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Officially F.A.D.E.D. Interview

Tweet I sat down with Officially Faded ( and did an interview where we discussed: (1) How disenchantment in the industry produced “El Che” (2) Who I collaborated with. (3) What else is happening this year besides releasing my sophomore album, including a new group. (4) Chicago Vs. New York vs. Southern Rappers (5) Why […]

The Day of The Showcase – SXSW

Tweet If you enjoyed “Crack the Code” with me and Skyzoo, then that means that you are a fan of Ruby’s Closed Session. While in Austin, TX, I worked with Aleon Craft @AleonCraft on a new joint for another Closed Session. Here is a sneak peak: Virgil Solis snapped some pics in the Mansion. […]

Preparing for Showcase

Tweet Virgil Solis snapped this picture of me and DJ RTC getting ready for our SXSW show.

Rhymefest & DJ Enuff – Freestyle + Interview

Tweet Photo by Virgil Solis I sat down with DJ Enuff and opened up with a freestyle. Check it out.

Rhymefest Records At The Historic Baseline Studios

Tweet Photo by Virgil Solis Video directed by Konee Rok I ran into some challenges while recording at the historic Baseline Studios with Just Blaze.

Rhymefest Interview w/

Tweet Photo by Virgil Solis I sat down with to discuss “El Che,” the rappers who’ve influenced me most and I even drop acapella from “City Is Fallen” one of the songs on “El Che.” 5/18/2010

The Source Magazine Interview: On Lyricism/Commercialism

Tweet I stopped by The Source Magazine recently, and they asked me about Wacka Flacka and his comments about lyrical rappers. Here is my response: You can check out the link here: Vibe also reported on it, and you can see the original comment made here: My album, El Che is coming 5/18/2010

Video: The Story Behind “Crack The Code”

Tweet Today we bring you the story behind the song, in this new Closed Sessions documentary. Check it out below to see how a chance meeting between Skyzoo and Rhymefest turned into a homage to America’s first and second cities set to music by K-Salaam and Beatnick. Closed Sessions Vol. 1 will be available for […]

New Song: Skyzoo & Rhymefest “Crack the Code”

Tweet Skyzoo and Rhymefest “Crack the Code” on RubyHornet & DJ RTC’s Closed Sessions Vol. 1 dropping on March 2nd. Click here to listen to the track on

Exodus 5.1 Video

Tweet Download the full song “Exodus 5.1” from “The Manual” Mixtape for free from the music page.


Che Smith is a revolutionary artist, writer, and activist. Popularly known as Rhymefest, the South Side Chicago native has been a trailblazer in music, television, and politics.