08/27/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Wal-Mart's Chicago Push Gets Hip-Hop Backing (VIDEO)

Supporters of Wal-Mart's controversial bid to open a second Chicago store, at 83rd at Stewart in Chatham, now have starpower on their side.

Chicago hip-hop artist Rhymefest joined the pro Wal-Mart groups, Jobs or Else and the Walmart Community Action Network, at a City Hall protest last week calling for Aldermen to approve the new store. And because no good opportunity should go to waste, they made a video of the protest:

The City Council is set to vote July 29 on whether to allow Wal-Mart's bid to move forward.

Listen to Rhymefest explain his support for Wal-Mart to Chicago Public Radio's Natalie Moore.