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Philly’s mayor literally drops the mic on ‘Rapper’s Delight’

It's not the first time, either.


Audra Schroeder


Published Jul 5, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 10:28 am CDT

The Roots played a hometown show last night in Philadelphia, and a very special guest joined them onstage to literally drop the mic. 

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Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter joined the band at July Jam, and proceeded to lay down an energetic version of the Sugarhill Gang’s classic “Rapper’s Delight, complete with mic drop. 

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And you can actually call it a comeback: Mayor Nutter performed the song with the Roots back in 2012, with DJ Jazzy Jeff in 2010, and at his inauguration in 2008. 

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*First Published: Jul 5, 2015, 4:53 pm CDT