Have any take on No Church in the Wild, Screw?
Reading through the lyrics, the chorus is boasting of not believing in a God (while claiming to not believe anything), plus mentioning believers in God as possibly not making it out alive in the "wild."
A direct threat, in my opinion.
Jay-Z is calling his lyrics scripture, referring to himself as "Hova the holy ghost", mentioning Plato (the founder of the world's first Mystery School) and his theological superiority, comparing Kanye's beatmaking to Jesus and his carpentry skills
The Dream's part is especially telling:
I live by you... desire
I stand by you... walk through the fire
He makes a promise (oath) and gives his body (old life) as a sacrifice as allegiance.
"Walk through the fire" = the phoenix ("new life") rising from the ashes
Your loooooooooooove, is my scripture
A direct reference to Crowley's "The Book of the Law"
"Love under will, love under the law."
"Do What Thou Wilt shall be the whole of the law."
"There is no law beyond Do What Thou Wilt."
Let me innnnnnnnnnnnn, through your encryption
Through the rituals, he is asking for initiation.
Kanye West's lyrics should be interesting as well.