Sacrificing for Stardom

May 29, 2014 at 8:49 AM ET

Stardom and superstition go together like gin ‘n’ juice, with Jay-Z’s links to the the Illuminati being just the latest slice of urban mythology. If you’re an aspiring musician in Uganda, you probably don’t have that kind of illicit, world-bending power at your disposal. But you may have a local witch doctor who can guarantee your fame by similarly shady means. Hotman Predator wants to be a superstar, so naturally his producer tells him to grab a chicken and seek out a Voodoo ritual. The rest could be music history, maybe. Either way, Vocativ had a front-row seat.