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Rhymefest Will Be on Ballot





    The Chicago Board of Elections on Tuesday rejected the challenger who tried to get Che "Rhymefest" Smith off the ballot.  

    The 20th Ward aldermanic candidate, best known as a rapper and protégé of Kayne West -- won a Grammy can take his hip hop to the campaign trail.  

    Rhymefest: Why I Want to Be Alderman

    [CHI] Rhymefest:  Why I Want to Be Alderman
    Grammy Award-winning rapped Che "Rhymefest" Smith announced Thursday morning he is running for alderman of the 20th Ward. (Published Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010)

    The board said Smith, who announced his candidacy in October, was a resident of the 20th Ward for more than one year. 

    No word if the challenger will appeal the ruling to the circuit court.