Lauryn Hill, The Illuminati, & The Private Prison Theory

There is a theory among hip hop heads and celebrity gossipers that there are prominent pop culture figures being used as pawns by a secret society trying to implant ideas of materialism worship into young people’s minds via the radio and media.

Whether that’s true or not, the “Illuminati” is a growing fad in mainstream music, with heavy symbolism being used by Beyonce, Jay Z, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Ke$ha and plenty more. This symbology could be a secret society conspiracy, or a way to increase their Google hits.

In a series, we will look at why these Illuminati conspiracies are so popular; this episode, let’s discuss the enigma of Lauryn Hill, who today will begin a three month jail sentence.


Recently an unnamed music exec whistle blower sent this missive to HipHopIsRead: “The Secret Meeting that Changed Rap Music and Destroyed a Generation”.

The whistleblower’s thesis is the music airwaves began to change in the early ’90’s as they played more gangster rap over the previous rap acts that talked about politics or harmless fun. The Motown label gave way to a brief stint of positively conscious hip hop, which quickly devolved into the radio trash heard today. The reason for this is because the major music industry power players were building and owning private prisons with other media elite.

Private prisons receive funding from the government based on the number of inmates they hold. The more inmates, the more money the government would pay these prisons. We’ve talking billions in revenue annually! Since these prisons are privately owned, they become publicly traded, so everyone in the know can buy tons of shares. Bottom line, more murder and drug music, more money for the puppetmasters.

Fast forward fifteen years later of playing nothing but the same mind-numbing slop to the youth, and the result has been a wild success! The United States has five percent of the world’s population, but 25% of the world’s inmates. Over 40 percent of those inmates are black males. In fact, as of this year, there are more black men in jail than were enslaved in the 1850’s. Now that’s progress! And that’s a generation destroyed.


It’s long been speculated that Lauryn Hill disappeared from music because of her fear of the “media protected military industrial complex”, much like friend Dave Chapelle’s recent exile from show business. He walked away from his $300 Million dollar deal from Comedy Central because Dave didn’t want the corporations to control his image and show. Lauryn did the same when she denounced the Fugees shortly after their reunion on the concert film Dave Chapelle’s Block Party. She claimed the band was a conspiracy to control, to manipulate, and to encourage dependence.

The government always gets the last laugh, and they’re planning to get rid of Lauryn and her big mouth for awhile. She’s been found guilty of three counts of misdemeanor failure to file taxes from 2005-2007, “during a time in which she had removed herself and her family from society, in order to keep them safe, healthy, and free from danger.” When Lauryn told the judge this, he had a hearty laugh and sentenced her to up to 3 years of prison, a $75,000 fine, and mental health counseling because she’s obviously a crazy person.

“There are many people in society who fail to file their taxes on time who only face civil liability”, proclaimed Lauryn’s lawyer. Well they’re aren’t many millionaires in society who are trying actively to warn said society. Let’s just hope for our sake and for Lauryn’s, she can turn this whole ordeal into powerful and creative music.


Ms. Hill just wrote an entire essay on Tumblr about how she felt used and controlled by the industry until she “got out”. Read it all below her recent MTV Unplugged performance of “I Got Out”.

“For the past several years, I have remained what others would consider underground. I did this in order to build a community of people, like-minded in their desire for freedom and the right to pursue their goals and lives without being manipulated and controlled by a media protected military industrial complex with a completely different agenda. Having put the lives and needs of other people before my own for multiple years, and having made hundreds of millions of dollars for certain institutions, under complex and sometimes severe circumstances, I began to require growth and more equitable treatment, but was met with resistance. I entered into my craft full of optimism (which I still possess), but immediately saw the suppressive force with which the system attempts to maintain it’s control over a given paradigm. I’ve seen people promote addiction, use sabotage, black listing, media bullying and any other coercion technique they could, to prevent artists from knowing their true value, or exercising their full power. These devices of control, no matter how well intentioned (or not), can have a devastating outcome on the lives of people, especially creative types who must grow and exist within a certain environment and according to a certain pace, in order to live and create optimally.

I kept my life relatively simple, even after huge successes, but it became increasingly obvious that certain indulgences and privileges were expected to come at the expense of my free soul, free mind, and therefore my health and integrity. So I left a more mainstream and public life, in order to wean both myself, and my family, away from a lifestyle that required distortion and compromise as a means for maintaining it. During this critical healing time, there were very few people accessible to me who had not already been seduced or affected by this machine, and therefore who could be trusted to not try and influence or coerce me back into a dynamic of compromise. Individual growth was expected to take place unnaturally, or stagnated outright, subject to marketing and politics. Addressing critical issues like pop culture cannibalism or its manipulation of the young at the expense of everything, was frowned upon and discouraged by limiting funding, or denying it outright. When one has a prolific creative output like I did/do, and is then forced to stop, the effects can be dangerous both emotionally and psychologically, both for the artist and those in need of that resource. It was critically important that I find a suitable pathway within which to exist, without being distorted or economically strong-armed.

During this period of crisis, much was said about me, both slanted and inaccurate, by those who had become dependent on my creative force, yet unwilling to fully acknowledge the importance of my contribution, nor compensate me equitably for it. This was done in an effort to smear my public image, in order to directly affect my ability to earn independently of this system. It took a long time to locate and nurture a community of people strong enough to resist the incredibly unhealthy tide, and more importantly see through it. If I had not been able to make contact with, and establish this community, my life, safety and freedom, would have been directly affected as well as the lives, safety and freedom of my family. Failure to create a non toxic, non exploitative environment was not an option.

As my potential to work, and therefore earn freely, was being threatened, I did whatever needed to be done in order to insulate my family from the climate of hostility, false entitlement, manipulation, racial prejudice, sexism and ageism that I was surrounded by. This was absolutely critical while trying to find and establish a new and very necessary community of healthy people, and also heal and detoxify myself and my family while raising my young children.

There were no exotic trips, no fleet of cars, just an all out war for safety, integrity, wholeness and health, without mistreatment denial, and/or exploitation. In order to liberate myself from those who found it ok to oppose my wholeness, free speech and integral growth by inflicting different forms of punitive action against it, I used my resources to sustain our safety and survival until I was able to restore my ability to earn outside of it!

When artists experience danger and crisis under the effects of this kind of insidious manipulation, everyone easily accepts that there was something either dysfunctional or defective with the artist, rather than look at, and fully examine, the system and its means and policies of exploiting/’doing business’. Not only is this unrealistic, it is very dark in its motivation, conveniently targeting the object of their hero worship by removing any evidence that they ‘needed’ or celebrated this very same resource just years, months or moments before. Since those who believe they need a hero/celebrity outnumber the actual heroes/celebrities, people feel safe and comfortably justified in numbers, committing egregious crimes in the name of the greater social ego. Ironically diminishing their own true hero-celebrity nature in the process.

It was this schism and the hypocrisy, violence and social cannibalism it enabled, that I wanted and needed to be freed from, not from art or music, but the suppression/repression and reduction of that art and music to a bottom line alone, without regard for anything else. Over-commercialization and its resulting restrictions and limitations can be very damaging and distorting to the inherent nature of the individual. I Love making art, I Love making music, these are as natural and necessary for me almost as breathing or talking. To be denied the right to pursue it according to my ability, as well as be properly acknowledged and compensated for it, in an attempt to control, is manipulation directed at my most basic rights! These forms of expression, along with others, effectively comprise my free speech! Defending, preserving, and protecting these rights are critically important, especially in a paradigm where veiled racism, sexism, ageism, nepotism, and deliberate economic control are still blatant realities!!!

Learning from the past, insulating friends and family from the influence of external manipulation and corruption, is far more important to me than being misunderstood for a season! I did not deliberately abandon my fans, nor did I deliberately abandon any responsibilities, but I did however put my safety, health and freedom and the freedom, safety and health of my family first over all other material concerns! I also embraced my right to resist a system intentionally opposing my right to whole and integral survival.

I conveyed all of this when questioned as to why I did not file taxes during this time period. Obviously, the danger I faced was not accepted as reasonable grounds for deferring my tax payments, as authorities, who despite being told all of this, still chose to pursue action against me, as opposed to finding an alternative solution.

My intention has always been to get this situation rectified. When I was working consistently without being affected by the interferences mentioned above, I filed and paid my taxes. This only stopped when it was necessary to withdraw from society, in order to guarantee the safety and well-being of myself and my family.

As this, and other areas of issue are resolved and set straight, I am able to get back to doing what I should be doing, the way it should be done. This is part of that process. To those supporters who were told that I abandoned them, that is untrue. I abandoned greed, corruption, and compromise, never you, and never the artistic gifts and abilities that sustained me.”


UPDATE 7/3/2013: Ms. Lauryn Hill was just forced to release a new track after signing a one million dollar deal with Sony. The belief was she could use this money to avoid jail and pay her taxes. This turned out not to be true as she was sentenced to three months in prison, which she serves today Here’s the track she hastily put together, which features Lauryn rapping for four straight minutes in a blazing stream-of-consciousness. It sounds sort of like that Tumblr screed, except more rhyming.

Here is a link to a piece that I was ‘required’ to release immediately, by virtue of the impending legal deadline. I love being able to reach people directly, but in an ideal scenario, I would not have to rush the release of new music… but the message is still there. In light of Wednesday’s tragic loss (of former label mate Chris Kelly), I am even more pressed to YELL this to a multitude that may not understand the cost of allowing today’s unhealthy paradigms to remain unchecked! – MLH

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