One of Kanye West’s friends and collaborators is taking his talents from the rap game to the political one.
Rapper Rhymefest, whose real name is Che Smith, announced at a press conference on Thursday his intentions to run for alderman of the 20th Ward at the Chicago City Council.
“We can use Hip-Hop to engage our youth and the community,’’ Smith said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. “It’s often portrayed as a weapon. It’s not. It’s a tool.’’
The 33-year-old Smith, a Grammy winner who co-wrote West’s hit “Jesus Walks," is a native of Chicago, Illinois.
The Great One
Vote for me if you want REAL CHANGE.
And if I am elected, everyone in the 20th ward will get free fried chicken, 30 chickosticks a month, a case of strawberry soda each week, and a free package of kool-aid. Watermelons will be half price.
He looks like he's retarded. Is he?
He DOES! It looks like some mentally challenged fat kid got a pair of Kanye's glasses as a prize and decided to wear them on the bus back to the group home.
great job Rhymefest!! I'm proud of you! <3
If elected I will get a job for every American, end hunger worldwide and have Cherry Dr Pepper running from every faucet. I will also wrestle Bill O'Reilly @ Wrestlemania in a steel cage match.
Im running for president in 2012.
He seems to have a conscience and to be socially conscious which is what should be in office. Hey, why not give Che the helm? He seems to have the passion that conventional politicians lack- and passion can get things done along with resourcefulness whereas resourcefulness without passion is useless.
He can have my vote!
i believe I'm going to have some cookies! cookies! cookies! cookies! in celebration of the legalization of pot on nov 2 in californiacation.
SO COOL NOW CITY HALL WILL BE ON MTV CRIBS AND CITY OFFICIAL WILL BE BLINGED OUT AND COP CARS WILL BE ON DUBS
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