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J.Kwest is an emcee; an Emmy-Award winning performer; a writer and contributor to the Huffington Post, and a pastor: truly one of the good guys in Chicago hip hop. He's also 1/2 of the group Verbal Kwest, and makes dope, refreshing music that is both inspiring and challenging … and fun.
J has been featured in Rolling Out and N'Digo magazines; on Dr. Maya Angelou's Oprah & Friends radio station and at the Children's Defense Fund; Urban Ministries International has named him "Living Black History." It's time you met him.
His upcoming album, Lemonade, is a 50-minute, 13-song storyboard about staying focused, and distractions; staying positive, and disappointments, and J's imagination of how to respond when life gives you lemons ... it is soulful, painful, funny, and — like any lemonade should be — refreshing.
1. That Cool Refreshing Intro
2. 15 Years Ago
3. How I Feel
4. Whatever Happened (feat. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.)
5. I Woke Up
6. Black Man (feat. Breeveazie)
7. Don't Push Me (feat. Soul Children of Chicago)
8. Liquor 'N Pills
9. LivStrong (feat. J Ivy)
10. Trivial Relations
11. Coming Up for Air
12. Still Alright
13. I Woke Up (Tye Hill Remix feat. Armond Wakeup & Taelor Gray)
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