This week is a revisit of the topic from BHA #62, but if you've heard that episode before I urge you to stick around for a listen! Not only is the true crime narrative polished and expanded, there is A LOT OF ADDITIONAL RESEARCH THAT WAS NOT INCLUDED IN EPISODE 62.
More research was done into the events and songs that put several big names artists (one way or another) in association with the cult leader Malachi Z York, to include: Jay Z, Nas, Andre 3000, MF DOOM, Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Army of the Pharaohs, A Tribe Called Quest, and a whole lot more.
From humble beginnings as a petty conman in Brooklyn, to an aspiring Islamic black rights activist and R&B musician, to child abusing cult leader with pyramids at his compound, Malachi Z York is one of the strangest cult stories that you've likely never heard before!
Miguel and Moondog have had longstanding fascinations with the dark and esoteric side of entertainment, to include Miguel's upcoming release on Elvis Presley's fascination with the occult!
Lastly, anyone that is familiar with this show knows that I am a big fan on authentic hip hop culture and music, so this not at all an indictment of hip-hop as a whole. Rather, it is a rabbit-hole-of-a-story that shows how we can find cult leaders anywhere that there is enough cultural traction for them to sink their teeth into.
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