(AllHipHop News) Black Thought, of the legendary Hip-Hop collective The Roots, recently sat down with AllHipHop.com to discuss the annual “Roots, Rock, Run” by the Grassroots Community Foundation.
The legendary rapper helped create the 5K walk/run, which takes place each year in his hometown of Philadelphia, to promote health and wellness in the local community.
It is one of several events hosted by The Grassroots Community Foundation, an organization started by Black Thought along with Dr. Janice Johnson Dias, who also serve’s as the non-profit’s President.
The Grassroots Community Foundation is in its third year of raising funds for programs at Anna L. Lingelbach Elementary in Germantown.
“The benefits of a run for anybody is better mental focus and better blood circulation,” Black Thought told AllHipHop.com’s Chuck Creekmur, who participated in the most recent Grassroots Race, on June 4.
“It’s good for your heart and good for your peace of mind,” Black Thought added.