Rhymefest

Chicago

Video: Behind The Scenes Of Rhymefest & Kanye West’s Alligator Boots

Shot, chopped and directed by Konee Rok.

Some of you may recall that Rhymefest and Kanye West were working on a show for Comedy Central a while ago, but it never got picked up. Here we have some behind the scenes footage of  ‘Ye, Rhymefest, Kim Kardashian, Jimmy Kimmel and a host of others as they work on the pilot. Am I the only one who thinks that this would’ve been pretty dope?

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Chicago

Video: Power Of Sound Documentary

Salute to everyone involved in this program. I’ll let Javin have the floor:

The Power of Sound is a music workshop that provides Chicago Public Schools’ students, involved in the Mentor Advocacy Program, with hands on experience with music industry professionals in an effort to develop and hone their musical talents and industry experience. This most recent session was run from Sound Scape Studios. Participants worked closely with artists such as Mikkey Halsted, Rhymefest, Kaye Fox, and veteran producer Xcel. Engineers Corey Martin, Mike Kolar and Boogz provided technical assistance and insight. Radio/Promotions veteran, Jerome Kemp and bass player Steve “Funk Worm” Butler also served as workshop leaders. For more info visit cpsmentors.com or call 773.553.1183

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Chicago

Rhymefest Defends Kanye West

Earlier today, Rhymefest took to his Twitter account to defend ‘Ye after Consequence’s comments on WGCI Friday morning about ‘Fest, GLC and Really Doe being hush about Kanye’s wrongdoings.

KANYE and I been speaking lately it interesting I see people who think he owes them stuff. I never understood letting another human have control over your success or failure in life. My brotherhood with Ye is based in the fact I don’t beg or expect more then his friendship good convo and the exchange of ideas. We bounce rhymes and music off each other and debate the world and its peace.

But as far as Kanye and his real homies notice that none of the guys he started with from Chicago talk shit about him. None of us. Chicago Cats understand playing your position and organizational structure. We know that every man is responsible for his/her actions.

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Chicago

Rhymefest Reacts To Cosequence’s “The Puppet Masters”

This afternoon, El Che was unknowingly dragged into the middle of a beef between Kanye West and his former artist Consquence. In Consequence’s “Puppet Master” video, Cons alleged that Kanye robbed Rhymefest of his style and career (although it’s not 100% certain what Cons is accusing here), while going on to take shots at Don C, Fonzworth Bentley and others.

When asked about the incident, Fest took to Twitter to respond in the form of a rhyme – one that will be featured on his upcoming project Courtesy of Chicago:

I can describe my thoughts of it best in a rhyme!

I love @itsthecons and @kanyewest, and every mans responsible for his own success/Rapping, Writing and Revolution, Full time job, the only time I ever care is when The People are Robbed!/So if Men kill each other over Ego and Fame the Truth becomes the music thats the only remain…

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