For the longest time I was convinced Game was a one trick pony. He couldn’t go more than four bars without dropping a name, and most of the time that name was Dr. Dre. Years have gone by since he was at the peak of his game, but it appears he is finally getting his act together. There was a good chance I would have gone through the rest of this year without spinning Jesus Piece, I still haven’t cared to dive into The R.E.D. Album. But with such a strong list of features and producers, I can’t help but pay attention to this new LP.
Let’s start with “HVN4AGNGSTA”, which takes on a fantastic feature from Master P, pulled together by some soulful production by none other than DJ Premier. This is the type of hip-hop that convinces me this Los Angeles MC is trying to progress his game, instead of being stuck in drama and deadbeat gangster rap. This is indeed a gangster anthem, but it is obvious there is a serious elevation in substance from previous efforts.
Jesus Piece is due out Dec. 11, and will sport a list of features that includes Common, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T, J. Cole, Jake One and more. Listen to “HVN4AGNGSTA” below.