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Rhymefest Wants To Help Chicago Residents Combat Gun Violence

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 10.10.2016 | Black Voices

After experiencing a life-threatening robbery at gun point in September in Chicago, Illinois, Rhymefest has decided to take action against violence in...

Rapper Rhymefest Says Cops Ignored Him After Being Robbed At Gunpoint

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.30.2016 | Black Voices

“You got $3 from me. I could have easily helped you get a job.." Rapper @RHYMEFEST to man who robbed him at gunpoint— Caro...

My Life Is a Poem

Poetry Foundation | Posted 08.05.2016 | Home
Poetry Foundation

By Rhymefest Chicago is a poem written by Edgar Allan Poe. It is beautifully tragic, with its political corruption, murder, suspense, segregation, ...

Five Years of The Interview Show -- The Highlights

Mark Bazer | Posted 04.09.2013 | Comedy
Mark Bazer

The Interview Show, which I host at The Hideout (in Chicago) and Union Hall (in Brooklyn), celebrated its fifth anniversary on Feb. 1.

Rhymefest Finds His Dad In Homeless Shelter After 24 Years Apart

Posted 01.15.2013 | Chicago

Story by Wendell Hutson, courtesy Chicago: CHATHAM — The last time Che "Rhymefest" Smith saw his dad, the Grammy-winning rapper was 1...

Twitter Wars: Does Rapper Chief Keef Provide Free Advertising for Private Prisons?

Tanya Jo Miller | Posted 11.11.2012 | Entertainment
Tanya Jo Miller

One hundred and forty characters provide a powerful weapon in the hands of 17-year-old Chicago rapper Chief Keef. But then again, so does his music.

WATCH: Why Did This Never Air On TV?

Posted 11.14.2011 | Comedy

Dear Comedy Central: Why did you never air "Alligator Boots"?! In this video discovered by The Vine, we take an extensive look behind the scenes at...

Rhymefest Won't Demand Recount, Conceding Defeat

Posted 06.09.2011 | Chicago

The City Council dreams of a Grammy Award-winning rapper appear to be over, for now at least. Rhymefest announced Friday morning on Twitter that hi...

The Hottest Runoff Races: Barrages Of Early Votes In Some Wards

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After a hotly contested November general election, and an equally aggressive citywide election this February, Chicagoans could be forgiven for having ...

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...

City Council Upheaval: Fourteen Aldermanic Races Headed For Runoffs

The Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The City Council was sure to see some serious upheaval this election cycle, and the competitiveness of the fights for alderman is showing in tonight...

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...

Chico Predicts A Runoff, Rahm Returns Jimmy John's Donations

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With an election just around the corner, the candidates will not be taking much time off this weekend. Campaign schedules are looking packed for Satur...

Aldermanic Candidate Che "Rhymefest" Smith on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

The rapper and Chicago aldermanic candidate stopped by The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer at The Hideout, to discuss his campaign, his message and his past.

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...

WATCH: Rhymefest Breaks Down The Art Of Freestyling

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

We wanted to interview an expert on freestyling, someone we can dive into the brain with and attempt to break down the creative and technical process ...

Rhymefest on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

In his second appearance on The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer, the rapper Rhymefest performs and discusses his upcoming album, El Che, and much more.

Wal-Mart's Chicago Push Gets Hip-Hop Backing (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Supporters of Wal-Mart's controversial bid to open a second Chicago store, at 83rd at Stewart in Chatham, now have starpower on their side. Chicago h...

Rhymefest at The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Hip-hop artist Rhymefest appeared on The Interview Show, the monthly talk show I host at the Hideout in Chicago, earlier this year. With Rhymefest ret...