Rhymefest Says He Has A Video For Every Song On "El Che"

Exclusive: June's "El Che" will reportedly have over a dozen videos, as Rhymefest says that in fame, ugly people control the beautiful ones.

Rhymefest's recent video discussion with HipHopDX continues, as the Chicagoan revealed that June 8th's El Che has added visuals. "I have a video for every song on the album." [On June 1], when [El Che] comes out, you'll see it when you pick it up," said 'Fest of his sophomore album.

An extension of last month's segment on the price of fame
, Rhymefest furthered his point, "The price of fame is the willingness to have no money - the willingness to grind without money. What I've realized is that the rich people are the people you don't know. The famous people - the beautiful people, are being controlled by the ugly people - the people you don't see. You want fame? If you're a girl, be willing to barter your pussy. If you're a man, be willing to lose your dignity and lose a piece of your manhood. Be willing to be broke, to grind, to strive, and then when you finally make 'fame' - for 98% of the cases, be willing to understand that you worked your whole life for three months." With a laugh, 'Fest deduced, "That's life. It's sad/beautiful."

Speaking about a particularly cut-throat industry, Rhymefest was asked, in the schemes of the industry, who was the "patsy" or marque. "The patsy is everybody involved, except for the person that you don't see. Everybody you see is the patsy," he said. "The deejay is the patsy because they might be like, 'Yo, I love Rhymefest or I love Immortal Technique, but I can't play them 'cause I've got to play this.' What they don't realize is you're killing your own future because radio is dying, and it's dying because you keep playing this. And people stop listening because you keep playing this, and you're putting yourself out of a job."

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Additional Reporting by Jake Paine.

10 Comments

  • luck775

    dont really care bout rhymefest..cant stand his damn lisp haha..but didnt 50 already do a video for every song...and this is when he was BIG..not much people cared bout that..who thinks that this is gonna be important??...NOT ME!!! :)

  • who who

    Rhymefest Says He Has A Video For Every Song On "El Che" and Sadly No One Cares

    • YAYA TOURE

      LOL that's exactly what I thought.. Like I said in another article why does every person with a voice feel like they're entitled to rap? Hip-hop is not for everyone, if you don't fill a void or bring something that isn't done then what's the inscentive for the consumer to listen to your shit? As far as I see it Rhymefest is trying to bring in some historically conscious lyrics but the question is, is there a market for that? Is anyone in 2010 willing to hear that? The hip-hop market is in a totally different space now than it was a decade ago where projects like these would work well, and if rappers don't get with the current market there is absolutely no incentive for fans to listen to it. I have respect for Rhymefest (unlike most other artists, underground OR mainstream, that juts follow some hot trend or do things based on a template), but really though I see this project failing because it isn't relevant in todays day and age.

  • bloghappy

    Radio isn't going anywhere. The majority of people are just going to covert to satellite radio in 10-15 years. There all the stations can have their own niche audience and everyone can have a voice. We're gone from the days when there is just monopoly or oligopoly determines what the masses entertain or educate themselves with. It's a good thing for the consumer, but there will probably only be a handful (5 at most) superstar rappers at one given moment anymore. Superstar meaning if you don't go multi-platinum you're a bust.

  • khordkutta

    When was the last time anyone has listened to local music radio for more than fifteen minutes?

  • Hrmm

    I always like Rhymefest interviews and music. If any women are looking to barter, send pics...

  • Step your knowledge game.

    All I can say is he's telling the truth. My only beef is why don't people wake up!

  • MightyMike27

    I'll be sure to check out this album... But bullcrap, everyone always says their gonna have a video for every song but never does. I predict 2 maybe 4

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