Grammy Award-Winning Rapper Eyes Chicago City Council

Che "RhymeFest" Smith of "Jesus Walks" fame wants to be an alderman.

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Che "RhymeFest" Smith announces candidacy

It looks as if Wyclef Jean has started something. Hip-hop artist Che "RhymeFest" Smith wants to join the Chicago City Council. The 33-year-old rapper, best known for co-writing the Grammy-winning song "Jesus Walks" with his friend Kanye West, announced Thursday that he is running for alderman on the city's South Side. Smith says he hopes to lead a renaissance in a community that's plagued by empty lots, boarded-up businesses, high unemployment and crime. Smith wants to make it easier for people to invest in the community and expand businesses, which would help solve unemployment. Who says that rappers are interested only in beats and rhymes?

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