FEB 24: ETERNIA & The Band Co-Headlines w/ RAH DIGGA!!
"LADIES FIRST" ft. Rah Digga, Eternia w/ The Band, Kalae All Day, Nitty Scott MC, Zarinah & Likwuid + Photo Exhibit!
On Stage w/ Eternia: Chesney Snow - beatboxer Colin Dean - bass Sean Nowell - saxophone DJ Boo - turntables & drums + surprise guests When: Thurs. Feb 24 2011, doors 8pm, 18+ Where: Southpaw, 125 5th Ave, BK NY
CHICAGO — Grammy-award winning rapper Che "Rhymefest" Smith has made it into a runoff race for a Chicago City Council seat.
With all precincts reporting, the rapper had 20 percent of the vote, trailing incumbent Alderman Willie Cochran, who had 46 percent. Since no candidate got more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two advance to the runoff.
The rapper, who's lived in Chicago for years, vowed to pick up support from three other candidates who did not make the runoff. He had received backing from the city's powerful Chicago Teachers' Union. His platform included bringing green business to the 20th Ward on the city's South Side, which includes some of the poorest neighborhoods in Chicago.
Rhymefest won a Grammy in 2004 for co-writing "Jesus Walks" with Kanye West.
Last month New York City emcee Jesse Abraham broke into both Outkast’s “Bombs Over Baghdad” and Limp Bizkit’s “Break Stuff” while performing at the Acoustic Cafe in Bridgeport. The crowd went wild for both songs, rapping along and showing the kind of appreciation a DJ normally receives after throwing on a classic cut.
Abraham isn’t the only emcee covering past hits nowadays. Cover songs have slowly worked their way into a number of hip-hop artists’ sets.