Rhymefest Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes

Chicago rapper Rhymefest was released from the hospital over the weekend after he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. The rapper’s concerned fans flocked to his Twitter feed (@Rhymefest) to offer well wishes after learning that he had checked himself into the emergency room last Thursday (June 2) for having dangerously high sugar levels in his blood. It was then that ‘Fest learned that he had been living with diabetes unbeknownst to him…
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Rhymefest Loses Run For Chicago Alderman Seat In Close Election

Despite a valiant run, previous and current Chicago Alderman Willie Cochran beat out hometown rapper Rhymefest for the seat in the 20th Ward on the city’s South Side. Surprisingly, Fest (real name: Che Smith) had a lot of support, and lost by a narrow margin. According to the Chicago Tribune, Cochran took 54.6 percent of the vote over Fest’s 45.4 percent, quite a feat for a rapper with no previous political background…
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Rhymefest Set To Face Off For Chicago Alderman In April Runoff Election

Chicago rapper Rhymefest announced last October that he planned to run for Alderman of Chicago’s 20th Ward … and he has made good on that announcement. The rapper received 20 percent of the vote on Tuesday (February 22), giving him enough leverage to face off with incumbent Ald. Willie Cochran in April, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. Cochran is the current Alderman of the 20th Ward on the city’s South Side…
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Rhymefest To Run For Alderman In Chicago

There was some rumors going around about Rhymefest running for a political office in his hometown of Chicago, but not until recently, did the rapper actually confirm it. According to TheBoomBox.com, Fest has been teasing fans about running for Alderman of Chicago’s 20th Ward on the city’s South Side for months now, but now it looks like it’s official…
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