Penn to Paper: 10 Hottest Rap Acts From Pennsylvania

Don't miss Cassidy tonight on 106 & Park!


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Cassidy's New Joint Hits 106 & Park Tonight! - The baby-faced MC first received recognition for battling his Philly brethren Freeway. He was quickly nabbed by Swizz Beatz for his Full Surface imprint and released a pair of successful albums.Don't miss Cassidy's New Joint "Condom Style" tonight on 106!(Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)


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The Roots - Considered to be one of the finest bands in music, The Roots epitomize artistry. With bandleader/drummer ?uestlove and front man/lead MC Black Thought, the Roots have been a staple in rap since the early ‘90s. Nowadays the Philly group can be seen nightly on NBC as the house band for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)


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Beanie Sigel - Beans was the original bad boy of Roc-A-Fella Records. During his heyday at the Roc the Philly MC was second only to Jay-Z in popularity and record sales.(Photo: Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic)

Fresh Prince - By virtue of his rap name, Will Smith must have known early on that he was destined for greatness. The Fresh Prince went on to dominate Hollywood, although some in rap never really considered him to be one of rap's greatest.(Photo: Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

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Will Smith - Before he was kicking arse at the box office, Will Smith was the Fresh Prince of hip hop. Along with DJ Jazzy Jeff, the Philly native released pop-friendly hits like “Parents Just Don’t Understand” and “Summertime.” Now, he just lets his daughter, Willow, drop pop gems on ’em.(Photo: Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage/Getty Images)

Freeway - As part of the Beanie Sigel-led State Property, Freeway?s impressive rhymes and unique look made him the standout star. He also dropped the infamous line ?Ima rob me a person? on ?What We Do?? off his debut Philadelphia Freeway.(Photo: John Ricard/BET)

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Freeway - As part of the Beanie Sigel-led State Property, Freeway’s impressive rhymes and unique look made him the standout star. He also dropped the infamous line “Ima rob me a person” on “What We Do…” off his debut Philadelphia Freeway.(Photo: John Ricard/BET)

Crazy Sexy Cool  - The rambunctious and vibrant Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes was one-third of the infamous group TLC. She was a beautiful spirit with a style all her own. Her rapping style mixed with her signature look made her not only a trendsetter, but an icon. (Photo: Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes - Born in Philadelphia, PA, the late Left Eye was an integral part of the pop group TLC. Her playful rhymes always added the right amount of energy to any TLC song including “No Scrubs” and “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg.” (Photo: Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Eve - The always beautiful and spunky Eve has repped for Philly hard and is one of the few rappers, male or female, that has made a splash in the mainstream and been a force in pop culture, from having her own TV sitcom to a fashion line. Take notes from Eve.  (Photo: Earl Gibson/PictureGroup)

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Eve - The Ruff Ryders first lady set out to demolish her competition — male or female. Her biggest hit came courtesy of the Dr. Dre-produced “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” featuring Gwen Stefani, which won her a Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.(Photo: Earl Gibson/PictureGroup)


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Meek Mill - Relatively unknown a year ago, 2011 has been a really good year for Philly rapper Meek Mill. Following his appearance on XXL's Freshmen cover, Mill took off, inking a deal with Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group and hasn't looked back since.(Photo: John Ricard/BET)


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Asher Roth - The Morrisville, PA, rapper broke onto the music scene with his party anthem “I Love College.” The inevitable Eminem comparisons have curtailed some of Roth’s success as well as his debut album, Asleep in the Bread Aisle, which received mixed reviews.(Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for MGM Resorts International)