Che Rhymefest Smith

In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 Chicago rapper and alderman candidate Che “Rhymefest” Smith, talks about the problems in the 20th Ward and his decision to seek political office, during an interview in Chicago. A record number of people are seeking City Council positions in Tuesday’s election with a major changeover expected in the 50-seat council. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)