This Sunday, May 2nd MTV Jams will feature all the videos from the city of brotherly love’s most influential artists. You can bet that all the usual suspects from The Roots, Three Times Dope, Steady B., Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince and the whole State Property will be on deck.

(Via Press Release info)

‘We’re doing this to showcase the depth, diversity and musical wealth of Philadelphia’s contribution to R&B and hip hop culture,” says Tuma Basa, Sr. Director of MTV’s Music & Talent. “This is also a chance for us to make history by introducing some of Philly’s up-and-coming talent to the rest of the country.’

To help the station get the line up right they reached out to various Philly mainstays and representers.

Along with the City of Philadelphia’s Creative Ambassador, Marc Byers, MTV Jams takes viewers back in time with some of Philly’s top classic videos from artist like The Fresh Prince & DJ Jazzy Jeff, Steady B, and Schoolly D before fast forwarding to some of Philly’s up and coming artists including .  To further encourage Philadelphians to express their pride and joy for the city, fans should hit up Twitter to make #PhillyDay the #1 trending topic this Sunday.
“It was an honor to produce and be involved with MTV Jams “Philly Day,” says Marc Byers, Creative Ambassador. I am very proud of the footprint we’ve laid and we haven’t even reached our peak.  It’s time for our city to be acknowledged for our influence on music.”

To understand Philly’s impact on music culture, view this video on Marc and his love for the place that has produced so much greatness for the country.

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