Game has never been one to hide his creative influences: From Eazy-E to Snoop Dogg to the Notorious B.I.G. , the Compton rap fixture blends them all into his own unique style. Still, there's arguably no bigger muse for Game than Dr. Dre, and on his upcoming Jesus Piece, he's taking another page out of the good doctor's note pad.
"The thing about the Jesus Piece is, it's kinda like a 2012 Chronic album, 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."
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