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Lyfe Change is a personal testimony, every lyric a seed for the soul. With "Cops Up," a fast-paced love tale that'll move any crowd, and "Wild Wild Wild," written by Wyclef Jean, Lyfe Jennings says the hooks are catchy, the beats are hot and the lyrics are dope, but his heart is definitely with the ballads. "A lot of artists won't touch taboo subjects," he explains. On "It's Real," Lyfe tackles the AIDS epidemic, letting people know that just when they think they have it bad, there's someone out there dealing with something much worse. Lyfe shows that he can relate to his audience by discussing the things that everyone has experienced on one level or another.
Lyfe has definitely evolved and is ready to invoke positive change in everyone else. "I'm just trying to do something meaningful and classic; something that can be remade in 20 years."
And so the revolution of positive music continues.
Lamont Coleman; Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis; The Underdogs; Rich Keller; Steve Russell; Wyclef Jean; Lyfe Jennings
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The third effort from contemporary soulster Lyfe Jennings fits the mold of his previous releases in its mixture of thoughtful, introspective themes and sleek, urban contemporary sounds. Jennings recruits friends the Underdogs and Wyclef Jean (who collaborates on the Bob Marley-influenced "Wild, Wild, Wild") to craft the general vibe of LYFE CHANCE, but it's his show through and through.
There are a few unusual instances of Jennings upping the tempo, as on the catchy jam "Old School" (which features a guest appearance from Snoop Dogg), but for the most part the disc keeps it low and in the cut, with standouts like "Keep on Dreaming" and "Never Never Land" riding sweet mid-to-downtempo grooves. Consistent throughout is Jennings' lilting, soulful croon and reflective narration, making LYFE CHANCE one of the artist's strongest discs.
Vibe (p.68) - "Jennings' brutally honest verses are intact here....His music is still a vision of harsh beauty."
Lyfe JenningsThe revolution of positive music was bound to happen and Lyfe Jennings welcomes the change with open arms. With his authentic, soulful voice, innovative lyrical style and undeniable talent, Lyfe is ready to establish an even deeper connection with his fans and garner new ones with his latest effort.The platinum selling soul singer/songwriter/producer is poised for success with his anticipated album Lyfe Change. Highlights on the 14-track album include collaborations with Wyclef Jean, Snoop Dogg and T.I., as well as Grammy nominated producers, Jerry ?Wonda? Duplessis, The Underdogs and Rich Keller. ?I?m considered to be an R&B cat because I'm a soul singer, but I also enjoy rock, jazz, and all kinds of music,? Lyfe admits. ?I'm a musician. I'm not in a box. That?s what I hate about categories. People put you into one and dare you to come out!?Lyfe had fun making this album, experimenting with different genres and taking his time to craft a beautifully sonic, expressive album. ?My music has always been positive, touching people socially and emotionally,? he says. ?But I named this album Lyfe Change because this time I wanted to take it a step further and invoke people to make a change in their lives and in the lives of others. That's how we'll change the world, one life at a time.?
Change the Game (Intro)
Keep On Dreaming
Never Never Land
Brand New - (featuring T.I.)
You Think You've Got It Bad - (featuring Wyclef Jean)