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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Chance the Rapper Boycotts Chiraq

Chicago native calls Spike Lee's film "exploitative and problematic.”

H.I.S.: Turning Point | Rhymefest: The Man Behind the Music

Rapper Rhymefest shares his truth. (7/17/2015)

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.
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