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CityRoom video: Rhymefest, the challenger

As our video with Berny Stone documented his political career winding down, this video shows Che “Rhymefest” Smith working to get his started.

Smith lost his bid for alderman of the 20th ward to the current alderman, Willie Cochran, in a runoff election Tuesday night. But as you can see from this video, the atmosphere among individuals gathered at Smith’s campaign headquarters – a car wash on 58th and South State Street – was anything but defeated. Smith’s campaign energized an eclectic group of volunteers. While he passed out homemade “thank you” gifts to them Tuesday, it was evident that this was not the end…only the beginning in a promising second act for the acclaimed rapper-activist.

And as Natalie Moore first reported, Smith vowed to challenge the results of the election.

But win or lose – Rhymefest seems to say here – there “ain’t no stopping us now.”

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