Jesus Piece [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
With names like 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, and Chris Brown on the guest list, Game's 2012 effort Jesus Piece was feared to be a combination cash-in and kiss-off to his contract with the Interscope label, at least by those who always looked to the West Coast rapper to keep it real and entirely underground. Dress it all up in controversy -- with some editions of the album having cover art featuring Jesus wearing a gangster rag over his face -- and it's the Game's most shameful ploy to date, but his covering the face was because "nobody's ever seen Jesus," and with the truest of intentions, the loosely conceptual Jesus Piece begins to explore the divine and the devilish, and how ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
With names like 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, and Chris Brown on the guest list, Game's 2012 effort Jesus Piece was feared to be a combination cash-in and kiss-off to his contract with the Interscope label, at least by those who always looked to the West Coast rapper to keep it real and entirely underground. Dress it all up in controversy -- with some editions of the album having cover art featuring Jesus wearing a gangster rag over his face -- and it's the Game's most shameful ploy to date, but his covering the face was because "nobody's ever seen Jesus," and with the truest of intentions, the loosely conceptual Jesus Piece begins to explore the divine and the devilish, and how they both feed the soul. The hypnotic and hooky highlight "Church" drives to the strip club with this duality on its mind, and as the rapper gets a high mileage table dance, the sexy talk he offers his stripper is "You ain't 'bout that life, you ain't 'bout that life/You don't bounce that ass like 'Oh Lord!' then climb back up the pole to meet Christ." T-Pain and 2 Chainz both get a shout-out just two lyrics later in one of those name-dropping swerves the rapper adores, while the title track drops references to John Coltrane and Kurt Cobain, two troubled souls whose work was divine, something the Game relates to hip-hop by bringing Common and Kanye West onto the cut. On the other hand, the flashy duo of Rick Ross and 2 Chainz are employed for the 10 Commandment-busting anthem "Ali Bomaye," which makes selling your soul to the devil sound swanky and sweet. Then it's the talented and fitting Kendrick Lamar for "See No Evil," an ambitious, cinematic, and cursed cut that could have been dispatched from limbo. The breezy and nostalgic closer "Celebration" feels more like a Sunday picnic than a Sunday sermon, and since this artist seems determined to baffle, killer and conceptually fitting cuts like "Blood Diamonds," "Blood of Christ," plus the Dr. Dre feature "Dead People," are strewn about various editions of the album, appearing as bonus tracks and challenging fans to round them all up. Still, this feature-filled, somewhat messy effort is a welcome surprise, focusing in on its topic and then freeing it with the greatest of ease and making the previously maverick Game sound like a natural born ringleader.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/11/2012
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 602537214945
  • Catalog Number: 001779002
  • Sales rank: 34,822

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Scared Now - Meek Mill (4:59)
  2. 2 Ali Bomaye - 2 Chainz (6:12)
  3. 3 Jesus Piece (3:53)
  4. 4 Pray - JMSN (4:58)
  5. 5 All That (Lady) - Big Sean (3:34)
  6. 6 Name Me King (4:01)
  7. 7 See No Evil - Kendrick Lamar (4:44)
  8. 8 Can't Get Right - K. Roosevelt (4:57)
  9. 9 Heaven's Arms (4:05)
  10. 10 Hallelujah (4:33)
  11. 11 Freedom - Elijah Blake (5:46)
  12. 12 Celebration - Wiz Khalifa (4:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Game Primary Artist
Richard Dodd Cello
Eric Gorfain Guitar, Violin
Frank Abraham Bass
Daphne Chen Violin
Stat Quo Skit
Lauren Chipman Viola
Stacy Barthe Background Vocals
Liz Rodrigues Vocals
Sly Jordan Background Vocals
K. Roosevelt Background Vocals
JMSN Background Vocals
Kevin Hart Skit
Lincoln Cleary Piano
Blair Robinson Vocals, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Dr. Dre Producer, Executive Producer, Additional Production
Ruben Rivera Engineer
Andrew Van Meter Producer
Kam Sangha Producer
Brian Sumner Engineer
Todd Douglas Music Business Affairs
Jake One Producer
Game Executive Producer
Antwan "Amadeus" Thompson Producer
Greg Miller Publicity
Stat Quo Executive Producer
Rob Kinelski Engineer
Don Robinson Marketing
Jason Sangerman Marketing
J. Cole Composer
W. Roberts Composer
C. Thomaz Composer
Brian "Big Bass" Gardner Mastering
Boi-1DA Producer
Geoff Gibbs Engineer
Matthew Burnett Producer
Susan Hilderley Music Business Affairs
Stephen Kozmeniuk Producer
Maven Boys Producer
Jericho Adams Publicity
Z. Epstein Composer
Black Metaphor Producer
Vlad Sepetov Cover Art
BJ Frogozo Marketing
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