Stars Born and Raised in Philly

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

DJ Jazzy Jeff

The Fresh Prince may be Philly's prodigal son, but where would he be without his sidekick DJ Jazzy Jeff? Born Jeff Townes, Jazzy's record label A Touch of Jazz was the center of Philly's soul movement that boasted the talent of Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild and Floetry. "Philly always had its own style," the prolific DJ and producer said, crediting his howetown's rich musical and cultural history among his influences.

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