Since before their inception as the greatest Hip-Hop/Neo-Soul band of our time, The Roots have always carried their hometown, Philadelphia, on their backs. Even since they’ve been launched into the stratosphere of superstardom, they have always remained faithful to their city. Whether it’s throwing the country’s largest free concert on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway every 4th of July, running one of the city’s favorite music festivals every summer or hosting the annual charity concert Let’s Move it Philly – they have made sure that their city feels these positive impacts.
Yesterday (Oct. 26), the City of Brotherly Love made sure that their hometown heroes’ efforts would remain forever immortalized by inducting them into the Philadelphia Walk of Fame alongside Billie Holiday, the Trammps, Andrea McArdle (the original “Annie” on Broadway), Harvey Holiday, Cinderella, and Ray Benson.
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