Rappers and Jesus Pieces

Jesus, the Notorious! Biggie was one of the first cats to rock a Jesus piece on his chest. His New York comrades, such as Jadakiss, Jay-Z and Nas, also let the holy figure dangle around their necks as well. But what may have started as an NYC thing began to migrate across the map to the West and nearly everywhere in between, with MCs revering the medallion via their lyrics. B.I.G. spit, “Cubans with the Jesus piece (thank you God) with my peeps” on “Hypnotize.” Kanye West would follow suit seven years later on Slum Village’s “Selfish,” saying, “From the Polo fleece to the Jesus piece/I got family in high places like Jesus’ niece.” ‘Ye even has his own black Jesus medallion for God sakes, pardon the pun. XXL takes a look back at all the MCs that have honored the God himself, through the years.— Mark Lelinwalla

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  • Dreamleader

    Another pointless article

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  • Gerv

    Funny being how a lot of theses rappers don’t even believe in Jesus and talk about nothing spiritual at all lol

    • jamesoshea91

      just cos you dont talk about it doesnt mean u dont believe. u dont alway have to go around talki about religion and being siritual in rap.

      • femi

        99% of them are illuminati and worship satan.
        they are just hypocrites

    • mac

      @gerv exactly wat i wus thinkin

    • Miracle

      just sayin but some actually believe that people wear a jesus piece to say they wear Jesus around their neck as if they killed and cut his head off sayin they are better then him not sayin I believe that but just thought it was a crazy thing to know

  • damnyou

    Spelled hypnotize wrong

  • damnyou

    Spelled hypnotize wrong

  • http://www.myspace.com/slotchmusic ms_spittuh

    I like Ghostface Killah’s piece. Now that shit was phat :)

  • magnetic

    The first rapper I saw rocking the piece was Ghostface, then I saw Biggie with one, then everyone else after. I personally think motherfuckers bit off Ghostface.

  • Justin

    Those were the days. Oh, let’s not forget the crosses! If they only knew the story behind it.

  • Thabo

    I remember Aaron Hall rocking a piece on his 93′ cover album “the truth”