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Roots Picnic 2016: A Photo Recap
On Saturday, June 4, 2016, I was blessed enough to cover the ninth annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia, PA. It was 11 hours of 24 acts ranging from experiment electro pop to dab-tastic trap rap to the epic mashup that was The Roots and Usher! My written review was featured in EBONY Magazine, but I was fortunate to collect a few personal photos with my trusty Sony CyberShot. Here are the 12 best pictures from that day:
Zoe Kravitz of Lolawolf connecting with the crowd in Philly.
DJ Rich Medina doing his best to stretch your Shazam app to its limits with his deep barrel of rare jams.
Willow Smith shocked the audience by ending her set with a surprise appearance of Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff, performing the classic, “Summertime.”
Sister duo Iyebi were ethereal and sublime, whether singing songs honoring their dad or covering Jay Electronica.
Anderson .Paak has the best album of 2016 with “Malibu,” and proved to have one of the best stage shows of the Picnic.
Jidenna is more than just a “Classic Man.” He got fans waiting impatiently for his debut album.
DMX proved to the crowd he’s a rap legend, running throw his seemingly endless string of hits.
Blood Orange gave us a little something old and something new.
Leon Bridges shocked many by put his Sam Cooke vibe on Ginuwine’s “Pony.”
Your favorite MC’s favorite MC, Black Thought, dropping knowledge.
Questlove being Questlove, drumming up a storm.
Usher ain’t just a song and dance man, playing conga drum during the epic closing set of the night.