Stars Born and Raised in Philly

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  • Kevin Hart
  • 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

Will Smith

No one reps harder for Philly than Will Smith. From the first lines of his iconic rap in the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song to his courtside seats at 76ers games (he's part owner of the NBA team), Smith has held on to his nickname of Mr. Philadelphia despite his decades in Hollywood.

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