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The Game Drops ‘Jesus Piece’ Album Cover Art, Sparks ‘Religion’ Debate

"Jesus Piece" album cover art from The Game

Rapper The Game tweeted this image for his new album Oct. 22, 2012: “My album cover is art & represents small pieces of things that I have embodied, embraced, struggled, grown…” (Photo: Twitter/@thegame)

Rapper The Game shared with his fans online today the artwork for his new fifth studio album “Jesus Piece,” writing: “My album cover is art & represents small pieces of things that I have embodied, embraced, struggled, grown…” The Game, who also recently got a Jesus piece tattooed on his back (see photos here) has shared recently that he was baptized in a Christian church late last year, but sees no need to fully change his lifestyle, which involves visiting strip clubs and smoking weed. As expected, the album cover art for “Jesus Pieces”, which has Jesus wearing his own Jesus piece (huh?) has sparked a bit of a debate among his fans and supporters and those who find his choice of art to be “blasphemous” and a “downgrading” Christ. Continue reading →

Lecrae Corrects ‘the Media’: I’m Not a Pastor, Former Gang Member Or the Only Christian Rapper

After the Music Stops

After the Music Stops (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Apparently rapper and Christian minister Lecrae might have gotten a little annoyed with misrepresentations of him in the press. He sent out a note on his Facebook page Monday, writing: “Dear media: I’m not a Pastor. I was not a gang member. I went to college. I’m not the only Christian who raps. I do Hip Hop. #thatisall.”

It would be nice to be properly represented all the time, especially when your name seems to take on a life of its own. But what is Lecrae complaining about really? That God has made him “famous”? Continue reading →

Rapper the Game: I Want to Smoke, Then Go to Church… Walk Out of Church and Hit the Strip Club

Quadruple combination opened to the Book of Is...

Quadruple combination opened to the Book of Isaiah – note the cross references between Biblical and Latter-day Saint scripture in the footnotes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s wonderful, praise God, that rapper the Game is trying to find his place in Jesus Christ…but, I have to wonder who is his pastor or who baptized him? According to the Game, he seems to be very conscious that there needs to be life change when one submits his or her life to Jesus Christ. However, he seems reluctant to give up the lifestyle habits he’s used to. He spoke with Rap Up magazine about his new album “Jesus Piece” (is that a trend now?) and how he feels about having a relationship with God and still “doing me” and not being ridiculed. Continue reading →