By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
The Game released his fifth studio album, Jesus Piece, on Tuesday (December 11). The 13-track offering features multiple guest collaborators–and by multiple we mean 23–ranging from Kanye West and Common on the title track to Meek Mill on “Scared Now” and Chris Brown, Tyga, Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa on “Celebration.” Not to mention Kevin Hart on the skits.
Jake One, Cool & Dre and Toronto’s Boi-1da all provide production and in addition to fans generally applauding the album with tweets like, “The game killed Jesus Piece” and “The Game album is Stupid… Loving it…” Kevin Hart’s comedic skits have also garnered plenty of love, especially his addition to “Church.”
“Kevin Hart’s interludes on The Game new albums got me rolling” said one fan on Twitter while another added, “These Kevin Hart skits on Game’s album have me in tears.”
Not only are fans feeling it, but so is Game’s mentor Dr. Dre. Game even took to Twitter over the weekend to share a text message conversation with Dr. Dre, who congratulated him on the project. “Your album is Dope,” the message from Dre read. “The song with the D’Angelo sample is f—in Crazy. Great job. Congratulations!!!!”
“The thing about the Jesus Piece is, it’s kinda like a 2012 Chronic album, if you will,” Game told MTV News a couple months ago, referring to the large number of guests he showcases on the LP. “I’m on it, and I’m on it a hell of a lot, but I got a lot of features.”