Jay-Z Plans 9/11 Benefit Gig in NYC -SPIN- By Peter Gaston 08.25.09

What do we know of Rapper JAY-Z? Is he an educator?

What do we know of Rapper JAY-Z? Is he an educator?

Jay-Z Plans 9/11 Benefit Gig in NYC
Hip-hop kingpin's Madison Square Garden show will raise money for victims' families, set for live TV broadcast.
By Peter Gaston 08.25.09 7:45 AM

Like many born and bred New Yorkers, rap mogul Jay-Z was irrevocably changed by the events of September 11, 2001, and on the tragic day's eighth anniversary, he'll headline a major event to honor the fallen.

Set for NYC's Madison Square Garden, the rapper's just-announced 9/11 benefit concert will funnel 100 percent of its proceeds to the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund, a non-profit that's already doled out $114 million to the families of first responders from the NYPD, NYFD, Port Authority Police, and emergency medical services who perished in the terrorist attacks.

"This charity and concert encompass the true spirit of New York City," Jay-Z said in a statement. "We are asking everyone to 'answer the call' and support and honor the families of those that lost their lives in the line of duty. There was true camaraderie and resiliency that this city showed the world in 2001, and we continue that today by taking care of our own."

The show will also celebrate Jay's long-awaited new album, The Blueprint 3, the third entry in the Blueprint trilogy, which will be released the same day. It's the first album to be released under the Roc Nation imprint, the rapper's massive new collaborative enterprise with concert promoter Live Nation (who are also sponsoring the MSG show).

Ticket information will be announced soon, but Citi cardholders will have an exclusive first crack at tickets.

For those who get shut out of what will undoubtedly be a sold-out show, Fuse will be broadcasting the concert live and commercial-free, and will be featuring Jay-Z programming throughout the following weekend that will support the Benefit Fund.

Good of him

I dont know if he's an educator or not, but most of his albums are hip hop classics, IMO. Glad to see someone with his popularity doing something worthwhile.

“The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today -- my own government.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

It would be great...

If he could join this group: http://patriotsquestion911.com/media.html

He would never...

...ever do that.

"Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government." -The Declaration of Independence

Or Promote NYC CAN

on behalf of the Families and First Responders who are behind this. Depending on the date.

We still need a 9/11 Truth Concert (which benefits the FealGood Foundation) Starring Willie Nelson, Jesse V. and Immortal Technique

Loose Change mentioned in Spin

Loose Change was mentioned in the lastest issue of Spin in the Muse interview.


Nice Illuminati triangle Mr. Z. This guy is not a friend.

Diamond cutter



And then of course there's this:


Check this out though (WTF?!)

On May 19, Page participated in the Lord of the Ring Tournament (Battle Bowl) at Slamboree. Page was victorious when he defeated The Barbarian with two Diamond Cutters. The winner was to be the number one contender for the World Title which at that time was held by The Giant. However, he never received the title shot that he earned that night. Page was feuding with Eddie Guerrero when the New World Order (nWo) was formed.

Since Nash and Hall were both former partners of Page, they assisted him in his matches in the tournament being held for the vacant US Title. Believing their help was not appreciated, however, Hall and Nash attacked him during the tournament finals, therefore handing the belt to Guerrero.[citation needed] After demonstrating the benefits of the nWo, they asked him to join. He responded by giving them Diamond Cutters, starting a face turn and a feud with the nWo. [citation needed] Page began a feud with "Macho Man" Randy Savage in 1997. On an episode of WCW Monday Nitro, Savage, aided by Scott Hall and Kevin Nash, attacked Page and spray-painted "nWo" on his back.


Around this time, Page also started fighting nWo leader, Hulk Hogan. Page and Savage battled for the last time at Halloween Havoc. The match was billed as a Las Vegas Sudden Death Match, where Savage pinned Page after Hogan, dressed as Sting, came out and hit Page with a baseball bat in his already "injured" mid-section, resulting in Savage picking up the win. On an episode of Nitro shortly after Halloween Havoc, Page fought Hogan, but was again beaten down by the nWo.

Source: Wikipedia page on Diamond Dallas Page


"And then of course there's this"

You're not some kind of upset granny, rooting for more parental advisory stickers are you? What's next, telling Abby what to wear again?

I've been listening to these guys all my life. You really don't know what you're talking about. If you knew the first thing about hip-hop music, it's that it's always been extremely anti-illuminati, anti-secret society, anti-FBI, anti-CIA, anti-authority in general. That includes the church.

Jay-Z might be rich now. He deserves it. He grew up poor and made it. Good for him.

Good Point

SnowCrash- I like much of what you write but just Google "Jay-Z Illuminati" and see what you find. I respect the granny /parental advisory gouge.

Cool, np.

Check out this though... this must be the weirdest semi-subliminal mainstream reference to the New World Order I've ever seen.

If anything, I think Jay-Z adopted the diamond cutter sign because of its "anti-NWO" associations.

I did

Triangles are EVIL!

Satanic shapes are everywhere! AAAAAHHHHHHkkkkkkkkkkdjgaljgh

The Eleventh Day of Every Month

Uh huh... :) You don't have

Uh huh... :)

You don't have to be religious, which I'm not myself, to know that the folks who attend Bohemian Grove, Bilderberg etc etc do believe in such symbolism. It's quite easy to make a joke about it or label it as fringe but it's what the establishment / elite or whatever you want to call them believe.

It's great that such a benefit is being organised but it's 8 years too late. It takes Jay-Z to raise this money? Where's the Government?!

Sure... and no

I understand the gist of what you're saying but really - to say that everyone who attends BG or Bilderberg believes in occult whatever is to fall prey to the exact kind of overgeneralizing that makes all this fear of triangles so ridiculous. I realize that some of the "elite" are occultists and it's worth pointing out but I think some people just get a little carried away. I'm saying this as someone who has demonstrated several times outside of BG (and their headquarters in SF) and also obtained a copy of their guest list and distributed it widely. Now maybe Jay-Z really is some kind of secret illuminazi but I'd need better proof of it than what I've seen so far before I'd start making accusations.

The Eleventh Day of Every Month

I agree, we can't be

I agree, we can't be pointing out everything as symbolic of freemasonry or such but then again can't dismiss all symbolism completely and more or less label those who raised the point as some sort of fringe element. Some are afraid of their own shadow, some aren't. I will always remain in the latter :)

Certainly there are those who are probably afraid of their own clocks ^_^.

Still this is 8 years too late and it insults the victim's families and the rest of us that a celebrity is filling the gap for the first responders etc.


I think it's a little dangerous speculating anyone or everyone associated with the so-called illuminatti/elite is occultist or evil or even that freemasonry is somehow nefarious. It's like speculating that every Truther is a paranoid tin hat wearing gullible geek with too much time on their hands. This kind of paranoid speculation makes the Truth movement look bad.
I think it's probably better to stick to the facts and evidence and let others deal in speculation.


So the Illuminati is just a conspiracy theory?

Flicker is exactly right...

...this guy loves calling himself a Rockefeller and his trademark is his eye in the middle of a pyramid he is controlled and my guess is he is meant to take attention away from other 9/11 events going on in NYC that are talking 9/11 truth. I'll bet you anything that there will be no mention of 9/11 truth by Jay-Z or anyone else at the event that day.

"Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government." -The Declaration of Independence

Yeah, its nice to help the victims of 9/11, BUT..............

................if 9/11 truth is ignored, we have not gotten anywhere.
I wish these events for those first responders and others suffering from 9/11 would also include information about just how 9/11 came to be.
I lose interest in supporting efforts to help those in need when the cause of their troubles is blamed on 19 Arabs, and even Arab/Islamic culture in general.

We have GOT to get out the truth: that 9/11 happened to these people because of insiders in our own government.

Methinks thou doth protest too much.

I'm not even that big a fan of him, http://pptalbum.ytmnd.com/ (warning, his own explicit lyrics). If he is trying to take advantage of 9/11 victims though, to advance his own agenda or someone else's, that's sick beyond words. Until that is positively established I'm just going to assume he means he wants the success associated by the Rockefeller name by invoking it and this is a sincere effort to help people who desperately need it.


Unfortunately,this is the most distracting drivel I have read during my recent experience with this site. I was warned about such behavior when asking to join the ranks here. Discussing the Illuminati and quoting WWF transcripts, while apparently in jest, completely discredits many of the intelligent discussions the very same commentators have had. Total Fail.


Ridiculous ..

“The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today -- my own government.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Cheap shots

You show up here and immediately go on the attack. You apparently want to make some cheap shots because I have a habit of citing sources. I'm a very inquisitive kind of guy. I like to learn new things, including the way the mainstream media, music, pop culture, entertainment or even sports influence our thinking. Then somehow quoting Wikipedia in an effort to debunk this b.s. that Jay-Z is somehow a member of the "illuminati" is considered "off topic". Let me assure you this. People like Jay-Z never ever ever forget where they came from.

If you want intelligent discussion, I encourage you to use your blog to the fullest. It's still empty. I'll be waiting for your contributions with interest and curiosity.

Thank you

Thanks for your common sense response.
Please see my above post.

re:"Is he an educator?"- A political rapper comments on J-Zee

Comments by Professor Griff on J-Zee

BTW I got PG's autograph about 21 years ago when i was a teen!!

The comments are made from 1:27 in part two

Professor Giff interview part one
Professor Giff interview part two

Interesting comments on Obama/ McKinney too.

Travelling 9/11 Truth lecturers- I can give you a free ride between London UK airports and London UK hotels.
Previous happy customers RG + DRG ! Pls liaise with your UK hosts- they may know me.
911B e-mails me whatever you put on my personal contact

Professor Giff interview part two

^ Truth!

^ Truth!

Here's what artist Prodigy

Here's what artist Prodigy from Mobb Deep has to say:

“J.Z. knows the truth, but he chose sides with evil in order to be accepted in the corporate world. J.Z. conceals the truth from the black community and the world, and promotes the lifestyle of the beast instead,” “J.Z is a God damn lie. I have so much fire in my heart that I will relentlessly attack J.Z, Illuminati, and any-every other evil that exists until my lights are put out,”


Jay-Z - D'Evils

[Chorus: (scratched by DJ Premier)]
"Dear God, I wonder can you save me?" [Snoop Dogg]
"Illuminati want my mind, soul, and my body..." [Prodigy]
"Dear God, I wonder can you save me?"
"Secret society, tryin' to keep they eye on me..." [Prodigy]
"Dear God, I wonder can you save me?"
"Illuminati want my mind, soul, and my body..."
"Dear God, I wonder can you save me?"

[Verse 1]
This shit is wicked on these mean streets
None of my friends speak
We're all tryin' to win, but then again
Maybe it's for the best though, 'cause when they're seein' too much
You know they're tryin' to get you touched
Whoever said illegal was the easy way out couldn't understand the
And the workings of the underworld, granted
Nine to five is how to survive, I ain't tryin' to survive
I'm tryin' to live it to the limit and love it a lot
Life ills, poison my body
I used to say 'fuck mic skills,' and never prayed to God, I prayed to
That's right it's wicked, that's life I live it
Ain't askin' for forgiveness for my sins, endz
I break bread with the late heads, picking their brains for angles on
all the evils that the game'll do
It gets dangerous, money and power is changing us
And now we're lethal, infected with D'Evils...


[Verse 2]
We used to fight for building blocks
Now we fight for blocks with buildings that make a killin'
The closest of friends when we first started
But grew apart as the money grew, and soon grew black-hearted
Thinkin' back when we first learned to use rubbers
He never learned so in turn I'm kidnappin' his baby's mother
My hand around her collar, feeding her cheese
She said the taste of dollars was shitty so I fed her fifties
About his whereabouts I wasn't convinced
So I kept feedin' her money 'til her shit started to make sense
Who could ever forsee, we used to stay up all night at slumber parties
now I'm tryin' to rock this bitch to sleep
All the years we were real close
Now I see his fears through her tears, know she's wishin' we were still
Don't cry, it is to be
In time, I'll take away your miseries and make 'em mine, D'Evils...


[Verse 3]
My flesh, no nigga could test
My soul is possessed by D'Evils in the form of diamonds and lexuses
The exorcist, got me doin' skits like Homie
You don't know me, but the whole world owe me
Was thought to be a pleasant guy all my fuckin' life
So now I'm down for whatever, ain't nothing nice
Throughout my junior high years it was all friendly
But now this higher learnin' got the Remy in me
Liquors invaded my kidneys
Got me ready to lick off, mama forgive me
I can't be held accountable, D'Evils beating me down, boo
Got me runnin' with guys, makin' G's, tellin' lies that sound true
Come test me, I never cower
For the love of money, son, I'm givin' lead showers
Stop screamin', you know the demon said it's best to die
And even if Jehovah witness, bet he'll never testify, D'Evils...

[Scratched by DJ Premier]
"Dear God, I wonder can you save me?"


Jay Z is a savvy businessman, but a sub-par hip hop artist.

That's just my opinion. I think MCHammer/JayZ/PDiddy/Vannilla Ice etc almost succeeded in ruining hip-hop, but the beauty of the artform is that it started and thrives underground. Armani wearing wannabes will be footnotes in history, like the King's Joker. I remember when KRS-One coined the term "braggart rap". That's basically: look how special and rich and bling I am! Whereas KRS-One, Chuck D and Public Enemy, RATM, Paris, Immortal and many others represented a different path.

Respectfully disagree

Lyrically, Jay-Z is at the top of his class. Now, if you wanted to talk about subject matter, then we could certainly consider it par, but sub-par? He's no Lil Wayne or Three Six Mafia. In fact, I think Lil Wayne invented the stupid 'bling' term.

“The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today -- my own government.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Exactly, Jay-Z can make good

Exactly, Jay-Z can make good beats but really all he does is push Materialism and other "sh!t-pop", not real hip-hop.

Good opportunity for CI...Civil Informationing...

A while back savant Truthers were all so willing to "help" Willi Nelson out with how he should do his business and work his crowd regarding 9/11. No a good idea.

This concert opens an opprtunity to be outside NOT BULLHORNING AND CALLING THE ATTENDEES SHEEPLE, but instead, having respectful signs,DVDs, handouts, NYCCAN petitions to sign all available at all the entrances to MSG.

The LAST thing unknowledgeable Truthers should do is to force artists or other public figures into saying things that the Truthers themselves would say if in that situation.

Well, Truthers are NOT in such public situations for understandible reasons, howevere, we can be in place to do what we do best...inform the public ourselves.

Let the "buzz" do the rest...it still is...

love, peace and progress...

Robin Hordon
Kingston, WA

PS: Remember, its another August and all the imbedded or paid cointelpro and corp[orate media types are gonna ramp up their undermining of 9/11 Truth because another 9/11 is just around the corner. Our adversaries NEED to get the biases and momentum moving against us BECAUSE we have so much positive stuff that they have to counter. So, patience and understanding please...this stuff is now completely predictable...rdh

Is ALL OF NYC CAN going to be at this event

along with We Are Change NYC?

Should be interesting with over 200+ truthers focused on a live tv event.

Jay-Z is a Freemason,

Jay-Z is a Freemason, period. If you guys want to rubbish that fine just know that there's a lot about the workings of the corporate music industry you have zero idea about.


What lodge does he belong to?

“The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today -- my own government.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

You beat me

... to it.

I don't know what Lodge he

I don't know what Lodge he belongs to, but whichever one it is he's doing a good job promoting it with his "rocawear" clothing line:

He's a Mason, if you cannot tell.

And which lodge again? Well probably the same 1 as Kanye West and Nas:

And the girls go to the "Eastern Star" - so there's a lodge name for you:

"Yesterday some fans of female Shock Jock Wendy Wiliams were shocked and insulted when the host brought on the ex boyfriend and former lover of Lil Kim. A muslim rapper known as World Wise has recently been linked to the gunfire exchange w/ 50 Cent entourage outside of a N.J. hotel because 50 continued to disrespect Lil Kim. World used the show to out gay rappers and issued the name of LL Cool J, P- Diddy, Jay Z , Russel Simmons,Jarule and 50 Cent as closeted homosexuals. He claimed that Lil Kim was a Eastern Star and was heavily aligned with the Mason brotherhood which he claimed was against Islam.He also said that homosexuality was basically a initiation rite of the Masons. World claimed that many rappers were Mason’s and that they planned to destroy Islam through rap music and entertainment. World also took shots at the Nation of Islam as "phony Islam". The majority of her callers were upset that such a relatively unknown rapper received 2 hours to say whatever he wanted even though it was basically his opinion, Wendy was ousted from NYC radio years ago for her attempts at outing celebrities. She said his comments are his own and she will continue to play his music on her show."

Way to speculate

And this has what to do with 9/11 truth? Your conjecture and speculation is not convincing.

Aint no love in the heart of the city ..

“The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today -- my own government.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Im a member of the 9/11 truth movement

not the Illuminati movement, the Jay-Z is a Freemason movement, or any other nutty shit. This is beyond ridiculous. Its ricockulous!

“The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today -- my own government.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Think what you like, the

Think what you like, the real "word on tha street" IS that he's a Mason, I've known this for ages.

Call it "speculation"?

Call it "speculation"? There's NOTHING speculative about that "Rocaware" gear, are you denying that's Masonic? It's game set and match, it's OVER for HOVA not being a Mason. Done.


Scare quotes aside, I call it speculation because thats exactly what it is. Believe whatever your mindy fancies tho ..

“The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today -- my own government.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.



What u call "speculation" on

What u call "speculation" on my part, I call big denial on your part. You asked me about his lodge, I answered. I'm now asking you if those shirts are not Masonic?

Denial of what?

Your paranoid fantasies? Dont get your panties in a bunch simply because I dont subscribed to some warped worldview where highly placed Illuminati insider Jay-Z is controlling the kids minds through a clothing line.

Supposedly psuedo-Masonic prints on a t-shirt (not even designed by the man) do not make Jay-Z a "free mason" just because you believe it to be true. Speculation and pathetic grasping at straws on a legitimate 9/11 website is not only irresponsible (especially given the high traffic this time of year) but possibly damaging to our credibility to a wider audience.

I've indulged your sillyness for long enough now, and that's my stupid fault.

“The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today -- my own government.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Yea right, he puts out a

Yea right, he puts out a load of Masinc sh!t and you have ZERO reason to explain that other than to make accusations of "paranoid fantasies" a "warped worldview" and that it's " psuedo-Masonic" - copout bullshit. And the fact that a comment proving that Jay-Z's "diamond" hand sign is actually admittedly totally Masonic as is illustrated in the first picture, shows how ridiculous some of you are on this "legitimate 9/11 website" - which I have supported almost right from the very start with money as well as time and content. So don’t you ever patronise me with bullshit about damaging this place, how’s about you actually go and physically DO something for 9/11 truth instead of posting comments if you truly care about it so much? I mean you want to doubt my commitment, well I can show you what I’ve done for this thing, I don’t think it’s as good as what people Luke Rudkowski or Cosmos have gone out and done but it’s tangible. What have you got to show other than electronic hot air?

Sorry if there’s a good contribution you’ve actually made that I’m not aware of, but what you said to me was insulting and patronising junk.

I can do better than that

Big L's debut solo album, Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous, was released in March 1995. The album featured guest appearances from a number of artists, notably Kid Capri, Lord Finesse, and at the time, an unknown Cam'ron, and Jay-Z.

Don't know Big L? Introducing......

Applying your "secrety society detector" to hip-hop artists is idiotic, because the entire hip-hop industry has been obsessed with secret societies, conspiracies, government repression and activism since as long as I can remember. You're going to get false positives because of that. (Unless you truly understand hip-hop, of course). Creativity is about contradictions. Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a damn pigeon. Enough with the lame paranoid accusations already. These dudes have a God/Devil complex and love the money and the attention.

Nice post

Big L was a lyrical master.

“The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today -- my own government.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.


R.I.P. ... I'm just saying... it's like claiming the regulars here are somehow complicit in 9/11 simply because we're preoccupied with it.

All these guys are preoccupied with secret societies, population reduction, conspiracies, religious mysticism, the occult, philosophy, history, the clash of civilizations, martial law, racial profiling, shadow government, armageddon and various apocalyptic prophecies, Nostradamus... and so on and so forth. If I had to go through my entire vinyl/cd/mp3 collection looking for references to the NWO, the illuminati, skull & bones, and everything else... I'd dig up enough to write a book about.

Take the Poor Righteous Teachers, for example:

After a three-year hiatus, PRT returned as a group in 1996 with their fourth album, The New World Order. Released in a new Hip Hop era, the album received little attention, failing to reach the Billboard 200 album chart

1996....I've got that album, listen to it, they have a whole interlude about executive orders.

Hip-hop and the black community in general have always been preoccupied with this stuff. This is not strange, after learning you can never become president of your own country because of your skin color. Obama in that sense does represent a form of appeasement. Many blacks may have fell for it. Many others, though, are lightyears ahead of whites when it comes to issues of social justice. Really, African Americans have always been more aware of the shady dealings of government, partially because they have always been victimized by it. From slavery to apartheid to government drug dealing. Mistrust of establishment is a part of black consciousness for very legitimate reasons. If only the WASPS were that awake.

as bill hicks would say

corporate fuc*ing shill. id like for the 911 truth movement to pay no attention to
this corporate douchebag. after all, his "charity work" is just another propaganda
piece to sell his new line of shoes, sneakers or album. thumbs down.

after all, where was fag-z for the last 8 years, right? dont need his blood
corporate house-negro moneyz, right? id rather choke to death, seriously,
than to take this douchebag's moneyz. and like be thankful to this piece
of corporate shi*e.

damn, these "celebrities" make me sick.

"wtf i hate all cops"

I agree with Lowkey, "I hear

I agree with Lowkey, "I hear even Jay-Zs a Freemason":


This is a distraction. Let's spotlight artists like Mos Def who speak out. Hip-hop has always been a friend of activism.

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