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July 24, 2016

Recommended viewing: Video shows Philly's 'best-kept secrets'

Complex News highlights three Philadelphians and their passions

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Looking Northwest at Eastern State Penitentiary.

With the Democratic National Convention in town, there comes the national spotlight. And with the national spotlight comes rehashing of the city's stereotypes (see here).

Which is why this recent video tour of Philly by Complex News is a bit refreshing. The video, which purports to show the city's "best-kept secrets," highlights three Philadelphians and what they're passionate about:

• Julian "J Rock" Williams, an accomplished boxer who trains at the James Shuler Gym in West Philly. He laments how many associate a fictional fighter with the city's boxing scene rather than the legendary Joe Frazier.

• Omelly, rapper and cousin to North Philly native Meek Mill. He's a noted member of the city's growing (and controversial) dirt biking scene.

• Christian Crosby, in-game host for the Sixers. He dishes on the city's nightlife while playing pool at Tattooed Mom on South Street.

You can watch the video below: