Rhymefest To Run For Political Office In Chicago

posted October 19, 2010 09:51:00 AM CDT | 7 comments

Rhymefest To Run For Political Office In Chicago

UPDATE: It appears that Rhymefest is aiming for the position of 20th Ward Alderman, with formal announcements planned for this Thursday.

Rapper Rhymefest has decided that he will be running for political office in his hometown of Chicago.

The renowned freestyler, who won a Grammy Award for co-writing Kanye West's "Jesus Walks," revealed to SOHH.com that he would be making a formal announcement around October 15.

Rhymefest, born Che Smith, has yet to reveal what political office seat he is pursuing.

The announcement comes weeks after Wyclef Jean withdrew from the Presidential race in Haiti. (October 2)

UPDATE: It has now been confirmed by The Onion's AV Club that Rhymefest is specifically running for 20th Ward Alderman. The formal candidacy announcement is expected to be made this Thursday at the Exclusively Yours Auto Spa in Washington Park. The following video was released hinting at the announcement:

Earlier this year, Rhymefest released his second album, El Che.

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