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.
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.
Back in June, Chicago rapper and Kanye West associate Rhymefest had some tough words about his local government. The rapper accused the Windy City's politicians of corruption and advocated for increased attention
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