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The Roots Mural Project: Artists & Location Announced

by Tim Blackwell
The Roots legacy lives on at 6th & South St... Photos by Tim Blackwell

Before the legendary Roots crew became the groundbreaking, Grammy award winning, and now the beloved late night band you know now... The origins of the Roots remain in their hometown of Philadelphia, playing as live street musicians on South St. The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program bring it 360, and have officially announced the location and team of artists for the project. The team of local artists painting this massive piece consist of David Guinn, Ernel Martinez, Charles Barbin, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Willis Humphrey and Keir Johnston. The mural will be honoring the hometown heroe's accomplishments, telling the story of The Root's from past to present. The main subjects of this story will be Roots founders Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson and Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter. Keep your eyes peeled on 6th & South St this year, and check out www.muralarts.org for more info.

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