"Kick in the door, wavin' the 44, all you heard was Poppa don't hit me no more."
--Biggie Smalls, from the song, 'Kick in the door'
Shawn Corey Carter, better known as Jay-Z, was born on December 4th, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York City's Marcy Housing Projects. He and his three siblings were raised by their mother Gloria, after Jay's father Adnis Reeves left the household.
Years later, Jay met and reconciled with his father before he passed in 2003. In several interviews, Jay talked extensively about an internal cavity that went unfilled for the majority of his young adult life due to his father's departure, and how it caused him to be distant in his relationships with women. To the point where several of those women asked if he really cared about them.
According to Jay, as a child, he remembered how his household was always filled with music. And in interviews, he talked about his parents putting their names on each of their vinyl records. “That's how serious they took it,” he told interviewers. Also, his mother would recount many evenings where Jay would wake his siblings beating out drum patterns on the kitchen table to practice his rhymes. After his mother bought him a boom-box as a birthday gift, he took it as an affirmation to get serious about his musical hobby.
In his later teens, Jay attended George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School, where he met future emcees Biggie Smalls and Busta Rhymes. Thereafter, he attended Trenton Central High School where he put an abrupt end to his academic career.
While plying his trade as a street apothecary, he ran into another emcee named 'Jaz-O' who had a similar staccato-fueled rhyming style. And being that his friends told him his rhyming cadence, or flow, had a 'jazzy' sound to it, and seeing that Jaz was becoming a bit of a role model to him, young Shawn donned the moniker 'Jay-Z', and the two teamed up to seek out a record deal.
Now, the lesser known part of this story is Jaz was already working with a man named Dwight D. York, also known as 'Dr. York', who had his own studio and a record label called, 'Passion Records'. Mind you, Dr. York was not only a 33 degree freemason, but he was the leader of a religious order called the 'Ansaru Allah' community in Brooklyn, and their compound was located just a few blocks from where Jay lived. York would eventually introduce Jay to a young artist management company headed by Damon Dash, and the two would go on to create the now famous 'Roc-A-Fella' Records.
*Side note: Dr. York would also turn Queen Latifah and KRS-ONE into rap celebrities.
Fast forward to September 29th, 1988, when 'In My Lifetime...Volume 2: A Hard Knock Life' would be released. This album would catapult Jay-Z's career into the stratosphere and make him a bonafide star. Behind this, and the fact that Jay was offered the CEO position with Def Jam Records, he was thinking it was time to renegotiate his working relationship with Dame Dash.
Long story short, Jay and Dame would fall out because of his taking the top spot at Def Jam and demanding the master recording of his first album 'Reasonable Doubt'. But after this split, Jay would not only continue to be a platinum-selling recording artist, but he'd become one of the most successful businessmen in and beyond the parameters of Hip-Hop's global culture.
Barack Hussein Obama II was born on August 4th, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii—and right off the bat I'd like to note that a lot of biographical information on Barack harps on the fact that he was the first president born in Hawaii, outside of the 'main-lands' of this country. Now, what they're implying is he's really not american (birther movement-Donald Trump). Thus, he should've never been a president. But what they won't tell you is the man who ran against him, John McCain, was born in PANAMA. Go look this fact up. So anyone who shares the same sentiments as these 'birthers', should stop their arguments right there, cause McCain had no business whatsoever running against Barack Obama.
And one more point I'd like to make before moving on—anyone saying that Barack did nothing for Black people, especially if they're Black, just wasn't paying attention to what really happened with his presidency. And I shamefully admit, I was one of those people who said, oh well, he's Dick Cheney's cousin, so he's really not gonna' do squat for us. But here's the real deal...when Obama ran on a campaign of 'Hope', he was literally saying, that's all I can give Black people especially. Cause if Barack would have shown in any way, shape, or form that he was really down for us, they woulda' killed him a long time ago. white fascists damn near blew JFK's head off, and they liked him. So Barack's presidency was a time for us to harness the energy he was emanating towards Black americans, just by being there. And we were suppose to harness that energy so we could strive towards doing better for ourselves on grassroots levels.
Ann Dunham, Obama's mother, was born in Wichita, Kansas, and his father, Barack Obama Sr., was born in Kenya, Africa. The two met during a Russian language class at the University of Hawaii at Manoi, where Barack Sr. was a foreign exchange student who earned a school scholarship. The couple married in Wailuku, Hawaii on February 2nd, 1961, six months before Obama was born.
Obama's parents divorced in March of 1964, after which Obama Sr. moved back to Kenya. He visited a young Barack only once before he was killed in a car accident in 1982, when Barack was 21.
Now, in Obama's pre-teen years, he lived with his maternal grandparents Madelyn and Stanley Dunham. He attended Punahou School, which was a private college prep facility, with the aid of a scholarship from the fifth grade until High School. Obama chose to stay in Hawaii to tend to his high school studies, while his mother and sister went to Indonesia in 1975, so his mother could keep up with her anthropology field work towards her doctorate degree. His mother spent the better part of the next two decades in Indonesia, where she completed her coursework and earned a PHD in 1992. Three years later, she died in Hawaii while undergoing a failed treatment for her cancers.
After graduating High School in 1979, Barack went to Los Angeles to attend Occidental College, and in 1981, he transferred to Columbia University in New York City. There, he majored in political science with a specialty in international relations. He graduated with a B.A. Degree in 1983, and for several years after, he worked as a community organizer in Chicago, Illinois.
In 1988, he enrolled in Harvard Law School where he was the first Black president of the Harvard Law Review, and after graduating there, he became a civil rights attorney and professor teaching constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. In 2004 he ran for the u.s. Senate and gained national attention for his landslide victory and his well-received July Democratic National Convention keynote address speech.
In 2008, Obama was nominated for president a year after his campaign began. Then, after defeating Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, he was elected over republican candidate John McCain. Thus, Barack Obama was inaugurated as the american president on January 20th, 2009.
But if you wanna' know who the real first Black american president was—look up 'John Hanson' sometimes (First president under the u.s. Articles of Confederation and depicted on the back of america's 2 dollar bill—which is probably why the mint took it out of circulation)
Now, with all that said, let's answer the question of what Barack and Jay-Z have in common.
For starters, on June 30th of this year, Jay-Z released the album '4:44'. And everyone's speculating on what these numbers mean—so I'd like to go in on the science behind them.
Now, I think it's painfully obvious that Jay is a white fascist freemason. I would hope no one's in a quandry about this. Only problem I have about this is, I see all these white guys elaborating on theories that Jay-Z is running the illuminati. And for the record I'll state...NO, Jay is NOT in, nor is he the head of the illuminati.
Jay is a 'freemason'. Meaning, he's part of a freemasonic order. So when you speak of the illuminati, you're really talking about the 13 families that run the world. And Jay doesn't belong to one of those. Again, I see all these knuckle-headed white guys making YouTube vids about this, but who they need to make vids about are families like the Rothschilds, Rockefellers, the Bilderbergers, etc. Cause again, the illuminati and the freemasons are not one in the same.
So what I'll expound on in this portion of the post, is what Jay is doing with these numbers on three levels: first physical, then metaphysical, and lastly, I'll break these numbers down into terms of spiritual deification.
Now, physically, what Jay is doing with the title '4:44' is aligning himself with earthly 'kings'. And if you look at the Biggie Smalls lyric under this post's header, you'll see how Notorious B.I.G. made a reference to waving his '44'. And Big is lauded as being one of the kings of rap music (note the popular poster of Biggie with a crown on his head). Also, Martin Luther King was assassinated on April 4th, 1968. And lastly, so many Black people see Barack Obama as the fulfillment of MLK's 'I have a dream' speech, that Jay's mostly associating himself with the kingly status of Barack Obama. Meaning, Obama was born on August 4th, 1961, and he was america's '44th' president.
Now, in metaphysical terms, 4 is the number of 'containment' for this 3rd dimensional 'matrix' we're in. Meaning, matter is contained in a cube's 4 sides (representing up-down, left-right, and backward-forward). Also, if you count the lines in the cube's graphic (right), you get the number '12'. Now, the point inside the cube is 13, and if you add 1 and 3, you get 4.
But ultimately, this album's title is yet another attempt by Jay to deify himself in the eyes of the public (Jay 'HOVA'). Meaning, when you count up the lines on the cube graphic and get 12, and then add the inner focal point, making it 13, keep in mind that Jesus the 'CHRIST', was called the 13th apostle. And the Christ energies have to do with our ancient Black spiritual sciences, not the religion(s) that created Jesus. And might I add, on a personal level, once I found a technique that connected my intentions with my subconscious mind (divination), the first thing I noticed is that numbers started repeating like crazy.
And once I worked more with my divinations, I found that these numbers were actually a gauge of my level of spiritual energies. Meaning, if I meditated for 12-15 minutes, I noticed the number '2' would repeat, and if I meditated for a half-hour, the number '4' would start to repeat. So forth and so on.
Now, this has been my experience, yours may differ. But Jay-Z is putting himself in the leagues of 'left-hand path' magicians, so he can ultimately tell the world that he's an occultist.
In conclusion, I'd like to say that reclaiming our occult powers should be one of the main goals of Black people in the 'conscious community'. Engaging in our Black spiritual sciences is what will ultimately help us manipulate spiritual forces towards our benefit. Now, I'd like to think this is Jay's clarion call to the diaspora to start exploring the benefits of these practices. But, more than likely, this is Jay openly boasting about knowing something that he suspects we don't.
Nevertheless, I hope we can still heed the call of our ancestors to return to our spiritual sciences that will truly empower us, and give the white fascists back their religions that will have us under their collective thumbs for the rest of our natural lives.
So maybe, this is Jay telling us that the choice is ours.
I not only found a short vid about the first Black american president, but the first american president period—John Hanson. And guess how long this vid clocks in at? '4:44'—it ain't me, it's the ancestors folks!