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

Game is a tragic figure under the care of a pastor who has failed to present him with biblical Christianity. “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 … [Read more...]