New Rhymefest Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


How Rhymefest & Donda’s House Are Using Music to Help Chicago’s Youth [Feature ]

It’s been nine years since Kanye West lost his mother, but the memory of Dr. Donda West lives on through her son’s work. In 2013, Kanye joined forces with friend and collaborator Rhymefest to launch Donda’s... Read More


Rhymefest is Back With a Vengeance With Incendiary “Believe” Video [Feature ]

Throughout his career, Rhymefest has worn many hats—activist, writer, rapper, almost-Alderman. An early and frequent Kanye-collaborator, Rhymefest has writing credits on at least four of Ye’s albums, yet his solo... Read More


Mass Hysteria ft. Rhymefest - Hands Up High [Stream & Download]

Show of hands; who here is fed up with the mainstream emphasis on coin over content? Those who have their Hands Up High are sure to love the latest single from Chicago duo Mass Hysteria. The Booth newcomers bring fellow Windy... Read More


Vakill ft. Crooked I, Rhymefest, Nino Bless & Juice - Beast Ballad [Stream & Download]

Beast Ballad, the latest single and first Booth feature from Chitown emcee Vakill, doesn’t sound like any ballad I’ve ever heard… nor is it, technically speaking, a beast. It is, however, one of the most... Read More


Rhymefest & GLC - Bionic Jaws [Stream]

GLC and Rhymefest could be considered the right and left hand men for Kanye West. Many are unaware that Rhymefest is actually the genius behind Jesus Walks, and GLC is the driving force behind Spaceship. However, with their... Read More


Rhymefest - El Che [Album]

What happens to a rap career deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore—like Ja Rule? Does it crust and sugar over—like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags and desperately starts making... Read Full Review


Rhymefest - Turn That Sh*t Up [Stream & Download]

The 178th entry in our Freestyle Series comes courtesy of Rhymefest, the Chi-town veteran (and DJBooth guest blogger) most recently heard on mixtape tracks Letter and Crack the Code. On his brand new, exclusive... Read More


Rhymefest Spits “Turn That Sh*t Up” for Freestyle Series [Feature ]

New York, N.Y. -- Rhymefest, the Chi-town veteran (and DJBooth guest blogger) most recently heard on mixtape tracks "Letter" and "Crack the Code," has stepped into the Booth to bring us the 178th entry in our Read More


Rhymefest Guest Blog: Real DJs vs. I-Pod Shufflers [Feature ]

(Editor's Note This is the fourth entry in an ongoing series from Rhymefest as he prepares to release his highly-anticipated new album El Che. Click here to read previous entries.) I love DJs so much that the first major... Read More


Rhymefest Guest Blog: Entitled DJs are Creating Cheap Disposable Music [Feature ]

(Editor's Note: This is the third entry in an ongoing series from Rhymefest. Click here and here to read previous entries.) Earlier today, a DJ/Blogger came to me with his great new idea of creating a mixtape with all... Read More


Rhymefest Guest Blog: How to Pick a Show DJ [Feature ]

In the earliest days of hip hop, the DJ was the star of the show. He played the hits, made people dance, and occasionally grabbed the mic saying a rhyming word or two to amp the party up. Yes, the DJ was the original MC.... Read More


Bloggers Vs. DJs: Who’s Really Breaking Records? [Feature ]

The other day, a friend of mine came up to me and told me about a radio DJ that he’d spoken to, that said he wasn’t going to play my “Say Wassup” single feat. Phonte, because my name wasn’t hot enough in the... Read More


Rhymefest - Letter [Stream]

If recent In the Mix interviewee Rhymefest’s new track Letter sounds a little familiar, that’s because Wale has also dropped an identically titled and very similarly produced track. So what’s the story behind the shared... Read More


Rhymefest Jumps “In the Mix” [Exclusive Interview] [Feature ]

Most artists fantasize about the day they’ll be able to deliver an acceptance speech for their achievements, smiling (or crying) in front of an adoring audience with an award in hand. Appropriately, few musicians ever make... Read More


Rhymefest & Skyzoo - Crack the Code [Stream]

Dope hip-hop lyricism can be like an old book that the new generation likes to keep on the shelf; substituting quality for something more commercial and easy to understand. Luckily, veteran emcees like Rhymefest and Skyzoo... Read More


Rhymefest ft. Little Brother - How High [Stream]

Today, as we stare down a new offering from Chicago representer Rhymefest, we find ourselves in a classic good news, bad news situation. The bad news? Creative differences caused Fest to split with J Records, pushing back the... Read More


Rhymefest Announces “Give It to Me” Contest Winner [Video] [Feature ]

Chicago, Ill. -- Back in October, hundreds of emcees sent in their best verses to Rhymefest's "Give It to Me" contest in hopes of winning a guest spot on the Chi-town vet's forthcoming full-length, El Che. In the RubyHornetTV... Read More


David Banner ft. Rhymefest, Naledge, Twista - Something Is Wrong (Remix) [Stream]

Two weeks ago the sometimes schizophrenic David Banner decided to delve back into his socially conscious side with his stop-the-violence anthem Something Is Wrong. Well obviously Banner isn’t the only rapper that feels the... Read More


A.J. Crew ft. Rhymefest - Destiny & Desire [Stream]

When your life’s work pulls you in one direction, and love in the other, which do you sacrifice—or can there be a compromise?  If there were a clear-cut answer, I’m pretty sure somebody would have figured... Read More


Rhymefest Releases Mastered Version of “Chicago” Music Video [Feature ]

Chicago, IL -- Spurred by the inadvertent Internet leak of a 'pre-mastered' version, underground veteran Rhymefest has premiered the official version of the Konee Rock-directed video for El Che cut "Chicago" Keep it locked... Read More


Rhymefest ft. Queen Latifah - Goin’ In [Stream]

Besides his recent Charles Hamilton diss track and a guest verse on Scram Jones’ Yes We Can, the Booth hasn’t heard from Chi-town native Rhymefest in quite a while —in fact, his last featured cut, Real Quotes,... Read More


Rhymefest Disses Charles Hamilton on New Mixtape Track [Free Download] [Feature ]

Chicago, IL -- Though he hasn't been in the game for long, Sega-loving up-and-comer Charles Hamilton has already exhibited a taste for beef (see his YouTube exchange with Interscope labelmate Soulja Boy). Now, it seems that... Read More


Scram Jones ft. Rhymefest, Haffa, & Saigon - Yes We Can [Stream]

Tossing his hat into the inauguration-record ring, NYC producer Scram Jones hooks up with three talented emcees to salute the man who turned “Yes We Can” into “Damn, we did!”  Over Jones’ tuneful, sampled... Read More


West Headlines Lollapalooza 2008, Both Strive For Greatness [Exclusive Coverage] [Feature ]

By Brian “Z” Zisook Chicago, IL – “Oh, Kanye West is performing?” Those were the words that led 75,000 concertgoers to Chicago’s Grant Park for the third and final day of Lollapalooza 2008. Yes, the festival... Read More


Mark Ronson Presents Rhymefest: Man in the Mirror [Album]

Apparently there’s been some confusion on the matter, so before we go on let me clear one thing up; Rhymefest is not Kanye West. Any confusion is understandable, they do have a lot in common: they co-wrote the Grammy-award... Read Full Review


Rhymefest - Real Quotes [Stream]

Knowing that hip-hop needs a strong political revolutionary like Public Enemy or KRS-One, Chi-Town representa’ Rhymefest has named and themed his sophomore album after the famous Central American revolutionary, El... Read More


Rhymefest Gives Free Lollapalooza Tickets Away On Myspace [Feature ]

Chicago, IL -- If you haven't got your tickets for Lollapalooza in Grant Park, J Records Artist Rhymefest is giving away two free tickets for his performance this Saturday August 4, 2007 . LOLLAPALOOZA is one of the biggest... Read More


Chicago’s Music In The Spotlight at Bombaby Sapphire’s “Inspired” [Feature ]

Chicago, IL -- The expression “for the grown and sexy” is often overused, especially when referring to a crowd that is set to appear at a given party or event. On Tuesday evening at Chicago’s River East Arts Center... Read More


Rhymefest ft. Marsha Ambrosius - I Came Home [Stream]

Rhymefest has leaked yet another possible inclusion on his upcoming J Records album, El Che, entitled I Came Home.  Produced by his Chicago neighbor and friend, Kanye West, the single features Marsha Ambrosius of Floetry... Read More


Rhymefest - Angry Black Man On An Elevator [Stream]

Last July, Chicago rapper Rhymefest released his album Blue Collar to critical acclaim.  The album was backed by Kanye West and even featured his production.  Although the situation seemed right, the album didn’t... Read More


Rhymefest ft. Mario - All Girls Cheat [Stream]

Chicago native and infamous ghostwriter for Kanye West, Rhymefest, has been to the drawing boards and back once again.  After releasing four singles to radio circuits across the country, we are hand delivered the very... Read More