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  • Summary: The fifth studio release for California rapper The Game features guest appearances from such artists as 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Chris Brown, J. Cole, Common, Jamie Foxx, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Tyga, Kanye West, and Wiz Khalifa.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Feb 21, 2013
    Jesus Piece is a complete and compelling body of work compiled of consistent MCing and a diverse sonic palette. [Feb-Mar 2013, p.87]
  2. Dec 12, 2012
    This feature-filled, somewhat messy effort is a welcome surprise, focusing in on its topic and then freeing it with the greatest of ease and making the previously maverick Game sound like a natural born ringleader.
  3. Jan 10, 2013
    Jesus Piece certainly isn't his best album, but if it ends up being his worst, then Jayceon's doing pretty damn good for himself.
  4. Dec 12, 2012
    Game makes a better villain than he does a good guy, however, and on this often-earnest album he seems hard-pressed to accept that.
  5. Dec 12, 2012
    It's more focused than he's been in awhile, and while you couldn't call an album featuring 2Chainz, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Lil Wayne (twice), Future, Young Jeezy, Chris Brown, Common, Pusha T, Jamie Foxx, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar and more "lean," Jesus Piece is less all-over-the-place than The R.E.D. Album.
  6. 50
    Jesus Piece can't even make the playoff, thanks to Game's airless delivery. [14 Dec 2012, p.72]
  7. Jan 7, 2013
    Sonically professional yet lyrically amateur to the point you may find yourself listening to the album multiple times without any idea what any of it was actually going on about.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Dec 19, 2012
    one of the beat releases of 2012. Yall ni**as hatin on him. JESUS Piece

    5 best songs in no order: See No Evil, Jesus Piece, Pray, Church,
    cant get right
    5 worst songs in no order: scared now, ali bomaye, *crickets chirp*
  2. Jun 29, 2013
    When Game talked about this album, he talked about trying to keep his life right with god, but still "enjoying" it. This album is a perfectly crafted piece of music, that follows exactly Game's intentions. Jesus Piece is mostly Game getting angry and snapping off with some amazing guest features in Ross, Meek, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz to name a couple... however there are tracks such as Church, All That, and Celebration that just talk about really enjoying life. Game did a perfect job with this album, by combining some new direction with some RED ALBUM anger. Expand
  3. Aug 11, 2013
    There are some real highs on Jesus Piece (See No Evil and Ail Bomaye). But the rest of the album is forgettable. Those highs, however, are good enough to raise the album to a 9. Expand
  4. Dec 19, 2012
    This is a real decent album, it's defiantly better than the Red album, but not better than documentry or the doctor's advocate. Two of my favorite songs on the album is Pray and See No Evil Expand
  5. Dec 20, 2012
    If you can put up with Game's annoying name dropping of namely Nas and Jay Z way too many times and the somewhat redundant theme you may find this pleasurable like I did. I can't help but to think though with this edgy title we still don't get any real depth. Expand
  6. Dec 12, 2012
    Game's worst album to me (either that or LAX), yet it's still quite good. Tracks like "Celebration" and "I Remember" are downright awful and should have never seen the light of day, while tracks like "Dead People" and "Holy Water" were misplaced and should've been on the standard edition. Other than that though, tracks like "Name Me King", "Jesus Piece", and "See No Evil" are quite good. While this album is a parade of guests, Game makes it work with good production and lyrics. Not close to being the album of the year, but still good enough to be considered a quality release. Expand
  7. Jan 4, 2013
    One of the worst hip-hop albums this year. Lyrically, this album's trash, and Game name drops more than the white pages. The production is alright, but nowhere near good enough to save the album. And the features.... Tyga, Lil Wayne? Come on. Ali Bomaye stands as the only song on this album which is at least half decent, just grab that and steer clear of the rest. It's sad to see Game sliding further downhill with each new album.

    PS. The amount of dick-riders giving this album high reviews is ridiculous. Jake13 I'm looking at you.

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