Jerry Thompson (Chandler, Arizona)

A man, a boy, and a dream, hailing from South Central Los Angeles, Kajmir Kwest’s beginnings shaped what would soon become the rhythm to the best featured on his latest release, Elevator. Born as Jerry Lee Thompson, Jr, Kwest’s quest to find his voice as a Christian rapper didn’t start as smooth and straight as it would appear to a bystander. He began his journey in hip-hop in the secular realm, sharing stages with known rap artists. While the notoriety felt affirming, his desire to reach new audiences was solidified after signing to Elektra records. Before taking a two-year hiatus from music, Kwest decided that his life and gift of rap was best used for God. He released his first Christian rap album Remixed, Renewed, Remand, built on Romans 12:1-2. His desire was still growing to spread the message of Christ. His passion for ministering to the hearts of people in practical messages is apparent in his fifth project, Sleepwalking.

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