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Che Rhymefest Smith will “Speak Up” on WVON AM
Che "Rhymefest" Smith rapper and social justice activist debuts a weekly talk show on WVON 1690AM in Chicago tonight.
By: Kurth Lampe
Social activist, rapper and former Aldermanic candidate Che “Rhymefest”
The show will discuss current events, serve as a platform for investigative reporting, take on the issues of the day and get Chicago talking.
Che Rhymefest Smith ran for Alderman in the City of Chicago in 2011, and won a Grammy Award for co-writing Jesus Walks with Kanye West in 2005. He is currently nominated for another Grammy in best Rap Song category for co-writing of the Kanye West song “New Slaves.”
Smith is also co-founder with Kanye West of Donda’s House, a non-profit named for West’s mother, which teaches arts development to Chicago youth.
About WVON 1690 AM -- From 1963 to the present, WVON has gone from being “The Voice of the Negro” to “The Voice of the Nation.” We provide an interactive forum for the African-American community to discuss current, social, economic, and political issues. WVON is “The Talk of Chicago,” where we are always giving you something to talk about.