So I recently came upon a Facebook page that professed its hate for the artist Atlasaone Bryn Molemogi better known by his stage name A.T.I. Not only do they claim to hate him they accuse him of being Illuminati and being possessed by Lucifer (seriously). Anyone who has any idea who this guy is would know that it is not the first time rumours of demonic possession arise around him; they have dogged him for the better part of 2010/2011. He however has over and over again re-iterated his allegiance to Christianity.they put the devil on me I would have preferred if n-ggas squeeze the metal on me Rumours of Lucifer I don’t know who to trust whole world want my demise turn my music up here me clearly, if y’all niggas fear me just say y’all fear me f-ck all these fairy tales...' - Jay- Z, Freemason, featured by Rick Ross.
So what is this Illuminati?
‘The Illuminati or “the enlightened one(s)” refers to a secret organization that was founded in the 18th century by radical thinkers in Bavaria. The term also refers for the members of the group. Whilst not verified, several conspiracy theorists believe that Illuminati still exists as much as today, affecting numerous significant decisions that influence the world.’
Basically if you have been busy fighting a war in South Sudan or Cambodia and was unable to download a youtube video or read a book this society currently is allegedly trying to ‘take over the world’ by creating a New World Order, controlling various sectors of human life/civilization, most significantly the Music and entertainment industry to spread their agenda. How one becomes an illuminati is however pretty shrouded in more mystery than the death of JFK, MLK and Pac combined. No one knows how to enter, no one knows how to get out, because apparently the only way to exit this society is Death, but not before you succumb to public humiliation and degradation like Wacko Jacko, Whitney Houston etc. No concrete evidence has ever been collected on its members just rumour, assumptions and downright insanity.
Its clear cut, just as it implies, and if you have watched any Supernatural you will know just what happens.
‘…the control of an individual by a malevolent supernatural being. Descriptions of demonic possessions often include erased memories or personalities, convulsions, “fits” and fainting as if one were dying. Other descriptions include access to hidden knowledge (gnosis) and foreign languages (glossolalia), drastic changes in vocal intonation and facial structure, the sudden appearance of injuries (scratches, bite marks) or lesions, and superhuman strength. Unlike in channeling or other forms of possession, the subject has no control over the possessing entity and so it will persist until forced to leave the victim, usually through a form of exorcism.’ - Wikipedia
From what I have gathered above I just do not see how this A.T.I individual is possessed by a demon or is a member of the illuminati. I however volunteer to ambush A.T.I at one of his shows with some salt & holy water like Sam & Dean usually do when they hunt down demons. I will then let you know what has happened, but I doubt he will burst into flames. On the illuminati front I will just have to say man I think they have bigger fish to fry up in Illuminati Headquarters and shit. Being the masterminds of a plot to control the world, using people like Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama I would think one artist in a third world country would not be a priority. I am just saying.
Human beings are fickle, they are threatened by what they do not understand, and that is why artist like Motswafere and A.T.I are attracting so much negative attention. We just do not understand them, so we would rather paint them as ‘evil’. Which is sad man, sad.
Batswana are also just quick to forget man. I have known A.T.I for a while now, not personally obviously. But everyone will remember a kid who always auditioned for the local talent competition My African Dream, always rapping his lungs out but never winning. Year in year out he would enter; we had even come used to his unmistakable ‘Batho Bame’ tag. He was so persistent and committed to it all. i remember a very young cousin of mine back then asked me puzzled 'Ke eng basa mo togele a winner hela ka onna a participater?'. That level of dedication and commitment just shows you how much of a hard worker he is, clearly he does his thing. We seem to have forgot all this, and now just because he sells a couple of CD’s and achieves media attention he surely has to be possessed by demons or has sold his soul to the devil. Ridiculous!!
In typical Motswana fashion we are quick to bring one of our own down, if you are not comfortable with his music do not listen to it. We who enjoy it will listen to it; there is just no need to go on a personal crusade to make sure he fails in life. Do you, let him do himself (this statement is innocent, no masturbation is implied here, move along). I am just saying man. I like his music a lot, heck I jammed to that Di-Mane track all morning, its sick.
Granted he went through major changes with his look but it works for him. All this controversy over how he looks and his performances have just been good for popularity because as the old saying goes ‘no such thing as bad publicity’. The way he raps, the way he performs is in-synch with his image. He is desperately trying to turn A.T.I Batho Bame into a brand and he needs to be congratulated not tagged as a Satanist.
When someone makes a deal with Lucifer its up to that that person to pay up, no one will help him pay-off that debt. I am sure if he did agree to such a deal he was aware of the consequences. Although I doubt anything of that sort took place. Busy out here pointing at other people as satanists when your children are busy sampling every penis in Botswana, now thats the work of the devil. Pray for yourselves, let god do all the judging.
Simply what I am saying is So what if A.T.I is Illuminati or possessed by the devil?. His music is good and we don’t care.
He should do what he does, I like it.