The Roots Utilize Their House Band Experience
On June 2 + 3, the Roots and friends commandeered Philadelphia's Festival Pier for the Fifth Annual Roots Picnic. Bringing together hip hop (Danny Brown, Chill Moody, Mr. Muthaf**kin' eXquire), rock (St. Vincent, tUnE-yArDs) and DJs (James Murphy, the Hood Internet, Star Slinger), the festival benefited from sunny first-day weather, though Philly's finest had to improvise upon learning that Sunday headliner Kid Cudi was forced to cancel his appearance due to plane malfunctions. No worries. Over multiple sets, the Roots showed both their mellow and rock sides before backing up Wale, De La Soul and Rakim. Here are the best moments from the two-day fest.
Photos by A Horse With No Name
June 4, 2012