West Coast rap icon Dr. Dre is fully behind supporting former Aftermath artist Game’s upcoming Jesus Piece solo album and congratulated him for the new effort.
Game revealed a text message conversation he had with the Doc about his fifth LP.
“The song with the D’Angelo sample [“All That (Lady)”] is f*ckin Crazy. Great job,” he told him via iMessage. “Couldn’t do it without you Doc,” responded Game, who shared their iPhone conversation on Twitter. “When Dr. Dre STAMP the album…….. You know it’s a f*ckin CLASSIC !!!!!” he wrote. Dre produced “Dead People,” which appears as an iTunes bonus track on Jesus Piece, available Tuesday. (Rap-Up)
The album’s star-studded tracklisting leaked online around mid-November.
1. “Scared Now” feat. Meek Mill 2. “Ali Bomaye” feat. 2 Chainz and Rick Ross 3. “Jesus Piece” feat. Kanye West and Common 4. “Pray” feat. J. Cole and JMSN 5. “All That (Lady)” feat. Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Fabolous, & Jeremih 6. “Name Me King” feat. Pusha T 7. “See No Evil” feat. Kendrick Lamar and Tank 8. “Can’t Get Right” feat. K. Roosevelt 9. “Heaven’s Arms” 10. “Hallelujah” feat. Jamie Foxx 11. “Freedom” feat. Elijah Blake 12. “Celebration” feat. Chris Brown, Tyga, Wiz Khalifa, & Lil Wayne (Jesus Piece)
Earlier this fall, the rapper stood behind his controversial Jesus Piece artwork.
In Game’s reasoning for his album cover, he explains, “I did the album cover the way I wanted to. It embodies part of my career, my life; it’s all in that cover. And, you know, I love God, Jesus Christ is my savior and I’m still out here thuggin’.” Despite his newfound religion, he has resumed his usual hobbies of smoking weed — because “this is California” and he hasn’t read anywhere in the Bible that he can’t — and going to strip clubs because “that’s what I do.” (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)
Check out a recent Game interview: