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Rhymefest Loses Chicago Alderman Race, Claims Fraud

Although Chicago rapper Rhymefest was defeated in his bid for alderman on Tuesday (April 5), the aspiring politician has vowed to keep fighting, claiming his loss was due to massive voter fraud.

His campaign for alderman has been an uphill bat

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Rhymefest Will Face Off for Chicago Alderman in Runoff

Rhymefest, born Che Smith, received 20 percent of the vote yesterday in his run for alderman of Chicago's 20th Ward, giving him enough leverage to face off with incumbent Ald. Willie Cochran in an April runoff.

Each candidat

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Rhymefest Cleared to Run for Chicago Alderman

Since announcing his run for office back in October, Rhymefest has been hit with hurdles, from opponents calling him out for his hip-hop ties to questioning his eligibility to become an alderman. Now the

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Cornel West, Rhymefest to Lead Education Forum in Chicago

Since Kanye West-associated rapper Rhymefest announced intent to run for a Chicago alderman position, he has been a steady presence at political and community events to help gauge what the people in his community really think and need. His next appearance will be with the esteemed Dr. Cornel West at the Chicago Urban Education Forum.

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Rhymefest’s Opponent Calls Out Rapper for His Ties to Hip-Hop

Rhymefest, born Che Smith, officially announced his run for alderman of Chicago's 20th Ward on Thursday, saying he would incorporate his hip-hop background "as a tool to speak to youths and engage the community," wrote the Chicago Tribune. The 33-year-old, who has a Grammy to his credit f

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Rhymefest Running for Chicago Alderman

Rhymefest has finally confirmed that he is in fact running for political office in his hometown of Chicago. The rapper and Kanye West associate has been teasing a run since last month but refused to n

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