Rapper Rhys gun­ning for coun­cil seat

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A FOUL-MOUTHED rapper from hit group Goldie Lookin’ Chain is giv­ing up mu­sic to launch a po­lit­i­cal ca­reer.

Rhys Hutch­ings, who helped write clas­sics like Your Mis­sus is a Nut­ter and Guns Don’t Kill Peo­ple Rap­pers Do, will stand as a coun­cil­lor next month.

The 36-year-old, who goes by the stage name Xain, is fight­ing for a seat in his home city of Newport, South Wales.

Labour can­di­date Rhys (above) said: “A lot of peo­ple think pol­i­tics is for older peo­ple and re­tired peo­ple who have got bored with play­ing golf.

“It’s for the fu­ture, I would be work­ing for the peo­ple of Newport to make it a bet­ter place.

“I’ve al­ways fan­cied be­ing able to make a dif­fer­ence and mak­ing some­thing hap­pen but I didn’t re­ally re­alise it was an op­tion.”

Rhys will stand in the St Ju­lian’s ward of on May 3.

Guns Don’t Kill Peo­ple Rap­pers Do reached No.3 in 2004.

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