The Roots have been celebrated in a new Philadelphia mural to be dedicated in their honor

UPDATE: Just a reminder that The Roots Mural gets its dedication and unveiling ceremony tomorrow, Friday, May 31st! If you’re in Philly for the weekend you can hit that, run with Black Thought to support GrassROOTS Foundation, arrive at Roots Picnic 2013 Saturday by 12 noon and then join us at BrooklynFlea in Philly for a 2-hour DJ set from Questlove Sunday. All Roots Everything!

The Roots mural commissioned by the City of Philadelphia to honor the legendary Illadelphians, is to be unveiled and dedicated at a ceremony on Friday, May 31st. Fostering community engagement through citywide paint days, as well as the launch of the coinciding “Roots 101″ youth lecture series, this two-year project has celebrated the huge impact of The Roots on both the Philly and hip-hop communities they represent with such love and pride. The visual celebration of hip-hop’s biggest figures has long been a tradition of street artists and the like – as the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is one of the most prolific of its kind, it’s only fitting they honor one of the city’s most beloved cultural heroes in a most official capacity. Designed by the very talented Tatyana Fazlalizadeh and Amber Art and Design, the dedication of this mural in one of the nation’s oldest cities is a testament to The Roots’ significant place not only in hip hop, but to American culture at large. If you’re in Philly, be sure to attend the ceremony on Friday, May 31st where there will be food, drinks, and a special appearance by the Legendary Roots Crew themselves. Check the info below.

The Roots Mural Dedication
Friday, May 31, 2013
11:30 a.m.
World Communications Charter School
512 S. Broad Street (use South Street entrance)

 

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