Hip-hop fans are in love with speculating about the Illuminati.

Believing that there are dark, powerful institutions of influence that the average person will never see nor take part in isn’t unusual. History has shown that there are these types of entities floating above the general public constantly — and their machinations usually have much to do with what transpires around the world.

But believing that such an organization would recruit celebrities into the fold just because of their pop culture influence is a bit of a stretch.

Nonetheless, names like Jay-Z, Beyonce, Will Smith, Kanye West, 2Pac and others have been tossed around consistently whenever the subject of the world’s most powerful secret society is brought up. But that begs the question — how does a rapper gain induction into the Illuminati?

And once you’re in — is it for life?

Here are 10 recording artists who could’ve used a little ‘Loominati boost in their careers


Stereo Williams

Todd "Stereo" Williams, entertainment writer based in New York City. He co-founded Thirty 2 Oh 1 Productions, an indie film company.

  • Marleena

    How come every time I look for info about celebs who refuse to join the Illuminati, Ionly find info about Black celebs. That’s a bit racist. White people aren’t the only people who have devil worshipers amongst them. Surely there must also be plenty non-Black celebs who oppose the Illuminati. Yes I am 20% Black, but guess what, I’m not only interested in knowing who the Black Illuminati members are or are not. I’d like to know who ALL of them are regardless of color. I plan on praying for ALL of them not just the Black ones. Racism and segregation are so lame and boring.