Game Likens Jesus Piece To Updated Version Of The Chronic

By Rob Markman

Game‘s is taking a page out of Dr. Dre‘s book for his upcoming album Jesus Piece, which has already made a splash with its controversial cover art.

“The thing about the Jesus Piece is, it’s kinda like a 2012 Chronicalbum, if you will,” Game told MTV News, referring to the large number of guests he plans to showcase on his December LP. “I’m on it, and I’m on it a hell of a lot, but I got a lot of features.”

Back in 1992, Dr. Dre crafted a certified hip-hop classic with The Chronic, but rather than hog the spotlight for himself, D-R-E used his LP as a platform to showcase the talents of others. Snoop was properly introduced and Warren G, Kurupt, Nate Dogg, Lady of Rage and RBX also appeared. So for his next project, Game aims to create a similar vibe. Already, his first single, “Celebration,” features Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa; the remix has Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.

“I wanted to get all of the dope hip-hop artists that are dope now that are friends of mines — from 2 Chainz to Ross to Meek Mill — and I wanted everybody to co-exist on this dope hip-hop album under this concept, which is Jesus Piece, ’cause we all be rockin’ Jesus pieces,” he explained.

“It’s not a Christian album, it’s not an album that’s strictly about church or nothin’,” Game clarified. “It’s just a constant battle with religion and street life and hip-hop and lyricism and bitches and your wife and your kids and just the struggle.”