Rhymefest News & Features


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Rhymefest Spits “Turn That Sh*t Up” for DJBooth.net Freestyle Series

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 DJBooth.net...

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

(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...

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Rhymefest Guest Blog: Entitled DJs are Creating Cheap Disposable Music

(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...

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Rhymefest Guest Blog: How to Pick a Show DJ

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....

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

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...

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Rhymefest Jumps “In the Mix” [Exclusive Interview]

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...

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

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...

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Rhymefest Releases Mastered Version of “Chicago” Music Video

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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Rhymefest Gives Free Lollapalooza Tickets Away On Myspace

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...

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

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...

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