Born 2 Win

BORN 2 WIN PODCAST|#5 w/Vondale Singleton| Special Guest Rhymefest #chicago #born2win #grammywinner #jesuswalks #glory

May 19, 2020 Vondale Singleton/Rhymefest Season 1 Episode 5
Born 2 Win
BORN 2 WIN PODCAST|#5 w/Vondale Singleton| Special Guest Rhymefest #chicago #born2win #grammywinner #jesuswalks #glory
Show Notes

The Born 2 Win podcast highlights individuals excelling at high levels in their purpose and calling. This podcast is for anyone looking to get ahead in life and willing to take ACTION and reach their full potential. Using our C.H.A.M.P.S. Mentoring Model of the 3E's Education, Empowerment, and Exposure.

Today's guest is Che Smith Driven by his motto, "true power is the power to empower others," Che "Rhymefest" Smith is a writer, artist, political organizer and teacher, shattering negative stereotypes about hip-hop.

In 2005, Rhymefest won a Grammy for co-writing the mega-hit "Jesus Walks" with his childhood friend, Kanye West. In 2006, he released his critically acclaimed "Blue Collar" album and shortly after that, became the first rapper to meet in the British House of Commons when David Cameron invited him to discuss hip-hop and policy.

A dedicated community leader, social and political organizer, Rhymefest ran for Chicago's City Council in one of Chicago's most violent neighborhoods in 2011. After pushing the incumbent into a run-off and defeating four candidates, he lost by a narrow margin. In 2013, Rhymefest, together with his wife, Donnie Smith, founded Donda's House, a non-profit organization that increases access to the arts. Donda's House has served over 300 youth with free instruction and continues to be a force for creative change in Chicago.

In 2015, he won a Critics Choice award, Golden Globe and Academy Award for "Glory", his collaboration with John Legend and Common for the film, Selma. Also in 2015, Rhymefest added model to his impressive resume, when Kenneth Cole selected him to be featured in his "Courageous Class" campaign that showcases individuals dedicated to making positive change. Che earned his second Grammy for his work on "Glory" in 2016.

Che chooses to live on the South Side of Chicago. Che believes that in order to counteract violence, systemic barriers and apathy, we should encourage entertainers, athletes and entrepreneurs to remain and invest in the communities they come from. Che is committed to using his success to further humanitarian efforts.

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