The Courageous Class member, Rhymefest
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Che “Rhymefest” Smith is a humanitarian hip-hop artist, writer, activist, political organizer, and teacher. In 2005, Rhymefest won a Grammy for co-writing the song “Jesus Walks” along with Kanye West. In 2006, he released his critically acclaimed “Blue Collar” album on Clive Davis’s J Records. Through his music, Che has broken glass ceilings and negative stereotypes about hip-hop. In 2013, Che’s wife, Donnie Smith, founded Donda’s House, a non-profit premium arts program that teaches people 15-24 years old health and wellness techniques, studio etiquette, and creative writing. Most recently, Rhymefest won a Critics’ Choice award, a Golden Globe, and an Oscar for his work on the song “Glory” along with John Legend and Common. Currently the subject of a BreakThru Films documentary, In My Father’s House, which explores fatherhood, homelessness, and family, Che and his story can be seen around the country starting on October 9, 2015 in select AMC Theaters.