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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Raheem DeVaughn, Rhymefest Team Up for "Final Call (Saviors Day)"

Jordan Davis, Trayvon Martin inspired the Love King's new song.

Albums That Probably Wouldn't Exist Without The College Dropout

As Kanye West's debut turns 10, we celebrate its influence.

Surprising Post-Rap Careers

MC Serch is back, but this time with a daytime talk show, and more interesting twists in rappers' careers.

Kanye West Preps "Got Bars" Program for Chicago Youth

West announces new 10-week music program.

Waka Flocka Flame to Promote Non-Violence in Chicago

Atlanta rapper to give Chi-town concert as first stop in an anti-violence campaign.

Seven Shot at Rap Album Release Party in Chicago

Violence erupts at nightclub where rapper Lil Mouse was performing.
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