Lords of the Un­der­ground rap­per Doitall run­ning for of­fice

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

NE­WARK, N.J. » A mem­ber of hip-hop trio Lords of the Un­der­ground says he’s run­ning for po­lit­i­cal of­fice in New Jer­sey.

Dupre “Doitall” Kelly an­nounced Thurs­day he plans to run for an at-large coun­cil seat in Ne­wark next year.

NJ.com re­ports Kelly is the chief ex­ec­u­tive of the Ne­wark-based me­dia pro­duc­tion and event plan­ning com­pany 211 Me­dia Group. His 211 Com­mu­nity Im­pact non­profit ad­dresses youth gun vi­o­lence, men­tal health and lit­er­acy.

Kelly says he wants to ex­pand the arts and cul­ture in­dus­try in Ne­wark, the state’s big­gest city.

All nine of Ne­wark’s city coun­cil seats are up for elec­tion next May. This will be Kelly’s first run for po­lit­i­cal of­fice.

Lords of the Un­der­ground won BET’s best rap group award in 1993. Its songs in­clude “Chief Rocka” and “Tic Toc.”

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