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Street in Philly named after the Roots

Pennsylvania

Carol Ozemhoya | OW Contributor | 2/26/2020, 10:27 a.m.
The next time you're rolling down East Passyunk Avenue..

The next time you're rolling down East Passyunk Avenue in Philadelphia, make sure to look up when you drift down below South Street for a tribute to some of the city’s favorite sons. After a City Council resolution passed last Thursday, a new sign went up on Friday morning dubbing the street “The Avenue of The Roots,” reports Billboard. The tribute to the Philly hip-hop collective and “Tonight Show” house band got an shout-out from the group’s drummer, Questlove, who 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.”