About Rhymefest

As an Artist, Humanitarian and Political Practitioner, Che (Rhymefest) bridges the intersections of HipHop, Community Advocacy & Legislation. The recipient of multiple Grammy awards for co- writing the Kanye West breakout smash “Jesus Walks” as well as Common and John Legends Oscar & Golden Globe winning song “Glory,” Rhymefest continues to expand his gifts beyond the borders of music.
  • In 2023 Che became a Pritzker Axlerod Fellow, at the University Of Chicago’s IOP (Institute Of Politics). He lead several seminars unpacking a term he coined “Cultural Currency” how to leverage art and culture for social and political justice.
  • His newest music project- is a collaboration with Golden State Entertainment (GSE)- titled James & Nikki”(A Conversation). Rhymefest splices together a 1971 interview between James Baldwin & Nikki Giovanni with contemporary beats, rhymes and a host of featured women M.C’s. woven in between.
  • Rhymefest is the Co-founder of the nonprofit Org “Art Of Culture”. A.O.C.’s mission is to curate experiences that celebrate, unify and strengthen communities through the power of Nature, Culture and Art. A.O.C. programs and supports multiple school/art programs throughout the African diaspora.
  • The subject of the Showtime/ Break Thru films documentary- “In My Father’s House”, Rhymefest purchased the childhood home of his estranged Father only to find that he’d been homeless for most of Che’s life, Rhymefest embarked on a journey to reconnect and redeem their relationship. This on screen appearance lead to Che’s first acting debut in the Emilio Estevez written and directed film “The Public” starring alongside Gabriel Union, Michael K. Williams, Jeffrey Wright, Alec Baldwin and Emilio Estavez. He was also a central character in the Kanye West, Netflix documentary “Jeen-Yus”