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A street has been dedicated to hip-hop legends The Roots in Philadelphia

The Roots formed in the city in the late '80s

A street in Philadelphia has been named after hip-hop legends The Roots.

The group's longtime drummer, Questlove, shared a post on Instagram from Philadelphia news outlet Whyy, showing a stretch of East Passyunk, below South Street, now honored with the name "Avenue of The Roots".

In the post, Questlove wrote: "Welp this is very Philly: technically we were supposed to wait for the vote and then like in May come Picnic Time we’d have an unveiling w confetti & kool aid lol but cats was like “NOAP!!! WE FINNA PUT THIS JAWN UP NOW!!!!!”—-“ really awesome to see the place we honed our skills and craft embrace us like this."

The American hip-hop group was formed by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson in 1987, and are recorded tracks such as 'You Got Me', 'The Seed (2.0)', and 'What They Do'.

Check out the post from Questlove below.

In 2019, a A New York street corner was named after legendary hip-hop outfit, Wu-Tang Clan.

 
 
 
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Welp this is very Philly: technically we were supposed to wait for the vote and then like in May come Picnic Time we’d have an unveiling w confetti & kool aid lol but cats was like “NOAP!!! WE FINNA PUT THIS JAWN UP NOW!!!!!”—-“ really awesome to see the place we honed our skills and craft embrace us like this. #Repost @whyy ・・・ Philadelphia government may never have gotten anything done this quickly before… . A stretch of East Passyunk just below South Street is being dedicated as “Avenue of The Roots” in honor of the famed Philadelphia hip hop group. A resolution to add the honorific was introduced Thursday in City Council by Councilmember Mark Squilla — and by Friday morning, the little red street sign was already installed. . . @phillydesign @imagicdigital . . . #whyilovephilly #philly #philadelphia #phillyevents #visitphilly #discoverphl #phillypulse #peopledelphia #ourphilly #billypenngram #theroots #therootspicnic #phillymusic #phillyhistory #phillyblackpride

A post shared by Questlove Froman, (@questlove) on Feb 23, 2020 at 7:21pm PST

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