Okayplayer is happy to have teamed up with Mad Decent to present and be featured on imeem’s freshly launched Keys to the City, Philadelphia edition.  Check out the above interview with Black Thought and ?uestlove where they discuss being from Philly, their early days of street performing, Philly Hip-Hop, how they met, and more.  Then hit up the Keys to The City page on imeem to get an exclusive mix from Diplo, music video playlists from The Roots and Diplo, an exclusive Diplo interview, webisodes from The Roots Picnic compliments of okayplayerTV, Roots Picnic and Mad Decent Block Party photo galleries, as well as ?uestlove’s quintessential Philly playlist.  Then check back for three more webisodes from The Picnic, two more Diplo interviews, and a narrated playlist from Jazmine Sullivan.  You may recall that imeem kicked off their Keys to the City series with their D.C. episode featuring and hosted by Wale.


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  • davidvmolina
  • Nate G

    Good interview

  • dRes

    good stuff

  • dantana

    nice dig on the photo, davidvmolina. for anyone wondering though, that’s a reenactment. would love to see some actual photos of this early street sessions.

  • tha architect

    I remember the early days on South Street. You’ve seen the world, (who knows how many times), but you’ll always be down to Earth, Philly Dudes.


  • PhillyROOTed

    Nice, Let’em know the history!!!!!

  • mikej609

    nice to see the personalities behind the music…always cool to bring genius to a level we can all relate with.

  • pat-rick

    5th and passyunk!

    Of course the only street musician around there now is the old guitar dude sittin in front of Subway. lol.

  • foxmerqiuse8

    Yeah, that old dude on the guitar be grooving.