A man, a boy and a dream. Hailing from South Central Los Angeles, Kajmir Kwest’s beginning’s shaped what would soon become the rhythm to the beat featured on his recent 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. Often carrying a genuine smile and a warm hello, his demeanor overpowers the pain, the heartache and the struggle of his yesteryears.
From the beginning, Kwest’s identity was challenged after being birthed into a tumultuous relationship between a homosexual man and a lesbian woman who mistook the other for the opposite sex. Learning of his father’s being didn’t come until 12 years old, as he was absent during Kwest’s formative years. Some would view his very existence as a grave mistake, but Kwest would soon learn about destiny and it’s purpose in his own story.
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