Lyfe Jennings

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Lyfe Jennings
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Lyfe Jennings performs in the WGCI "Coca-Cola Lounge" in Chicago.(photo by raymond boyd) 2010
Background information
Birth name Chester Jermaine Jennings
Born (1978-06-03) June 3, 1978 (age 36)
Origin Toledo, Oh, United States
Genres R&B, soul
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, record producer, instrumentalist
Instruments guitar, bass, piano
Years active 2003–present
Labels Warner Bros. Records, Asylum Records, eOne Music
Associated acts Yolanda "La La" Brown, Nas, Three 6 Mafia, Young Buck, Bun B, Raekwon, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Lyfe Jennings (born Chester Jermaine Jennings on June 3, 1978)[1][2][3] is a platinum-selling American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, record producer, and instrumentalist. He plays the guitar, bass, and piano which he integrates into his music. The New York Times referred to him as a "socially minded R&B singer".[4]

His love for music led him to join a group that included two of his cousins and his older brother. After splitting, Lyfe continued his interest in music. As stated in the songs "Ghetto Superman" and "More Than A Girl" from The Phoenix, Lyfe lost his father at a young age. Lyfe went to prison for ten years at the age of 14.[5] Lyfe has stated via Twitter that his 6th studio album "Ten Years Later" will be released later in 2014.[6]

Private life[edit]

In 1992, Lyfe Jennings went to prison for arson.[4] As Jennings refers to many times in his music, he turned his life around while in prison. There, Jennings continued to write music and rekindle his faith in God. Jennings served a little over 10 years behind bars. The numbers "268-192" attached to the end of his debut album represent the identification number he was given while incarcerated. Then Lyfe appeared on Showtime at the Apollo.[4]

With his former-manager and ex fiancé Joy Bounds,[7][8] Jennings has two sons, Elijah Jennings and Phoenix Jennings. He also has a daughter with Anita Priestley, Liyah Jennings.

His youngest child, Lyfe Jennings, was born in 2011 with his 3rd children's mother.[9][10]


Studio albums[edit]


Featured singles[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

  • 2004: "Cold Outside" (Jin feat. Lyfe Jennings)
  • 2006: "Tell Tell Tell (Stop Snitchin)" (Project Pat feat. Mr. Bigg, Lyfe Jennings & Young Jeezy)
  • 2006: "It's My Time" (Rick Ross feat. Lyfe Jennings)
  • 2006: "People Get Ready" (Alicia Keys feat. Lyfe Jennings)
  • 2007: "Give Em Hell" (Talib Kweli feat. Coi Mattison & Lyfe Jennings)
  • 2007: "Buck the World" (Young Buck feat. Lyfe Jennings) off: Buck the World
  • 2008: "Hood Star" (Three 6 Mafia feat. Lyfe Jennings)
  • 2008: "Tryin' To Get Home" (Blood Raw feat. Lyfe Jennings)
  • 2008: "If I Die II Night" (Bun B feat. Lyfe Jennings & Young Buck)
  • 2009: "911" (Shawty Lo feat. Rick Ross, Bun B & Lyfe Jennings)
  • 2009: "Catalina" (Raekwon feat. Lyfe Jennings)
  • 2009: "See Me Shine" (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony feat. Lyfe Jennings, Phaedra & J Rush)
  • 2009: "Warriors" (Hussein Fatal feat. Lyfe Jennings) from Trouble Mixtape
  • 2010: "Make Way" (Trina feat. Lyfe Jennings)
  • 2012: "The Best Revenge" (Game feat. Lyfe Jennings & Denise Janae)[11]
  • 2012: "All Around The World" (Brisco feat. Lyfe Jennings)
  • 2013: "Bricks" (Wale feat. Lyfe Jennings and Yo Gotti)


  1. ^ AllMusic Biography. AllMusic Retrieved March 4, 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Lyfe Jennings iTunes Bio". Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ . Oxford Reference Retrieved March 4, 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ a b c Caramanica, Jon (June 17, 2008). "Ex-Convict Sings Odes to Street Life Strewn With Hope". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  5. ^ "Lyfe Jennings: Friday, Feb. 1, 9 p.m.". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  6. ^ a b
  7. ^ Langhorne, Cyrus (October 27, 2008). "Update: Lyfe Jennings' Ex Files Restraining Order, Details Altercation W/ Singer That Lead To Arrest". Sohh.Com. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  8. ^ 2.Joy Withdraws Restraining Order Against Lyfe Jennings
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  10. ^ Jailed Jennings Welcomes Son
  11. ^ "Game – California Republic Hosted by DJ Skee // Free Mixtape @". Retrieved 2012-04-22. 

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