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FIVE HIP HOP LYRICS THAT PREDICTED THE FUTURE

In Hip Hop by Alasdair Kennedy

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“Time to get paid, blow up like the world trade’ is the ‘line in Biggie Small’s 1994 classic ‘Juicy’, that caused conspiracy theorists to go mad following 9/11, believing that Biggie had predicted the 2001 attack on the twin towers. In actual fact, Biggie was referring to the lesser known 1993 terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre. This supposed future prediction has been debunked, but there are still many other instances of rappers making spooky sightings into the future that are less explainable.

JAY-Z – ‘MONEY, CASH, HOES’ (1996)

1:49 “Shit, I led a life you can write a book on/Sex, murder, mayhem, and romance for the streets/Man and I’ll tell ya, it’ll be a bestseller.

Twelve years after writing this song, Hova released his autobiography entitled Decoded’. Although there wasn’t much ‘sex, murder, mayhem’ in the book, it was indeed a bestseller.

BUSTA RHYMES – ‘AGAINST ALL ODDS’ (1998)

2:42 “None of you niggas really wanna war / The type of nigger to fly a plane into your building in the name of Allah.

This track was featured on Busta’s 1998 album, E.L.E (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front, which featured an image of a burning Lower Manhattan as its album cover. Just three years later, the September 11 attacks took place. Super spooky.

THE GAME & LIL WAYNE – ‘HARD TIMES’ (2007)

0:15 “I’m feeling like a black Democrat, Barack Obama / The only nigga that can catch Osama.

In 2007, The Game not only predicted that Barack Obama would be elected president, but also that he would catch Osama Bin Laden during his presidency. 

TUPAC SHAKUR – VERSE ON RICHIE RICH’S ‘NIGGAS DONE CHANGED’

1:43 “I been shot and murdered, can’t tell you how it happened, word for word / But best believe niggas’ gonna get what they deserve

Tupac was convinced that he would die early and his mortality was the subject matter of many of his songs. However, his most disturbing prediction took place during his verse on Richie Rich’s ‘Niggas Done Changed’ in which he accurately foretold that he would be shot and murdered.

PROOF – VERSE ON D12’S ‘40 0Z’ (2004)

2:51 “I’m in the club to beef, you gotta murder me there”

Undoubtedly the spookiest of all the rap predictions, D12 member and Eminem’s right-hand man Proof, who was tragically shot and killed during a fight following a snooker game at the CCC Nightclub in Detroit – two years after the release of this song. Coincidentally, the hip hop artist’s death was also foretold in the music video to Eminem’s “Toy Soldiers” in which he played a rapper who is gunned down.