Edd’s MANtra: Say It Ain’t So

Lyfe Jennings, one of my absolute favorite artists of the past couple years, is in big trouble. He’s facing felony charges after firing a gun and leading Georgia police on a car chase.

According to TMZ, police responded to gunshots Sunday evening. They then spotted Lyfe, born Chester J. Jennings, leaving the scene in his Corvette. He was arrested and charged with attempting to elude and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, which are both felonies. He also faces misdemeanor charges of criminal trespass, discharging a firearm near a public highway and refusal to take a sobriety test.

Lyfe is no stranger to trouble. He served about 10 years in prison for an arson charge back in the early ’90s.

The news greatly saddened me. Unlike most of today’s wannabe drug kingpin rappers whose only brush with the law has been failing to pay a parking ticket, Lyfe served hard time but never bragged about it. He never talked about how many people he killed or how tough he is – instead, he used his music to educate the listener on topics like safe sex, monogamy and family. It’s really sad to see him get pulled back into drama.

Keep your head up, Lyfe.

Check out this clip of his latest video, “Will I Ever.” It’s one of my favorite songs from his latest album, Lyfe Change.

Will I Ever


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