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Ex-cop, award-winning rap star square off in 20th Ward

With less than a week remaining before the 20th Ward aldermanic race heads to what appears to be a dramatic conclusion, the two remaining combatants are pulling no punches in attempts to rally support behind their campaign and make pitches to an otherwise apathetic voter base. In the Feb. 22 …

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Rhymefest for 20th Ward Alderman

Noisy 20th Ward race boils down to turnout for Cochran, Rhymefest March 23, 2011| By John Byrne, Tribune reporter Only one of the remaining candidates in Chicago’s 20th Ward holds down a job as a rapper, but both contenders are falling back on a hip-hop adage as the contest enters …

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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, …

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