News: "We Spend $50,000 On A Jesus Piece But Reluctant To Put $100 In The Collection Plate" [Video]
Friday, Oct 12, 2012 6:00PM
West Coast rapper Game recently delved into the inspiration behind his upcoming Jesus Piece solo album, stressing his trouble struggling with being a Christian role model and living the fast life.
Although he sees himself as a strong believer in God, Game admitted he can't escape some habitual sins.
"You want to believe in God, but you don't want to be criticized and ridiculed by people who think that they're better than you," he told Rap-Up TV. "I don't want to feel like I can't love God or appreciate Jesus and have to put down that blunt. I want to smoke, maybe shower up, then go to church. Get the word, walk out of church, maybe smoke again, maybe hit up a strip club or two and do me, but I don't want to be ridiculed." He called out rappers, including himself, for their hypocritical behavior. "We spend $25-50,000 on a Jesus piece, but then we're reluctant to put $100 in the collection plate," he said. "We'll talk about how we love God, but we won't give nothing back." (Rap-Up)
The former G-Unit member recently detailed why his previously titled F.I.V.E. underwent a name change.
"Trey Songz came with his album Chapter V, and of course 50 had 5 (Murder by Numbers), I just felt like I should jump off that wagon," says Game. "So I went back into the studio and started doing songs that leaned more towards the title. I think people gon' appreciate the concept once they hear the music. -- Jesus Piece gives me an opportunity to speak about situations that people like me who love God but are still street and still wanna remain themselves without going the Pastor Mase route. It gives the opportunity to know that it's somebody out there that feels them." (VIBE)
Last month, Game released the album's "Celebration" music video.
Freshly unveiled this morning is the official video for Game's 1st single "Celebration" from his forthcoming album Jesus Piece. The Matt Alonzo directed visual for the Bone Thugs-N-Harmony "1st Of Da Month" influenced cut that features Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Tyga and Wiz Khalifa is a summer feel good affair, with lots of sunshine, ladies and park party vibes. (Soul Culture UK)
In early September, the rapper vowed his LP would be nothing less than a classic.
"#JesusPiece will be the best album to come out this year !!! "Quote me on that" @XXL @MTV & whoever else you wanna @ !!! 5 mic's or die !!!," he tweeted September 3rd.
"RT @JBucks614: @thegame can't wait bruh. Documentary mos definitely deserved 5 Mics! - #JesusPiece"
"RT @sigmapoet1914: @thegame #JesusPiece will be ur last album 4 Interscope, u ready 2 be a Free Agent, every label will be after u ? - READY"
"RT @Na_Jones: @thegame will @nas be on #JesusPiece - yea, that's my brother #LifeIsGood" (Game's Twitter)
Check out Game's itnerview below: