We first had the pleasure of working with rap royalty GAME back in 2011, prior to the release of his chart topping fourth album R.E.D. GAME‘s shoot with us received global media attention and got GAME in some trouble with the LAPD due to a social media mishap. More recently, FAULT had the honour of being invited to GAME’s home this past Fall to speak to the Compton MC about the making of his fifth album, Jesus Piece. We learned first hand that when it comes to GAME, you should definitely expect the unexpected…
You are about to release your fifth album. Can you tell us how you settled on the name Jesus Piece?
Throughout the writing and recording of the new album, one song remained true – that being ‘Jesus Piece’. The transition/transferring from a track title to the main album title was a natural progression. So we took the song and ran with it, and that’s where the theme concept derived from. Everyone living under one God. It was a creative process: the streets and music all coming together.
This album sounds like a very personal journey for you. What made you decide at this point in your life and career to explore and share that spiritual side of yourself with your fans? Religion to most is such a personal thing.
To me religion and beliefs are a public thing. It’s all about people becoming closer to God and dealing with religion without judgement. I’m not coming from a ‘holier than thou’ position with the album. Look at prison inmates, for example. 99%, if you asked them, believe in God, despite the fact that they know that they are viewed by most as being beyond redemption. But there is hope for everyone in life, that is Jesus’s message. I’m not afraid of my love for God. At the end of the day, I was like “fuck it ,this is what I want to do with the album!”
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