Real Talk with Lyfe Jennings on His New Album, Monogamy, Stripper Worship in R&B

At a time when most grown folks think R&B is dead—and the lines between crooner and rapper become increasingly blurred—one man who still believes in making music from the heart is Lyfe Jennings. In 2004, the singer (born Chester Jermaine Jennings) left behind a tumultuous past, which included a 10-year stint in jail for arson, and turned to music with his album Lyfe 268-192. Gruff and streetwise but with a marked redemptive quality—the album title comes from his inmate number—he was equal parts bad boy and seducer.

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