Rhymefest

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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Watch: Rhymefest Talks Meeting Kanye West in New Documentary

We've got a first look at In My Father's House.

Movies: First Look at In My Father's House

The doc on Rhymefest premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival. (3/26/2015)

Songs Inspired by the Civil Rights Movement

"Glory," "Respect" and more tunes for the fight for equality.

Musicians Who Ran for Political Office

2 Chainz for mayor? We might vote for that. As the rapper considers his candidacy, check out other music stars who've run.

Kanye West Makes Surprise Homecoming in Chicago

Yeezy blesses inaugural AAHH! Fest stage alongside Common to support Chi Town's youth employment initiatives.

Poison Pen: When Ghostwriters Strike

Memphis Bleek and Nicki Minaj aren't saying anything new. No matter the real story, we aren't surprised: Ghostwriters (and ghost-producers) have been a part of the music industry since the beginning. Click on for a rundown of just some of the coun...
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