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Linsey Davis walks and talks with the first platinum-selling hip-hop artist in the country to ever become an elected official.


Some early advice from 2Pac has played an integral part in Lords Of The Underground rapper Dupré ‘DoItAll’ Kelly recently getting elected as a councilman. Back in June, the rapper-turned-politician won a city council seat in his hometown of Newark, New Jersey after three years of campaigning. 

Dupre Kelly, aka Doitall of the seminal Newark, NJ rap collective Lords of the Underground, made history this year when he became the first platinum-selling rap artist to be elected to office in the United States of America.

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For Newark rapper and City Councilman Dupré Kelly, giving back to young people has always been his passion. So, Kelly jumped at the chance when his friend, Tony-Award-winning dancer Savion Glover, asked him to speak.


Kelly is the first platinum-selling hip-hop artist in the United States to be elected to office. The Newark-born rapper says he is ready to represent the people who feel unheard and unseen.


In June, Kelly became the "first platinum-selling hip-hop artist to win elected office in the United States" when he captured a seat on the Newark City Council, according to his campaign team.


Dupré Kelly grew up in Newark’s West Ward before his rap career took off. Instead of a stage, he now works from City Hall.

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