I got into the Roots a few months ago, great band.
Malik B., who is no longer with the crew, due to his awful drug habit. I've also seen Skratch beatbox with G. Love (of G. Love and Special Sauce) and partied with Black Thought at the St. Patrick's Day party. All of the original guys were students at CAPA in South Philly. That is the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. Their new white-guy bassist (Owen Biddle) is the scion of one of Philly's richest and oldest families, and he was in The Trolleyvox, an indie-rock band who played my house in West Philly. I've partied with so many musicians and actors, I am practically a Philebrity at this point.
Here is a video from the ultimate Philebrity:
[YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t9SCHLRDoY"]DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince - I Think I Could Beat Mike Tyson[/YOUTUBE]
Who wants to try a bottle of merc's "Extroversion Olive Oil?"