Over the last decades, Illuminati rumours have swirled around the internet. Many popular pop stars like Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West and Lady Gaga have been linked to the organisation. Even Christian artistes are said to be a part pf the group and are constantly slammed on the internet by these watchdogs as a means of “educating” the public.
Reach Records, home to Lecrae, Tedashii, Andy Mineo have come attack and have been regarded as members of the Illuminati. They have released a statement discouraging this rumours.
Check it out below
To the 116 Family,
We wanted to take the time to address some concerns that we have received on a variety of Reach Records artwork. Like many platforms in the hip-hop genre, we too have been accused of connections to shadow organizations, such as the Illuminati. While the purpose of this letter isn’t to walk through each piece of artwork, what we did feel is necessary is to affirm our mission to all of you.
We want to be upfront and transparent when we say that the artistic directions we take are not a result of some mysterious occult group or made with ill-intentions. Many times the choices we make for a particular album design have deeper redemptive, Biblical themes. Other times, they are purely aesthetic choices. The Bible helps us think through these issues as we see how God created the world we live in. Genesis 2:9 tells us, “And out of the ground the LORD God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food.” Scripture tells us that God is intentional about making trees, not just for functional use, food, but also for aesthetic enjoyment. The drawing of an eye, a skull, etc. are all good things that God is ultimately responsible for designing and are not made evil because of their association to evil. The world’s perversion of these things does not overcome the good intent of God’s craftsmanship. They work off of borrowed capital and should not have the final say on the things God has made.
There is no doubt many temptations wait for anyone seeking to influence culture and be a light to the world. Over the last 10 years, we have gone from doing concerts for 15 kids at boys and girls clubs to tens of thousands in sold out arenas. We have hustled boxes of CD’s out of the trunks of our cars and now have global distribution. At each moment along the journey, we know that the enemy is waiting to derail us from following Jesus and making our lives about Him.
Read the full statement here