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Philly Names Street After The Roots

By Benny Franklin
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The Roots have been Philadelphia's prized music possession since the late eighties and the love continues to pour in from the city of brotherly love. 

Drummer and frontman Questlove showed off on Instagram the news that Philadelphia has renamed a street in their honor.

According to Quest, Avenue of the Roots runs on a stretch of East Passyunk Avenue, which is below South Street on the eastern side of Philly. 

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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

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He claimed the city made the decision to make the change recently but he thought the announcement was coming out in May. 

Congrats, The Roots!

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