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Rhymefest


Driven by his motto, "true power is the power to empower others," Che "Rhymefest" Smith is a writer, artist, political organizer and teacher, shattering 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 "... See full bio »

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Known For

Half Nelson
Half Nelson Soundtrack
(2006)
Jarhead
Jarhead Soundtrack
(2005)
Four Brothers
Four Brothers Soundtrack
(2005)
Selma
Selma Soundtrack
(2014)

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 2016 Kickboxer: Vengeance (performer: "Crisis")
 2015 Glastonbury 2015 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Day 2: Part 2 (2015) ... (writer: "New Slaves", "Hold My Liquor")
 2015 Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special (TV Special) (writer: "Jesus Walks")
 2014 Selma (writer: "Glory" - as Che Smith)
 2014 Late Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kanye West/Russell Wilson (2014) ... (writer: "Jesus Walks" - uncredited)
 2013 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ben Affleck/Kanye West (2013) ... (writer: "New Slaves")
 2010/I Runaway (Short) (writer: "Gorgeous" - uncredited)
 2007 Entourage (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Gotcha! (2007) ... (performer: "Jeff N Fess")
 2006 Step Up (performer: "What Up!")
 2006 Take the Lead (performer: "These Days") / (writer: "These Days" - as Che Smith)
 2006 Half Nelson (performer: "Wanted") / (writer: "Wanted" - as C. Smith)
 2005 Jarhead (writer: "Jesus Walks" (Instrumental))
 2005 Dave Chappelle's Block Party (Documentary) (writer: "Jesus Walks" - as C. Smith)
 2005 Four Brothers ("JESUS WALKS")
 2005 The 47th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Jesus Walks")
 2004 The 2004 Billboard Music Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Jesus Walks" - uncredited)
 2004 UFC 50: The War of '04 (TV Special) (writer: "Jesus Walks" - uncredited)
 2003 The Rundown (performer: "Run That")
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