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Lyfe Jennings (born Chester Jennings in Toledo, Ohio) is an African American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, record producer, and instrumentalist. He plays the guitar, bass, and piano which he integrates into his music.

Jennings began singing at a young age in a Toledo church choir. He later joined a group called The Dotsons with two of his cousins and his older brother, Jay. The group separated in the early 1990s, and Jennings rediscovered music and started a music program at an Ohio prison where he was serving a ten-year sentence on an arson-related charge. He has cited Erykah Badu’s 1997 album Baduizm as one of the reasons for his rediscovery. Jennings was released from prison in December 2002 and started to pursue a solo career in music. In January 2003, he performed in Harlem at the Showtime at The Apollo. The same year, he also independently released his first EP, What Is Love. To further pursue his career, Jennings moved to New York City where he performed at rapper Nelly’s concert at Radio City Music Hall, at an NAACP convention where he performed an original song called “Thank God for the NAACP”, and at the Cafeteria in Chelsea, Manhattan during the blackout on August 14. He signed with Columbia Records and released his debut album Lyfe 268-192 (268-192 was his inmate number) in August 2004.


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  • chriss3008

    Nice new album.

    18 Oct 2013 Reply
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  • jeanannrollic

    Love this song

    20 Apr 2013 Reply
  • chriss3008

    Statistcs ♥

    24 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Rayydaa

    Fantasia has this AMAZING new song Lose to Win ! Worth a listen.

    6 Feb 2013 Reply
  • TheBrandyBoy

    Must Be Nice ♥

    27 Dec 2012 Reply
  • TheBrandyBoy

    S.E.X. ♥

    27 Jul 2012 Reply
  • gendervariant

    Welcome Home

    14 Mar 2012 Reply
  • dpbaul

    Lyfe is out, everyone!! View the newest footage:

    10 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Last_November

    Can't wait for this man to get out. He said his last album was his last but I hope he gives us MORE. #REalMusic

    30 Dec 2011 Reply
  • blustarent

    Love me some Lyfe jennings. ever since his first album's nice for people to come in the industry and make nothing but positive music. i always wanted to meet him or see him in concert for being such an inspiration for me. I loved his first 3 albums i didn't care for the recent one "still believe" though.

    5 Dec 2011 Reply
  • MsTasha29

    I’ve been down with Lyfe music since the very beginning. He is truly an amazing artist and his music is from the heart. He is very soulful and it could have been worse, Let's Stay Together, Radio, Cry are just a few of my favorite songs from this man. However, I LOVE is last album I Still Believe........

    31 Jul 2011 Reply
  • tinymami

    It could be worse, haters, still here, so real, let's do this right( fav of all time),Greedy(must hear). Never never land, Goodbye, I could go on foreva, 4real!!! Lol, just to think that we as a society looked past this type of talent and sat behind bars for 10 yrs is so sad to me....I guess if ppl keep telling u ur nothing all ur life u actaully start to believe it. So many out there like him....we just need a better way to reach all of them!! Love u Lyfe Jenning, more than words can eva say!!! Lol, n that's plenty!!!

    28 Jun 2011 Reply
  • tinymami

    This Man is AMAZING!! With all that other bullshit their try to shove down our thoarts this man always speaks truth!!! I've loved this man from the first time I heard must be nice. No one out there right now that can a hold a mf candle to this brotha!! Lyfe u have brought me thur so many bad times in my life n I love u for it always!! Fan for life on this end!! God bless n keep doing ur thing baby!! :)

    28 Jun 2011 Reply
  • jlegend369

    I can't wait until he gets out again...

    30 Apr 2011 Reply
  • msdria

    he has a great perspective ,you cant find that in many men now,.

    5 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Metalhead_123

    This man has some deep and powerful lyrics. Not an R&B fan but he is GOOD

    6 Mar 2011 Reply
  • mhunke

    Lyfe 268-192 is some unique, classic shit

    15 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Betterdayz502

    There is no single song on Lyfe 268-192 I haven't listened to more than 50 times......

    19 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Betterdayz502

    Damn I might have to put I Still Believe above Lyfe Change.Album is crazy.

    2 Nov 2010 Reply
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