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Willie Cochran

Rhymefest Won't Demand Recount, Conceding Defeat

Posted 06.09.2011 | Chicago

The City Council dreams of a Grammy Award-winning rapper appear to be over, for now at least. Rhymefest announced Friday morning on Twitter that hi...

Will Guzzardi

Incumbents Swept Out In Tumultuous Aldermanic Runoffs | Will Guzzardi | Posted 06.06.2011 | Chicago

It was a frantic night Tuesday, with fourteen aldermanic seats up for grabs in the runoff election. Races around the city were incredibly close, and w...

WATCH: Rhymefest Takes Flak Over Lyrics, But Wins Endorsements From Former Opponents

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

At first glance, last Tuesday's election results might look disappointing for Che "Rhymefest" Smith, the Grammy-winning rapper turned aldermanic candi...

Hip-Hop Grows Up: From The Music Of The Streets To The Halls Of Power?

The Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago’s hip-hop scene has always had a social conscience. Rappers like Common, Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco emerged to national prominence in part o...

Rhymefest Launching Campaign With Lupe Fiasco Concert

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Che Smith, the rapper better known as Rhymefest who's running for 20th Ward alderman, is bringing in some star power to support his candidacy. Rhymef...