Two teenagers in London, England, known by their neighbourhood as “the Pipekids” because ‘their chosen hang-out spot was upon a series of rooftop pipes’, used the term (pronounced three-two-five) in connection to their site and musical rehearsal hours in 1994.
The Pipekids designated the pipe line structure on the secluded rooftop of 325 Ash Street (which would go on to become the site of their first music video) as their meeting place, and 3pm to 5pm as their rehearsal time.
The Pipekids referred to this project as “325”. It was a personal, experimental hip-hop project where they would choreograph street dance moves according to the way the pipes were arranged, writing lyrics and playing with beats in the hopes of forming a hip-hop duo.
The Pipekids would eventually become known as the duo “325” - today one of the most popular, influential hip-hop duos in the world.