Jesus Piece(Explicit Version) CD (2012)

Artist: Game

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Product Overview


Label Universal Music Group
SKU 245172881
UPC 602537214945
UPC 14 00602537214945
Format CD
Release Date 12/11/2012
Author Game
Compilation Appearance Late Registration
Compilation Appearance Exclusive (forever Edition)(Bonus Tracks)(w/ Bonus DVD)
Compilation Appearance Nas (Explicit)
Compilation Appearance Nas
Compilation Appearance Raw Footage(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Theater Of The Mind(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Ball Street Journal(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Crunk Rock(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Apollo Kid(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance King Of Hearts(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Give The Drummer Some(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Fame(Bonus Tracks)(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Fame(Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Street King(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance We The Best Forever(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance We The Best Forever
Compilation Appearance Napalm(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Hotel California (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Hotel California: Deluxe Edition (Edit)
Compilation Appearance Hotel California: Deluxe Edition (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Rich Gang(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Rich Gang
Compilation Appearance Seen It All
Compilation Appearance Seen It All
Compilation Appearance SEEN IT ALL(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance SEEN IT ALL(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance No Gh2:life Ain't Nuthin But
Compilation Appearance Featuring
Associated Artist/Work , Nate Dogg
Associated Artist/Work Cent, 50
Associated Artist/Work Devil, Nu Jerzey
Associated Artist/Work DJ Haze
Associated Artist/Work Exquisite Corpse
Associated Artist/Work Game ('70s Rock)
Associated Artist/Work Haze, Infamous, DJ
Associated Artist/Work Hunter
Associated Artist/Work Kid, DJ Whoo
Associated Artist/Work Nino
Associated Artist/Work Sheek Louch
Associated Artist/Work The Game
Technical Info
Producer Andrew VanMeter; Kam Sangha
CatalogID 3721494
Lable Name Interscope (USA)
Released 12/10/2012
Original Release 2012
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 56m : 31s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 00602537214945
Musical Guests
Meek Mill
2 Chainz
Rick Ross
Kanye West
J. Cole
Big Sean
Lil Wayne
Pusha T
Kendrick Lamar
K Roosevelt
Jamie Foxx
Elijah Blake
Wiz Khalifa
Chris Brown
Album Notes and Credits
Recording information: Chalice Recording, Hollywood, CA; Glenwood Place Studios, Burbank, CA; Pacifique Studios, North Hollywood, CA; The "Bee" Hive, North Hollywood, CA.
Photographer: Jonathan Mannion.
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. ~ David Jeffries
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.67) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "JESUS PIECE explores the burden of balancing righteousness with gangsta-ness, strip-club patronage and church attendance, with help from scads of big-name pals..."
Disc 1
1 Scared Now - (featuring Meek Mill)
2 Ali Bomaye - (featuring 2 Chainz/Rick Ross)
3 Jesus Piece - (featuring Common/Kanye West)
4 Pray - (featuring JMSN)
5 All That (Lady) - (featuring Big Sean/Fabolous/Jeremih/Lil Wayne)
6 Name Me King
7 See No Evil - (featuring Kendrick Lamar/Tank)
8 Can't Get Right
9 Heaven's Arms
10 Hallelujah - (featuring Jamie Foxx)
11 Freedom - (featuring Elijah Blake)
12 Celebration - (featuring Wiz Khalifa/Lil Wayne/Chris Brown/Tyga)
Product Attributes
Artist Game
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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