2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Presented by: ChicagoMade


Thursday, March 17
12:00AM - 12:45AM

The Main
610 E 6th St


Che "Rhymefest" Smith is the quintessential renaissance man. As a writer, artist, activist, Political organizer and teacher, Che has cracked glass ceilings and shattered negative stereotypes about hip-hop.

In 2005, Rhymefest won a Grammy for co-writing the mega - hit "Jesus Walks" with his childhood friend Kanye West. In 2006 he released his critically acclaimed "Blue Collar" Album on Clive Davis's J-records.

In 2013 Che, Kanye and Che's wife Donnie Smith founded Donda's House. Donda's House is a non-profit premium Arts program that teaches youth 15-24 years old Health & Wellness techniques, Studio Etiquette & Creative Writing. Donda's House has served over 160 youth with free instruction and continues to be a force for creative change in Chicago.

In 2014 Rhymefest was nominated for a Grammy for his work on Kanye West's "Yeezus" album for the song "New Slaves."

In 2015 Rhymefest won a Critics Choice award, Gold...

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