Che Kweku a.k.a. Rhymefest
As an Artist, Humanitarian and Global citizen Che (Rhymefest) Kweku has shattered countless negative stereotypes in Hiphop.
Winning a Grammy for co-writing Kanye West’s “Jesus Walks” as well as a Soul Train award, Grammy, Golden Globe and Oscar for co-writing Common and John Legends “Glory,” Che has expanded his gifts beyond the borders of music.
The subject of a Showtime and Break Thru Films documentary “In My Father’s House,” Rhymefest purchased the childhood home of his estranged father only to find that he’d been homeless for most of Che’s life. Rhymefest then embarked on a journey to reconnect and redeem their relationship.
Co-founder of the Chicago nonprofit organization “Art Of Culture,” Che mentors, teaches writing classes, and exposes youth to various career options in music and business.
Recently he co-starred in the motion film “The Public,” written and directed by Emilio Estevez, alongside Gabrielle Union, Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater.
Che has been named Co-Chair of The Year Of Chicago Music, an initiative by the city to highlight Chicago’s vibrant music scene.
His newest project “Love Lessons pt. 1 & 2” is a memoir and album that details the last two years of Rhymefest’s personal and professional life including how he processed and healed from a recent divorce, tenuous relationships with his Hiphop peers and how he let the spirit of Love light his path.