Saturday, February 26, 2011

IT'S A CELEBRATION BITCHES: RAPPER RHYMEFEST IN 2-MAN RACE FOR CHICAGO'S CITY COUNCIL



Who would have thunk it!

It was recently announced that Chicago-born rapper Che “Rhymefest” Smith will face off against incumbent Willie Cochran on April 5th for council seat after winning 20% of the area vote. Chicago candidates must win by 50% or more votes.

Rhymefest who co-wrote rapper/producer Kanye West’s breakout hit, “Jesus’Walks” and who  is one of very few MCs that can boast that he bested rapper Eminem in a lyrical battle (in 1997), is making history! Sidebar: His single "Brand New" use to be my shit...dat beat *bops head* was bumpin'!
His platform is one of making the 20th Ward, one of the city's poorest and most violent, into one of the greenest, through job training and reconstruction.
“I'm having a revolution of love," he told the Chicago Sun-Times. "We want the 20th Ward to be a village again.”
As far as Rhymefest is concerned, the runoff is no fluke. He's serious and wants anyone who can participate in his extended campaign to do so.
"We have 42 days to make this happen. I'm going out today to get to work immediately but I cannot do this alone," he tweeted on Wednesday. "Wherever you are in the city/Chicagoland area, we need your help!" Time
Hearing this news has me seriously contemplating visiting my girl Lisa-Lisa in the Chi and hitting up Rhymefest’s campaign to volunteer.

Whoever thought that hip-hop would take it this far?” 

Truer words…

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