News: Game Calls Up The 'Dope' Boys: "We All Be Rockin' Jesus Pieces"
Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 11:23AM
West Coast rapper Game recently updated fans on his forthcoming Jesus Piece album and dished out what guest features they can expect to flood the LP.
Game compared his new solo effort to the classics Dr. Dre has put out.
"The thing about the Jesus Piece is, it's kinda like a 2012 Chronic album, if you will," Game told MTV News, referring to the large number of guests he plans to showcase on his December LP. "I'm on it, and I'm on it a hell of a lot, but I got a lot of features." "I wanted to get all of the dope hip-hop artists that are dope now that are friends of mines -- from 2 Chainz to Ross to Meek Mill -- and I wanted everybody to co-exist on this dope hip-hop album under this concept, which is Jesus Piece, 'cause we all be rockin' Jesus pieces," he explained. (MTV)
In September, the former G-Unit member explained the motivation behind mixing religion and urban culture into his new solo effort.
"I'm calling [my new album] Jesus Piece 'cause last year in August I got baptized and so I've been going to church, but I still been kinda doing me out here," Game said in an interview. "I still love the strip club and I still smoke and drink. I'm faithful to my family, so I wanted to make an album where you could love God and be of God, but still get it poppin' in your life." (Jenny Boom Boom TV)
The West Coast rapper 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)
A couple months ago, he 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)
Jesus Piece is slated to drop Tuesday, December 11th.
Check out some recent Game footage below: