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PHILLY: Besides Cheesesteaks, What’s Hot In Your City?

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Once the most populated city in the country, Philadelphia is still one of the busiest cities in the U.S. with over 1.5 million residents. The largest metropolis in the state of Pennsylvania is home to such icons as “The Fresh Prince” (a.k.a Will Smith), the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles and of course, cheesesteaks!

After recently visiting the city, I spoke with four talented men from The City of Brotherly Love (the literal meaning of Philadelphia, in Greek), and got the scoop on things you won’t find on Wikipedia.

From football superstar Michael Vick to rappers Young Chris and Freeway plus Jackson Fu, co-owner of Abakus Takeout (a dope Chinese restaurant–themed streetwear store) check out what these gentlemen had to say about Philly’s shopping, food and more.

I also called out to all Philadelphians on our DrJays.com Facebook fan page for input and a few members provided their input on what’s hot in Philly. Feel free to add your thoughts in our comments section!

Name: Chris Ries aka Young Chris

Claim to Fame: Division 1 Artist

Previously one half of the hip-hop group Young Gunz, Chris recently launched his solo music career under Rico Love’s new label, Division 1. His recently released mixtape, The Re-Introduction, is hosted by DJ Drama and Don Cannon and judging by the sounds of it, Philly is sure to be proud of one of it’s own.

Kiki: How did growing up in Philly inspire you musically?
Chris: “Seeing the poverty around me and knowing that music was my only real ticket out. It’s what I love to do and to get paid for doing it now is a blessing.”

What is the one best thing about living in Philly?
“Well if you love sports like I do, all of our arenas are on the same block. There’s always entertainment!”

Where is your favorite place to shop?
King of Prussia Mall and South Street.”

South Street

For more on Young Chris:

YoungChris.com

Twitter.com/YoungChris

See more on the next page.

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