New York City Rap Group Nominated For Grammy Award

rootsIndeed, The Roots — whom you may remember from things such as Philadelphia — nabbed a nom for Best Rap Album, for undun, when Grammy nominees were announced yesterday. So far as we can tell, this is the only Grammy nom this year that tracks back to Philly at all, unless you count Bruce Spingsteen who, at this point, might be even more of an honorary Philadelphian than the Roots now are. Not hating, just point out actual geographic proximity. For this is the new reality, and we’re all going to have to get used to it.