Chicago has produced marquee artists in the past—the Windy City is, after all, the home of Kanye, Common and Lupe Fiasco, to name a few. But Chicago has typically been associated with rap's conscious styles. In other words, Chicago has never had its street moment—until now.
Wait, I thought runoff was what was in my yard after a rainstorm, not the MEDIA EVENT OF THE CENTURY!!!! Alderman Freddrenna Lyle lost????? Michael Chandler is back???? Smith beat Egan??????? My world is going to change foreeevvvvveerrrr!I understand that this is hyper-local news at its core.
The challenger in Chicago’s 20th ward aldermanic race says he’s not conceding to the incumbent.Che “Rhymefest” Smith is behind Ald. Willie Cochran by 316 votes.But Smith, a Grammy-award winning hip-hop artist, said his poll watchers witnessed voter irregularities on election day."
Hip-hopper Che "Rhymefest" Smith is getting a lot of outside support in his bid for 20th ward alderman.P-funker George Clinton put on fundraising concert. Fellow hip-hopper Lupe Fiasco has given his support. And on Jan.
(photo by Achy Obejas) South of Madison, at 58th and State in a large warehouse-garage, brick and cold and cavernous: a gathering of strangers. They mill and sip their coffees, chew on crumbly baked goods, then throng into a horseshoe around a bouquet of microphones.