Even more than hip-hop, religion has always been an integral part of music. However, as the rap game has evolved, most bars which have a religious theme seem to revolve around the flashy Jesus piece hanging around the necks of every MC today. Wale has noticed this and decided to give Jesus a “Golden Salvation”.
One of the more though provoking tracks from The Gifted, “Golden Salvation (Jesus Piece)” really questions the role of religion in most rap music today. Instead of knowing the story of Jesus or truly praying for his salvation, some people seem to think it is enough to just hang Jesus’ face around their necks to praise him. Well Wale disagrees and “Golden Salvation (Jesus Piece)” serves as his wake-up call to everyone else not tuned in.
Watch the official video for “Golden Salvation (Jesus Piece)” below.