Sunday, May 27, 2012

Do You Want More?!!!??!: The Roots Picnic #5 - 20mixtape12 (DJ Low Budget)

The Roots became Jimmy Fallon's in-house band [comedic relief] when Late Night originally kicked off back in 2009. All the while, they've still somehow managed to produce 2 studio albums (How I Got Over & undun), as well as supply session work for John Legend, Duffy, Booker T. D'Angelo, and the late Amy Winehouse. ?uestlove recently became little Blue Ivy's godfather and started a road-side food service truck, "Quest Loves Food." Since re-discovering this new-found sense of fame that came along with their 13th full-length album, The Roots have been asked to curate 2 separate yearly festivals: The Roots Picnic and July 4th Jam (Philly).

One of the first BIG festivals of Summer [concert] season, The 5th Annual Roots Picnic is actually taking place this upcoming weekend - June 2 & 3rd. The Legendary Roots Crew will be playing a full "solo" set, backing De La Soul, and re-creating Paid In Full with Eric B. & Rakim; They also hand-selected this year's complete Roots Picnic line-up, which now includes current favourites like... Wale, Diplo (Major Lazer), St. Vincent, Kid Cudi, James Murphy, tUnE-yArDs, Danny Brown, Star Slinger, Kids These Days, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Shabazz Palaces, The Hood Internet, and Flosstradamus. okayplayer recently commissioned DJ Low Budget to assemble a "Best of The Roots Picnic" playlist/mixtape. It's a mashed-up, remixed, genre-blending sampler of this year's bill, which will hopefully entice possible ticket-buyers to join in on the fun! The Roots Picnic will be held @ Festival Pier on June 2-3rd. 2-day passes, Saturday, or Sunday tickets are still available over @ Ticketmaster from about $25-80.

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