Rapper A native of Chicago, Rhymefest (born Che Smith) is best known for co-writing Kanye West’s Grammy-winning hit “Jesus Walks.” He released his first of two albums in 2006, and has appeared on a number of television shows and series, including the 2006 BET Hip Hop Awards where he dropped a verse in the cypher.  A man of the people, the potent lyricist also ran for Chicago’s 20th ward alderman in 2011.

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