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Rhymefest Chicago Alderman

Kanye, Rhymefest Team Up For Youth Music Writing Program

Posted 07.29.2013 | Chicago

As Kanye West and Che "Rhymefest" Smith are teaming up for yet another project, this time it's Chicago youth who will be making the music. West an...

WATCH: Rhymefest Takes Flak Over Lyrics, But Wins Endorsements From Former Opponents

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

At first glance, last Tuesday's election results might look disappointing for Che "Rhymefest" Smith, the Grammy-winning rapper turned aldermanic candi...

Hip-Hop Grows Up: From The Music Of The Streets To The Halls Of Power?

The Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago’s hip-hop scene has always had a social conscience. Rappers like Common, Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco emerged to national prominence in part o...

Rhymefest Could Emerge Victorious In 20th Ward

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The award-winning rapper who wants to be a Chicago alderman looked down the block and counted up the boarded houses in this slice of t...

Rhymefest Launching Campaign With Lupe Fiasco Concert

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Che Smith, the rapper better known as Rhymefest who's running for 20th Ward alderman, is bringing in some star power to support his candidacy. Rhymef...

It's Official: Rhymefest Is Running For Alderman

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

At the Exclusively Yours Auto Spa in Washington Park on the South Side, Che Smith announced this morning that he was in for a career change. The rapp...

WATCH: Will Rapper Rhymefest Run For 20th Ward Alderman?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When an actor, musician or comedian decides to run for public office, they usually go big. But Chicago-based hip hop artist Rhymefest might be staying...