Lyfe Jennings performs in the WGCI "Coca-Cola Lounge" in Chicago.(photo by raymond boyd) 2010
||Chester Jermaine Jennings
June 3, 1973 |
||Toledo, Ohio, United States
||Singer-songwriter, record producer, instrumentalist
||guitar, bass, piano
||Warner Bros. Records, Asylum Records, Jesus Swings
||LaLa Brown, Nas, Three 6 Mafia, Young Buck, Bun B, Raekwon, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Lyfe Jennings (born Chester Jermaine Jennings on June 3, 1973) 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".
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 19.
Private life 
In 1992, Lyfe Jennings went to prison for arson. 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.
With his ex-manager Joy Bounds, Jennings has two sons, Elijah and Phoenix. He also has a daughter.
While imprisoned from September 2010- early 2012, his girlfriend Marquita Goings gave birth to their son Lyfe Michael Jennings on February 23, 2011.
Featured singles 
Guest appearances 
- 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)
- 2012: "All Around The World" (Brisco feat. Lyfe Jennings)
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