Rhymefest, formerly known as Che Smith, has several awards associated with his name, but hardly any recognition for them.
He's been listed as a co-writer on songs like Kanye West's Black Skinhead and the Yeezy anthem Jesus Walks.
Rhymefest first met Kanye when they were both 16 in Chicago. They were both up-and-coming rappers, but at that time Kanye was a producer.
In an interview with The Daily Beast Rhymefest revealed that Kanye approached him with a proposition.
'Yo, you're one of the top rappers in the city. The one thing you need is tracks. And I got tracks. I got beats,' Kanye told him.
They eventually became close and when Rhymefest came across the ARC Choir's 1997, Walk With Me, he gave it to Kanye for Jesus Walks, which became the rapper's biggest hit off The College Dropout album.
The song also won the Grammy for Best Rap Song.
Even though people have called Jesus Walks Kanye's most personal song, Rhymefest thought it was strange because he wrote most of the lyrics.
According to Rhymefest, he's written for Kanye on all of his albums except 808s and Heartbreaks and hasn't received credit on a lot of the songs he's worked on, according to Daily Beast.
'There are a lot of songs that my name isn't even on.'
The 38-year-old Chicago native was also a co-writer for Common and John Legend's anthem Glory.
Meanwhile, When talking about rappers promoting violence in their lyrics, Rhymefest said 'many rappers these days have afflictions, such as Asperger's, bipolar disorder or autism'.
He told the Daily Beast that some rappers need advocates, but instead their health issues are turned into entertainment.
Just a few days ago, Rhymefest tweeted about Kanye's mental and spiritual stability.
He tweeted: 'My brother needs help, in the form of counseling. Spiritual & mental. He should step away from the public & yesmen & heal.'
Source: Daily Mail