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Lyfe Jennings

Not that he'd wish it on anyone, but it was during his ten-year sentence in prison that Lyfe Jennings developed his honest sound, thanks to isolation and Erykah Badu. It was an arson charge that put the Toledo, Ohio native in prison. His musical aspirations started in the church choir and grew in the Dotsons, a teenaged group that Lyfe formed with his brother and a couple cousins. Prison made his music deeper, according to Lyfe, and when a copy of Erykah Badu's Baduizm ended up in his cell in 1997, he was inspired and had the feeling that this introspective edge to his music was worth developing.

Two days after his December 2002 release from prison, he was recording a four-song demo CD. The day after that, he was performing live in a club. He had only a month of freedom before he was on-stage at the famous Apollo. He was booed when he walked on-stage with an acoustic guitar, but when the Apollo audience heard his gritty falsetto and lyrical songwriting, they were swayed -- swayed to the tune of five amateur-night victories in a row. Lyfe figures he sold 1,000 copies of his four-song demo CD during his Apollo "residency." That, along with a ton of calls from promoters and record label execs on his answering machine back in Ohio, influenced Lyfe to move to New York City and pursue a major-label deal. Columbia had the right offer and released his debut, Lyfe 268-192 (his inmate number), in August 2004. A year after its original release, the album was reissued with a new version of "Hypothetically" featuring American Idol winner Fantasia added as a bonus track.

The more hip-hop-oriented follow-up The Phoenix arrived in August 2006, with Three 6 Mafia and Young Buck making guest appearances. For Lyfe Change -- released in April 2008, featured a handful of new production associates as well as a verse from T.I. Jennings -- he moved to Warner Bros. and began working on another album, tentatively titled Sooner or Later, which he stated would be his last. It finally appeared in August 2010 as I Still Believe and featured guest spots from Bryan-Michael Cox, Warryn Campbell, Fabolous, Bobby Valentino, Ludacris, Anthony Hamilton, and Jazmine Sullivan. He did another prison stint for his actions in a 2008 domestic dispute and returned to music in October 2013 with Lucid, released on the Mass Appeal label. ~ David Jeffries, Rovi
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Comments

I was an arson charge but its the pass and we all have one great song
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Lyfe is my "problem solver" I simply listen to his music and I listen carefully and everything makes sense
Even when your hustling are gone, she'll be by your side still holding on... REAL SHYT
Thats wat im talk bout not much...... Damn
Must be Nice yes yes this is the song on some real s**t tho ;) REAL MUSIC ♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥
even when your hurt take it as growing pain :-)
When you got somebody good you better hold on to them!!!
This song actually speaks to you
Lyfe Jennings is a wonderful artist. Despite his circumstance s he over came them and pressed on. He is an inspiration for those that may believe there is no hope. I recently had the pleasure of attending his concert and he sounds just as good live as he does on wax. May God continue to bless and guide him. Remember everyone has a past but it doesnt always mean it has to stunt your future. Have a blessed day.
One of the best albums in my eyes.
Lyfe Jennings Must Be Nice this song is the jam tho and it never gets old ♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡
Simply love him and his music it makes me feel some type of way and he is so deep
Love him he help me along the way WEN I thought all hope was gone
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My favorite
Yesssssssss bish Yessssssssss
must be nice.....
JUST REAL!
This is my JAM!!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
This is my type of music ♡
Hell yea
sabrinatucke r 7 3
The best
I love this men music Lyfe Jennings n Rochelle
Love everytime
marlapatton1 7 0 1
I never get tired of hearing of this song. Must be NIce!
Good
babyboysmith . j d s
Please don't say goodbye baby
babyboysmith . j d s
Yeah and you're supposed to stay real and stick by her side that's what we said we would do not go sneaking off between behind each others back we said we were too old for that s*** remember what hurts most is I miss your birthday
Now this is real music...love you
I love his music his words are deep and real keep the good work up Lyfe Jennings
Nobody appreciates women like us...
His voice is so soothing and soulful. We definitely need more artist like him. Very talented brother keep the music coming!
natia.p.youn g
First of all it's not women's..sec o n d of all he did not hit anyone. Get your facts together before making comments. He fired a weapon in the air. Anyway..I love his music. Keep it coming!!!
Absolutely love his story and his music. Everyone has a past or flaws and no one knows the true story about the domestic charge but he her and the lord. Who are we to judge? Please come out with new music!!!
Lyfe a good singer but he needs to keep his hands off women's
babyboysmith . j d s
This song is about me!!!
msmocha67
I'm so inspired by his story. He really started from the bottom. Keep on giving us this awesome music, Lyfe. Love ya
It's unbelievable remarkable song
One true song for Sandra
Lyfe you need to make a new album your lyrics is so real. You need to show these new artist REAL music
My sob is incarcerated by our crooked system. Your music has allowed me to cry, find hope, and heal during the most hurt Ive ever had. Thank you for sharing your talent.
I like. You
Lyfe is my Life i listen to him day and night...If i had it my way i would it into church program's
Omg please bring that next album out
Luv this song, need more songs like this in the world!! Less drugs and money and booty and more meaning!!
HI DO HAVE A GIRL FRINDE HOW OLD ARE YOU TONIGHT TILL ME K
True song
IF YOU HAVE $40 OR MORE AND WANT TO MAKE SOME EXTRA LEGIT CASH TODAY TEXT 708.872.5852 NOW!!!
Rip Lala u did those vocals. Which we could have heard more. Talent taken to soon!
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