Stars Born and Raised in Philly

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  • The Roots
  • Will Smith
  • Jill Scott
  • Bill Cosby
  • Amber Rose
  • Lee Daniels
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Boyz II Men
  • Eve
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff
  • Holly Robinson Peete
  • Beanie Sigel
  • Patti LaBelle
  • Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
  • Phyllis Hyman
  • Paul Robeson
  • Kevin Hart

Jill Scott

Scott may have conquered R&B, traveled to Botswana to film her HBO television show No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency and cultivated fans around the world, but in her heart she's still Jilly From Philly. The singer repped her hometown in her music video for "Shame" and even started a non-profit, the Blues Babe Foundation, to help girls from her 'hood in North Philly "see beyond the corners of their block."

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