Most God–fearing Christians know that Jesus was all about that forgiveness stuff, but The Game might be pushing it with this one. Yesterday, the rapper revealed the cover art for his upcoming album Jesus Piece, which features a stained glass–style depiction of the artist dressed as Jesus, the original Nazarene baller. He sports a red bandana, a teardrop tattoo, and, fittingly, a gold Jesus piece. Speaking to Rap–Up about the concept behind the album, The Game clarified his gleefully unorthodox personal dogma. “I don’t want to feel like I can’t love God or appreciate Jesus and have to put down that blunt,” the rapper said.
While The Game’s typical Sunday schedule, which includes strip club visits and pre–mass blaze sessions, will undoubtedly strike many fellow Christians as just a tad bit sacrilegious, the rapper is actually very perceptive about the hypocritical relationship that many hip–hop artists have with religion. “Self-consciously rappers just throw on a Jesus Piece. We spend like 25, 50 grand on a Jesus Piece, but then we’re reluctant to put $100 in the collection plate,” The Game said. Surprisingly, the Compton–bred rapper isn’t the only emcee who’s been willing to wade in the water recently. With Rick Ross releasing The Black Bar Mitzvah mixtape several weeks ago, it seems like hip–hop is taking a momentary turn towards the Tabernacle, with 40s and joints included, of course.
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