West Coast rapper Game appears to have a new outlook on life these days after recently revealing getting baptized last summer which has prompted him to take religion more seriously.
Although he is more of a church-going man, the Black Wall Street leader said he still clocks in time at the strip club and cocking back some drinks.
“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)
Earlier this month, Game vowed to make Jesus Piece a certified hip-hop 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 @Na_Jones: @thegame will @nas be on #JesusPiece – yea, that’s my brother #LifeIsGood” (Game’s Twitter)
A week prior, Game discussed how much of an inspiration Cool from Cool & Dre had on his new LP.
Originally titled F.I.V.E. (Fear Is Victory’s Evolution), he changed it to Jesus Piece after Trey Songz released his similarly-titled album Chapter V. Game, who owns several Jesus pieces, told DJ Skee how he came up with the title. “I did a song with Kanye that was called ‘Jesus Piece,'” he said. “One day we was in the studio and Dre from Cool & Dre was just like, ‘We should call the album ‘Jesus Piece.” You know how much controversy that will be?” (Rap-Up)
He recently said the current popularity of the number five in music ultimately forced him to nix his previously titled LP.
“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)
Check out Game’s interview below: