Rapper Trapped In ‘Satanic’ Music Industry Cried For God, Was Saved From Drugs And Spiritual Death
It was 1997 when Isaiah Robin, then 7 years old, burst onto the “gangsta rap” music scene in Long Beach, California. He has come a long way since. Now it rhymes about Yahushua and God in the Lone Star State.
At first, he and his band, the LAX Boyz, started rapping in their garage, but later shared the stage with megastars like Jay-Z, Chris Brown, BTK and Twista. They recorded for Def Jam and Death Row. They had their own ad and were all over BET.
“We were pretty much everywhere,” Isaiah told The Epoch Times, adding that they shot a big-budget production in a shed in Long Beach when they were in their prime. “There were really expensive cars and a lot of models.”
He and his crew loved this whole lifestyle; being a “playa”, glorifying gangsters, meeting women was what it was all about.
He didn’t know it then but, as he later revealed, the whole thing was vile in nature. He planted “evil seeds” within him, he said, fomenting darkness through his “portals” – what he saw and heard – separating his mind from God.
“In the places where I would be, there was just a very dark energy,” he said. “I remember going to different Hollywood parties. It was like drugs were out in the open, there were escorts upstairs – they had an upstairs section with different rooms with different escorts upstairs. inside – and it was truly demonic.
“They try to get you to a place where you end up messing with a man and things like that. I’ve never watched this myself.
Now 32 years old, the lyricist is unrecognizable, spiritually, from what he was before. Based in Texas, he now strives to enlighten listeners to the truth amid a flood of lies from the media, Hollywood and the music industry. People have become spiritually dead, the artist said. Isaiah wants to offer them hope.
Looking at the industry, he sees many artists believing, by their own admission, that they have sold their souls to Satan for money and fame. Their exteriors appear glamorous, but a conflict over their souls rages inside.
“They can’t sell their souls, but it presents a spiritual battle when you’re in that environment,” he said. “When you get to that place where you think you’ve sold your soul, all you’re going to do after that is continue to dive completely into satanic ritual…to ascend, to fame or fortune. [goes], because the devil can give you gifts. The devil offered the whole world to Jesus.
But all the money in the world can’t buy eternal life. Nor fill the painful spiritual void in the heart.
“They keep doing things that temporarily fill their dopamine levels,” the rapper added. “They keep having more success: more money, more money, more success, and they are never filled. They never feel complete.
Still, there is hope for those who are still lost in the shadows of lies, according to the rapper. The hope is to discover the light.
Out of the shadows
Isaiah the “playa” was heading down a dark path. Immersed in drugs, alcohol and the race for women, he crashed hard. Yet hitting rock bottom was the catalyst for his awakening.
His first foray into cocaine use dates back to the age of 23, in a bar in Santa Ana. “I tried [cocaine] in a bathroom, my friend had it,” he said. “From there, it changed my life.” It was good. But the habit has snowballed. Some nights disappeared entirely from his memory. They thought it was all cool, that they were having a good time. By the time Isaiah was 28, he was selling.
His debauched lifestyle came to a head in 2019, when he was at a club and went into a drug and tequila-induced rage. He believes that demons have manifested in him. After that he feared for his eternal self, fearing that he would be forever sealed in sin, forever separated from God.
Uncontrollable episodes of hard crying to the point of hyperventilation followed. Although Isaiah sensed that spiritual change was imminent, he was not there yet. The rapper then dove even deeper into alcohol and drugs.
But he heard the call of the Lord, he said. He told his friends he didn’t know how much longer he could keep partying with them. Then, for reasons he can’t explain, Isaiah started watching sermons on YouTube, sometimes until 5 a.m., seeing the sun break through the horizon.
Then, on September 16, 2020, something happened.
It was a miracle, he recalls.
“It was supernatural, man, the spirit of the Lord came into my room,” he said. “I felt the love of God, and I broke down and I really, really cried and cried and cried. …And then I felt my desires change, because I submitted myself to God.
“I felt my desires completely change, and I haven’t had a bottle since. I haven’t had any addictions since. I haven’t sworn since.
After his supernatural rapture, he shared his “testimony” for his YouTube subscribers.
“I didn’t know what it was then, but now I do; the Lord has placed the Holy Spirit within me,” he shared in his video. “God’s presence has come upon me, guys. And the Lord has not left me. … My love is so strong for the Lord now that even the thought of breaking God’s heart destroys me.
In the light of truth
Today, Isaiah rarely connects with his former Long Beach crew. They’re still into the ‘playa’ lifestyle, but they know what he’s doing is right, he says. Meanwhile, head to the grindstone, the artist continues to make music.
His new EP “He Lied” tells how the devil leads us down the path of destruction by sewing lies into our beliefs. In his single “Controversial,” Isaiah gets more political, rapping about the indoctrination coming from the nation’s corrupt leaders – who he says are “Luciferian” in their ideology.
The “elite” who run the country, the rapper says, are the front men of top bosses, such as George Soros, backing Antifa, BLM, crime and open borders. And who is the boss above him? “Just the devil,” he adds.
Yet even “Luciferian” elites remain candidates for salvation, according to the lyricist. It’s never too late.
We lied to them just like him.
“To people who have strayed, I would tell them, if I could talk to them, that too far is not far enough for God to restore you,” he said. “You have to get out of this place where you believe in lies and into a place where you start looking to God for help, ask God for help.
“The thing is, we go so deep into these holes that we think we can’t be saved. It doesn’t matter how deep the hole you are in; you’re never too deep to pull out.
The post-Trump-era music scene has come a long way from “gangsta rap,” now heading in a new, conservative direction. It’s because people crave something to feed their souls, Isaiah believes.
“Mostly because the music has gotten more demonic, so people are looking for an outlet,” he added. “And the outlet is us, because what we bring is the truth in the fog full of lies. In the mist full of darkness, we bring light.
In addition to producing his new, more Jesus-oriented music, Isaiah has other projects underway, including his own clothing line, Godlyvibez Apparel.
He still tours and also has his own podcast. The rapper is now giving public speaking engagements to share the truth and the Word with those who are still searching.
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