A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from January 18, 2016
Kiladelphia or Killadelphia (Philadelphia nickname)

The city of Philadelphia is sometimes called “Kiladelphia” or “Killadelphia” ("kill" + “Philadelphia") to emphasize injustice or violence in the city. “Killadelphia” was cited in print in 1988 and “Kiladelphia” was cited in 1996. “Killadelphia” has been popular as a rap term.


Wikipedia: Killadelphia
Philadelphia (/ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə/) is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the fifth-most-populous in the United States. In the Northeastern United States, at the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill River, Philadelphia is the economic and cultural center of the Delaware Valley, and is the only World Heritage City in the United States. The estimated population in 2014 was 1,560,297.

Wikipedia: (video album)
Killadelphia is a 2005 live DVD from US metal band Lamb of God, released on Epic Records and shot and directed by Doug Spangenberg. It consists of footage filmed during the band’s two gigs at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia on October 16 and 17 of 2004, hence the pun title of the DVD. In addition to the concert footage lasting more than 70 minutes, Killadelphia includes over 2 hours of behind-the-scenes footage recorded throughout the Ashes of the Wake Tour - also included are three music videos, including the uncensored version of “Now You’ve Got Something To Die For” and a demo version of “Laid To Rest”. Killadelphia reached platinum status in the United States in 2007.

11 December 1988, Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer, “150 Gather for MOVE Rally” by Rich Henson, pg. B7:
Several MOVE members and sympathizers were on hand, and they denounced Mayor Goode. Among their handouts they distributed a flier with a picture of Goode and the words “Mayor of Killadelphia.”

Google Groups: rec.music.hip-hop
unsigned artist selling his tapes here!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cerkit
4/19/96
On Wed, 17 Apr 1996 07:57:17 GMT, George Lafflin wrote:
from philadelphia he is soon to be signed by tommy boy records his name is pending but probably EQ THE SUPERNATURAL! here are lyrics from a song intitled kiladelphia, its refering to violence

fack ass niggaz will never know
cause my methods perfected ill prove the skeptics will never show
im soon to blow
stack doe , lay down low
while im sippin, alize’ crystal and mo

Google Groups: alt.music.makers.dj
BPM List of 1000 Hip Hop and R&B Songs in order
DJ Man E
12/12/96
(...)
Killadelphia (Remix) Tainted Mindz 92

Google Groups: rec.music.hip-hop
Best Songs of ‘96
NFH246
1/9/97
Here’s my list in no order
1. Put it in your mouth-Akinyele (THat shit was banging everywhere this
summer)
2. Feelin it-Jay-Z(Illest hook this year)
3. Crush on you- Little Cease
4. Killadelphia-215 Assassins (Philly heads should know)Fat ass Wu sample

Google Groups: alt.rap
ranes freestyle dis to rodrigo,rzawu,trutankdogg
RaNE727
12/22/98
(...)
talking bout you keep it real,
and on top of all that,you dont even got skills,
im just about done son,
to all my niggas in killadelphia, ...

Google Groups: alt.rap
freestyle to that bitch rane727,hes a lil hoe ass batch
OThug19120
12/30/98
yo,rane,you spit that nice thug shit,but do you really live the life?and how you expect to win a battle if you only spitting thug shit?you a bitch ass nigga,i know you bitch....here we go
(...)
i know you,we both fromt he same town,
even the same hood,the big O,you still down?
the big O,Olney located in north killadelphia,

9 February 1999, Village Voice (New York, NY), “The Sound of the City,” pg. 118, col. 2:
Another unknown delivered a political rap about Killadelphia with the rhetorical precision of Canibus. Build it and the place will hum.—ERIC WEISBARD

Google Groups: misc.activism.progressive
Update from Killadelphia - YOU’RE INVITED
*STRIDER*
7/19/00
Date: 19 Jul 2000 09:18:59 -0700
From: Craig Stehr
Subject: Fwd: Update from Killadelphia. YOU’RE INVITED. BLACK TIE NOT REQUIRED.
Warm summer greetings from Belltown.  I am working with the logistics committee of the Philadelphia Direct Action Group.  As you know, thousands of individuals intent on doing direct action, are headed to Philly in response to the Republican National Convention July 31-August 4.

Urban Dictionary
killadelphia
Philadelphia, the worse lace on the planet .a frankford hotdog.
lets go to killadelphia to die.
by kill me August 02, 2003

OCLC WorldCat record
Killadelphia
Author: Doug Spangenberg; Lamb of God (Musical group); Epic Records.; High Roller Studios.; Epic Music Video (Firm)
Publisher: New York : Epic Music Video, ©2005.
Edition/Format: DVD video : English

27 October 2006, Philadelphia (PA) Tribune, pg. 3B:
Play brings reality of murder home
Teens explore rage and violence in the local play ‘Kila’delphia’

Philadelphia’s reputation has earned it many monikers, among them the nickname “Killadelphia,” for the city’s one-per-day murder rate.

However a local playwright whose reality stage play “Kila’Delphia-Who’s Next?” comes to West Philadelphia next week says Kila’Delphia is not a city, but a state of mind.

Urban Dictionary
killadelphia
A nickname for West Philadelphia.
The University of Pennsylvania is in the heart of Killadelphia
by Koolio432 February 25, 2008

YouTube
Kiladelphia the stage play highlight reel (Part 1)
antwan060675
Uploaded on May 5, 2009
Highlight reel of the Gospel Reality Stage Play entitled, “Kila’Delphia, Who’s Next?

OCLC WorldCat record
Killadelphia
Author: Jimmy DaSaint
Publisher: Bala Cynwyd, PA : DaSaint Entertainment, [2015]
Edition/Format: Print book : Fiction : English

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