Rhymefest

Rhymefest

Biography

The Chicago, IL-based Rhymefest (born Che Smith) first gained national attention as the co-songwriter of Kanye West's Grammy-winning "Jesus Walks." His association with West actually went back several years prior; the MC's independently released Raw Dawg, issued in 2001, was produced entirely by a pre-fame West. Later signed to Mark Ronson's J-distributed Allido label, Rhymefest put together Blue Collar for a March 2006 release date. Its first single, "Brand New," also featured production work from West, as well as extensive assistance from No I.D. (Common, G-Unit). Nearly four years later, after inking a new deal with the dN|Be label, Rhymefest issued his EMI-distributed follow-up, El Che. The album featured guest contributions from Phonte, Darien Brockington, and Saigon.

Discography

Rhymefest - Blue Collar

Rhymefest - Blue Collar

J Records, All I Do Records 2006
Rhymefest - Man In The Mirror

Rhymefest - Man In The Mirror

Plugg City 2008
Rhymefest - Dangerous: 5-18

Rhymefest - Dangerous: 5-18

Not On Label 2010
Rhymefest - El Che

Rhymefest - El Che

dNBe Entertainment 2010

Guest Appearances

E.C Illa - Power Moves
  • Old School Tactics

E.C Illa - Power Moves

Cargo Records, Wicked Entertainment 1997
E.C. Illa - Natural Born Illa
  • Sik Flows

E.C. Illa - Natural Born Illa

A-List Audio 2001
J.U.I.C.E. & DJ Risky Bizness - 100% J.U.I.C.E.
  • How We Chill Part 2

J.U.I.C.E. & DJ Risky Bizness - 100% J.U.I.C.E.

Ground Control 2001
Molemen - Below The Ground / Buried Alive
  • How We Chill

Molemen - Below The Ground / Buried Alive

Molemen Records 2003
Mark Ronson - Here Comes The Fuzz
  • Bout To Get Ugly

Mark Ronson - Here Comes The Fuzz

Elektra 2003
M-Eighty - The 11th Hour
  • Victory

M-Eighty - The 11th Hour

Holy Toledo Productions 2004
Consequence - Take 'Em To The Cleaners
  • Yard 2 Yard

Consequence - Take 'Em To The Cleaners

Sure Shot Recordings 2004
Kanye West - Late Registration
  • We Can Make It Better

Kanye West - Late Registration

Roc-A-Fella Records 2005
Molemen - Chicago City Limits Vol. 2 - Instrumentals
  • Sleep (Instrumental)

Molemen - Chicago City Limits Vol. 2 - Instrumentals

Molemen Records 2006
Molemen - Killing Fields
  • Provin'em Wrong

Molemen - Killing Fields

Molemen 2006
Teefa - G.A.W. (Grown A$$ Woman)
  • Almost

Teefa - G.A.W. (Grown A$$ Woman)

Diverse City, GAW Entertainment 2007
DJ Jazzy Jeff - The Return Of The Magnificent
  • Jeff N Fess

DJ Jazzy Jeff - The Return Of The Magnificent

Rapster Records 2007
Cap D - Return Of The Renegade
  • Destiny

Cap D - Return Of The Renegade

All Natural Inc. 2007
Little Brother - ...And Justus For All
  • Do It To Death

Little Brother - ...And Justus For All

Hall Of Justus 2007
Promise - More Than Music
  • Brotherhood

Promise - More Than Music

Not On Label 2008
Naledge - Chicago Picasso
  • Focus

Naledge - Chicago Picasso

Vision, Duck Down Music Inc. 2009
Slique - Rhythm & Ghetto Soul
  • Girl It's Not Your Fault

Slique - Rhythm & Ghetto Soul

Rose Hip Records 2009
Mick Boogie & Peter Bjorn And John - Re-Living Thing
  • Nothing To Worry About

Mick Boogie & Peter Bjorn And John - Re-Living Thing

Not On Label 2009
Black Sheep - From The Black Pool Of Genius
  • Power To The Pih-Poh

Black Sheep - From The Black Pool Of Genius

Not On Label 2010
Nottz Raw & Asher Roth - The Rawth EP
  • Coming And Going

Nottz Raw & Asher Roth - The Rawth EP

Raw Koncept, School Boy Records 2010
Sadat X - Wild Cowboys II
  • Roll That

Sadat X - Wild Cowboys II

Fat Beats 2010
Skyzoo & !llmind - Live From The Tape Deck
  • Understanding Riley

Skyzoo & !llmind - Live From The Tape Deck

Duck Down 2010
J. Rawls - The Hip-Hop Affect
  • Just Rhymin' With Fest

J. Rawls - The Hip-Hop Affect

Greenstreets 2011
Vakill - Armor Of God
  • Beast Ballad

Vakill - Armor Of God

Molemen 2011
Strange Fruit Project - A Dreamer's Journey
  • Big Time

Strange Fruit Project - A Dreamer's Journey

Spilt Milk Da Label 2011
Double A.B. & Dub Sonata - Media Shower
  • Media Shower

Double A.B. & Dub Sonata - Media Shower

Man Bites Dog Records 2012
Scott Knoxx - Take Off
  • Make The Sound

Scott Knoxx - Take Off

Xtra Entertainment 2014
Sadat X - Agua
  • Imagine

Sadat X - Agua

Tommy Boy 2016

Compilations

Molemen - Ritual Of The...
  • Keep The Fame (Remix 01')

Molemen - Ritual Of The...

Molemen 2001
Panik - Vinyl Edition Instrumentals
  • Keep The Fame (Instrumental)

Panik - Vinyl Edition Instrumentals

Molemen Records 2003
Molemen - Ritual Of The... Revisited And Remastered
  • Keep The Fame

Molemen - Ritual Of The... Revisited And Remastered

Molemen 2004
Percee P - Now And Then
  • Keep The Fame

Percee P - Now And Then

Not On Label 2004
Ol' Dirty Bastard - The Osirus Mixtape
  • Dirty Dirty

Ol' Dirty Bastard - The Osirus Mixtape

JC Records 2004
Pack FM - Featured Material, Vol. 3
  • WNYU Cypher

Pack FM - Featured Material, Vol. 3

QN5 Music 2004
4-Dog & Shadowkat Nightson Present Black Venom Saga
  • Emotions

Various - 4-Dog & Shadowkat Nightson Present Black Venom Saga

Krystal Denn, Nightson Records 2005
Talib Kweli - Kweli: Confidential - The Best Of Talib Kweli
  • We Can Make It Better

Talib Kweli - Kweli: Confidential - The Best Of Talib Kweli

Not On Label 2005
Percee P - Legendary Status
  • Keep The Fame

Percee P - Legendary Status

Not On Label 2005
Various - Molemen Inc. Presents Chicago City Limits Vol. 2
  • Sleep

Various - Molemen Inc. Presents Chicago City Limits Vol. 2

Molemen 2006
Tom Middleton - The Trip 2 - Navigated By Tom Middleton
  • Alpha Beta Gaga (Mark Ronson Remix)

Tom Middleton - The Trip 2 - Navigated By Tom Middleton

Family Recordings 2006
Playalitical & Dj Chonz - Catch The Buzz 3
  • Freestyle #2

Playalitical & Dj Chonz - Catch The Buzz 3

Illuminated Entertainment Group 2009
Ol' Dirty Bastard - Eternal Legend Mixtape
  • Dirty Dirty

Ol' Dirty Bastard - Eternal Legend Mixtape

Wargram 2011