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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.
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Celebration
Get high, get high, get high, get high, get high Westside, westside, westside, westside, westside Young Mula baby We havin' a celebration, love to... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. The Source
    Feb 21, 2013
    90
    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
    80
    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
    70
    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
    63
    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
    60
    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. Entertainment Weekly
    Dec 12, 2012
    50
    Jesus Piece can't even make the playoff, thanks to Game's airless delivery. [14 Dec 2012, p.72]
  7. Jan 7, 2013
    50
    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: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Dec 19, 2012
    10
    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,
    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*
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  2. Dec 12, 2012
    10
    Album of the year folks. Not as good as Documentary or Doctor's Advocate, but its on the same level on LAX, higher or lower at times, justAlbum of the year folks. Not as good as Documentary or Doctor's Advocate, but its on the same level on LAX, higher or lower at times, just gotta give it time. This is a dope album not as good as his frost 2 but not so far off either. Game is a LEGENDARY rapper, and a dope lyricist. Hes gonna be in the top 10 rappers that ever walked on the face of this earth. But anyways my review is 8-9/10, i gave it a 10 on this site because im a Game stan haha. Thats the Standard, the Deluxe is a 7-8/10. I predict it will sell 140-160k in first week in US. Game you are a awesome artist, but you do have a lot of feature but in this album they pay off unlike RED (which is a 7/10 for me). Very impressed Game, RESPECT for Australia! Expand
  3. Dec 20, 2012
    9
    Jesus Piece is what The RED album should have been. This album is lyrically better than his last two albums and perhaps as good if not betterJesus Piece is what The RED album should have been. This album is lyrically better than his last two albums and perhaps as good if not better than his first two. Jesus Piece although full of features, is a well balanced concept album. Unlike in his last album, not one artist on this album outshines The Game. Jesus Piece is to Game what Black Album is to Jay-z. If he were to retire now, he finished strong. The Game shows his lyrical ability on all tracks with substance and a deeply rooted thought process. Expect it to be Grammy Nominated in 2014 for Rap Album of the Year award. Its time to start mentioning this man more often. As Hip Hop fans we must admit that this album puts The Game back in the lyricists list. Congrats to The Game for what to me is his best album. Expand
  4. Jan 23, 2013
    8
    really good album, beats are fantastic, lyrics ok - lil too much "i am rich"-talk which is annoying in my opinion, some featureguest suck -really good album, beats are fantastic, lyrics ok - lil too much "i am rich"-talk which is annoying in my opinion, some featureguest suck - but thats the proble with most rap-albums inowadays, they think people buy it like crazy if they put wayne and ross on it... Expand
  5. Dec 12, 2012
    7
    Impressed. I went into this album thinking it was going to be garbage due to Celebration, but the album is surprisingly very good. TheImpressed. I went into this album thinking it was going to be garbage due to Celebration, but the album is surprisingly very good. The features are good (amazing performances from Kendrick, Pusha T, Common, and J. Cole). Games lyrical skills have also seemed to have developed with this album too. And the beats are amazing. All tracks are worth a listen.... except Celebration. Expand
  6. Dec 20, 2012
    7
    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 findIf 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
  7. Jan 4, 2013
    1
    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 isOne 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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