West Coast rapper Game has set the bar high for himself as he works on the upcoming Jesus Piece solo album and vowed to reach perfection on his speculated final Interscope Records LP.
Game boasted about his determination to drop the album of the year and snag a rare five-mic perfect rating from The Source magazine.
“#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)
Last week, 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)
A few days prior, he 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)
He also dug deeper into the meaning behind his new album title.
“You can still have swag and be a Christian, you ain’t gotta wear a suit to church, you ain’t gotta take a bath in Holy water. You can still have your Ciroc in the club, it’s just a faith thing and making sure you try to do right. I’m still a father, I still smoke, I still rep Compton, I still might shoot dice or have a fight if I have to defend myself. … I wanted this album to supersede what The Documentary did lyrically. Every time someone walks into the studio and listens–from Wayne, to Ross to Khaled–everybody says ‘that’s the Hurricane.’ That makes me feel like I’m the old Game again. I’m just happy because I was able to find that creative space. I’m having fun.” (VIBE)
Check out a recent Game interview below: