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-minutes, 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. The album features Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright, poet J. Ivy, Soul Children of Chicago, BreevEazie, Armond WakeUp and Taelor Gray. Lemonade is available on Thanksgiving Day, November 26.
Audio: J.Kwest Lemonade Album
Audio: J.Kwest Album Stream
J.Kwest Lemonade track listing
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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You can Pre-order on iTunes Here.
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