Rhymefest unites with WCIU to pen theme song to 'The Jam'

We are stirring up a Chicago mix here as we prepare for the launch of The Jam. To give viewers an extra scoop of Windy City flair, we partnered with Che "Rhymefest" Smith to create the theme music for our show. The Jam will be a bold and fresh take on the morning news. Our goal was for the theme music to capture the same sentiment. 

We wanted to work with Che “Rhymefest” Smith because we knew he would be able to create a song that truly reflected the heart of Chicago.  Rhymefest is a Chicago native, hip-hop artist and philanthropist. He is best known for co-writing the Kanye West song “Jesus Walks,” which won a Grammy for the Best Rap Song in 2006. More recently, he won a Golden Globe Award for the Best Original Song of 2014 titled “Glory.” 

From our host to the music, everything about The Jam will represent Chicago. No one explains it better than Steve Bailey, Head of Local Programming & Creative for The U.

The Jam will wake you up, feed you the news of the day and drop an explosion of pop culture in your coffee,” he said. “We’re going to move you and shake up your day in ways no one else is doing in Chicago.”