Rapper Rhys gunning for council seat
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.