Rhymefest to run for Chicago alderman

Rapper says his music will be a tool to reach people

October 21, 2010|By Duaa Eldeib, Tribune reporter

Che “Rhymefest” Smith, a Chicago Grammy Award-winning rapper, announced Thursday that he will run for alderman of the 20th Ward to the sounds of cameras clicking. A lot of cameras.

Smith, 33, is no stranger to the limelight, and as he spoke of the issues facing his community — poverty, disenfranchisement, struggles of small-business owners — he waxed poetic.

“The definition of revolution is love,” he said.

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