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Priebus talks with members of the press after speaking at the National Press Club in March. Win McNamee/Getty Images. Priebus talks with members of the press after speaking at the National Press Club in March. Win McNamee/Getty Images.  

Aspiring rapper names himself Rhymes Priebus

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Playing off the name of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, a 26-year-old aspiring rapper in Chicago is apparently referring to himself as “Rhymes Priebus.”

The apparent wanna-be hip-hop star got attention Thursday after reporters covering President Barack Obama got wind of his name during a trip to Chicago.

The unemployed rapper spent Thursday driving members of the press in Obama’s motorcade, according to a pool report distributed to reporters.

The driver was described as an “a 26-year-old Indian American unemployed aspiring economist and rapper who told us his stage name is, no joke, ‘Rhymes Priebus.’”

Whether “Rhymes Priebus” can actually bust a rhyme is unknown: A Google search of the name yielded no evidence that he actually exists.

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