Tuesday, September 04, 2012

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Lyfe Jennings

Artist:Lyfe Jennings f/Lala Brown
Album:Playlist:The Very Best Of Lyfe Jennings

Back in 2006, R & B singer songwriter Chester "Lyfe" Jennings was a big success story with his top 5 R & B hit S.E.X. He was able to climb the ladder of success after ten years in jail. Since then things haven't gone well and he's back in jail. He was born June 3, 1973 in Toledo, OH. He grew up singing in church and as a teen led The Dotsons which included his brother and two cousins. But in 1992, he was convicted of arson and spent ten years in jail. When he got out in 2002, he recorded a demo and started performing in clubs. A performance at the Apollo in New York got him a record deal with Columbia Records. His 2004 debut CD Lyfe 268-192 (his ID number in prison) did very well on the R & B chart and the single Must Be Nice reached #5 on the R & B Singles chart. His 2006 follow up CD The Phoenix did even better. It topped the R & B Album chart and reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 200. The single S.E.X. reached #3 on the R & B Singles chart. Despite the title, the song is a call for abstinence. The featured singer LaLa Brown was an up and coming R & B singer who was murdered along with her producer boyfriend JeTannue Clayborn in Oct. 2007. Jennings' 2008 CD Lyfe Change did not perform as well. There was no hit single and Jennings parted ways with Columbia and Jennings signed with Asylum Records. You can get all his Columbia hits on this budget comp. But there was an altercation with ex-girlfriend Joy Bounds (they have two kids) on Oct. 19, 2008. Jennings kicked in her door and fired shots. When police came, he led them on a high speed chase until he crashed his Corvette. Jennings pled guilty to eluding police and weapons charges and was sentenced to three years in prison Sept. 2010. He announced his retirement on Twitter. Jennings' CD I Still Believe was released Aug. 2010. He announced it was his final album as he wanted to spend more time with his kids but he would continue in the music business behind the scenes. We'll see what he does when he gets out of jail. He may change his mind. Obviously Lyfe Jennings is a talented guy but he has had a lot of problems. Here's the video for S.E.X. by Lyfe Jennings featuring LaLa Brown. This video is not on Youtube.
Lyfe Jennings - S.E.X. by ginuwine69

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