If it's wrong to love Scientology hip-hop, we don't want to be right - 2018-08-06

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F347.png If it's wrong to love Scientology hip-hop, we don't want to be right August 6, 2018, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

Peter Bonyai asked us if we'd seen a three-year-old video put out by Scientology which features one of our favorite performers, Scientology's in-house hip hop giant, Chill EB. We told him we weren't sure, but we really didn't need much excuse to visit it again as long as the Chillmaster was in it.

Unfortunately, you have to sit through a lot of really boring scene-setting by the masters at Golden Era Productions in his video as it tries to build a mood and cast a spell over its intended audience — Scientologists who are likely sick and tired of forking out their hard-earned cash to the International Association of Scientologists (IAS). But once it gets going, not only are we treated to a few glimpses of Chill, but the hard rap line is laid down by none other than Rev. Alfreddie Johnson — yes! The Literacy King himself!

Alfreddie may be Scientology's most visible African-American figure, and he's been in the middle of a lot of Scientology history, including the strange merger of Scientology and the Nation of Islam. But perhaps his greatest exploit was somehow escaping criminal charges when just about everyone else around him at his former literacy center was caught up in a state insurance fraud prosecution. Alfreddie made himself somewhat scarce after that first went down, but we've noticed in recent months that he's starting to make a comeback as a man on the scene. This video reminds us of just what a big deal he was considered at one time.

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{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = If it's wrong to love Scientology hip-hop, we don't want to be right | url = https://tonyortega.org/2018/08/06/if-its-wrong-to-love-scientology-hip-hop-we-dont-want-to-be-right/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = August 6, 2018 | accessdate = August 6, 2018 }}