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

The Roots

This progressive hip hop group has become so synonymous with its hometown of Philly that the city dedicated a mural to it. Positioned on one of the walls of a charter school where The Roots played for spare change some 20 years ago, the commemoration was a "blessing and an honor" for the group. "This is one of the greatest moments of our career," said ?uestlove. "I've forever driven the streets of Philadelphia wondering, when are we getting our mural?" Black Thought will be in attendance at the BlackStar Film Festival.
 
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