This entry here may cause a stir here but anybody that follows hip hop would know that Prodigy isn’t real fond of God and Jesus Christ.
Going back to the 2002 Free Agents mixtape where on the Cradle to the Grave He wanted to “Smack God in the face for giving him all of this torture” and on the People Talking freestyle where he claimed “50 Cent saved me, Not Jesus Christ” were swipes at God’s son.
It wasn’t until Pearly Gates where Prodigy took the beef with JC to the next level pretty much leaving alot of his handlers on the label shakning:
Homie if I go to hell, and you make it to the pearly gates, tell that nigga God, we got beef. And tell that nigga Jesus I’mma see him when I see him, and when I see him, I’mma beat him like the movie.”
Knowing that these type of comments were gonna cause a heavy stir and gonna really offend alot of people. Prodigy explained the reason why he went into that track in a fashion:
While confident in his purpose, Prodigy’s faith has come into question recently since voicing controversial lyrics on “Pearly Gates,” a song the group crafted with 50 Cent.
“We’re definitely spiritual people…but I don’t believe the storytime, ‘This is what it is, this is what you’re supposed to believe, this is how it went down.’ I don’t believe in none of that shit. I believe in the Creator, that you’re supposed to be a positive, good person. That shit comes back to you when you’re not good. [That] you have to put positive energy in the world or you’ll get negative back,” Prodigy explained to SOHH.
“When I was saying that shit on ‘Pearly Gates’ I was just being a rebel to the system that they force us [into], they force you to believe in all that shit. If you don’t believe it then you’re labeled as a devil worshipper. These are the same motherfuckers that enslaved us, and lied to us for thousands of years, stole our technology and raped all our ancestors, and these are the same people that said ‘here this what you [should] believe [in].”
I’m definitely a spiritual person, definitely believe in the creator of the universe and everything and there’s definitely a higher power. I believe what you put out into the universe is what you get back,Word.
I mean on Pearly Gates I was basically trying to grab peoples attention and say something about religion that was shocking for people to hear. So they would be like “Yo what the fuck was he saying, ayo run that back”. So I just wanted to grab peoples attention and plus it was just an opportunity to raise questions, so I didn’t really have to explain everything in a song, I just wanted to get people to raise questions be curious. So like more questions like the one you just asked me, so now I can explain it. What I’m talking in an interview instead of writing it in my verse. So basically I believe that all religions were basically forced upon us as means to control the people, because where they took us from where we were originally from, where we were indigenous.
Them niggas took us from Africa and basically when we out there we didn’t have any of them Bibles and none of that shit, we just had our own spiritual connection with the universe and whatever have you. Basically they stripped us of our spiritual connection and [they] have us believing in some other shit that has them forcing it down our throat. Its not even our culture, has nothing to do with our history or anything. So that’s basically what I was saying on that song. Just showing how I don’t have fear to talk against that because I don’t believe in that shit.
Does anybody think he has a point? Theres people that rode with him and theres people who felt the had the beats from Keith Murrary or Saigon rattled his brain? But whatever the case maybe, Prodigy made some key points on here and should be held as a discussion.