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Saturday, February 09, 2013

"go to church/Get some chicken wings/After that hit the strip club"

 Be sure to wrestle with the new album by Game:

Church, Then Lunch, Then Strip Club: Pastoral Failure Laid Bare In Game’s “Jesus Piece”   by Matthew Linder

 “I’m tryin’ to go to church/Get some chicken wings/After that hit the strip club.” These words are typical of Game’s raps on the religiously-tinged Jesus Piece. Already controversial prior to its release because of the cover’s street-influenced depiction of Jesus, Jesus Piece’s lyrics mix Christian imagery with, as Game puts it, “life, love, family, religion, music, and the streets.” Game’s rhymes do not represent a new, spiritually awakened identity for hip-hop, but rather, are pretty standard fare when compared to Rick Ross (“God Forgives, I Don’t”), Meek Mill (the “Amen” controversy), and Kanye West (the Rolling Stone cover). However, Game’s story does have some differences.
Game was baptized in 2011, goes to  CONTINUED

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