Game has been in the studio religiously and on Sunday, the Compton, California, MC blessed his fans with a gang of new songs.
First, Game, who is gearing up for the release of his fifth LP Jesus Pieceon December 11 dropped "Black Jesus"as a part of his weekly Sunday Service. The Documentary MC then followed up his good deed by dropping two more tracks, the DJ Premier-produced "HVN 4 A GNGSTA" featuring Master P and "Hallelujah" with Jamie Foxx. Only "Hallelujah" is slated to appear on Jesus Piece, but the other two selections aren’t exactly throwaways either.
On "Black Jesus" Game ponders the fate of hip-hop’s fallen soldiers using music mogul Chris Lighty’s death as the most recent example. "Gimme Steve’s eyes so I can see black Jesus/ So I can see why they killin’ in the Chi Black Jesus/ How did Chris Lighty really die Black Jesus?/ Don’t answer that, he’s probably in Heaven where B.I.G. is," he spits.
Game hooked up with Master P on Sunday’s second song and paid homage to P’s Tupac-dedication "Is There a Heaven 4 a Gangsta." The No Limit mogul appears on the hook and final verse of Game’s updated "HVN 4 A GNGSTA" where he seeks more positive solutions for street violence spitting: "And the little homeys dyin’ over Twitter beef/ Black president, n—as should consider peace."
Singer/actor Jamie Foxx shows up for the gospel-soaked "Hallelujah." "R.I.P. to my n—a George Jefferson," Game says beginning a track with a shout-out to the recently deceased "The Jeffersons" and "Amen" actor Sherman Hemsley. The Jake One-produced instrumental, with its penetrating organ strikes and heavenly wails sets the tone for Game to deliver his own brand of church.
If that wasn’t enough, Hurricane sent out a link to the iTunes pre-order page for his album where fans are able to preview snippet tracks from Jesus Piece. The album features Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and 2 Chainz just to name a few, but one of the more anticipated songs is the title track where Game hooks up with Common and Kanye West. The piano-driven slow roller doesn’t look like it’ll disappoint either with Yeezy on the hook.
Out of the three tracks that Game released on Sunday, which is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!
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