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Rhymefest Talks Sounds of the 'Third Coast'

Rapper Che “Rhymefest” Smith has won multiple Grammys and an Oscar for his songwriting. Many such artists feel the need to move to New York or Los Angeles, but he stayed put in his hometown, Chicago. He tells John Teti how Chicago offers a third way for artists—distinct from the path rappers follow on the two coasts.