style anyways. We all have such different and unique qualities to our voices/styles, but the blend of them is what makes the music sound special and original. Also positive messages and accounts of real life are what always band the 3 together.
HipHopLead- For starts do you think hip hop groups in 2013 is harder to market or do you think the game is missing that?
Auram: With the success of Slaughterhouse and others, I actually think it’s easier to market a group, it just might be more difficult to work together and make it happen, but with our dedication I don’t think that would ever be a problem. We’ve already traversed national borders to do our thing out of our own volition and nothing can stop us now.
E-Truth: I think groups with magnetic power and influence are lacking. I mean, there’s no shortage of groups, cliques—what have you—but I’m talking about a collective of strong, grounded individuals, each with a unique style and identity as solo artists, who, when they connect and combine, draw people into their message, wanting to hear more, to continue on the journey with them and support the movement.
HipHopLead- Do you ever find obstacles in the way making it hard for the group to connect on a current basis?
MDS: For us as a group it is definitely hard sometimes, given the fact that we all are not in the same state, or same country at that. But with the power of the internet, email and travel…. we made it all possible through will, desire, and faith. It is really on the individuals of the group willing to make it happen. There will be many bumps along the road, but the stronger the individuals, the stronger the group will be to withstand any turbulence along the journey
E-Truth: As far as the logistics go, in terms of putting out material, it’s pretty easy. Everything can be done online, which is great. But other things, such as shows, touring and doing videos, that’s obviously more difficult. But that’s not to say it can’t be done, because we’ve accomplished quite a bit on all fronts within a short span of time. It just depends on faith for us, first and foremost, and the amount of time and effort we put in—you get out what you put in.
Auram: Other than the aspects of daily life we have a bond that is very strong. With modern communication theres really no way that we can’t build. We speak often and have adapted to using conference calls so that were all on board when we have meetings and negotiate opportunities.
HipHopLead- What was it like touring for a good portion of 2012? Any memorable stories?
MDS: While me and Dre were on our way to DC by way of Texas, a random southerner gave us $100 for gas in the city of Amarillo, which was one of many signs that assured us our faith-based mission and tour was being guided by the most high.
E-Truth: Andre and MDS traveled all the across the US and ended the last leg of their tour in my hometown of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. We got to link up as the Three Kings, and get it popping for just under two weeks. Initially, we were booked for just the Emancipation Celebration; but we ended up getting interviews (FM radio and Internet webcast) and shows in both Windsor and Detroit. Doors just kept opening for us. It was wild, an experience I’ll never forget. Shout out to DJ Crown, DJ Needle 9:14, Red Remote TV, Sun Tzu Cadre, King Cipher and Ozy!
Auram: 2012 was the beginning for me in many ways. A side from a very successful independent nationwide tour, we were able to convene in Ontario and spent some quality time together as a team and family. I drew a tremendous sense of freedom by being on the road two months of the year and look forward to doing it again!
HipHopLead- When we listen to your music we hear a lot of spiritual and religious over tones in the lyrics. Just to be clear what is each members beliefs in organized religion or a higher power?
Auram: I chose a long time ago not to hold any dogmatic beliefs about the creator with the understanding that our separation has been manipulated in order to keep us from being our highest selves. We all have a very strong connection to God and keep that at the forefront of our music.
E-Truth- I have been seeking God’s truth with every fiber of my being for about 10 years. My search was actually sparked—believe it or not—the first time I heard B.I.B.L.E. by Killah Priest. Seven years ago, I took my shahada, the Islamic testimony of faith (There is none worthy of worship but God, and Muhammad, peace be upon him, is his messenger.). At the time, my experience with Islam was from an “orthodox” perspective. Four years ago, I met a brother whom the Lord used to change my spiritual life forever. He is an emcee from New Jersey, Pharaoh’s Nemesis. Since meeting him, I have come to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior of my life and it is through him (Jesus) that I surrender (Islam) to Allah. I got baptized in January 2012.
However, I still hold that the Qur’an confirms a crucified, risen, and divine Christ, thus, I believe Muhammad (pbuh) is God’s last messenger, confirming that which came before him. This isn’t the “traditional,” normative Islamic perspective, but I don’t care about sectarianism or “fitting in.” I wear the title of “Christian” (i.e., follower of the Christ/Messiah) with pride and honor. I have found elements of truth in the Five Percent Nation of Islam (peace to the god, Dr. Wesley Muhammad!), Sufism, Kabbalah—you name it. To me, everything points to Christ in various degrees.
MDS: I’m a very spiritual person who is in tune with the earth and nature. I believe in Christ the Savior, a higher power and that we will re joice in the after life with our loved ones through song and dance.
HipHopLead- What made you guys pick up a mic and get busy?
MDS: There was mission to be fulfilled, a message that needed to be spread, and the truth needed to be told. Hip hop is in a dire state and in need of fulfillment, positivity and uplifting. Three kings was that voice and group to provide that light. We’ve seen too much nonsense in the musical mainstream and felt if we get busy on the microphone, this will influence/inspire other cats to get “busy” on the mic and have it spread like wild fire…which is exactly what has been happening. It’s a movement: Three Kings, the righteous path, positivity through hip hop. The universe is shifting and the people are waking up. This is our time to shine. The people are in need of good music, which is medicinal healing to our mind, body and soul. Good music with great energy and a powerful message.
Auram: I started rhyming in high school as a way to express myself and the issues in my life. Growing up in the 90′s was a remarkable experience and I’ve been around this culture since I was a baby so when I rhyme it is very natural to me.
E-Truth: I’ve been writing and rhyming since 2004–2005. In 2008, I did a track with Born Divine of the Better Life Movement and the Wu Killah Beez. I took a break until 2011, as I was busy getting my master’s degree. After that, I connected with Dre and MDS on Facebook. The rest is history. Honestly, my goal and inspiration is not about what “I” can get out of it: I am here to serve humanity by using the gifts God gave me to uplift and deliver his truth. I can’t think of better people to do this with than my brothers, they are truly family.
HipHopLead- Are you doing anything else other then rapping? Producing? Mixing?
MDS: I myself am an recording and sound engineer. I mix and master all my own material recorded out of my own independent studio. Been investing for years in top of the line equipment through my love for recording. Starting off i was mixing our “Three Kings” music until we found another outlet. Also recently I been opening my studio up for other independent hip hop artists to record. Just email MakeYourMarkStudios@gmail.com for booking.
E-Truth: I just emcee. Andre Auram has Awakening Media Group. He directs, shoots, and edits amazing short films and music videos!
Auram: in the past two years I’ve picked up shooting and editing film and have also been producing although not as much. I produced most of my first album “The Awakening” and have really enjoyed learning all the aspects of the music business and how it works.
HipHopLead- Who were your personal influences to get into music?
E-Truth: Musically, so many. Killah Priest and the whole Wu, Nas, Rakim and Mobb Deep. I gotta shout out Ghostface, because he really helped me understand the value of Motown/Soul and Funk. It gave birth to hip-hop, so it has a very special place in my heart—Marvin Gaye, Anita Baker, Michael Jackson, The Moments, Stylistics, Delfonics, Temptations, Four Tops, EW. I could go on and on. I have a core group of friends that always encouraged me to stick with it, they’re the kind of friends—real friends—who are brutally honest. If something’s whack, it’s whack. My friends Tim, Terry, Miguel, Korey and Anthony (Soul Search Productions) always held me down! Love those brothers!
MDS: Alot of my fans already know I been inspired by one of the greatest, Tupac Shakur. After my tribute “Modern Day Shakur” I think it was obvious, but I’m just a fan of good music. My personal influences as an Artist would have to be my family and friends. Music to me is an outlet to express to those I know and love and have lost. A lot of my music is always attributed to something real special, a memorial or has a strong meaningful message behind it.
Auram: I first really fell in love with rhyming listening to the underground. The Grouch was a huge influence on me and i think it’s evident in the way i write that he inspired me. But being multicultural i was exposed to all kinds of music as a child and still draw inspiration from Bossa Nova, Samba, artists like Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Chico Buarque and Gabriel Pensador. On the other hand I was greatly influenced by Motown and modern soul music.
HipHopLead- Is it harder to be respected in hiphop as a group then a solo artist?
Auram: I don’t think so i just think it changes the dynamic and opens you to a different audience. An Andre Auram record might not garner attention with a certain audience as much as a Three Kings record and vice versa.
E-Truth: It is if you’ve got that generic, cookie-cutter thing going on—that mass-produced look, sound, and “message” that gets manufactured and distributed by industry giants…of course, that’s what they want: to keep you confined to their mold. If there’s no individuality within the group, it gets monotonous, boring. The cool thing about us is that although we’re united as one, you hear us on a track and immediately you’ll know, “That’s Dre; that’s MDS; that’s Truth!” But boom, like Wu-Tang always said, “We form like Voltron!” (laughs)
HipHopLead- Where exactly in the U.S. and Canada are you guys repping as a whole or individually?
E-Truth- I’m from Windsor, Ontario. It’s Canada’s southern-most city. I can see Detroit right across the river.
Auram: I’m from Southeast, Los Angeles but I am representing around the world. I have family in Brasil, Iran, as well as all across the United States and travel often. Canada was amazing though and Windsor has become a second home.
MDS: Me and Andre Auram are holding down the South East, Los Angeles Section out here in California or Hollywood, however you look at it, but we out here in cali doing our thing, while E-Truth spreads the word internationally.
HipHopLead- In Hip Hop there are several sub genres… East Coast, Gangsta, Christian, Conscience, etc. How would you categorize the Three Kings music?
E-Truth- Great question, beloved. To be honest, I’m not sure where—or if—we can box ourselves into one exclusive category. There is our Christ-centered, spiritual element; that’s our foundation. We also stand on the side of the people by filling them in on what’s going on in the world (e.g., GMOs, chemtrails, government corruption) and we, of course, advocate freedom, justice and equality for all human families. Andre and MDS are from LA County, so they add that edge, being from where they’re from. I’m from Canada—we have the odd polar bear attack (laughs). I’ve been through struggles, too, in a slightly different context. At the end of the day, because we’re so unique and diverse, but we come together as a unified front, we have a little something for everybody. To uplift and inspire: that’s our mission.
Auram: God Hop! Simply put theres something really unique about the vibration we bring to this music. Its like a non denominational version of Christian Hip Hop that is raw and real. We’ve been embraced in many outlets, commercial radio, online as well as in the grassroots communities around the nation so theres really no telling where we will be in history.
HipHopLead- We know you are gearing up to release “The Righteous Path EP”. For starts what can the HHL viewers expect from that project?
Auram: They can expect a very powerful record that will inspire and never allow you to sleep. A lot of energy and very eclectic well thought out production.
E-Truth: Spirituality…but not the kind that’s for the faint-hearted. With Christ as the foundation, true spirituality is brought down to reality. What is reality? The reality is that people suffer worldwide physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We are in a state of sickness…heart sickness. Not many people are truly happy. God didn’t send Christ into the world to tell us that by coming to him, we will have no problems, and we can now float through life pain-free, debt-free, sickness-free, no sir, that’s a trick of the enemy to make you complacent and apathetic. If we claim Christ’s name, we will be conformed to his nature.
We are called to endure suffering, just like the rest of the world. The only difference is when Christ-followers suffer, they retain joy, peace and confidence because they know that the presence and power of the deity dwells in them; so, even if you walk to your cross (of this life), knowing you have to die (to the old self), you know you will be made new, minute-by-minute, day-by-day, and eternally, after you transition. So, as Jesus loved us enough to suffer and die for us—after which he was resurrected and lives forever—we love him enough to suffer and die for him, and love humanity as he does; and we have the same eternal life as him. This is the righteous path. We take you through pain, loss, suffering, corruption, etc., and we bring you to the other side: joy and glory. We don’t wanna leak the EP yet, but we’ll let the people hear “Dreamin’” from Dead In 5 Heartbeats.
HipHopLead- Are you concerned that your subject matter will black ball you from a more mainstream presence?
Auram: You know absolutely not! I’ve been exposed to a lot of the entertainment business and one thing I’ve learned is how not to lose yourself in a sea of fish. We want for nothing because the Lord has already blessed us with everything we need to thrive. When the right opportunities come we can identify them very quickly and the word of truth keeps us from taking wrong routes to reach success. My heart goes out to anyone whose been a victim of this business however, particularly those who were too young to understand the repercussions of making bad choices.
E-Truth: Not at all. We have supporters in the hood, the motorcycle world, the burbs, the church and we build with the gods. Jewish and Muslim and Hindu brothers and sisters, young and old and everyone in between! Man, I’m telling you, the most high will make us a success, as a testament to HIS power and wisdom. Satan tried to make Jesus doubt who he was and the power and mission that he had, by offering him all the kingdoms of the world. He refused to compromise his core values and pressed forward and because he stayed true, look at the impact he has had on the world. Many rejected him, didn’t believe in him—but those who did were made victorious in life and in death. We will never compromise who were are and what we came to do. That’s my word, my word is my bond, and my bond is my life.
There will be those who turn away from our message, and those who will gravitate to it. We’re not doing this to get acceptance from any group of people—mainstream or otherwise. Our music is for those who want more, and are searching for more, those who are tired of what the “mainstream” has to offer them, especially the younger generation, who are so impressionable and capable of being led astray.
HipHopLead- Are you happy with the responses you have received with your appearance on Digital Dynasty?
E-Truth: Very humbled, period. “Bible Inspiration Borns Love Equality” is actually a Suffering Servants (myself and the afore-mentioned Pharaoh’s Nemesis) project, not a Three Kings project. It’s funny because, like I said earlier, my spiritual journey was set off by KP’s original, Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth,” and he also happens to be my favorite emcee. What’s more, our remix follows his “old school jewel” on the actual mixtape. What a blessing and honor that is! Pharaoh’s Nemesis and Three Kings are family; in fact, he’s featured on “Missing You” on our “Righteous Path EP.” I wanted to let Pharaoh’s Nemesis add on to the interview questions pertaining to the Digital Dynasty 24 mixtape.
We’re aware that the series gets a lot of attention and it features dope artists from all over. I’m happy that our message will be heard by many and hopefully, it activates the hearts and minds of fearless truth seekers. Big shouts out to Tha Advocate for such an amazing opportunity!
Pharaoh’s Nemesis: Yes, I am satisfied that people are receptive to our track and DD24 as a whole. It is more than an honor to be in the same lineup as KP, a very special brother, indeed.
HipHopLead- On DD24 you guys were going in the Killah Priest “B.I.B.L.E.” instrumental. How would you say the KP version inspired you to make that track and how does your version differ from his concept wise?
Pharaoh’s Nemesis: It inspired me because it showed me that God-conscious music did not have to be soft or feminine-sounding—that in fact, the heart spoke stronger when kept in the environment in which it was made (i.e., the streets). Also, our version differs in that it is a “Suffering Servants” experience; it is our consciousness and walk that is being expressed. Much love to KP.
E-Truth: Man, I can’t stress enough how the KP version inspired me. Thanks for giving me multiple opportunities to say so (laughs)! In terms of the basic approach to the song, KP laid a great foundation for us to build on the spiritual journey. So, while the basic concept is the same, because Pharaoh’s Nemesis and I have had such unique spiritual walks—the culmination of which being Islam (submission to God), centered on Jesus Christ—we definitely give the track a different flavor and offer listeners jewels that they maybe haven’t been exposed to before. As you know, KP’s version touches on the folly of organized religion—namely, how it can bankrupt people mentally and spiritually, especially the black community. One of the things that KP’s version prompted me to study was black history, as it relates to ancient history, including Biblical history. In our version, I expound on how his version influenced me to look beyond a Eurocentric view of the Bible, which, sadly, is so engrained into the world’s collective consciousness, it is taken for granted as truth; of course, as any serious student of history knows, the consequences of that extend well beyond the spiritual realm.
Our version is very meaningful to me, precisely because Pharaoh’s Nemesis is on it. Since God used this brother to guide me to what I feel is His truth, he is a big part of my journey. To have two elements that were (and are) so instrumental to my search for truth—him and KP—incorporated into the same track, that’s what I consider a miracle (laughs). There is no greater joy for us than the opportunity to share the Gospel (“Good News”) of Allah’s Christ to a hurting and broken world. I guess you could say that B.I.B.L.E. is our testimony in hip-hop form. We added an intro and outro by Bro. Paul Washer, a preacher, who devotes his life to dispelling the lie of the “prosperity Gospel.”
HipHopLead- If by some chance music doesn’t pan out for you what will you guys be doing 5 years from now?
E-Truth: That doesn’t even cross my mind. But bearing in mind that I/we use music to glorify the Most High, at the end of the day, for me, music is not the end, it is a means to the end, which is the worship of him. Personally, if the Lord decides he wants me elsewhere in the future, I’m not sure what that would look like exactly, but best believe I will be submitting to and serving him. That’s all that matters to me in this life.
MDS: Truthfully, we do music strictly for the love of it, so it always pans out. When you do things for the right reason, they never fail. Music has always been a love of mine ever since I realized the power behind it. The healing power, the power to touch lives, and I been doing that humbly ever since. I just know 5 years from now I will be making music regardless and touching lives throughout as well as us a group, Three Kings For LIFE!
Auram: I will always be making music but am in love with directing and acting as well. There is no doubt that you will find me somewhere in the entertainment business and always learning!
HipHopLead- We heard that your music is going to be involved in the new film “Dead In Five Heart Beats”. Which track are they using and how did that come about?
E-Truth: They are using Dreamin’, produced by Bigg Scott-7XL, mixed and mastered by Trakslasha. I saw an ad on Facebook, saying that the production team was asking for original music. We’re happy to say that they have selected it for the CD soundtrack as well, but that’s a ways away, yet.
Auram: Truth submitted the record to the project manager and the rest was history. The film has had some very successful premieres around the country and were looking forward to watching it succeed and get distribution for audiences around the world. Its a profound story about the motorcycle club culture and is a something everyone should watch.
HipHopLead- What inspired you guys to come up with the song and video for “The Three Kings” ?
E-Truth: This is gonna be a big shocker (laughs)…our faith in the Most High, also, our brotherhood, our coming together for one common cause to offer a message of hope. We got the symbolism in there of the body and blood of Christ—the bread and the wine, which represents his body broken and his blood poured out for the forgiveness of sins. We wanted to make sure we read Psalms 82:6 at the Three Kings Round Table at the beginning, because we want people to know that in the Father and Son, they are “partakers of the divine nature,” as Scipture states; they are elohim (“god”) in—not independent of—God and Christ. This truth is not just a belief or lip-profession, it is a life-transforming power! I’m really blessed to have made it out to Cali to connect with my fam!
Auram: Pure love. Wanting to create on a greater level and put together something that really tells the story of the Three Kings. We shot it around southern california and it was a divine experience. Our first time hanging together but it really flowed nicely and was a great beginning for us.
Here at HipHopLead.com we like to ask our features some questions that really are out of the norm. We do this because it gives the fans a broader outlook on you. So lets get it cracking ….
HipHopLead- Top 5 rappers dead or alive?
Auram: Pac, the Grouch, Big L, Kool G Rap and Black Thought.
E-Truth: Rakim, Killah Priest, Ghostface, GZA and Nas.
MDS: Tupac Amaru Shakur, Big L, GURU (Rest in Power), Common and Talib Kweli.
HipHopLead- Nas “Life Is Good” ..give us a Three Kings rating 1 thru 10 .. (10 being the best)..
E-Truth: Peace to Nas! The last album of his I heard was “The N.” I haven’t gotten around to checking it yet, so I can’t comment at this time. But, I will say this…I hear it’s amazing—and, come on, it’s Nas…I don’t doubt it for one second! I’ll have to get back to you on that!
HipHopLead- Do you believe that Christianity and the Bible are recycled stories from earlier civilizations? (for ex. Jesus = Horace)
E-Truth: I’m glad you asked this fundamental question, and I think it requires a thorough answer—at least, as far as interviews are concerned (smile). I hope you have enough room to include it all (laughs), and that our readers find it helpful. I’m a student of the history of religion and I have walked many paths, so I pray I am able to shed some light on this subject. Two things must be established. First, the context of the Biblical religion belongs to Ancient Near Eastern (ANE) motifs and ideas about the divine (such as the Divine Council, God being a perfect man, the divinity of man via God’s spirit in him, and atonement for sins through blood sacrifice).
Second, there is a distinction between “The Christ” and the person of Jesus of 2,000 years ago, yet the two are connected. The Ancient Near East includes Kemet/Egypt, Sumeria, India, Arabia, Israel, etc. Each of these civilizations maintain that creation began when the unseen All-Father gave his Word in the darkness, and his own light issued forth from a “golden/cosmic egg.” The universe—and man—literally evolved from this one source of light. This is what we have come to know as the “big bang.” The Honorable Elijah Muhammad was taught this same truth on the origin of all things. He maintained that the Creator God was a man of light, whose (eventual) human form evolved from a single atom.
The man of light, to veil creation from his destructive glory, wrapped himself in the black watery darkness of space. In Egypt/Kemet, we know they believed in Amun, the hidden God. Ra was the manifest light form that issued forth from Amun. This light then, is identified with the eternal Word of the Father, the Pre-Incarnate Christ, the Son of God in the Bible, who is also the active Creator, who has made man in his image and likeness. So, since the Son of God is understood to be the Creator, according to not just the Bible, but ANE theology as a whole, we would expect the Son to shine in not just Israel, but Kemet/Egypt as well. Now we come to Jesus. As the divine Christ was “born” in the dark womb of space in the beginning, the Christ/Son caused His sprit (life-force/energy) to create a body for himself in the “dark womb” of a woman, Mary. The latter is a microcosm of the former.
See, Adam before his fall was a perfect reflection of God; his nature was wholly divine. He lost that position; and we, as his progeny, bear his fallen (fleshly) nature: our bodies, minds, and souls have become stained by this fallen world. Jesus, in scripture, is called the “last Adam” (1 Corinthians 15:45). This is important because whereas Adam had a divine position before God in the beginning, but fell, Jesus, empowered by the Spirit of the eternal Christ, although his body appeared to be fallen (fleshly) like ours, he succeed where Adam failed—he was sinless. All of the rituals done by the high priests in the Israelite temple…he fulfilled them in person. As children of the first Adam, we lost our divinity; as children of the second Adam, we are redeemed, made divine again, in restored relationship with the Most High (scripture says we can call him Abba, “Daddy”).
His death on the cross and his resurrection from death are salvation to us because for one, his body was the fulfillment of the sacrificial lamb slaughter that we find in the Old Testament (and elsewhere). The blood of animals cannot remove sin from the heart and mind, but it was a sign of the Messiah who was to come into the world. “Life is in the blood,” according to the book of Leviticus; and so, there is a transference of natures. We have new life/blood in the last Adam.
That is our inheritance. Secondly, Jesus shows us the way. Through willing submission—through total surrender (i.e., Islam) in love to the will of the Most High—the Holy Spirit in the temple of our body—the Christ within—empowers us to walk in love, joy, and endure suffering, regardless of external circumstances. Ultimately, in Christ, if we follow the example of Jesus, we can experience heaven not just when we transition from this low-vibrational (earth) to the high-vibrational realms (heaven) after physical death, but we can experience divine, resurrected life here and now.
I say all this to say one thing: neither Horus—nor any other so called “Christ figure”—accomplished what Jesus did. I’m not even speaking from a personal, emotional perspective when I say this. I encourage readers to study the myths (I’m a student of the history of religions, so I mean “myths” as “stories of the gods,” not as “’falsehood,” like we commonly use the term) of figures like Horus and Krishna. You may find, like I said, some convergence with Jesus—for example, the macro and microcosmic birth of the Son of God (which again, is to be expected, given the ANE context)—but you will not find total convergence. Ray Hagins was offered thousands of dollars some time ago to prove that Jesus was simply a recycled Horus (and other figures), and he couldn’t do it. We, as human beings, can be very dogmatic. Because we see some likeness between things, we have a tendency to assume that there is total similarity; and this “certainty” or false sense of security prevents us from digging deeper to find the truth.
But if you want the truth, and want to be set free, you have to dig deep beneath the surface. No, Jesus is not a recycled Horus.A Christian in Biblical etymology is one who follows the Christ. What was the way of the Christ? Surrender to the will of the Father (in Arabic, the term for this is Islam). By and large, certain streams of “Christianity”—especially in the West—teach that God gives you anything and everything your heart desires, and you can avoid pain and suffering (which cause growth!)…and you do all this by praying a prayer at a single point in your life…and you are “saved,” no matter how you live. That is a tragic deception.
True Christians, because God’s love has radically transformed their hearts, strive to make everything they do “worship,” which causes them to stay in constant, intimate relationship with God. This affects their sphere of influence from the inside out. Organized religion, often times, is imposed on a person from the outside-in. You can go through all the prescribed rules and appear “holy” on the outside, but unless the inner man/woman is transformed, external “religion” is useless. I don’t want to project that onto Christianity or any religion as a whole. That’s not accurate or fair; this applies to a certain approach or understanding of religion across the board. The state of an individual’s heart is a personal matter between them and their Lord. That can’t be regulated by any institution, regardless of what it is
HipHopLead- That has to be the longest answer in the history of hip hop interviews!! (laughs) Moving on… Is the Illuminati in hip hop real?
Auram: I think that something that people need to discover for themselves. Its up to each of us to discern and making judgements in my opinion has only lead to more confusion. If you read between the lines however i think its clear what affiliation some of your favorite artists have made and its up to us to change the direction of the business if indeed has been taken over. Whether the illuminati are involved or not the corporations have directly affected our culture in a negative way and its very important to me that we wake up to this reality.
E-Truth: The Illuminati is real. Look up Johann “Adam” Weishaupt, the founding of the Order of the Illuminati, and how said order established plans for the destiny of the world—America being a key player in the grand scheme of things. Their involvement in the music industry has already come to light. People like John Todd have paid the price for speaking the truth. It’s so much bigger than the hip-hop and or music industry. Those involved at that level wield no real “power”; they’ve simply taken oaths, whereby they gain fame and worldly pleasures quickly, at the expense of their souls. They are pawns—tributaries, if you will—of their masters, who serve high-vibrational beings, demons. If people doubt this presence in hip-hop, I would like the skeptics to tell me why a certain high-profile rapper has pictures of himself wearing a hoodie that reads, “Do What Thou Wilt.” That, of course, was the M.O. of Mr. Alester Crowley, arguably the foremost Satanist of the twentieth century. He stated, “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.” In other words, “If it feels good, do it.” Apparently, he believed the path to godhood is achieved by sodomizing young boys, obtaining their energy, and becoming immortal lords over your own parallel universes. We have other dudes tattooing pentagrams on the tops of their heads. We have other artists who say they “channel” different personalities/entities. Now, in case said artists are reading this, out of respect and love, I’m not saying your names; however, whatever contracts you’ve made with these powers, I want you to know, in the name of Jesus Christ, they can be broken and you can be set free. I don’t fear all that: I know my true source of power…and it can never be defeated.
Back To The Norm…….
HipHopLead- Name 1 song you’ve done that will have the HipHopLead.com viewers hooked!?
E-Truth: Well, all four are single-material (laughs). It’s hard to say, but let me go with our first jam, “Three Kings.” But “World Is A Ghetto”…the concept is unlike anything you’ve heard.
MDS: Yea truthfully the project as a whole is something that will grab you entirely, mind, body, and soul. When you guys hear the official EP or final album you will understand, but if i had to choose, you might as well goto what started the movement, which is “Three Kings” but “Dreamin” “Missing You” are both bangers. Plus we got this new track out called “World is a Ghetto” and is literally out of this world.
Auram: The World is a Ghetto! the record takes you to the planet earth through the viewpoint of a cosmic brigade coming to raise the vibration of the planet and send back a first hand report of the condition of planet earth. It was produced by Scott 7xl and is a guaranteed favorite!
HipHopLead- Thanks for hollering at us and in closing give any shoutouts….links to your sites….F.U.’S or whatever’s clever.
MDS: I just want to thank all my family, friends, and fans, who always told me I had a gift with music and to never stop creating no matter the cost. Secondly I have to thank my musical family, my producer BIG EGO, BIG MOON, DMOBS, Third Perspective, HEXO and anybody that has every helped me push my Musical Dream. Last but not least I always have to thank GOD for the blessings and opportunities.
Auram: I’d like to thank the people around the world who support hip hop. And God for giving us the opportunity to get busy. My entire family which includes everyone I’ve had the pleasure of coming into contact with. RIP my big brother Metafysic, RIP Big Weech and Larry Villegas. I continue to draw strength from your spirits. Peace to the Legendary Icons family, J-one and Authentik whats up!
E-Truth: All praise is due to Allah and His risen and exalted Christ. Peace to my immediate and extended musical family: Three Kings; Bigg Scott-7XL; Artafacts; Trakslasha (best engineer ever!); Pharaoh’s Nemesis; Monkeys Are Really People family; TheHareTrigga; Beatz and Rhymez/Wu-Management family; Soul Search Productions (519 all day); Sandy Kay; Sun Tzu Cadre; TruthSeekah; Dead In 5 Heartbeats crew; and Laurena, our publicist, from Grit, LLC. Ozy: What up, “cuz”! Grace and peace to all for believing in us. We promise that it won’t stop ‘til the caskets drop! To my wonderful family: I love you with all my heart; thank you for supporting me/us always. We don’t fear or love the devil, because his ways lead to death and he offers nothing but the illusions of power and temporary pleasures. The gift of God—the Lord Jesus Christ—is pure love, joy, peace (even in suffering), and eternal life. If you are weary, seek him out; come to him. He will give you the rest and companionship your soul longs for. Peace and love, universal family.
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